Troubleshooting

How you can Roku link 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 and last is the output or video.

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

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 neighbor 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.

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

If it is the wireless connection which you are using, follow the below mentioned instructions to set up. First is to scan for the available networks to connect. The Roku device will show the available list of the 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, 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.

Roku Player: 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 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 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 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.

To power on the Roku device, plug the device end into the Roku stick or Roku express whichever you use and 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.

In the next step for the video output, 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 and 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.

After be known and done this, no 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.

After it connects or inserts the batteries into the Roku remote. To 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 and ensure that the cable is connected firmly on both ends of the player and TV and pair the remote.

To pair the remote, open the battery door of the remote. Locate the button at the end and press for three seconds while pointing at the player, for Roku Express and TV. For the Roku Stick, because the Roku stick will most often be behind the TV, such 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.

Now select the language of your choice and The Roku player will display the names of all available networks to connect with, here choose the preferred network and enter the passkey to connect and authenticate the network. BY entering the right network name and password the success option will be displayed, often in green color or in case of Failure with a red X. In most cases the password was entered incorrectly. (Note: The Password is case sensitive)

After the Roku internet connection has been established, you need to let the Roku device to update. After the network connection done with Roku device, 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.

Now the Roku device will restart to apply the done settings, now 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.

Nw to activate the Roku account Open up your web browser in your laptop or computer. Go to the web browser of your choice ad the web UR 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. When the web page of Roku link code has appeared, enter that five digit activation code in the box, situated in the middle of the page. Click upon submit and wait till the web page submission.

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.

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

In the last step of the Roku link code, 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; either way, once you’ve completed the activation process, 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 favorite 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.