Roku is an in-demand digital platform like Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, etc., that allows you to access media content like movies, live sports, TV shows, etc., from various platforms. But the only drawback of the Roku device is that it does not support browsing because it doesn’t have an in-built browser. Therefore, when the need arises to browse the internet on TV via Roku, you need to first install a web browser that is supported by Roku.
We have provided the list of the best web browsers below which will allow you to browse the internet with their functions. You can choose as per your needs from the below-mentioned browsers.
Best Browser for Roku Device:
1. Web Browser X
Needless to say, it is the best web browser for your Roku device to surf the internet. It allows you to navigate different websites and bookmark the ones which you like. Not only this but it also provides you a great experience in basic browsing. The Roku remote control acts as the browser controller, with the up-down and left-right buttons of the remote, you can navigate the web pages. With this browser, you get the fully rendered clickable links and not just the static images of the webpages
Enables to bookmark the pages
In some countries, the Roku browser is free of cost
Quaint user interface
Formatting is not allowed on web pages
2. Met Opera
Opera is a well-known name in the world of the internet and it proves to be the same in the case of a Roku device as it enables the user to browse the internet conveniently. Opera is a small-size tool that delivers quick responses for your searches through the Roku device. You just have to attach the Roku device to the computer and you can enjoy streaming. What sets it apart is its VPN-enabled streaming by which you get quick results without losing the digital identity.
Easy to navigate user interface with fast browsing
YouTube video can be popped out
The setup process is time taking
3. Web Video Caster
It is on the third number in the list of our best browsers for Roku. It enables you to browse your favorite TV shows, websites, live streaming, etc. While you browse the web page in Web Video Caster the subtitles of audio files are detected automatically which enables the reader to get a clear idea of what is the speech in the video.
Support for Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, DLNA, etc.
Videos stored on phone can be casted
Bookmarks are only supported in the Premium version of approx. $4.99/month
4. Media Browser
It is a powerful tool that allows you to browse websites with heavy content without any lag. To run this tool, it is necessary to install the Media browser server on your device. The regular updates of the tool make it compete with other available browsers for the same use. The feature which makes it different from other tools is the suite of apps that enables you to stream media content from a PC to a TV connected to Roku.
Enables you to Play, Browse and Control all local movies, music, and TV
Only used for Video browsing and not for the internet.
5. The Roku Channel
This is one of the best web browsers available for Roku which is named after the device itself. As the name suggests it helps you in streaming the Roku content seamlessly with the other web content like the latest news, music, movies, etc. Yahoo is the main source of keeping it ultra-modern with the content. It will help you in finding the best show or movie based on your preference and also allows you to choose from a wide range of databases.
Enables both internet surfing and streaming
Content is updated regularly
All the services are not free
6. POPRISM Web Browser
It is last on the list of all the popular Roku browsers because it has a very outdated interface that might not be liked by youngsters. Navigation of the web pages can be done with the help of Roku remote buttons. Rest the job is streaming but it is a bit time taking.
It is free of cost
Text-based web browser which does not support images
Not all websites are compatible
That is it! We have suggested all the best browsers for Roku so that you can stream the content easily. But if you do not wish to proceed with the above-suggested browsers then we have an amazing tip for you by which you can browse the internet on Roku and that is screen mirroring. With the help of screen mirroring, you can cast your mobile phone or tab on the TV screen to surf the web.
Please let us know your views and experience in the comment box below once you use the above-mentioned browsers.