How to create a Roku account using the website or mobile app

You can create a Roku account when you set up your device, or using the website and mobile app.

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You can create a Roku account when you set up your device, or using the website and mobile app.
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  • It’s easy to create a Roku account on the Roku website or using the Roku mobile app.
  • You’ll also be prompted to create a Roku account when you set up a Roku device or start watching The Roku Channel.
  • You need a free Roku account to use a Roku device or to watch the Roku Channel on your smart TV, phone, or computer.
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You’ll need a Roku account in order to use your Roku media player or watch free content on the Roku Channel, which is available on Samsung smart TVs and online.

Setting up a Roku account is free and easy to do. In fact, it’s built into the guided setup for configuring your Roku device.

And if you open The Roku Channel on a Samsung TV or in a web browser, you’ll be offered an opportunity to create an account.

If you prefer, you can visit the Roku website and create an account, or install the mobile app and create an account. Here’s how to do both.

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How to create a Roku account in a web browser

1. Go to the Roku website.

2. Click “Sign in” in the upper right corner of the web page.

Use the Sign in link to start creating an account.

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Use the Sign in link to start creating an account.
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3. On the right side of the page, click “Create account.”

If you don't already have an account, press the

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If you don’t already have an account, press the “Create account” button and then fill in your details.
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4. Complete the account form by entering your name, email, setting up a password, and so on. After you click “Continue,” you’ll have a Roku account which you can use with a new Roku device or to sign into the free Roku Channel.

How to create a Roku account using the mobile app

1. Install the Roku app on your iPhone or Android device.

2. Start the Roku app.

3. Tap “More” in the lower right corner of the screen.

The More menu is where you can go to sign in or create an account.

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The More menu is where you can go to sign in or create an account.
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4. Tap “Sign in” and then, at the bottom of the screen, tap “Create a free account.”

Tap sign in, and then on the next page, create your account.

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Tap sign in, and then on the next page, create your account.
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5. Enter your information and then tap “Submit” to create the account.

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