Roku is one of the most experienced brands when it comes to streaming services, and it’s still one of the best. There are a lot of products are available in the market that can add internet streaming service to your TV like Google Chromecast, Amazon fire stick etc., But Roku is still better. The device required minimal setup. Just connect your stick into HDMI port and connect to the internet. The Roku provide access to 4500 channels (Depends on location) like Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Video, Hulu, Pandora, iHeart Radio, Twit.tv, Local News Nationwide, Crunchy Roll, Euronews, and NBC (NBC’s Roku app also allows you to live stream major sporting events like Olympics.) In this guide, we will talk about how to setup and use your Roku device.
Step 1: Connect your Roku stick or box to your TV using HDMI port. Power your device either by tv or a wall socket. Connect the micro USB to the device and other end to the USB port of your TV, if your TV have one.
Step 2: Select your preferred language.
Step 3: Connect your Roku box or stick to the internet. If you are connecting the box or stick to Wi-Fi, then it will automatically scan all available networks. Just choose yours and connect.
Step 4: Now, in your laptop, PC or tablet visit my.roku.com/link. Enter the code number as instructed to activate your device.
Step 5: Enter your username, password and address. Also enter your credit card or PayPal account details for payments. These information are required to make a quick and easy content rental service and purchase, while there is no additional charge for using the Roku device.
Additional setup steps
Step 1: Display
Go to the settings and then head to display types. Choose between 720p and 1080p. Most of the TVs have 720p display, so choose resolution according to the ability of your TV.
Step 2: Audio
Roku stick and box both support Dolby audio and DTS pass via HDMI. Go to the settings and then go to audio menu. Choose between Dolby D, Dolby D+, Dolby D DTS and Dolby D+ DTS. If you don’t know which one to choose then select auto detect.
Step 3: Privacy
Roku provides you two type of privacy options. One is, Go to settings, then privacy and then to advertising. Then, mark the Limit ad tracking option. Another one is to reset your RIDA number. RIDA stands for Roku’s identifier for advertisers.
Step 4: Caption
Almost all the channels support caption feature. If you want to enable captions, then go to the settings, then caption and then caption mode. Select it as always on.
Step 5: Themes
By default Roku’s theme is purple. You can set between five native themes: Graphene, Nebula, Decaf and Daydream.
That’s all for Roku’s guide, friends. Thank you so much for visiting us. Please let me know your queries in the comment box below.