How to use Roku T.V with antenna T.V input?

Roku T.V can be used to watch digital broadcasting television content or the so called Over the air television content. To access this content, you need to attach the HDTV Antenna with Antenna TV port present on the Roku T.V.

Although there is an immense variety of movies and show available on the internet for free streaming, still many people are fond of watching the content from Over the air broadcasting TV. Thus they need to do the particular setting to enable their Roku box to allow the downloading of that over the air content. This setup includes the connecting of The HDTV Antenna with the Roku box. To know the detailed process for this setup just go through the following steps:

  1. Join the coaxial wire connecting to the HDTV Antenna with the Antenna TV port on Roku T.V.
  2. Make the power connections for your Roku T.V.
  3. Power On the Roku TV and go through the following steps:
  • Open the Home menu.
  • Choose the option for Antenna TV and click on Setup the input and follow the on screen guide for further settings.
  • If you don’t find the Antenna TV option directly from the Home, then you need to open the settings menu. Click on the option for “TV inputs” and there locate the option “Antenna TV” and select the option “Setup Input” for the Antenna TV. Now follow the screen guide to complete the rest of the settings.
  1. Now you need to attach the coaxial cable to the television source: If you are a cable T.V user, then you might have access to some of the digital and analog channels that come with the cable T.V subscription without the need of media box to access them. So, in this case, you have to attach the cable TV wire directly with the connecting Cable in ports on your Roku T.V. To do this setup go through the following steps:
  • Plug the Cable TV wire directly into the Port for source or cable in Port on the back of your Roku T.V.
  • Power on the Roku T.V and tap on the Home icon and select the option for Antenna TV and click on Setup the input and follow the on screen guide for further settings.
  • If you don’t find the Antenna TV option directly from the Home, then you need to open the settings menu. Click on the option for “TV inputs” and there locate the option “Antenna TV” and select the option “Setup Input” for the Antenna TV. Now follow the screen guide to complete the rest of the settings.

ATSC can also be used to watch digital television, but it only allows one to view the digital channels that are broadcasted by the TV stations situated in North America. This ATSC is also known by its full name i.e. Advanced Television Systems Committee. It is also called as an HDTV tuner that is used for streaming digital television. It is used to watch “Over the air” television content by attaching the HDTV antenna with the Antenna TV port with the help of a coaxial wire.

So these were few simple steps you need to follow to do the setup of your Roku T.V to allow streaming “Over the air” broadcasting channels. Hope you find the procedure easy for more issues related to Roku you should visit www Roku Com Support to get more help steps.

You should add these best Roku channels in your streaming list

Besides your streaming list, there are tons of channels which may not have tried yet. Check out the list of such channels on the Roku platform.

All Roku users, what is going with your Roku streaming device? The ultimate streaming device is one of the major players in the lineup of all the streaming devices in the market. By rendering the bunch of quality features and best services, the streaming device has been a top entertaining choice for all the global users around the world.

With the increasing competition and technological changes, the company has always been engaged in enhancing the performance of the device by adding the lineup of exclusive features and functions, which ultimately results in delivering the better streaming experience to all the Roku users out there.

Apart from the useful features, Roku is best known for its extensive treasure of channels under the Roku channel store, which holds up the bunch of wide list of channels under the different sections. Having such lineup of channels, we are pretty sure that you must have been accessing the bunch of channels on your big screen. Still, if you are looking out for the best channels, then check out the list of all the “best channels” that should be in your streaming list-

  1. NFL (subscription) – If you are highly obsessed with the American football, then the NFL app is one of the best choices that you can make. By default, the channel renders the highlights of many free games. With just the NFL app and Game pass subscription, all the sports fans can easily watch out each game of every team along with all the seasons available Roku.

 

  1. PlayOn (subscription)- The classic channel access the computer as a media server and provide the ability to your Roku to access the bunch of 60 channels including the top broadcast TV websites, such as CBS, ABC, and Fox. This permits you to watch out the free premiere shows on your TV after their airing of the show. You can also record the lineup of online videos for later.

 

  1. Plex (subscription) – If you wish to watch out your collection in your drawing room, then Plex could be one of the best and fine way to do it. The channel is well-known to manage all your content and then stream it to your Roku with the complete seasons, episode descriptions and the cover art. The classy apps make the watching of your content visually promising like Netflix.

 

  1. Twitch (Free) – If you are looking out for a channel to watch out the exclusive lineup of video games, then Twitch is the correct channel is for you. It is the first stop ever for having the live streaming of the video games. So, if you wish to get tips, tricks and Let’s Plays, Twitch has got a streamer which can appeal the taste in personality and your skill level.

 

  1. Starz (subscription) – The channel is not quite popular like Showtime or HBO, but it has still got many things to offer. Whether you head to subscribe the channel through your cable or as a stand-alone service, you are allowed to access all the hit shows of the channel easily. Apart from this, one of the interesting thing about Starz is that it is the first service to render hit movies like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

 

  1. Crackle (free) – The channel renders the free big budget movies along with the few ads on the screen. If you head to cut the cord on your cable subscription but still missing out the amazing action comedies, the app is just for you.

 

 

 

 

How to solve the streaming issues with Roku mobile application?

A user may not be able to stream the content using their Roku app if it is unable to detect their Roku streaming device. Their device name won’t come up in the list of discovered devices. So to avoid this problem today, we will discuss the solution for it.

Roku mobile application is available for free and can be installed on any device using an iOS or Android operating system. It turns the mobile device into a controller for managing the content on your Roku media player. To program the mobile as a Roku controller, on should install this Roku app on it and then pair it with the Roku streaming box. One should open that Roku app to view the discovered devices around it and then select their Roku box from that list to control its operations using that mobile. But in many cases, people are unable to find their device name in the list of discovery devices due to which they can’t enjoy this feature with their Roku app. Thus if you also face the same issue, then just go through the following steps to overcome the problem:

  1. Make sure your Roku box and the mobile device are not using the same WiFi network. So go through the wireless settings for both the devices and if you found that both are using the same network, then move any one of those to another internet network.
  2. Check if the Roku device is using a public IP address. If yes then it could be the problem as the Roku device should be programmed to use a Private IP address that falls within the range of 10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255, 172.16.0.0 to 172.32.255.255, or 192.68.0.0 to 192.168.255.255.
  3. You can check the IP address by opening the Settings menu and then clicking on the option for Network settings of your Roku set top box. The problem of public IP occurs if a router is not configured to your home network. You can contact your internet provider or the person who can help you in managing your network settings to the appropriate one.
  4. If you find that your Roku has the AP isolation enabled with it, then immediately turn off the settings for it. Make sure that the mobile device is not using your VPN as the VPN applications route for managing all traffic as it might lead to the hiding of your Roku box due to which you are not able to see it in the list of discovery devices. It might resolve the issue, but in case the issue is not resolved try using another step for it.
  5. Open the discovery screen and tap on the option to “Connect Manually.” Now type in the IP address for your Roku streaming box. If you don’t know the IP address for your Roku, then open the “Settings” menu and click on “Network” to view the IP address.
  6. Try to restart your Roku mobile application: If you are using it on an iOS device, then double click on the home key and drag out the Roku app to close it. Once the app is closed, click on it to reopen the Roku app. If case you are using the app on an Android device then view the recent applications and swipe it to close the Roku app and after that try to reopen it.

It might resolve the issue and would show up your Roku in the list of discovered device. So you can quickly add it from there to control your Roku streaming device. For help visit www Roku Com Support and get the best guidance for solving all the Roku issues.

Why your Roku streaming device is not appearing on the Roku mobile app?

The Roku app is available for free on IOS and Android devices. With this app installed in your smartphone, you can turn your device into a control center for controlling the Roku streaming device or TV. The very first step to use mobile as a controlling device is select a device from the list of devices appearing on discovery screen.

If you don’t find your device in the list, then you won’t be able to connect to it. To fix this issue, you need to troubleshoot the problem at the earliest. Before this you must diagnose the problem then only you will be able to fix it.

What do you need to check first?

Before exploring further, you must check the network connection. It must be enabled on your Roku device.

  • Press the Home button from the remote.
  • Go to ‘Settings’> ‘System’ and finally on ‘Advanced system settings’.
  • Tap ‘External control’ and then on ‘Network access’.
  • You must check that mobile app is enabled by default.

What else can prevent Roku device from appearing under device screen on App?

If you find that the connection is Ok but the device is still not appearing under the device list in the Roku app, then it may be due to below-mentioned reasons:

  • Both the devices should be connected to the same network for proper communication.
  • Your Roku device is using the public IP address: Your Roku must be connected to the private network within one of the ranges: You can check the IP address of your Roku from the settings>Network> about.  If the address assigned is Public, you must change it to Private. This is common if the router is not available on your connection. Contact your ISP for the issue and get the router installed on your network.
  • Mobile is connected to the VPN: VPN stands for Virtual private network. It is commonly used to connect to the work network when you are actually at home. Check that your mobile device should not be connected to the work network when you are using Roku mobile app. Since some VPN’s keep on preventing the Roku device from appearing on the app screen.
  • AP isolation of your network is enabled: Access point isolation bars devices from communicating over the Wi-Fi networks. For this, you can read the guided manuals of your Router and check how you can disable the settings of your router.

After implementing the above steps, if you still don’t find the device on the app screen, then follow the below-mentioned tricks. It may solve your problem. In case of further support, you can contact Roku com support.

  1. Connect Roku device manually: To connect the device manually, you need to click on ‘Connect manually’ option and enter the IP address of your Roku with the help of Remote. You can check the IP address from the Network settings inside the ‘About’ menu.
  2. Restart your Roku: To restart the Roku, simply disconnect it from the power supply and connect it again after 20 seconds.
  3. Restart the Roku mobile app: To restart app on iOS or Android systems, you have to follow the below mentioned steps.

On iOS device, double tap home button and swipe the Roku app to left or right to force close it. After it gets closed, click on the Roku app icon to launch it again.

From an Android device, click the ‘recent’ button and swipe the Roku app to force close it. Now, launch the app again from the home screen.

 

Here’s the List of New Roku Channels That Are Essential In 2018

Roku keeps on updating its hardware and software so as to keep their existing and new customers happy. Roku in its latest update has released a new lineup of Roku channels which will serve your purpose in one way or other. The Company has come up with 999 new channels on its Roku store. Now, you might be curious to know about these channels? Ok, we are going to share information about these channel with you. You can subscribe to any channel out of it according to your preference.

Free channels list

  • Comet TV: With this channel, you can watch your favorite classic shows like Stargate Atlantis and many more. This channel is available for free on Roku store.
  • Movies Anywhere: If you are fond of watching new and old movies, then you can watch top quality movies through this platform. There is no need to download Amazon video, Google play or any other service for this purpose.
  • Twitter: This is the best channel to watch live news, videos, and sports from your location.
  • The Roku channel: If you want to get access to thousands of movies available online, then Roku channel is the best option for you. There are no subscription charges for this channel. You can join it for free.
  • Cowboys now: This channel is meant for watching the interviews and documentaries of your favorite player. Apart from this, you can watch highlights of games played by America’s Team.
  • Nosey: If you love to watch episodes of favorite shows like Match game, Povich, American Gladiators, Date or Jerry, then this channel is best for you.
  • VRV: This channel is meant for animated videos. If you like to enjoy animated, horror and Sci-fi movies, then subscribe to this channel from your Roku store. You can watch content from a famous channel like Funimation, Cartoon hangover with it.
  • Journy: This channel provides information related to culture and tourism of every place. If you are going for vacation, then you can check this channel.

Live TV services:

  • DIRECTV now: This service can be subscribed by just paying $35 a month. If you want to check its service, then you can opt for 7 days free trial prior to subscription.
  • Hulu with Live TV: With Hulu live service, you have the option to view content from more than 50 channels of different genres. Moreover, there is premium pack available in this service in which you will be able to watch ad-free content.
  • Philo: Its subscription starts from $16 a month. This service mainly deals with lifestyle and knowledge programs. If you are concerned of about your health, then this service is best preferred for you.

Authenticated (Cable or satellite subscription)

  • Disney Now: You can watch Disney Junior, Disney XD and Disney normal with this service plan. So, pay for a single platform and enjoy a complete range of services under a single platform.
  • GSN now: If you love to watch games, then this channel is best preferred for you. You can watch and play games of your choice on this service.
  • Xfinity TV app: This app is made for watching shows and movies of your choice. A proper guide and instructions are given on the page. You can take help from there and subscribe to service accordingly.

Pay per view subscriptions:

  1. Redbox: In order to watch PPVs, you can subscribe to Redbox. This service allows you to watch a number of shows on rental basis or if you want, you can buy those straightaway.
  2. Boomerang: If you love to watch cartoons like Scooby Doo, Tom, and Jerry, then pay $5 a month for this service.

A Step By Step Guide To Add Non-Certified Channel To Roku Player And How To Use To Its Full Potential

There are certain dedicated codes that provide you with access to add Non-certified channels on Roku player. The dedicated code comprises of alphabets and numbers. This code is available with the channel developer itself. If we talk in general, then these channels are not available directly on Roku channel store but you have to search and download it from third-party providers. Watching of such channels on Roku player is at the sole responsibility of users.

What’s the use of Roku non-certified channels?

The developer when develops the channel, he first launches its beta version that is accessible by limited users only. If he finds success or the channel is reported OK by the Roku team, then he publishes all over the platform from where every user can enjoy it.

Why Non-certified channels remained blocked for some users?

If the channel is not fulfilling the rules and regulations of the company, then the company may block that channel from the user viewing list. After this, the user can’t watch the channel by any means.

How to find out whether the Non-certified channel is abiding by the rules and policies of Roku or not?

When a new channel is added to the Roku platform it is checked only after publication. If Roku finds that the channel is infringing the copyrights, policies, and rules of the company, then it may stop its distribution in the public until or unless the changes are not done. Once the channel complies with the rules and copyright policies, it will make available for the normal public. You can ask further questions and queries related to it from the Roku support team.

How to add Non-certified channels?

Follow the steps mentioned below to add Non-certified channels on the player:

  • Open Roku.com from computer or phone.
  • Login to account by entering the valid credentials.
  • Go to ‘Manage account’ section and add a channel with the help of code.
  • Enter the code that you have received from the developer.
  • Check for any warning message if appearing on the screen.

The channel once added to the list will not appear immediately. It will take 2-3 days to get added. You will find the same on the Roku com page. If you want to perform the update for the system, then go to ‘Settings’ followed by ‘System update’.

After downloading and installing the channel, it will start appearing on the home screen from where you can easily open and start watching the content. The recently added channel will appear at the bottom of the page. If you want to move up, then drag and drop at a particular location. If you find any problem in moving the channel, you can click on ‘How to move the channel’.

How to get a refund for Non-certified channels subscribed on the device?

As far as Non-certified channels are concerned, Roku doesn’t sell subscriptions for it. If someone asks you to subscribe to the channel, then you can confirm it from Roku support. They will let you know each and everything and will confirm subscription if any for your Non-certified channel.

We hope the information provided by us on this page will be proven helpful for you and you will be able to understand ‘What Non-certified channels actually are’?

Are You Not Being Able To Link And Activate Your Roku Media Player?

Are you not being able to link or activate your newly purchased Roku media player on Roku com activate link? If yes, then there is a need to check the steps you are performing for activating the same. Sometimes, you may keep on adding the code at the wrong link or the Roku account is not created. If you have a Roku account, then only you will be able to link and activate the Roku device. In your Roku account, you will find your personal details like Name, Phone number, email ID and details of Roku player added to it. You can check the list of configured devices from Roku account.

The steps required to activate the media player can also be checked online from the Roku support page. If you want to activate it on your own, then follow the steps as it is as given on the screen. The Roku activation is done free of charge. It is necessary to log in to the Roku account while activating the device and linking to account. If you have not registered yourself on Roku account link, then create an account first and confirm the same from your mail address.

To start with the activation process, open the Roku comlink on your computer browser and enter the code on your device given on the browser screen. This will be a 4 digit code comprises of numeric and alphanumeric characters.

Finding Error while entering the code on the link

If in case, you are getting an error message while attempting to enter the code on the link, then sit back and relax. You need to enter the code again and check if all the characters entered by you are correct or not. If the passcode is correct and you are still facing any problem, then check the network connection. Any problem with the network connection may prevent you linking your media player.

  • Open ‘Roku’ settings and click on ‘X’ button from Roku remote. You will be taken to the screen where you have to enter the code.
  • Now, generate the new code and enter before it gets expired.

My code activation screen stuck in between

If your code activation screen stuck in between, then wait for a while as the activation process may take some minutes for configuration. You can check the progress bar from the activation screen. If you still find the same problem, then you can contact Roku support and talk to experts.

Check the steps. You must ensure that all the steps are properly implemented. If you skip any step, then this may lead to a problem. You will not be able to watch any channel until your device gets activated.

If you find Error 001 or ‘Not connected’ message on the linking or activation screen, then it means there is some problem with the internet connection. It might be slow, broken or totally dumb. If you are not getting the signal strength at all, then you must contact your internet service provider or switch to another mode of the network if available. Check whether the device or smartphone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network or not because here, your network will act as a medium of interfacing between Roku and smartphone.

How to Troubleshoot Different Issues on Roku 3 Media Player?

Roku 3 model is a media streaming model, which provides you an access to online videos and movies from your favorite channels. In case, you are getting problems in watching TV shows or any other content, then you can follow the below-mentioned tricks.

  1. No Wi-Fi connectivity: If there is a problem connecting Roku to the network, then the following things can be a possible reason behind it.
  • Incorrect login information: Information entered by you to login to the home Wi-Fi network is incorrect or the username is not known to you. To fix this issue, you need to confirm your username and password first, then enter in the field.
  • Wi-Fi out of range: This problem generally arises, when there are too many hindrances in-between router and the Roku device. We recommend you to place the router in open so that the signal doesn’t get affected by the walls, buildings or windows. If there is an antenna available for the Router hardware, then change its orientation to get the maximum signal strength at your location. This will definitely help you in fixing the network coverage problem.
  • Rebooting is required: If the above-mentioned steps don’t solve your glitch, then you can perform rebooting function on your devices. Power cycle your network device and Roku by disconnecting it from the power supply. Connect both the devices again to the supply after a gap of 5 seconds. Check if the problem is resolved or not.
  • Wrong IP address: Check the IP address of your router. If there is a need to change it, then go to ‘Settings’ from the router manufacturer page.
  1. Low video quality: Following things may oppose you to watch high-quality content from your Roku device.
  • Weak connection between Roku 3 and router: If there is a weak connection between Roku 3 and Router, then you will find a quality issue on video streaming. It is recommended to place Roku3 away from the devices which emit electromagnetic radiations.
  • The speed of internet connection: The speed of internet connection should be 3 Mbps minimum for seamless streaming of videos. Yes, if you want to watch high-quality videos, then 10 Mbps is required.
  1. Remote not working: The permanent steps to fix the remote responding problem are:
  • Replace the batteries: This is the first step to troubleshoot remote related problem. Replace old batteries and check if the new batteries have started working or not. You can check this by noticing the LED light glowing on the top of it. If the problem still continues, then go to next troubleshooting step.
  • Pairing problem: Pairing of remote with Roku device is required to control all the functions from it. To start pairing, click the purple button on the remote and hold it for 3 seconds. A dialog box will then appear on the screen. Read on-screen instructions carefully.
  • Restart Roku and remote: To restart Roku remote, you need to remove the batteries from the back compartment and re-insert them. In the same way, restart Roku by disconnecting it from the power supply and connect it back to the source after 5 seconds.
  • Clear Remote: To clear the remote, firstly remove the batteries from the remote compartment and insert them back. After inserting the batteries, click on pairing button. You will find this button in the center. Click A, B button together. An LED will start flashing on the remote depicting the device is properly paired.