We’re going to walk you through 10 easy steps on how to install apps on Roku TV so that you can customize your Roku TV exactly the way you want it to be.
The process of adding apps to your Roku TV isn’t overly complicated, but it does take some time and effort so don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t work the first time around (or even the second time!).
If you follow our guide below and have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section at the bottom of this page! Enjoy!
Step 1: Connect your device
The first step is to connect your device to your television. You can connect wirelessly, via an HDMI cable or use a composite A/V cable depending on what type of connection is available. If you are using a wireless connection then choose an available WiFi network and enter its password when prompted.
If you do not have a WiFi network then select Set up my wireless connection and follow instructions given. All Roku devices come with simple instructions for hooking them up, so refer to those if you need help with that part of installation. When all of your equipment is hooked up and ready, proceed to Step 2
Step 2: Select type of channel you want to add
Your channel list will likely have hundreds of channels. To make things easier, you can filter by a number of different options: Top Free, Top Paid, Most Recent or Choose a Category. It’s usually best to start with your top free channels and add those until you find something you like.
If you’re browsing channels by category, it may take some time to scroll through everything—the biggest categories include News & Weather, Sports and Entertainment.
Once you’ve selected a channel, click Add Channel at the bottom of your screen. After adding each channel in your lineup (this could take a while), check back for new updates every so often when there are new channel releases every month.
Step 3: Choose channel provider
This is a crucial step. If you choose Direct Tv or Dish Network, for example, you are forced to subscribe to one of those satellite providers. The channel may also be available through your cable provider, which means that you can stream it without a second subscription.
If a channel is not available through any of these avenues and does not offer its own website or live streaming options, then your best bet is an over-the-air antenna.
Step 4: Fill out your account information
This step is pretty self-explanatory. It’s where you fill out all of your personal details, including name, address, email and phone number. The account also includes a username and password for logging into your Roku channel later.
If you aren’t already signed up for one of these channels, signing up for an account will require additional verification steps. Once you complete those additional steps, you can go back and enter your account information into your channel in order to make use of its features.
In general, if you plan on installing multiple channels from different providers it may be best to set up a free Gmail or Yahoo email address as there are separate signup processes for each service.
Step 5: Choose which channels you want to access
On your Roku’s home screen, scroll over my channels. Then choose channel store and then find a channel. Next, you can type in search terms or browse through different categories. In order to access your newly downloaded channel, select it and then choose add the channel.
You may have to wait a few moments while your channel is verified before you can use it. Congratulations! Your new app has been installed! To ensure that your installation goes smoothly, be sure to follow all instructions from your device manufacturer.
Ensure that you download an up-to-date version of the app for your specific device. Check with customer service if any issues arise during installation or operation.
Step 6: Enter the code from Roku TV
Now you will be asked to enter code that is displayed on your Tv screen. To do so, use remote and point it towards your television and press keys: 994 + 855 +856. Now wait for 2-3 minutes while system boots up.
Step 7: Launch app from the home screen
Once you’ve downloaded and launched an app, it’ll appear at the bottom of your home screen. At that point, all you have to do is click on it once.
If you’re having trouble finding where an app’s icon has gone after downloading one, just look for a little triangle or magnifying glass next to your channel or app name. That indicates that there are updates available.
It might take some time for new channels or updates to download and install—especially if you’re streaming something while they’re working their way through your system. If not, however, it shouldn’t take long at all before everything is ready and available!
Step 10. Uninstall a channel with ease
Now that you have installed channels and have played around with them a bit, it’s time to uninstall any unwanted or unused channels. This is very simple and will only take a few seconds. Just go back into your channel store and find the channel that you wish to uninstall.
Click on Uninstall and confirm by clicking OK. That’s all there is to it! The channel has now been removed from your account. You can uninstall as many channels as you want, whenever you want.
It will not affect your setup or your experience with other channels at all, so feel free to remove whatever you are not using from your account. You can always add new ones later if they catch your interest again or if someone tells you about something great they found while searching for content.
One of my favorite things about my Roku Tv device is that it does a lot of things for me. The one thing that I wish it did for me automatically updated apps.
For example, I wish it was more like my smartphone where I get an alert from Google Play Store that an app update is available. I can easily accept or reject that app’s updated version, but at least I know what app updates are available.