How To Connect A Roku To An Emby Server

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If you own a Roku device you may be wondering how you can connect the Roku device to Emby if you have the Emby app installed on your Roku.

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How To Connect A Roku To An Emby Server

What Is Emby

Emby is one of the best media server software you can run on your PC, Home media center, or Laptop.

If you are familiar with Plex then Emby works the same allowing you to add all your personal media to the app such as Movies, Music, Photos, etc.

Emby works on a range of different devices once you have the Emby server up and running on your home Wifi network. 

In this guide, we cover how to connect your Roku to Emby to enjoy all your content on your Roku device.

Where To Find The Emby App On A Roku

Luckily Emby is an application that comes natively on the Roku app store so you don’t have to look too far for it.

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If you search for “Emby” you will see the Emby channel ready to download and install within the Roku channel store.

See How to Install Emby On A Firestick

How To Install Emby On Your Roku Device

Step 1: Make sure your Roku device is turned on and connected to the same Wifi network as your home Emby server

Step 2: Go to the Roku home screen and choose “Streaming Channels”

Step 3: Now from the new menu choose “Search Channels” which will take you to the Roku channel store

Step 4: In the search field type in the word “Emby”

Step 5: Choose the Emby icon from the list and press ok

Step 6: Click the Add button to add the Emby channel

Step 7: Go back to the Roku home screen and the Emby channel will be there just click on it to open the Emby app

How To Connect The Roku To Your Emby Server

Make sure first you have an Emby server set up on your local network with some media content you can watch on it.

Now follow the below steps to connect the Roku to the Emby server:

  1. Once Emby is open it will provide you with a pin code
  2. Enter the pin on Emby Pin Code Page using a web browser
  3. Enter your Emby login details
  4. You will now see a message which says “Pin Confirmed”

The next step will be to scan the network to automatically find your Emby server:

Scanning Your Home Network to Find Emby

As mentioned before if your Emby server is on the same network you will have no problem with the Roku connecting to Emby but we will lay out the steps below:

  1. Choose your preferred server with your username
  2. Click on your server and then choose connect
  3. An authorization pop up will appear
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process

There may be times when you want to manually add the emby server to your Roku device especially if the Emby server is not on your own Home Wifi network and is offsite.

Manually Connect Emby Server To Your Roku Device

If your Emby client device is on a different network or outside the network you will want to follow the below to manually add the Emby server:

  1. Enter the IP Address/Hostname where the Emby server is located
  2. Press OK to go to the next step
  3. Enter the Emby Server port (Default is 8096) if you are unsure you can check in the Emby server settings under Configuration >> Advanced >> Hosting >> Local HTTP Port Number

Now, this will have your Roku connected to Emby but if you do happen to run into any problems you will be prompted on-screen about the issue so you can resolve it.

Roku Emby FAQ

Is Emby Free To Use On A Roku Device?

Yes, you can use the Emby client totally free on your Roku device. Emby does have a paid service that gives you some premium features

How Much Does Emby Cost?

Emby has 2 pricing structures:

  • Free
  • Emby Premiere: Costs $4.99 per month / $54 a year / $119 for Lifetime

Can I Use A Emby Server Not On The Same Network?

Yes, when using Emby on your Roku you can connect it to either an internal emby server or an emby server located outside your network.

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