When Anthony Wood set out to produce the best network music and media players available in the USA, he created six separate companies—each manufacturing the high-quality electronic components that distinguish his brand. Roku is the number six in Japanese. You can experience the power of six for yourself when you set up your own Roku player.
Ready to Set Up Your Roku Player to Enjoy Watching Videos?
Your Roku player uses the Internet to download movies from Netflix and play them on your TV. To make this happen, you must connect your Roku Player to your television, then to the Internet so you can access the Roku set-up application.
Before you begin —your TV may have up to three different ways to hook up to your Roku Player. HDMI is recommended but this cable does not come with the Roku player. You have to purchase it separately.
If you do not have a connector marked “HDMI” on your TV, look for a connector with three ports: color-coded yellow, white, and red. Your Roku Player comes with the cable set that fits this connector.
However, if the connector ports are color-coded green, blue, and red, you have a Component connector. You must purchase the cable set separately. It does not come with the Roku player.
Make the Connection to Your TV
- By HDMI Cable – connect either end of your HDMI cable into the HMDI socket on your TV. Connect the other end to the HDMI socket on your Roku player.
- By Component Cable – connect the red/blue/green connectors at one end of the cable into the ports on your TV. Connect the other end of the cable into the matching ports on your Roku player.
- By Composite Cable– Connect the yellow/white/red connections from one end of the cable into the corresponding ports on your TV. Connect the other end to the matching ports on your Roku player.
Make The Connection To The Internet
If you are using an Ethernet cable to connect your Roku player to the Internet via a router, connect it now.
You Are Now Ready To Set Up Your Roku Player to Enjoy Watching Videos
Power ON the Roku player. It will display the following messages on your TV:
- Roku is starting, please wait.
- Roku is launching home screen.
- Welcome to your Roku player. Press “OK” to connect.
- Select your Internet connection option:
- Click “wired” to connect by cable
- Click “wireless” to access your wireless router.
Upon successful network connection, the Roku player will automatically download and install the latest software. After the software update, the player will reboot. Follow the on-screen instructions to select a payment plan and your channel preferences.
By carefully following these easy steps, you have set up your Roku Player to enjoy watching videos any time you desire. The most difficult part may be choosing from the hundreds of movies Netflix and Roku can play on your TV.