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HOW TO SETUP ROKU
Determine which audio/video connection to use:
Below are the common audio and video connection types available on most television sets. Which are available on your TV?
HDMI, if available, is recommended. A single HDMI cable can carry both video
and audio Signals. It supports up to 1080p HD video playback on Roku players that are 1080p compatible.Composite supports standard definition only. It requires the use of an analog (RCA) audio connection. A combination composite and analog audio cable is included with every Roku player.
Will you be using wired or wireless networking to connect you Roku player to your Internet connection?
• Wireless (All models) – This is the most popular way to connect a Roku player.
Makesure you have the appropriate wireless network name (SSID) and your wireless security password, if you use one.
• Wired (Roku XS model) – You will need a standard Ethernet cable (not
Step 3: Connect to your TV
HDMI – Insert one end of the HDMI cable into an HMDI-IN port of your TV. Insert the other
end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on back of your the Roku player. Click here for more information about HDMI cables. Composite – Insert the yellow/white/red composite video and analog audio connections from one end of the cable into the corresponding A/V-in ports on your TV.
Insert the 3.5mm connector on the other end of the cable into the back of your Roku player.
Note: Do not connect
your Roku player through a VCR. Video signals fed through VCRs may be affected by copyright protection systems and the picture will be distorted on your television.
Wireless (All models) – If you will be using a wireless network connection, make sure you know your wireless network name (SSID) and the your wireless security password, if you use one.Wired (Roku XS model) – If you will be using a wired connection, connect one end of an Ethernet network cable to the Ethernet port on back of the Roku player, and the other end to an
available Ethernet port on your router.
Step 5. Turn it on and get started!
Connect the power adapter into the Roku player and the wall outlet. The Roku player will boot up and display the following sequence of screens:
• Roku – starting, please wait.
• Roku – launching home screen.
• Welcome to the Roku player.
o Press “OK” to begin.
•Settings - you will be given 2 options to connect the player to your router:
o Wired (Roku XS model) – Use an Ethernet cable (not included) to connect your
player to your router.
Click the “wired” option to continue.
o Wireless (All models) – on the subsequent screens, you will select your wirelessnetwork name and enter security password for your wireless network.
Click the “wireless” option to continue.
• Upon successful network connection, the Roku player will then automatically download and install the latest software. After the software update, the player will reboot.
Step 6: Complete the guided setup
Just follow the on-screen instructions.
• After the restart, you will be asked to select your time zone.
• Change to your correct time zone then select “done.”
• The next screen will display a unique code to link your Roku player.
• Open a browser session on a PC or Mac.
• Go to www.roku.com/link.
• Enter the code displayed by your Roku player on your TV.
• Log into your Roku account or create a new Roku account.
• Follow all steps, including setting a payment method and selecting your
initial channel lineup, to complete the linking process.
Once linked, your Roku player will refresh to a congratulations screen and be
ready for use
How to Hook Up Roku
Hooking up Roku is a fairly straightforward process. Simply connect the right cables to the corresponding ports on your TV and on the Roku player. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to finish setting up the Roku player itself.
An HDMI connection is skinny and narrow. If your TV has this option, choose it. One HDMI cable can carry both the audio and video signals, and it also supports 1080p HD video on Roku players that are compatible. Note, however, that your Roku player does not come with an HDMI cable, so that cable will need to be purchased separately.
A component connection consists of three small circular outlets, usually colored green, blue, and red. You will need to hook up the audio and video separately, and this type of connection will only support up to 720p HD. While many Roku players are compatible with a component connection, some are not. Even if yours is compatible, you will need to purchase component cables separately.
A composite connection is also made up of three small circular outlets, usually colored yellow, white, and red. You will need to connect the audio and video separately, and the audio needs an analog or RCA connection. A composite cable should have come packaged with your Roku player.
Know which networking type you need to use. In order to use Roku, you will need to connect to the Internet. You can either connect to the Internet wirelessly or with a wired connection.
To connect Roku with a wireless connection, you need to have a wireless Internet installed. You also need to have a corresponding network name, or SSID, as well as your wireless security password.
To connect Roku using a wired connection, you will need to have Internet service as well as a standard Ethernet cable. This cable does not come with your Roku player and will need to be purchased separately.
All models are compatible with wireless Internet, but only the Roku XS model is compatible with a wired connection.
Before you can do anything with your Roku player, you will need to provide power to the remote control. This remote is the only way of controlling content through your Roku player. Power up the remote by inserting batteries into the back compartment.
The remote control requires two AAA batteries. These should be packaged with your Roku player, but if they are not, then you can use any standard AAA batteries.
Open up the battery compartment by pressing the latch at the top of the cover down. Slide the cover down and off while pressing down on this latch.
Insert the batteries, matching up the positive and negative signs.
Place the battery cover back on the compartment and press it down until the latch snaps back into its original position.