Activate your Roku device

Roku is one of the best online streaming media player brands with many different models. Pocket-friendly, ease of use and the enormous content database are features that make this the most sought-after device. The Roku brand has a product to suit everyone’s budget. Follow the given steps to activate your Roku device,

Activate your Roku Device

Activate your Roku Device

How to setup?

To setup the Roku using, you need to establish connections between the device, TV and the router.

Establishing a connection to the TV

  • Connect the Roku device to a power source using the power adaptor that comes along with the device
  • Then, make use of a high-speed HDMI cable to connect the device to your HIGH DEFINITION TV (HDTV)
  • If it is a streaming stick, insert the HDMI OUT port of your device into the HDMI IN port of your TV
  • If you have more than one HDMI port on your TV, note down the port name or number
  • In the meantime, make sure to insert the batteries into your Roku remote and keep it ready
  • Now, turn ON the TV and the Roku device
  • On your display screen, select the input source to which the Roku is connected
  • Now, select the HOME button on your remote
  • If it is a first time setup, the device will ask you to enter a choice for language, country and region

Establishing a connection to the router

You can connect to your router using a wired connection or wirelessly.


  • Insert one end of an Ethernet cable to the Roku device and the other end of the router
  • Then, from the HOMESCREEN access the SETTINGS menu → select the NETWORK option
  • Here, select the WIRED (ETHERNET) option
  • If the connection was established successfully, the device will automatically download the latest operating system and other related firmware


  • From the HOMESCREEN access the settings menu → then select the NETWORK option
  • Here, select the WIRELESS (WI-FI) option → followed by the SETUP NEW WI-FI CONNECTION option
  • This will fetch a list of the available wireless networks
  • From this list, select the name of your network and if your network is not displayed, then rescan the available networks
  • Enter the corresponding network password when prompted → select the CONNECT button
  • If the connection was established successfully, the device will automatically download the latest operating system and other related firmware

Device Activation

Once the Roku media player is setup, you need to activate the device. For activating your device you will need the following,

  • Roku account
  • Roku activation code

Creating a Roku account

  • You need an account to activate your Roku device, add or delete channels and to manage devices
  • From your web browser, access the Roku’s sign up page
  • It is a three-step process where you will be asked to furnish your details
  • First, you will be asked to enter your personal details such as name, email address and set a valid password for your account
  • Second, you need to set a PIN and its preferences for your account
  • Third, you need to provide your payment details such as a valid credit/debit card number or a PayPal account
  • To verify if the account was created successfully, close the browser window → access the Login page of Roku → enter the login credentials with which you had created an account

Activation code generation

  • To generate an activation code, turn ON your TV and your Roku device simultaneously
  • An alpha-numeric code will appear on your TV screen
  • This is called the activation code which can be noted down

Linking the device and activating it

  • All Roku devices should be linked to a Roku account and activated.
  • Open the web browser and then access your Roku account
  • On the HOME page, select the LINK A DEVICE option
  • You will be redirected to another screen where you must enter the activation code which was noted down earlier
  • Make sure that it is the current code because an activation code can expire
  • Once you enter the code, select the SUBMIT button
  • To verify if your device was activated, access the Roku channel store from your TV

Additional troubleshooting information can also be found on our website You can also call us at our toll-free number +1-866-993-1580 for activation or setup assistance.