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How to Install & Activate Plex on Roku




Plex is the best personal media manager platform where you can upload your files and access them anytime. On the Roku device, you can install the Plex Media Player app to access all your files. You can get the app from the Channel Store. With the Plex app on Roku, you can also get live TV channels and on-demand content.

The Plex Media Server app is where you can manage personal files. As of now, the media server is not available on Roku. You can only access the files stored on your account. To manage your files, you need a PC.

Subscription Plans

Plex offers three types of subscription plans with monthly and annual pricing. Choose any one of the plans mentioned below.

Subscription PlanPrice
Monthly Plan$4.99/month
Annual Plan$39.99/year
Lifetime $119.99 for one time

How to Sign Up for Plex

1. Open the browser of your choice.

2. Visit the official website of Plex ( from your device.

3. Create a new account by entering your Email address and password.

Sign Up Page

4. Hit the Create an Account button.

5. Now, select your favorite media content and upload them to your library.

How to Install Plex on Roku

Plex requires a strong internet connection to stream movies, shows, and other available content. So ensure that your Roku is connected to WiFi for seamless streaming.

1. Go to the Roku home screen and select the Search option.

Hit the search on Roku

2. Enter Plex in the search and choose the app in the Channel Store.

3. Click Add Channel to install Plex on Roku.

4. Select OK in the prompt and launch the Plex app.

How to Install Plex From Roku Website

You can also install an app on Roku by using a web browser on your PC. For this, you need to sign in with the same account that you have used to set up Roku.

1. Launch a web browser on your device and visit the Roku website.

2. Log in to your account and search for Plex.

3. Select Add Channel to download the app on your Roku device.

Get Plex from Roku website

4. Turn on your device and look for Plex to launch for streaming.

Note – If you can’t find the channel, you need to upgrade the Roku device to get the channel immediately.

1. Launch the Plex app and tap the Sign in option to get the activation code.

2. Now, open any web browser on your PC/smartphone and visit the Plex Activation Site (

Enter the activation code on Plex website

3. Provide the activation code on the website.

4. Select the Link and log in to the same account that you have used to set up the Plex Server.

5. Wait for a few seconds, and the Plex app on Roku will display the media content for streaming.

How to Screen Mirror Plex on Roku from Android

Apart from downloading the app on Roku, you can also screen mirror the app using your smartphone. To do so,

  • Connect the Android device and Roku to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Turn On Screen Mirroring on Roku: SettingsSystemScreen MirroringScreen Mirroring ModeAlways Allow.

1. Install Plex from Play Store and launch the app.

2. Log in to your Plex account and move to the Notification Panel.

3. Select the Cast option for screen mirroring and choose the Roku device.

Screen Mirror

4. Connect to Roku Ultra and mirror the Plex content.

How to AirPlay Plex on Roku Stick

Airplay is only compatible with the latest models of Roku. Visit this support page to find out whether your Roku device is compatible with Airplay or not.

  • Connect your Roku to a Wi-Fi network. On the other hand, connect your iPhone/iPad to the same network.
  • Enable AirPlay on Roku: SettingsApple AirPlay and HomekitSettingsAirPlay Turn On.

1. Get Plex from App Store and open the app.

2. Sign in to your account and select the content for streaming.

3. Play a title you want and look for the AirPlay icon on the media player.

4. Select your Roku device name, and the media will play on your Roku immediately.

Is Plex Geo-restricted

No, the Plex app is available in most countries. But the content availability will vary based on the country. So, to access all the international content without any limitations, you need to use VPN.

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Can you download Plex on Roku?

Yes. Plex is free to install on Roku devices and Roku TVs. You can get the app from the Channel Store.

Is Plex on Roku free?

Yes, you can access your media files for free. To stream live TV on Plex, you need to buy a subscription.

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