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Roku 102 - Exploring your Roku player

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posted this on March 11, 2014, 09:29

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Want to know the best reasons to choose Roku? Click on any of the following questions to learn more.


How can I find stuff to watch?

With over a thousand channels it can be a bit overwhelming at first.  But here are a few ideas to get started on finding what you want to watch.  

See_whats_on.JPGFrom your browser: Go to and click on See What's On.  You can also scroll down to Browse all channels to explore what additional channels have to offer

stores.JPGFrom your Roku player: Recent model Roku players have integrated services, including Movies, TV Shows, Roku News and Roku Search.  The integrated MGO service makes it fast and simple to rent or purchase movies and tv shows. The free Roku News service brings you current stories on demand, to keep you up to date on US and World events.  And Roku Search makes it easy to find movies and tv shows. You can search by movie, tv show, or actor name.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

How can I find FREE stuff to watch?

There's a ton of free stuff to watch on Roku! To find out more, click here.

How do I add/remove installed channels?

The best way to add new channels, or to remove installed channels, is from the Channel Store on your Roku player. Click here to see instructions.

What are Roku mobile apps?

Explore Roku - mobile iOS.PNGOur free Roku app for iPhone® and Android™ devices turns your phone into the ultimate Roku command center. Start a show, replay a favorite movie moment, browse through all those channels in the Channel Store, or add new channels to your lineup – all from the palm of your hand. There’s even a useful virtual keyboard for when you prefer to type instead of swipe.

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How do I add Roku to my home theater setup?

Depending on the Roku player model, you may have more than one option.  To check out some of these choices click here.

Can I play local files from my computer to my TV?

Explore_Roku_-_RMP.PNGThe Roku media player allows you to find, browse, and play content from media servers on your local network as well as USB (on those Roku players with a USB port). It supports popular media servers as Twonky, Windows Media Player, Plex, Jamcast, Serviio and Tversity.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Can I stream content from my Windows, iOS or Android devices to my TV?

Yes, there are a few ways to bring content from these devices to your TV.  To check out some of these choices click here.  

NOTE: This is available for the Roku 3 (model 4200) and the Roku Streaming Stick HDMI version (model 3500).

How do I manage my Roku account?

sign_in.JPGFrom a browser: Go to and look for the "Please sign in" option at the top-right to log into your Roku account.  Here are the most common areas where customers manage.

  • Account Information - edit your contact details and password
  • PIN Preference - enable or change how a PIN number is used
  • Payment Method - add a payment method, or update a changed/expired one
  • Manage Your Subscriptions - view and change purchased subscriptions

What can I do with a spare TV in another room?

A Roku player is designed to work with a single TV.  Although you can move a Roku player from room to room, we recommend getting another one for that spare TV,  Here's why.  Roku starts at $49.99, that's it!  All your channels and subscriptions associated to your Roku account can be used on this second Roku with no extra charge.  






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