Roku Activation

What's inside:

All the things that you need to activate your new Roku player, which includes – creating Roku account, getting to the Roku Link code, execution of activation steps and troubleshooting various Roku Error Codes.

Creating a Roku Account

First of all, for setting up Roku, the user requires to have an active Roku account. For creating a Roku account, you are supposed to navigate to the link. Click on “create a new account”, and then follow the on-screen instructions. Once done, hit the sign up button. Now go back to the home menu, and click on login. After that, fill in all the necessary details (login credentials). Once you are done with it, hit the login button. Fab! You have logged in to the account successfully.

What's next? Now generate a Roku Link code using the procedure mentioned below.

Generating Roku Link Code

For getting to Roku Link Code, connect your Roku device properly with the active WiFi. Once you have the connection established, the Roku icon will appear on your screen. Thereafter, the player will start downloading the new OS software/firmware (if available).

Later on, onto the displayed TV screen, a code will appear. The term “ link code” has been given to this code. It is an Alphanumeric code (a mixture of alphabets and random numbers). Before proceeding further for activation, you have to make sure that you note down the code as it will be used for the activation.

Activating Roku with Link

Finally, you have to go to the web address link and enter the Link code of your Roku device. Re-check the code after entering to avoid typos. Further, follow the on-screen instructions to activate your media player. Once done, you can start enjoying the streaming of your favorite content.

Note: For activating Roku without Credit card, you have use Roku no cc link.

Troubleshooting various Roku Error Codes

You might face different Error codes while connecting it to WiFi Network. Here's how to deal with them.

Check the numeric code, this will help you in recognizing the main cause of the issue. If it's 009, 012, 013, 014, 016, 017 then the problem is with your wireless connection. Look onto the steps below to get rid of such errors:

  • For the Roku error code 009, ensure that you are having a high-speed internet connection.
  • On the contrary, the error code 012 resembles faults with the Ethernet connections. So, you should consider replacing the Ethernet cable with a new one.
  • In case, if the error 013 appears, the power cycle your main router.
  • If looking forward to fixing the 014 error code, ensure that you have selected the correct (SSID) wireless network name.
  • When you see an error code like 014.30, 014.20 or 014.50, then its favorable restart both your router and the Roku TV.
  • The error code 014.40 or 014.41 indicates that you have entered the wrong wireless password (passphrase).
  • In case the error code 016 accompanies you then its time to set up a new WiFi connection.For troubleshooting error code 017, place your router to a clean, interference-free place which is near to the TV set to which Roku player is connected.

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