You would need a Roku account to activate your device and also have access to the Roku channel. Roku has no monthly required rental fees but it does allow us to enter a payment method. This allows you to easily rent or buy movies or even subscribe to popular services. Having an account brings a lot of benefits to the table that you will not give if you don’t have one.
Creating a Roku account is free and it helps you personalize your experience. It also grants you access to Roku services by entering your email address and your password. It is important that when creating an account that you have a valid email address in order to receive important notifications and also you choose a strong password to keep your account secure. Also, keep in mind that there is no charge when creating a room account.
How to Create a Roku Account in a Web Browser
You might what to access Roku services like the Roku channel through your laptop or desktop then you will have to create a Roku account on your web browser and here is how you can do it.
- Go to the Roku website.
- Click on the Menu icon and from the options presented click on Sign in.
- On the sign-in page scroll down and click on Create Account.
- Complete the form by entering your names, email address, set up your password, and so on.
- Click on Continue.
You have now created an account that you can use with a Roku device or enter the Roku channel.
How to Create a Roku account Using The Mobile App
Now if you want to use Roku throughout your mobile device, creating an account is just as easy. Here is how to create an account with the mobile app.
- Install the Roku app on your iOS or Android device.
- Open the Roku app and tap on more in the lower corner of the screen.
- Tap on Sign in and at the bottom of the screen tap on Create a free account.
- Enter your information such as name, email address, and such.
- Tap on Submit to create your account.
Your account will be created but if there are any other on-screen prompts, follow them to successfully create your account.
Benefits of a Roku Account
Once you have successfully created your account you have access to the following.
- You can activate a Roku streaming device such as the Roku streamer or Roku tv, as they must be linked to your account.
- You can download channels from the Roku channel store. Because before you can stream contents from the internet channels like the Roku channel must be downloaded and installed on your linked Roku device.
- You can also subscribe to the services offered by other channels using the payment method you added to the account. This allows you to manage this subscription from your account.
- Get to synchronize channels installed on linked Roku devices. Channels on your Roku device will be automatically added to a new Roku device when it is activated and linked to your account.
How to Access Your Roku Account if You Forgot Your Password
To reset your password you will need to know the email address associated with your Roku account and have access to the email account. Here are steps to follow to reset your Roku account password.
- Visit the Ruku password reset link on your computer or smartphone.
- You will be taken to the forgot password page. On the page enter your email address associated with the Roku Account.
- Click on the Submit button and you will be sent a recovery email to your email address. If you do not see the email check your spam folder.
- Click on the link on the email and you will be redirected to another tab. If the link did not redirect you copy and paste on another tab. Note that the link is only valid for an hour.
- You will be taken to a create password page. Enter the new password you would like to use and submit.
You can now sign in to the account using this new password that you have created.
How to Check Your Email Address if your Forgot it
You may have forgotten your email address associated with your Roku account and here is how you can access it.
- On your Roku device press the home button the remote.
- Select settings and on the settings page select systems.
- On the new page select about. This will allow you to view your email address.
If you do not have access to email addresses anymore contact customer support to find out what you can do about it. The bottom line is that to really enjoy this service you have to register an account.