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Bob815
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Do I need a modem/router if I stream with the Roku4K+...?

Do I need a modem/router if I stream with the Roku4K+...?

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AvsGunnar
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Do I need a modem/router if I stream with the Roku4K+...?

@Bob815 

You need an internet connection to stream the Roku device.

The normal manner to access the internet is through a modem/router or using a mobile hotspot.  Mobile hotspots are usually very limited in high speed data allowance so not ideal, nor recommended for streaming.

Basically, you need some sort of home internet service and use a modem/router ideally for streaming.

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You should start over at https://www.roku.com/ and read through how Roku works to get a good understanding of the system. (https://www.roku.com/how-it-works).  Or feel free to ask your questions here as well.

Roku Community Streaming Expert
Just another Roku user... I am not a Roku employee.
Insignia RokuTV, Ultra 4660x, Premiere+ 3921, Express 4k+ 3941
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