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How to Change the Name of Your Roku

Struggling to identify your Roku device on your network? You’ll need to rename it. Here’s how.

When you initially set up your Roku device and connect it to your network, it’s assigned a generic (and boring) name. But if you have more than one, you can change the name of your Roku.

You can choose a more creative name or rename multiple Roku devices on your network, but it’s not done directly from the device. You can change the name on Roku’s site or the Roku mobile app.

Renaming your Roku makes it easier to identify each one if you have more than one. Here’s how to do it.

How to Locate Your Roku Serial Number

Before changing the name of your Roku device, you should find the serial number of the Roku you want to rename. Getting the serial number will allow you to find the correct device.

To find your Roku serial number:

  1. Fire up your Roku, open Settings > System, and select About.Change the Name of Your Roku
  2. On the System info screen, make a note of the serial number listed under the model.

How to Change the Name of Your Roku in a Browser

If you have multiple Roku devices like a stick or box or a Roku TV, they will be assigned an unhelpful name like “Roku (2)” or “Roku (3).” So, it will be harder to connect other devices to your Roku, like Alexa (to control your Roku), or to connect AirPods to your Roku.

Unlike changing the name of an Apple TV, it isn’t possible to change a Roku’s name directly on the device. So, we’ll show you how to change it from the Roku website.

To change the name of your Roku:

  1. Launch a browser on your computer, go to my.roku.com, and sign in with your account.
  2. Scroll down to the My streaming devices & TVs section. Find the serial number for your device where the current Roku name is listed.
  3. Click the Edit button (the pencil icon) next to the device’s name you want to change.
  4. Type in the new name you want to use for the Roku.Change the Name of Your Roku
  5. Click Update in the window’s lower right corner to save the change.
  6. The new name will be reflected in your linked devices list.Change the Name of Your Roku
  7. The new name will also be listed on your Roku. Go to Settings > System > About, and the name will display in the bottom right corner of the screen.

How to Rename Your Roku from the Mobile App

You can also change the name of your Roku from the mobile app on Android or iOS. It’s also important to note that you can change the name and location of the Roku from the app.

To rename your Roku from the app:

  1. Launch the Roku app on your phone or tablet.
  2. If prompted, follow the onscreen instructions to sign in and connect the app to your network.
  3. Tap the Devices icon in the lower right corner of the navigation bar.
  4. Next, tap the three-dot menu button next to the device you want to rename.Change the Name of Your Roku
  5. Tap Set Name and Location on the menu that appears.
  6. Select the X button to clear the current name and type a new name in the Device Name field.Change the Name of Your Roku
  7. Tap the Device Location field and choose the location of the Roku from the list that appears.Change the Name of Your Roku
  8. Once you complete the steps, tap Save to confirm the changes.

Like changing your Roku’s name on the web (shown above), you will see the new name listed in the About section on your Roku.

Organizing Your Roku Devices

If you need to change the name of your Roku streaming stick, box, or TV, you can do it from Roku’s website or within the official Roku app. Changing the name and location to something easier to recognize helps keep track of devices.

There are other tips and tricks for Roku you may be interested in. For example, you can learn how to get local channels on Roku or access Roku secret menus to get hidden additional information and settings.

Of course, your Roku can act up from time to time. For instance, you might need to fix the Roku remote not working. And if you experience other problems, restarting a Roku can fix minor glitches.

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