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Roku OS for smart TVs is still the most popular in the US. It comes pre-installed on many smart TVs and can be added to your TV with Roku’s streaming sticks and set-top boxes. Mainly for video and audio streaming. You can also access some simple video games. But many may ask, “Does Roku have a web browser?”
It’s not an unreasonable question. Many smart TVs come with a browser. For example, all Samsung smart TVs can access the company’s own web browser. Additionally, owners of Amazon’s Fire TV devices and smart TVs can download the Amazon Silk browser. Even Google TV owners can sideload the company’s Chrome browser onto their boxes, sticks, and smart TVs. So, can a Roku owner get her web browser too?We have the answer to that question.
Roku streaming sticks, set-top boxes, and smart TVs do not include native internet web browser support. However, you can mirror your smartphone or tablet screen to your Roku TV or device to get a big screen he web experience.
Does Roku have a web browser?
The unfortunate answer to this question is “No.” A few years ago, the Roku Channel library had some rudimentary web browsers, but the company has removed them all from the channel store and doesn’t seem to allow Roku developers to add them. . In fact, Roku’s support site has a page dedicated to telling owners that their OS “doesn’t offer the ability to browse the Internet on their TV.”
Can I get mobile browser cast support on my Roku TV?
Some browsers allow you to cast apps to your smart TV without having to mirror your phone or tablet’s entire screen. Unfortunately, this kind of support is not available on Roku devices or browsers with smart TVs.
This is disappointing news about the lack of the Roku web browser. If anything changes on this subject, we will update this article.