How to Install and Stream Emby on Roku

Technology has really changed how we view and organize our files. Initially, we would store our files on an external disk or on the PC. However, technology has really shaped this landscape making it easier to store, organize and access our personal files from any device. There are personal media server apps that do this task even better.

Emby is one such app and streams content from networks or local devices. The media server can be used to stream one’s personal media files on most streaming devices. With Emby, you can find all your TV Shows, movies, latest music collections and stream all of them on your streaming device. Besides, the app allows you to organize and manage your personal photos and videos. The good news is that this awesome app can be found on Roku!

To install and stream Emby on Roku, go to the channel store and add the Emby app to your Roku device. Let’s walk you through the installation process step-by-step.

Installing Emby on Roku

The official Emby app is available on the Roku Channel Store and is simple to install. Firstly, make sure that your Roku streaming device is connected to your TV via the HDMI port. Next, power on both the TV and the Roku streaming device. Once the two devices are done turning on, connect the Roku streaming device to your wireless network and sign in to your Roku using your Roku credentials. Click the home button on the Roku remote to go to the home screen and scroll down to ‘Streaming Channels’ and select the option. On the next screen, the Roku Channel Store will open. Navigate to the ‘search channels’ option and enter ‘Emby’ then click on it from the search results. On the next page which is the app page, click on the ‘+ Add Channel’ button for the installation process to begin. After the app is done installing, to launch the app, click on ‘Go to Channel’. Log in to Emby with your credentials and start streaming your personal media files endless on your Roku streaming device.

Roku app

Another way to install and stream Emby on Roku streaming device is by using the Roku mobile app on your phone. Open the app and tap on ‘Channel Store’. In the Search bar, type in ‘Emby’ and then select Emby from the results. On the next page, click on ‘+ Add Channel’ to install the app. The changes will automatically be updated on the Roku streaming device.

Via the web

The last method that you can use is the Roku channel store on a web browser. Open a web browser on your PC or phone and go to theRoku website. Next, sign in using your Roku credential and navigate to the main menu, and hover over ‘What to watch’. From the dropdown menu, select ‘Channel Store’. In the store, enter ‘Emby’ in the search bar and select the Emby app from the results. To add it to your Roku device, click on the ‘+ Add channel’ button.

Connecting EmbyRoku client to Emby Server

With the app installed, you need to connect the Emby client to its server start streaming the media files. You can do this using the following method:

  1. Emby connect

This method is the default method of connecting your Roku Device to the Emby server. It’s the recommended method if you’re configuring an Emby connect on your server on a foreign network and it requires registration. When you launch the client for the first time, the service will ask for a PIN to the Emby Internet Service. Open a web browser and click on this link to go to the Emby site. Enter your credentials and the PIN then sign in. You will then receive a message with the PIN confirmation. Your connection is now a success.

Installation steps in pictures

Press the home button on your Roku remote and go to the Roku home screen


Select Streaming Channels

Install and Stream Emby on Roku

Click on Search Channels and type Embyin the search bar and click on the app from the suggestions

Stream Emby on Roku

Click on +Add Channel to install

Install Emby on Roku

Log in and start streaming media files

How to install and Stream Emby on Roku: A snap shot 

Installation process
Action required
Go to the Roku Channel Store and add the Emby app to your Roku device.
–          Roku streaming device

–          Stable internet connection

Final Thoughts

One of the best alternatives to someone looking to cut their cord subscription is Emby. The app offers its users the ability to stream personal media files on any compatible device. For example, you can record and upload a personal video via your Android phone and stream it on Roku as well as other devices. You can also use the same steps above to install Emby on any other Roku streaming device.


Do I have to pay to use Emby on Roku?

Emby is free on Roku streaming devices. However, you need to pay to unlock certain features. For example, when you download additional content like Shield TV or want to migrate, then you need to pay to access it.

Can I run both Emby and plex on the same server on Roku?

Yes, you can run both Emby and Plex on the same server without the need to allocate tuners.

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