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May 15, 2024

How to Rename a Roku Device

Roku is a media streaming company that makes devices like set-top boxes, TVs, and streaming sticks. Unlike home theater PCs or game consoles, Roku devices focus on giving you a dead-simple way to access your favorite video services. In addition to Netflix and Amazon Prime, Roku offers hundreds of other specialized channels covering everything from the spiritual to the bizarre. Whether you want to watch live or on-demand videos, or just stream music and radio, Roku has something for everyone.

When you set up a new roku device, the system assigns a generic name to it. If you have multiple Roku devices, this can make it hard to tell them apart when using Alexa or switching between them in the mobile app. The good news is that you can change this generic name to something more meaningful, and the process is easy.

The first step is to sign into your Roku account if prompted, and then navigate to My linked devices. The list here should display all of your Roku devices, identified by their serial numbers. Click the Edit button (shaped like a pencil) next to a device name to change it, and then select the Update option to confirm.

If you don't have a Roku account, you can also use the free Roku Mobile app on your phone or tablet to rename your device. The Roku mobile app works with all Roku TVs, Boxes, and Streaming Sticks, and it's available for both iOS and Android. The app also has some other handy features, including the ability to stream content from your home network.