Learn How to Roku Setup Device:– Do you know that Roku media players are known to be one of the most popular streaming devices available? All thanks to the easy interface, simple remote controlling, and expansive library of streaming services apps that Roku provides to its users.
Now every device in the Roku family usually works more or less the same way as well and they are quick to install and set up. Moreover, only a handful of features distinguish the entry-level Roku Express ($30) compared to the premium price of Roku Ultra ($100). This blog will help you learn how to set up your Roku device and connect it to your TV or Wi-Fi network. You just need to read along and follow as instructed to get the desired solution.
What Is The Process To Roku Setup Device?
To begin with, you should know that setting up a Roku player is usually the same no matter which model you have. if there are any differences then they are generally related to the way that you plug it in (as in some players connect to the TV via an HDMI cable for example ‘Streaming Sticks’ models plug directly into the TV’s HDMI port).
Step 1: Connect your Roku device to the TV
- You would need to start by connecting your Roku player to an HDMI cable and then plugging that cable into an HDMI input on your TV. Now if you have a Roku Streaming Stick then you will not need an HDMI cable instead, you just have to insert the ‘Streaming Stick’ directly into the HDMI port.
TIP: You must keep in mind that if you want 4K content then not only will you need a Roku player that supports 4K but you would also need to plug it into an HDMI port that does support HDCP 2.2. Moreover, you may need to refer to your TV’s user guide or website to find out if you have such an HDMI port.
- Next, you should plug the Roku’s power cable into the Roku device, depending on which model you’re using. The power plug should either be a small round connector or a micro USB connector. You then need to lug the other end of the cable into one of the TV’s USB ports, or into the included AC adapter, after which you can plug it into an electrical outlet.
- Now you must make sure that the TV is turned on and set to the correct input for the Roku player. When it is done booting you will see the Roku’s welcome screen.
TIP: In case your TV does not have an HDMI port then you would need a Roku device that supports composite video. You also need to know that no current Roku models have this feature; however, you might just find an older model such as the Roku Express Plus for sale online.
Step 2: Pairing The Roku Remote
- You need to first open the battery cover that is on the back of the remote insert the batteries and then put the cover back on the remote.
- Now if you are using an enhanced remote then you will need to pair the remote control with the player. If you do so, then you should see a message on your screen asking you to press the reset button that is on your remote (it is located in the battery compartment) for about 3 to 5 seconds at least. However, if your Roku has a simple remote then it will not need to be paired at all.
- After that, you should be able to control the Roku with your remote. But if you’re remote is the simple one then you must remember to keep it pointed at the Roku player whenever you send commands.
TIP: If you like you could also choose to use the Roku without the remote by using the mobile app for Android or iPhone instead.
Step 3: Manage The On-Screen Set-Up And Connect To The Wi-Fi
When you see the Roku screen appearing on your TV (it should be on the language settings screen) and you’re remote is also working then you can go ahead and complete the setup process easily.
You must follow the instructions given on each screen carefully. On your remote, you need to use the five-way control button to move around the screen and then just press the OK button in the center to make choices and change the screens.
- You will need to start by selecting a language, then select your home’s Wi-Fi network and enter the password. Keep in mind to use the fastest band available. For example, if you are using a dual-band router then you should choose a 5GHz band this will give you much smoother results and more reliable video streaming compared to the slower 2.4GHz band.
- You now need to continue following the set-up instructions provided. If available Roku may download updates as well after it’s connect to the internet via your Wi-Fi network.
- Next, you might need to help Roku select the best settings for your TV. You need to let it auto-detect your TV format; generally, you get to allow it to make these kinds of selections automatically, however, you can also choose the manual settings if you want.
- Furthermore, most Roku models do come with a voice remote that can control your TV’s power as well as volume controls. Nevertheless, the Roku setup should configure the remote after which you just need to follow the on-screen instructions to teach the Roku remote how to use your TV remote settings that’s it.
Step 4: Activating Your Roku Device
- Now you must follow the given on-screen directions to enter an email address that you would like to use with your new Roku account. Remember that you need to have a Roku account (it’s free) to be able to activate the device. However, if you already have an existing Roku account such as from a previous Roku device then you can just go ahead and use the email address that is associat with that.
- After doing so, within a few minutes, you should receive an activation email. Then you have to click on the link in the email received to go to the Roku website. Now all you need to do here is finish the process to complete your new account or log into your existing Roku account.
- At last, you can finalize the setup on the Roku website, including the options that you can choose which streaming channels you want to use. This is where you can also Customize your Roku experience by selecting your preferred channels like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max. Furthermore, you can even add more channels afterward by using the channels store on the Roku Setup player.
By now you should be done reading the above instructions therefore we hope that you are satisfied and your Roku device is setup and good to start using. Nevertheless, if you also have other queries related then you can feel free to contact Geeks Technical Support at +1-888-256-6612 or Live Chat with our Technician.
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