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How to Install the Banned Infowars Roku App

Last updated on March 30, 2020 9:30pm EDT

Even though Roku has banned both the official and fan made Infowars apps from the Roku store, you can still side-load it! Here’s how to do it.

You will need

  • A Roku
  • A desktop or laptop computer on the same network as the Roku (connected to same router)
  • Latest GitHub Release of the app, a zip file


  1. From the Home Screen, press the following key combination using your remote:
  2. Follow the steps on the following screen to enable the developer mode installer. Take note of the IP address of your Roku shown on this screen:
  3. The device will reboot, when it comes back on you will see the SDK License Agreement screen:
  4. The following prompt will ask to set a password for the Roku device:
    • Your Roku will now reboot and go to the home screen as normal.
  5. After reboot, open a web browser on your laptop or desktop PC and enter the Roku device URL (i.e. http://192.168.x.x). If you need to confirm your Roku’s IP you can obtain it again from Home > Settings > Network > About.
  6. Enter the username: rokudev.
  7. Enter the password you created earlier. Click OK/Log In.
  8. You will be taken to the Development Application Installer Screen:
  9. Download the file from the GitHub Releases page, under the Assets section.
  10. Click Upload, and select the zip file you downloaded.
  11. Click Install. The Infowars Live App will launch on your TV, and you will also have an icon for it on your Home Screen for later.

Enjoy! Psst, don’t tell Roku!


  • Unlike Private Channels, the app cannot be updated so if you experience issues, be sure to check the GitHub release page for any updates. The process for updating is to go to the same IP address, login and upload the new zip file. Instead of Install, the button will be Replace.
  • You can only side-load one app at a time.
  • To my knowledge Roku cannot track usage of the app or remove it (aside from disabling your developer account) and they have no way of knowing it is installed because it is not published in their distribution system.


  1. Joe Smith Joe Smith February 14, 2020 5:46am EST

    I wanted to take a second to thank you for this. It’s great to finally have Infowars on the Roku.

    I wish more people knew about it, but I’m afraid to share it as I’m worried that they would somehow take it down.

    Thanks again for the hard work bringing Infowars to Roku!

  2. Tony Bowman Tony Bowman March 31, 2020 5:07pm EDT

    Thank you for publishing this. You should do the apple TV one and Firestick

    • newsadmin newsadmin Post author | June 20, 2020 1:02am EDT

      I wish I had the time, it would be a great idea

  3. Bill Marchuck Bill Marchuck April 12, 2020 9:13pm EDT

    Thanks so much! Note, the left and right arrows must be pushed simultaneously. Works great… hope it keeps working!

  4. Grey Grey September 3, 2020 12:38pm EDT

    IW is no longer working on Roku! Please update?

    • newsadmin newsadmin Post author | September 3, 2020 1:37pm EDT

      It is now fixed!

      • Hopeful Hopeful September 25, 2020 5:02pm EDT

        Where’s the fixed code? I downloaded the kit (dated 2019) yesterday and it doesn’t work. I get a banner with no content. Fix please?

        • newsadmin newsadmin Post author | September 25, 2020 5:42pm EDT

          The latest release is

          It is working for me. Should be up and running. There have been outages that were resolved without reinstalling. I just tested and it is working.

          If you had installed it prior to June 2019, you will need to reinstall it using the version above.

          • Hopeful Hopeful September 28, 2020 10:21pm EDT

            Seems to be working now. Thanks!

  5. UR LaResistance UR LaResistance September 16, 2020 11:54pm EDT

    Thanks Newsadmin!! Freedom is not free. Your courage is appreciated!

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