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How to complete Roku TV Setup?
Roku tv is a smart tv with built-in tv display, a simple, intuitive interface and the ability to stream content over the internet, watch live tv with an antenna, and access connected devices like a cable set-top box or game console. An easy-to-use remote and the free mobile app let you control your Roku tv and search for movies, shows and more across top streaming services and broadcast tv in your area. The addition of powerful features like more ways to watch, live tv pause, and smart guide makes Roku tv a compelling smart tv experience.
Before you can start using your new Roku tv, you need to unpack it, attach the included base or wall mount (not included), make connections, and then complete the guided setup wizard. This article provides a short overview of the guided setup.
For details on unpacking and attaching the base, read the quick start guide that was included in your Roku tv box. For in-depth instructions when making connections, completing the guided setup, using features, or configuring settings; refer to the Roku tv user guide or watch the setup video.
To enjoy streaming content, you will need a wireless internet connection and a Roku account.
If you choose not to connect your Roku tv to the internet and use it as a traditional tv (non-smart), connect one or more viewing sources, such as an antenna, cable or satellite box, game console, or Blu-ray player.
Quick help to setup Roku device:-
Insert batteries in the remote control
Your Roku tv remote control comes with a pair of matched batteries of the proper size. Open the back cover of the remote control and insert the batteries, observing the correct polarity as indicated inside the battery compartment.
Reattach the back cover.
Turn on the tv
The standby indicator light below the tv screen should be on, indicating that the tv has power.
Press the power button power on your Roku tv remote control. The standby indicator light will go off, and a moment later, you will see the tv’s startup screen. After a short wait, the first guided setup screen appears.
Note: If you want to use the text-to-speech screen reader, known as Audio Guide, press the asterisk button four times quickly. Audio Guide is available only in English.
Choose a language
When your Roku tv powers on, the first screen will allow you to choose a language. all text and dialog within the Roku application will be displayed in the selected language.
Scroll up and down the list and press the ok button on your Roku tv remote to choose a language.
Note: It is the responsibility of the channel publisher to translate their channel and some channels may not support your chosen language.
Roku TV Setup
Select a country
To make sure your tv has all the features available in your country, select the country where you are using the tv.
Select home use
Unless you are setting up your Roku tv for use as a store display, select set up for home use.
Connect your Roku tv to your network and the internet.
Choose your wireless network from the list of available networks and enter your password. This is most often the same network you use to connect your computer or smartphone to the internet. If at first, you do not see your network, select scan again to see all networks. For more assistance, see help finding your wireless network and password.
If you want to see your password as you type, choose show password. This can help prevent entering the wrong password. remember, passwords are case-sensitive. Use the shift button shift key on the on-screen keyboard to enter a capital letter.
Once you have entered your password and selected Connect, your Roku tv will automatically connect to your network and the internet. Alternatively, you can get more help if you are unable to connect to your wireless network or the internet.
Download the latest software
Once connected to the internet, your Roku tv will download the latest version of Roku os software and then reboot.
Create a Roku account and activate your Roku tv
In order to activate your Roku tv, it must be linked to a Roku account. Your Roku account keeps track of which Roku devices you own and allows you to add free and purchase channels from the Roku channel store.
Instructions for activating your Roku tv will be displayed on your tv, including an activation code; e.g. “XCV5TG”. You will be required to visit (Roku com/link )on your computer or smartphone, enter the code and follow the instructions to activate your Roku tv.
At this point, guide setup should be on the let’s connect your device’s screen.
If you have not already done so, connect your devices, such as your cable box, game console, Blu-ray or DVD player, or VCR. If you are using your Roku tv with a sound bar or home theater receiver, connect these as well. refer to the quick start guide for details.
Turn on all of your connected devices. Your Roku tv can detect certain kinds of devices, so it prompts you to turn them on before proceeding. when you’re ready, select everything is plugged in and turned on, and then follow the simple prompts to complete this step for each input.
Press the ok button, and then press the button OK again to confirm that everything is plugged in and turned on.
Guide setup asks you to assign a name and icon to the device connected to the first input. You can select from a preselected drop down menu or select set custom name & icon to customize the input name and choose from an icon menu. After a few seconds, the screen also displays a small window showing the program playing on the device connected to the input, if any. Use the up and down arrow buttons to scroll through the list, and then press the ok button to make your selection.
Tip: Select nothing if you are not using the input and you want to hide it so that it does not appear on the Home screen.
Repeat this step for each input until you reach the all done screen.
Note: At this point, your tv might play a welcome video. To skip the welcome video, press the home button home.
Optional – connecting an antenna?
This step is not part of guide setup and applies only if you are using the antenna input. If you have a set-top box from a cable tv provider or satellite tv, you’ll most likely connect it to one of your tv’s HDMI inputs, and never need to use the antenna tv input.
The first time you select the antenna tv tile on the home screen, the tv prompts you to scan for channels. Just follow the instructions on the screen to complete this step, and then you’ll be able to watch your local broadcast or non-scrambled cable channels.
You’re now ready to start watching your favorite shows.
Tips: You can personalize your Roku tv by changing your theme or screensaver. You can use the Roku channel store to add new streaming channels, games, themes, screensavers, and other apps.
How to connect your cable or satellite receiver to your Roku tv?
There are three ways to connect your cable or satellite service on your Roku tv, and you can also refer to the step-by-step instructions below, select your preferred connection.
Connecting with HDMI (preferred)
We recommend connecting your cable or satellite receiver using an HDMI cable. This is the easiest method to connect your devices, and provides the highest quality of video and sound.
With the tv powered off, connect the HDMI cable from your cable or satellite receiver to the HDMI 1 input or any available HDMI ports on your Roku tv.
Power on your Roku tv and your receiver.
From the home screen, and using the Roku tv remote, navigate to the HDMI input tile where you connected the device
Press the button.
If the receiver is powered on and cables are properly plugged your tv will recognize the connection.
TIP: You can rename the HDMI input (or any input) by pressing the “*” button on your Roku tv remote while the tile is highlighted. select rename input and press the ok button. You can then select a different name/icon pair like the cable box or satellite tv.
Connecting with composite RCA cable
If the best available connection on your receiver is a composite video output, you can easily plug it to the tv using a ‘RCA’ cable (not provided). composite av cables typically have three RCA-type plugs on each end, color coded as follows:
Red: Audio, right channel
White or black: Audio, left the channel.
While the tv is powered off, connect each plug to the corresponding connector on the receiver and on the tv.
Power on both your Roku tv and the receiver.
From the home screen and using the Roku remote, navigate to the av tile
Press the button.
If the receiver is powered on and cables are properly plugged your tv will recognize the connection.
Tip: You can rename the av input (or any input) by pressing the “*” button on your Roku remote while the tile is highlighted. Select rename input and press the ok button. You can then select a different name/icon pair like the cable box or satellite tv.
Connecting with a coaxial cable
With the tv powered off, screw the coaxial cable from your cable or satellite receiver on to the coaxial input of your Roku television.
Power on your Roku television and from the home screen navigate to the antenna tv tile, press the ok button on your Roku remote.
Select start finding channels and press the ok button on your Roku remote.
Select no, channels 3 & 4 are needed
Please note: If a VCR is connected from your cable or satellite receiver to your Roku tv then select yes, channels 3 & 4 are needed.
Your Roku television will begin to scan for channels.
Scanning for channels can take several minutes.
In the next step, your tv will try to find cable channels available through your paid When the channel scan is completed, the tv will display a message indicating the number of channels found and information about editing the channel lineup.
You can choose:
Done– keeps the current channel list and exits to the antenna tv. tunes the first channel found other than analog 3 or 4, Search for channels again – in case they were expecting the tv to find more channels that it did. Searching for channels clears the channel list and starts over.
Once you press done, it will bring you to the Home screen. The antenna tv tile should display the input’s preview (as shown below).
Select the input tile and press the ok button to start enjoying shows from your cable subscription.
TIP: You can rename the antenna tv (or any Input) by pressing the “*” button on your Roku remote while the tile is highlighted. Select rename input and press the ok button. You can then select a different name/icon pair like the cable box or satellite tv.
How to perform a factory reset on your Roku tv?
A factory reset returns the tv to its original, out-of-the-box state. Performing a factory reset will remove all stored personal data relating to your settings, network connections, Roku data, and menu preferences. Once completed, you must repeat the guided setup, reconnecting to the internet, re-linking your Roku account, and reloading streaming channels. If applicable, you must also repeat the antenna tv setup (channel scan) and input configuration.
- Press on your remote to open the main screen.
- Scroll down and select settings
- Press the right arrow button, scroll, and select system
- Press the right arrow button, scroll and select advanced system settings
- Press the right arrow button, scroll and select factory reset
- Press the right arrow button, scroll and select factory reset everything
- To proceed with the full factory reset, enter the code listed on the screen and select ok. A different code is generated every time you reset the tv.
How to resolve channel streaming issues for Roku tv?
If you are having some problems trying to stream channels on Roku tv, then you might want to pay close attention to this tutorial as I guide you through some troubleshooting steps to get your streaming channels up and running again.
This steps will walk you through fixing over 90% of the issues associated with channel streaming on Roku tv. You might find that sometimes you are unable to load a program, playback a video, or even add channels to your list. Things can get glitchy and you might be unable to click on an item. Follow these steps to help you fix most issues with Roku tv.
Check to see if you are connected to the internet
The very first thing you should check, if you are facing problems with channel streaming on Roku, is your internet connection. Check to see if you are properly connected to the internet because channel streaming on Roku depends on a good internet connection. Mistakes do happen and your wireless router or cable might go out or get unplugged from the rear socket.
To check for proper internet connection, follow these steps:
1. From your homepage go to settings tab.
2. From the settings tab, click on the network to reveal network connection settings.
3. Next, check the wireless and wired(Ethernet) connection status. You can see within this status whether you are connected to the internet, the signal strength, and even your IP address.
4. Signal strength is an important metric to look out for. If your internet connection signal is not on excellent your Channel streaming on Roku tv can develop issues.
give your system a reboot
If you are satisfied that your internet connection is up, running, and in excellent signal connection, but still have issues with channel streaming on Roku tv, the next thing you would want to do is give your system a reboot. Sometimes bugs do occur here and there, so restoring to factory settings via a system reboot might normalize things. However, this has to be the last resort and should only be attempted if all other options have failed.
- Go back to the settings page and locate the system tab.
- Next, stroll down to the system restart and click on it.
- Confirm the restart to begin the process. This will reboot the whole Roku tv, and probably fix most issues with your channel streaming.
- If for some reason Channel streaming on Roku tv is frozen to the point where you can’t get to the system restart screen, just unplug the power supply and wait for approximately 10 minutes before powering it back on.
How to fix Roku tv wi-fi issues?
Most prevalent issues concerning connectivity arise from basic things that one can remedy right from home. Below are a brief description and remedies for such issues that might disrupt your connection.
- Always enter the correct name id for your wireless network. One wrong key alters the entire identity of the network, hence making it incompatible with the password. for those who are not certain of their network’s specifications, they are advised to seek help identifying their network specifications.
- The passwords are specified to be very sensitive to detail. This is in the case of lower cases and different keys present on the keyboard. Mistyping the keys is a common thing and hence one is advised to try the password over and over again minding the specifications.
- The router may fail from time to time. If a connection is not sustained by one device, you may try connecting to the internet with another device to check whether the router has failed. Restarting the router will remedy this and get you back to your speedy connection.
- If your ROKU device continually fails while other devices connect to the network successfully, you could remedy this by improving the signal strength of the wireless connection. with distance, so does the signal strength deteriorate? This is due to obstructive factors such as walls, furniture, and other physical elements within the house. By using the tips provided in the Roku web page, one can successfully remedy the connectivity issue.
- Most connectivity issues can be remedied by simultaneously restarting the Roku device as well as the Router. Here is a simple guideline to restarting your Roku device.
To restart your device, navigate to settings > system > system restart.
Unplugging the device from its power source, waiting for a few minutes, then plugging it back in, is also another quick way to go about it. If you successfully establish a connection between the router and the device, the connection will establish itself successfully.
Most common Roku error codes and some help:-
- error code 009. This means that even though your device is successfully connected to the router, the internet connection cannot be established.
- error code 14. This signals that the connection between the Roku device and the router was not successful.
- error code 17. This means that the Roku device is picking up limited strength from the network signal. This is basically fixed by adjusting the distance between the device and the router.
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