Being a renowned streaming device, Roku has a lot of hidden potentials. Depending on the purpose there is various media player available for Roku. In this article, we will share a few best Roku media Players and why you need to have all of them on your Roku.
When it comes to Roku Media Player, the default player is the first preference for most of the Roku users. Its preinstalled on all Roku devices. With the right player, you can project your music, photos, or videos on the big screen. In this article, we will share everything about the best Roku media player.
How to setup Best Roku Media Player
If you are a new user, you might be probably wondering how to set up the best Roku media player. This section will set the things right for you. If you are a new user, you need to register a new Roku account and link your device. Now hit “Activate a Device” and enter the code displayed on your TV. Now agree and complete the linking process.
To install Roku Media Player, navigate to Roku channel store and search for Roku Media Player. Select “Add channel” to add the channel to your Roku device. Or you can simply follow this link and click on Add Channel.
Roku Media Player allows you to stream the contents from DLNA, USB, or your local Ad-hoc network. DLNA technology enables the user to share the media files over a network. Some of the best DLNA server software that works on Roku are Plex, Playon, Windows media player and Ready DLNA.
Here is our detailed guide on How to setup Plex on Roku. Try this and access your content from any device anytime!
Best Roku Media Player
User satisfaction with the Roku media player is subjective. In case if you are not satisfied, here are a few alternatives for you. You can also use these media players as a secondary option.
- Most of the Roku users prefer Plex over any other media player due to its amazing functionality. Plex can stream and play all the media files to Roku. In addition to that, you can also set up DLNA with the Plex server to access all the contents remotely across the various devices. It even allows you to sync all your data to the cloud.
- The best thing about plex is, it offers cross-platform control. You need to set up a Plex server on your Roku, then you can use any device to access the contents. Depending on the device you are using, you need to install the client application. You can also share your contents with your friends with limited access. Or you can set up the plex to act as a remote server.
- The only difference between Plex and Emby is popularity. Both offer more or less the same features. The best thing about Emby is, it has a Slick UI support. So you can access all your content across multiple devices. It also offers a shared memory, which allows you to continue the streaming in multiple device.
Depending on the need of the user, the best media player for Roku varies. These three players seems to satisfy most of the user. You can try all these media players and choose the best one for yourself. If you are facing any issue, do comment below. We would be glad to solve your issue.