Roku has been one of the most bought and trusted streaming devices of all time, and that is mainly because of the ease of use. As opposed to the traditional streaming players that rely on wired internet connection, Roku works just as fine with a wireless WiFi router as well!
In this article, we will take you through the initial stages of a Roku device set up, and how to connect Roku to WiFi as well. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the Roku set up, via our toll-free number. Our contact details are at the end of this post, so you can make use of it!
How to set up a Roku device?
The first step of a Roku device setup is the unboxing. Please make sure that the Roku device, the remote and the other model-specific accessories are in the box that Roku came in. For instance, if you have a Roku Streaming Stick +, you must have an AWR device as part of the packaging. So, please make sure the packaging is exhaustive.
The second setup is to connect the Roku device to the TV. For any other model, this can be achieved only using the Roku high-speed HDMI cable. For Stream Sticks and Stream Stick +, you can simply connect the device to your HDMI port on the TV and get started. Please connect one end of the HDMI cable to the Roku device and the other end to your TV.
After establishing this connection, the third step is to change the TVs input to HDMI. By default, most of the TVs have their input setup to cable or to their TV/AV composite. So, navigate to the display or input settings, and change it to the HDMI port. If you have a Roku Express +, you can connect the device to the TV via the traditional TV/AV input as well, so in that case, you might want to leave the input on TV/AV.
You can see the Roku device’s screen on your TV now. After this, you cannot proceed without knowing how to connect Roku to WiFi. So, please read further.
How to connect Roku to WiFi
- After you have the Roku home screen on your menu, please go to the settings. In the settings, navigate the internet connectivity settings.
- After you toggle that option on, Roku will scan for the nearest WiFi networks, and will give a list of all the device in range with the Roku device.
- Select the internet connection to which you’d like to connect your Roku to.
- After this, enter the password that you have set for your WiFi account, and connect your Roku account to the internet.
- If you are connecting to a third party WiFi, meaning if you are connecting your Roku to a hotel or a dorm’s WiFi, please let Roku know that this a third-party connection and Roku will stop exchanging information with the internet service provider.
There are also options to connect Roku devices to a wired internet, but again Roku Streaming Stick and the Roku streaming stick plus models do not extend this provision. You’ll just have to make do with the WiFi connection.
Let us know if you have any queries!
If you have trouble setting your Roku device up, or how to connect Roku to WiFi, visit go.roku.com/selectinput or please let us know! We will take a closer look at the situation and will walk you through the solutions, Our toll-free number is +1-844-370-7600.