Do you have multiple Roku devices and want to rename them to identify the names of your devices? Although you may find it challenging, the process is pretty straightforward.
To change your Roku device name, press the “Home” button on the remote, head to “Settings” > “System” > “About” > “System Info,” and note down the serial number. Next, open the Roku website on a browser, sign in, go to your account, choose the Roku device that matches the serial number, select “Edit,” type in the new name, and click “Update.”
To make things easy to understand, we have written a short guide below on changing a Roku name with step-by-step instructions.
Changing a Roku Name
If you don’t know how to change your Roku device name, our following 2 step-by-step methods will help you go through the entire process effortlessly.
Method #1: Using the Roku Website
By following these easy steps, you can change your Roku device name using the Roku website.
Step #1: Checking the Roku Serial Number
In the first step, you need to check the serial number of your Roku device to change its name. To do this, press the “Home” button on the Roku remote and choose “Settings” from the menu.
Next, select the “System” option and choose “About” to head to the “System Info” tab. Now note down the serial number of your Roku device and go to the next step.
Step #2: Signing Into the Roku Website
In this step, open a browser of your choice on your computer and open the Roku website. Click the “Sign in” option showing at the top-right corner of the screen, and use your credentials to log in to your Roku account.
Step #3: Changing the Roku Device Name
In the last step, click your profile icon on the top right corner and select “My Account” from the drop-down menu. Scroll down to the bottom to view the complete list of Roku devices you own.
Click the Roku device that matches the serial number you noted in the first step, and click the “Edit” option showing at the left of the device. Finally, type in the new Roku name under the “Enter a new for device” pop-up, click “Update,” and the new name will display from onwards.
Method #2: Using the Roku Mobile App
- Note the serial number of your Roku device as mentioned in the above method.
- Open the Roku app from the Home screen of your Android or iOS device.
- Tap the “Devices” icon, shaped like a TV device.
- Tap the device that matches the serial number you noted earlier.
- Tap the Options “…” icon.
- Tap “Name and Location.”
- Sign in if you see a prompt, type in the new Roku name, and tap “Save.”
Make sure to connect your Android or iOS device to the same Wi-Fi network used by your Roku device.
We’ve discussed changing the Roku name using the Roku website and the streaming device mobile app in this short guide.
Hopefully, this article has helped you, and you can now differentiate between different Roku devices in your household.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you want to sell or give your Roku device to someone, reset it to factory default settings. This will unlink your account, and the new owner will set up the device again with new information, including the owner’s name.
Yes, you can create multiple Roku accounts; however, you should use a unique email address for each one to get the latest notifications from the streaming service and manage your account.