Have you ever checked as to how Roku displays content on your TV screen that you are looking forward to watching in the first place? Well, Roku saves your personal preferences and then, displays the content accordingly.
Now, you must be thinking as to where all these information is stored, then let me tell you everything about that today. There is a thing called ‘Roku Account’, which every Roku user is supposed to create as a part of Roku Setup.
In this Roku account, information related to channels, settings, payment methods and personal preferences will be stored. This account is of huge importance as it basically holds all the information pertaining to your Roku device.
Moreover, without Roku account, activating Roku device can’t be made possible, let alone adding channels, so maybe you are not aware of your Roku account, but you definitely have one if you can stream content via Roku.
Maybe someone else set up your Roku device when you bought it, so there could be a possibility that you are not aware that you have Roku account as well. If you haven’t had setup your Roku device yet and didn’t create a Roku account as well, then you will have to create an account prior to setting up Roku.
The most important thing that you have to keep in mind while creating a Roku account is using a valid email address. Don’t using a fake or a dummy email address, as that won’t help the cause. You will get important updates about your Roku device on that email address, so if you chose to use a dummy or fake email address, then you won’t be able to receive those updates. After adding the email address, you need to select a strong and secure password for your Roku account.
Information to provide while creating a Roku account:
You will be asked to enter basic information such as your name, address, phone number, email address, zip code and other common details. There will an option of adding ‘payment method’ where you can add your credit/debit card details or PayPal details. The role of adding a payment method is to help you make purchases on Roku, which could be anything, a channel subscription, a movie or a TV show on rent and more. If you don’t want to add a payment method at the time of Roku account creation, then you can add details in that section later.
Creating a Roku account before setting up the Roku device
If you want to create a Roku account prior to setting up and activating the Roku device, then go to my.roku.com/signup’ page.
Creating a Roku account during Roku activation process
It is possible for you to create a Roku account during Roku activation process. For that, you will have to turn on the Roku device, after which, you are going to see a guided setup is displayed on the screen.
Through that guided setup, you can create a connection between Roku and the internet, set personal preferences, configure settings and activate the Roku device. As Roku gets activated, you can link your Roku device to an existing Roku account or you can create a new Roku account. This is a simple process, but if you come across any issue, then you can take help of Roku help and support providers.
Description: It is important for all Roku users to have a Roku account, as having this account will give them the opportunity to manage and control their Roku devices and the channels subscribed in a better way.