Emby is a free cloud-based media server that can be used to stream personal media files on your devices. If you are a Roku user, you can install the Emby app directly from the Channel Store. With the Emby app on Roku, you can access your cloud files anytime you want. Emby allows you to organize and manage your personal media library, including videos, photos, audio clips, and more. However, you can’t upload a media file from your Roku streaming device or TV to your Emby server. g devices.

Note: You can follow the same method on all Roku devices like Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere Plus, Roku Express, Roku Express+ and Roky TV as well.


Emby is a free app. You don’t need to pay any subscription to use the app. All you need is to sign in with your Emby server account. You can access all the cloud files.

What’s on Emby

  • By signing up with a new account, you will get a free Emby server to manage your cloud files.
  • You can watch all the Public Domain Movies and TV shows.
  • You can share your cloud files with your friends and family members.
  • If you want, you can impose parental controls on Roku to filter video content based on age.
  • With cross-platform support, you can access all the media files without any mismatches.

How to Install Emby on Roku?

#1: Turn on your Roku TV or streaming device and click the Streaming Channels option.

Click Streaming Channels

#2: Now, the Roku Channel Store will appear.

#3: Scroll down and choose the Search Channels option.

Search for Emby app

#4: Now, you will get the on-screen keyboard. Type Emby and search for it.

#5: Select the Emby channel from the search results.

#6: On the next screen, tap the Add Channel button to install the channel on your Roku.

#7: Then, tap the Go to Channel to open the Emby app.

Alternate Way to Get Emby on Roku

#1: On your PC, go to the Roku Channel Store website.

#2: Click the Sign In button and login with your Roku account.

#3: Then, go to the Search bar and search for the Emby app.

#4: Select the app from the search results and click the Details button.

#5: On the next screen, tap the Add Channel button to add the app to your device.

Emby app on Roku

#6: The app will be added to your Roku device within a few minutes. If not, restart your Roku device to get the app.

How to Activate & Use Emby on Roku

#1: When you open the Emby app, you will get the Sign In screen along with the activation PIN.

#2: Go to the Emby activation website (https://emby.media/pin).

#3: Sign in with your Emby account and enter the PIN.

#4: Click the Submit button to complete the activation.

Activate Emby on Roku

#5: Now, the Emby server account will be linked to your Roku device. You can access all the media files on Roku.

If you want to skip the activation process, click the Connect Manually button. Now, you have to enter your Emby server URL to connect to the server manually. After that, you can access all the saved media files.


1. Are there any alternatives to Emby to access cloud files on Roku?

As an alternative, you can use Jellyfin or Plex on Roku to access the cloud files.