No. Roku does not charge a monthly service subscription or monthly equipment rental fees for owning a Roku® streaming player or Roku TV™; nor does it charge for creating a Roku account. However, you may be charged a monthly subscription for services, or channels, available via the Roku Channel Store.
- Note: You will not be charged by Roku for any purchase without your approval. You can also create a PIN to prevent unauthorized users in your home from purchasing channels from the Roku Channel Store.
Roku Channel Store
Just like your smartphone has an “app store” for installing new applications, you can access the Roku Channel Store on your Roku® streaming device to add new “channels”. Channels are applications for your television; popular channels include Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, HBO GO, Hulu and YouTube. Although some channels must be purchased or require a paid subscription, many others allow you to watch movies and TV shows for free.
When you want to add a channel, theme, screensaver, game or other app, learn how to use the Roku Channel Store to access your favorite movies and TV shows.