Roku Link code

Once you have the five-character Roku link code, displaying on the screen of TV , you can move further with the process of Roku activation.

Roku Link code activation

  1. As you have now the five characters Roku link code, now open the website of Roku device. Go to the web browser of your choice. ad the web URL in the web address bar: Roku.com/link. You always have the choice to open this Roku web address into the smartphone device. But it is way quicker into the PC.
  2. When the web page of Roku link code has appeared. enter that five-digit activation code in the box. That is situated in the middle of the page. Click upon submit. Now, wait till the web page submission.
  3. In the next screen, you will be asked to log in to use your Roku device. If you have already a Roku account holder, please fill in the details. select the Login option. enter your email address and password to log in instead.

Create a Roku account

Roku link code

  • If you are a new user and this is your first Roku device. Where you never had created an account on Roku previously.
  • then you will be asked to create an account. To do so, create an account and pin also.
  • This is what you’ll use to log into your Roku TV if you choose to password-protect it.
  • After login to the Roku account, its time to set up the payment method.
  • Add a payment method which you will use on future for payment of Roku usage.

Adding billing details

When prompted, enter the mode of payment of your choice which could be any of credit card or PayPal etc. Be mindful that you will not be charged when entering your payment method, but this is the method you’ll use to pay for some content (e.g., subscriptions) on your Roku.

  • You can skip the payment method step if you’re on a Roku account which already has a payment method
  • In the last step of the Roku link code, you need to complete any additional steps displayed on the web page.
  • You may be asked to confirm your account’s email address. either way, once you’ve completed the activation process, you will be able to use your Roku on your TV.

Review channels list on Roku

On this page, you can choose the to purchase or add channels free (more than 1000)or paid to view into your Roku account. You can purchase channels from Roku store and you will be only charged at the time of purchasing any additional channel.

After choosing the channels of your choice, you can enjoy your favourite channels through the streaming player.

After this Roku link code setup, the Roku player will be refreshed itself and given a message about new channels. Your Roku player is ready to use

Roku Link code Setup a step by step guide

In order to do enjoy Roku experience, you need to determine the kind of Roku device you are interested to purchase. Broadly Roku player could be categorized into two forms. One is a Roku player which looks like a box and comes with many cables. second is Roku stick that looks like a flash drive or memory stick and that comes with at least one power cable.

Connect Roku with TV

  • For Roku device setup, plug the Roku into the HDMI port of the TV. All HDTV has at least one HDMI port. so if you are using the HDTV, you would not find any issue in finding the HDMI port to connect the Roku.
  • To identify the HDMI port, you can see that the HDMI port looks like a trapezoid. and can often be found on the back of the TV (though some TVs have the HDMI port(s) on the side). Depending on your Roku type, this process will vary slightly.
  • Roku player: To connect the Roku, plug one side of the cable into the back of Roku player’s box. Then plug the other side of the cable into the HDMI port on the back of the TV. Mostly HDTV has more than one HDMI port.
  • Roku stick: To connect the Roku, plug one side of the cable into the back of Roku stick. and then plug the other side of the cable into the HDMI port on the back of the TV. Mostly HDTV has more than one HDMI port.

Note: If your TV does not have the HDMI port, you will not be able to use a Roku Stick with your TV; you can have a choice to buy an HDMI to Component adapter if your TV has component (e.g, red, white, and yellow) ports.

  •  If your TV has more than one HDMI port, then please note the HDMI port number. On where the cable has been plugged into Roku. For reference, you can see the port number next to the port on the back of the TV.
  • This number may be written as “HDMI 1″, HDMI 2”, and so on. Your TV may also just have the ports labelled with individual numbers, “1”, “2”

Connect Roku to the power supply

Now to move further with the Roku setup, attach the Roku device with power. Either you are using Roku player or Roku stick, both require the power source to operate.

  • Roku Player: If it is the Roku player, then Plug one end of the included power cable into the back of the player box. then plug the other end into an electrical outlet.
  • Roku Streaming stick:  If it is the Roku streaming stick, then plug one end of the included power cable into the back of the stick. Now plug the other end into an electrical outlet. If your Roku Stick has a USB power cable and your TV has a USB port.  you can instead plug the USB cable into your Roku Stick and your TV.
  • In Roku streaming stick+ then Plug one end of the included power cable into the side of the stick. Plug the other end into an electrical outlet. If your Roku Stick has a USB power cable and your TV has a USB port. Then you can instead plug the USB cable into your Roku Stick and your TV.
  • Power on the TV. After this, press the input option. and later select the video. Also, you have the choice to press the “source” button on the remote (or the TV). With that select the HDMI slot into which the Roku Stick is inserted. This will open the Roku setup screen. from which point you can begin setting up your Roku.

Connect Roku with wifi internet

  • Now determine the language of your choice and select it using your Roku remote’ arrow buttons. To choose the preferred language, scroll through available languages and press OK once you find the preferred language on the Roku device.
  • Now to stream your favorite videos, you need to connect to the internet. On the network page scan for the available networks bu using the option can again to see all networks and pressing OK.
  • Scroll till the time you find your preferred networks in available networks. Select the network by highlighting it and pressing OK.
  • Answer the network key when prompted to enter and press ok to submit the network password. You also have the option when you are connecting the Roku player, you can connect by using an ethernet cable instead of using wifi.

Update Roku software

  • After the Roku internet connection has been established, you need to let the Roku device to update. You will be asked to download the Roku’s latest software.
  • Let the updated software download for Roku device and get it to update its software. Depending upon your internet speed which could be longer or shorter. this update process of software generally takes half an hour to download the latest software and install.Roku Link code Setup
  • After the Roku device is updated, you need to confirm the display settings.  or you can choose the preferred display settings out of the available options.
  • Now Roku player will immediately determine the best settings for your HDTV and apply them.
  • But for the Roku streaming stick, you will manually select the display settings. Do that by clicking on the option Set display type and allow the setup to run. In Roku Streaming Stick+, you’ll select Auto to detect display type here instead.
  • You can then select OK, go to automatic when prompted. You always have the choice to update or change the settings. once your Roku is set up by opening Settings, select a Display type. Also, select your preferred TV settings.

Test Roku functioning and enjoy Roku play

  • Now you can use your Roku remote to control your Tv as per your preferred choice.
  • If you want to use your Roku remote to change your TV’s volume and such. Then select Check remote settings when prompted. With that follow any on-screen instructions. You can also select the Skip option to skip ahead to activating your Roku.
  • Once you followed the above mention Roku setup steps, you can now set up the Roku link code as mentioned in the very first paragraph and activate Roku device by using the Roku link code.

Roku link code setup

In order to set up Roku.com/link or by using the Roku activation code, you would need to arrange these three things. one is Source of network or internet, the source of electrical power or power supply. Last is the output or video.

All of these three things are discussed and described in detail here follows:

Step 1:Source of network or internet source:

It is usually preferred wired network for Roku for better network support. It is usually faster and as it is wired, it is less likely to pick up any unwanted interference from the neighbour network. Here some of Roku devices have wired input, on the other hand, some other Roku devices do not like Roku Stick and Roku Express generally use wireless.

wired network

your Roku must-have streaming device. Also, the TV has an input port. With that, an ethernet cable with available internet service to put into. To use these connect the cable into the socket.

a wireless connection

First is to scan for the available networks to connect. The Roku device will show the available list of wireless networks. that it is able to receive a signal from. you can choose the desirable network of your choice and enter the password to connect to the desired network. Make sure the network has the password you are connected to. That to prevent any unnecessary access to your network.

Now after checking the available networks, power on the Roku device. Roku device can be powered in two ways.

Step 2:Which Roku Player it is

Plug the power cable into the TV and the connected Roku device to the TV automatically receive the power from the TV.

Roku Streaming device:

The other method is to plug the transformer into the wall electricity socket this works for Roku streaming devices. The wall transformer that does not have USB and your transformer has a non-detachable cord, then plug round tip of the cord into the round input socket on the device.

Roku Stick and express: 

If t is the Roku stick or express which comes with USB. There you will find a Transformer also called USB power adaptor, USB cable, Roku Express, and Stick, transformer or TV end.

The Roku streaming stick may have a transformer or TV end that looks like the one for the Express.  but the other end may have a right angle like the other end of the Express cable, but with a round plug instead of the trapezoidal plug.

Step 3: power on the Roku device

plug the device end into the Roku stick or Roku express whichever you use. connect the power plug of another end into the power outlet on the wall. For the Roku stick, you can use the wall power adaptor or any port available on your TV.

In case you are plugging the USB port into the TV and there is a red light flashing on your Roku device. this depicts that the Roku device is not receiving enough power to operate. In that case, use the wall power adapter instead.

Step 4: Select video output for Roku

You need to check the HDMI connectors and port to connect the HDMI connector to the ports. HDMI cables carry both High-Definition video and multi-channel audio one after other.

By this be known that Roku TV has all connections which are internal and already there. In Roku streaming stick the male is built right into the stick. Plug it into any available HDMI port on the television. On the other hand, Roku express connects HDMI cable male connectors on both ends. one to the HDMI on the Roku, the other to any available HDMI port on the TV.

now select the videos with your Roku remote control. You can use the TV remote control or also can use the buttons available on your TV. Make sure that you connect to the Roku device, is the port that the TV will use to put the video onto the screen.

Step 5: Insert batteries into Roku remote

After it connects or inserts the batteries into the Roku remote. Now find where to insert the batteries. Locate the symbol inside the battery compartment in the remote, that indicates the correct polarity.

After this, you will see the Roku icon will appear on the TV screen. In case you are unable to see the Roku icon over the TV screen, please verify that:

Roku player must be plugged into the power socket or a Roku player must be powered on and receiving enough power supply. Also, check that your TV is programmed for the same input of the HDMI cable. Ensure that the cable is connected firmly on both ends of the player and TV and pair the remote.

Step 6: Pair Roku remote with Roku TV

Open the battery door of the remote. Locate the button at the end and press for three seconds while pointing at the player. This will do for Roku Express and TV and Roku Stick. As the Roku stick will most often be behind the TV.

that the beam of invisible infra-red light which is used by the regular remote to communicate commands to the device, would not reach the Stick. so the Stick uses a radio signal that does not require the remote to be aimed at the Stick.

Step 7: Select Language and wifi network

Now select the language of your choice. The Roku player will display the names of all available networks to connect with. Here choose the preferred network. Enter the passkey to connect and authenticate the network.

By entering the right network name and password the success option will be displayed. That is often in green colour or in case of Failure with a red X. In most cases the password was entered incorrectly. (Note: The Password is case sensitive)

Step 8: Update Roku software

After the Roku internet connection has been established, you need to let the Roku device to update. Now AROku will ask you to download the Roku’s latest software. Let the updated software download for Roku device. Let Roku to update its software. Depending upon your internet speed which could be longer or shorter, this update process of software generally takes half an hour. Roku will download the latest software and install it.

Step 9: Activate Roku with Roku com link code

Now the Roku device will restart to apply the done settings. The Roku player will be shown over the TV screen or the Roku activation code will be displayed over the TV screen. which you would use to link your player to your Roku.com/link account.

To activate the Roku account Open up your web browser in your laptop or computer. Go to the web browser of your choice. in the web address bar: https://my.roku.com/link. You always have the choice to open this Roku web address into the smartphone device. but it is way quicker into the PC. Enter that five-digit activation code in the box. situated in the middle of the page. Click upon submitting and wait till the web page submission.

Step 10: Login into Roku account

In the next screen, you will be asked to log in to use your Roku device. If you have already a Roku account holder, please fill in the details. select the Login option and enter your email address and password to log in instead.

Activate Roku without credit card

After entering the login credentials, enter the mode of payment of your choice. which could be any of credit card or PayPal etc. Be mindful that you will not be charged when entering your payment method. but this is the method you’ll use to pay for some content (e.g., subscriptions) on your Roku. You can skip the payment method step if you’re on a Roku account which already has a payment method

Step 11: Customize the Roku device add channels

Now you need to complete any additional steps displayed on the web page. As you had finished adding a payment method, you may be asked to confirm your account’s email address. Then you will be able to use your Roku on your TV.

On this page, you can choose the to purchase or add channels free (more than 1000)or paid to view into your Roku account. You can purchase channels from Roku store and you will be only charged at the time of purchasing any additional channel.

After choosing the channels of your choice, you can enjoy your favourite channels through the streaming player.

After this Roku link code setup, the Roku player will be refreshed itself and given a message about new channels. Your Roku player is ready to use.

The above-mentioned description is applicable on every available Roku device and every future one they are likely to introduce in the near future. Only a few steps will vary according to the model like Roku player/ Roku streaming/Roku stick, which are already explained as above.