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cbarbagallo
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Does Roku Support IPv6?

Does Roku Support IPv6?   Thanks.

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renojim
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Re: Does Roku Support IPv6?

No.

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cbarbagallo
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Re: Does Roku Support IPv6?

Seriously?  

bluej21
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Re: Does Roku Support IPv6?

This is sadly still true.  You would think it's a trivial add in the year 2021, especially as the big media providers (Google, Netflix, etc.) all support and prefer it.

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atc98092
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Re: Does Roku Support IPv6?

It's something that will need to be added eventually, but for now there's likely not an immediate need for it. Since Roku devices are never connected directly to the Internet, the user's router can handle the internal IPv4 traffic without much bother. Based on an article I just read, it's likely going to be close to 2050 before the world is fully IPv6. I think we have some time...

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iXe8ta
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Re: Does Roku Support IPv6?

My homebrew DVR is based on MythTV.

If I disable IPv6 on that host, the Roku Media Player can find its content.

If I enable IPv6, RMP's scan for content never ends.

In my opinion, Roku really needs to go dual-stack.

atc98092
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Re: Does Roku Support IPv6?

@iXe8ta seems odd behavior. I have IPv4 and IPv6 enabled on both of my media PCs, and RMP sees them both without a problem. Both of my servers are running Windows 10, so perhaps it's an OS issue. Perhaps MythTV can't/won't run both protocols at the same time. 

But you're right that support for both is needed.

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