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Billbill30
Level 7

Why haven’t they put an Internet browser on it

I like watching anime online so if I don’t have a smart TV are use my roku But it doesn’t have an Internet browser built-in to it they need to do that why haven’t they done it

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DBDukes
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Why haven’t they put an Internet browser on it

Roku doesn't build the apps.

There have been some that have built Web browsers for Roku. They don't work well.

You can use your computer's Web browser to find content and cast it to Roku.

Personally, I find that Chrome browser to Chromecast works better, but most of the time, Roku works well casting from a browser.

DBDukes
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MilesT
Level 9

Re: Why haven’t they put an Internet browser on it

Roku does not include or allow browsers. It would impact their commercial-business model.

Won't ever change.  Build a bridge and get over it.

Some Roku can screen mirror some devices. Run web browser on that instead.

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