I’m an American living overseas. My Roku Ultra and Premier connect to the internet through an ASUS router running OpenVPN to access Netflix, Disney+, etc. I test a VPN location on my iPhone/computer to make sure I can connect to the apps. However when I switch to trying to access them through the Roku, they hardly ever work or have severe lagging issues. Anyone else have this problem?
For one, there is big latency between the US and overseas locations. That alone can cause the lag issues. Plus, running through a VPN may further increase it, depending on the routing of the VPN and where it is 'connecting' to the US sites.
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Yes I have same problem.. I am using OpenVPN on my Asus router and some apps will not run and some do run. All works good when I log off the VPN. It only happens on my streaming sticks. Other version of Roku seem to work ok. In particular Youtube tv will not work.