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.

What To Do If Your Roku Express Is Not Turning On?

Most of the Roku streaming players require constant power supply through adapters that come with the packing.  Alternatively, some players like Roku express, stick, and Roku Express+ can even power on with USB cable

You will find a white light on the front of your Roku express player which indicates whether your device is turned on or not. If you find that this light doesn’t turn on, then instead of searching for a solution, you can read the below-mentioned steps. This guide is for all those who are facing problem in turning on Roku Express model. If you are unable to watch videos, then you can follow the same steps.

If you have connected your Roku Express to the wall socket and getting the problem in turning it on, then the steps are mentioned here as under:

  1. Use the original power adapter: You are suggested to use the original power adapter that is included in the packing.
  • If you are using an adapter of another Roku player which your family member has owned, then you may get this turning on problem.
  1. Attach the adapter properly: Unplug the power adapter from the power source and firmly connect it again to the power socket and to the Roku express.
  2. Try different power socket: There are chances that the power outlet you are using may be faulty. So, you must try connecting it to a different Another thing you can do is try connecting another electronic gadget to the same power outlet. If it turns on, then there is some problem with the Roku adapter. If your Roku has a power strip, then first remove it and then connect it to the power outlet.
  3. Check the light: Check the light if it is working or not. If you are still not being able to watch videos, then click on ‘Help’ link from Roku support page.
  4. Try USB port of your TV: Your Roku express supports USB power, so you can try connecting the player to the USB port of TV for powering it on.

If your Roku express still not turn on, then there is definitely a problem with power supply. You can go to nearby Roku store and get your power adapter checked from there. If your product is under warranty, then they will replace the adapter free of cost.

If you have connected the Roku express to the USB port on the TV, then the steps to troubleshoot the problem are:

  1. Use the USB cable which comes with the Roku player: You must ensure that you are using a standard USB cable for connecting the Roku to the TV. Use of spurious quality of cable may put you in trouble.
  2. Connect the USB cable firmly to the TV and the power connector on your Roku express.
  3. Try different port: If your TV includes more than one USB port, then try connecting the player to the different port. You can check if it is working or not. If there is insufficient power drawn at the USB port, then the videos will not start playing. You will get a warning message on a screen.
  4. Try using your Roku express on different TV: If possible, connect your Roku express to a different TV and check if the problem is solved or not.

What To Do If You Don’t Find Video On TV Screen?

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Today, we are going to publish a post for all those who are getting the problem in watching video on the TV screen with Roku media streaming player. If you are not getting audio on your TV, then follow the below-mentioned suggestions for your Roku media streaming player.

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What can you do?

You must ensure that your Roku player is connected to the TV. If you have connected the Roku player to TV with AVR, then disconnect it and connect to the TV directly. This will bypass the AVR or soundbar.

First, ensure that TV is turned on and Roku is not in sleep mode. If Roku is in standby mode, then disable it.

Reasons for not being able to see the video on your TV:

  1. Wrong input selected on your TV:

    This is most prevalent and easy mistake made by too many users. If your TV has several input ports on the back of it and you are using different devices to connect to them, then there are chances of getting confused with the port. Select right input that must match with Roku player. Check the input label marked on the back of your TV. It can be in the form HDMI1, HDMI 2, AUX video etc.

  • The method of changing the video output may differ with the model number and name of the company. For more information, you can read the guided manual.
  • Locate button on Remote which says Aux, TV/Video, input, and You will find source names on the screen, select required port.
  • Wait for some seconds to detect TV the right input port.
  • If you find the menu buttons displayed on the screen, then with the help of remote press the right input or select each input alternatively to select the right one. This may take some seconds.
  • If no input gets detected, then you will usually find a message on screen which says, ‘No video’ or no signal detected.
  1. Video cable not connected or faulty cable:

    Check the video cable whether it is properly connected at the back of Roku player or not. If you have used a connector for HDMI cable, then check the connections. For streaming stick users, you need to check the connector connected to the TV.

  • If the cable is faulty, then connect your Roku player with the new cable.
  1. Problem with the TV:

    If there is some problem with the port on which you have connected your Roku device, then change the port. You may get an error message on the screen for this issue.

  • Connect the Roku to the different TV to see if the problem is resolved or not.
  1. If all else fails:

    If all the above-mentioned points don’t solve your problem, then disconnect all cables from the player and reconnect them back to the power supply

If you have connected a Roku to a TV which is capable to play 4K videos on the screen, then check the www Roku Com Support and setup process for Roku streaming media player on Roku official support page. A step wise information will be displayed on the screen.

How To Get Rid Of HDCP Unauthorized Roku Errors In Your HD TV?

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Many people are not aware of the fact that anti-piracy protocols are added into the HDMI cable from the factory. This not just enhances the viewing experience but also prevents piracy. Let us discuss today how to fix HDCP unauthorized Roku errors that could arise in the HDMI cable. Roku is connected to the TV using an HDMI cable, and any issue in the HDMI cable could disrupt the streaming.

Where does HDCP crackdown?

Now we will discuss how the HDMI HDCP works and where it breaks down. The working of HDCP is quite easy to understand. There is one authorizing body that grants licenses to the HDCP based devices. All the HDCP based devices like Xbox, Roku, and Blu-ray players have their individual license and with this, they can communicate with the output device through HDMI cable. Roku has its own license for its services. If the issue of Roku HDCP unauthorized content disabled doesn’t get resolved, then kindly take help from an expert.

The outputting device i: e, TV you can say will display a Hey message and ask you whether you are HDCP enabled or not. If yes then you have to show the license to the compliant device. Although, this whole process happens within a short span of time so you will not able to notice it. When you switch on the Roku device, then it starts communicating with the available HDTV via HDMI HDCP.

Sometimes, when everything is done perfectly by the users and all the things are up to the mark but you are still not able to stream the videos. This failure in streaming the videos is due to the compliance issues. If any of the device within the chain doesn’t comply with the HDCP specifications. The HDCP instructions for Roku media players are available on Roku com link.

Take for example: If you are using an old HDTV at home that does not support HDCP then you cannot watch HDCP contents on it. You will get a blank screen on your TV even if after connecting the Chromecast, Roku or Blu-ray to the TV. In other words, we can say that you will get HDCP Error message on your screen.

So if you are trying to hook-up the old monitor with Roku player to watch high definition contents, then it is impossible. You just need to connect the streaming player with the HDCP supported projector, in order to cast the contents on the big screen.

How to solve HDCP problem

We all know that buying a new TV set only for this thing is not a worth. We cannot overlook our old TV just for the sake of HDCP support. Because if you are going to purchase an HDCP compliant HDTV, then you will have to pay the big amount from your hard earned money. This looks totally absurd. The only way to solve this problem is by purchasing the HDCP supported device like Roku that has its own Roku technical support team in case of any help. Just log onto www support Roku com for any help regarding this HDCP issue.

If your pocket doesn’t allow you to purchase a new TV or gaming console, then there is another best option for you to deal with HDCP Support problem.  You can purchase HDMI splitter that is economical in price and overlook HDCP requests.

We advise you to use 1×2 powered 2 port HDMI splitter. Because there are some HDMI splitters that not even support the HDMI contents although you paid a high price for it. You can go to the official website of Amazon to read the reviews for different models of splitters during purchasing and comparison of two splitters. If you are using a Roku player, then the HDMI supported splitter can be checked from official Amazon link.

To connect the splitter, simply plug the splitter between the display device and the media streaming player. The configurations for connecting the splitter with the Roku device can be checked on Roku com link. Go check those now!

How to Resolve P6 and Purple Screen Error in Roku Devices?

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Having a Roku player at home means that there is nothing else you require to fulfill your entertainment related needs. Roku opens up a new door of entertainment for you, a world, which you have never seen ever before. But, Roku is not a flawless device and can malfunction at times. Those who are using Roku have faced a number of errors in the past, out of which, error P6 is the most common one. Let us discuss ways to fix this error.

There are many self-proclaimed Roku support websites who suggest Roku users perform a factory reset. As we all know that performing a factory reset is going to remove everything that you have added and saved on your Roku device. Every channel, every modification, and settings that you have done would have been lost. But, since you don’t have to do a factory reset, no settings would be lost and all your information is saved. There is no need to go to Roku help and support for any assistance.

If you want to know how to resolve P6 Error, then here are some steps that you will have to follow:

Step 1: I’m assuming that you have turned on your Roku device and you are on the home screen, so you need to press a few buttons in the same order in which I’ll mention them. Here are the buttons: Home 3x, Up 2x, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right. Don’t look at the screen because there will be weird messages. Press the button quickly.

Step 2: Once you press all the buttons, you will have to press ‘OK’, as it will enable the installer, and after that, the device will restart. The next part is to enable the developer mode and when you do so, you will be asked to enter the password. As you don’t know what the password would be, so set a new password. With this, the device will go into the developer mode. Also, the Roku device will reboot.

Step 3: You are again going to see the home screen, and when you do, follow the procedure of ‘Step 1’ because you will have to go to the developer settings screen.

Step 4: Now, press OK to disable the installer. This will also reboot the device and take it out of the developer mode. Now, the Time Warner Cable app is going to work, and your ‘P6 Error’ is now resolved.

Now, there is another issue that people have been facing in Roku device and i.e., ‘Purple Video Screen’. Here is how you can get rid of this issue once and for all, that too, without going to Roku com link.

Step 1: Start with unplugging the power of the Roku player.

Step 2: After that, unplug the HDMI cable from the Roku player.

Step 3: The same thing needs to be done for TV. Plug out the HDMI cable from the back of your television.

Step 4: The next thing would be, unplugging the power cable from the television.

Step 5: Hold on for a minute and then, put the power cable back on the TV and turn the TV on.

Step 6: Connect HDMI cable to Roku as well as the TV.

Step 7: Power up your Roku now. You don’t have to enter any Roku link code like many companies would mention in their troubleshooting process.

The problem of the purple screen is gone, and your Roku device will work normally. If there is any issue, then log onto www support Roku com. They are the ones who will resolve the issue in the best way.

If you think that there is a problem in your Roku account after the whole process that we discussed above, then you can perform Roku account setup again.

How To Use The Roku Enhanced Remote And Voice Search App?

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If you are aware of this thing then it’s well and good if not, then also there is no need to worry. We are talking about Smart search feature which is coming with the Roku remotes here. You can now open the menu and other functions of your Roku with your voice command. You just need a Remote with voice functionality or a voice-based app installed in your Roku setup.

Another point of concern here is that this feature is accessible only from U.S country. If you are living in U.S, then only you will able to enjoy it.

How to get the voice app for Roku player?

To download the app in your Roku app, you need to visit the official play store or iTunes on your Android or iOS-based smartphone. Search for the app and start downloading it. Once the downloading gets completed, install it by reading the on-screen instructions. If you find any problem, you can take support from www Roku com support link.

How do I check whether my Roku remote is voice enhanced or not?

This is another big question which comes to your mind that whether you’re Roku remote supports the voice feature or not. To find it out, you can either check it online from the Roku help link or check the Mic if available on Roku remote or not. If you find the magnifying glass icon on the Roku remote, then it means the remote supports the voice function.

What can you search with voice commands?

You can search all the below mentioned features and functions through your voice.

  • Search for a particular title: If you want to watch the particular show and episode of that particular show, then you can do so with the help of your voice.
  • Search on the basis of actor or director: If you want to watch the latest or upcoming serials or programs of your favorite director, then simply speak the name of the director in the mic. All the results will get displayed on the screen at once. You don’t need to take support from Roku link code.
  • You can search your favorite movies according to the genre as well. Just speak the type of genre you want to enjoy.
  • If you want to swap across the channels, then it will be easy for you through voice search. Just speak the name of the channel. If it doesn’t get receipted, then there is some problem with the Roku account setup. You need to go to account setup page.

Besides this, you can also control the playback mode, broadcasting channel list and smart guide function with your voice. All you need to do is just pick up the remote and place it in front of your mouth.

How to use the Roku enhanced voice remote?

  • Lift the remote in your hand and place the upper part in the up direction.
  • Bring it close to the mouth. The distance between the Mic on the remote and the mouth should be less than six inches.
  • Press the mic button and start speaking.
  • Release the mic button once the voice command is transmitted.

How to troubleshoot the voice recognition issue?

If your voice is not getting recognized by the Roku remote, then it means there is some problem with the speech or the receiver is not receiving the command properly. You can troubleshoot it by calling at Roku support number. The support team will help you in fixing the voice recognition problem.

Solve the Video Playback Function of HBO Go Channel on Roku

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With HBO streaming service on your Roku player, you can watch high-quality contents on your TV. All the contents which are available on the HBO channel can be accessed through the Roku channel. Here the Roku will act as a medium between the TV and the HBO Go channel. To start with the service, you need to do HBO GO activate from the official link.

There are some users who have reported the problem in streaming the videos through HBO on HBO go activate device. If you are the one who is facing such issue, then pay kind attention to this post. Today, you will come to know the troubleshooting steps for fixing the video playback functions on your Roku device. Here, we want to tell you that the quality of your video contents basically depends on the available bandwidth of your network. If you are getting high-speed connection, then you will be able to stream the high-quality contents. To activate the channel on Roku channel feed, you need a high-speed internet. You will then be able to complete HBOGO com activate. If you find any problem in activating the channel on your device, then you can go to ‘HBO activate’ link from the official site.

Now, coming to the main point we are now going to discuss some points through which you can improve the quality of your video contents which are being played through HBO Go.

  1. Inspect the internet speed: This is the basic step for troubleshooting the video playback problem. If the network speed is slow, you may get the video playback error. To check the browsing and downloading speed, you can go to online speed test link. You just enter the details on the page and the speed will be displayed on the screen. Accordingly, you can contact your internet service provider. If everything is OK and you are still getting the problem in streaming, then you can go to HBO support link and call at given number.
  2. Power cycle all the devices connected to the network: First of all unplug the Roku device by removing the cable from the power socket.
  • Disconnect the Modem and then the router.
  • Connect the modem again into the socket and turn it on. Connect the router after this.
  • Switch on the Roku player now.
  • Open the HBO Go app and try playing the contents through it.
  1. Try the additional tips: Besides above-mentioned steps, you can also try the additional tips which we are going to discuss now in this step. Uninstall the HBO app from the Roku network and re-install it from the starting. You are not required to enter the HBO activation code again in the Roku device. If you find any problem, then you can take support from HBO Go help Before installing the Roku channel, you need to check whether Roku player supports HBO Go or not. If the given model doesn’t support the HBO app, then you may find a problem in streaming.
  2. Switch to Ethernet connection: If you are using a Wi-Fi network for connecting to the internet, then you may face the streaming problem because connecting too many devices on the same wireless network effects the network strength. So, it is recommended to try connecting to the Ethernet connection as this will improve the network speed. To connect to the wired network, open the ‘Settings’ of your Roku player with the Roku remote and go to ‘Network’ option. Select ‘Ethernet’ option from there.

In this way, you will be able to fix the video playback problem on your Roku device. If you find any problem, then call us at our given support number.