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Enjoy over 1,000 entertainment channels with the Roku 3 Streaming Media Player. This new, fully loaded Roku streaming player is the fastest, most powerful streaming experience Roku has ever produced. With all new features including 1-stop search and an amazing remote with a built-in headphone jack for private viewing, the Roku HD streaming player puts a world of entertainment at your fingertips. Included is a free app for iOS and Android devices that lets you browse and add channels or play phone content on your HDTV. Centralize all your streaming subscriptions on this device that supports Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, VUDU, Pandora and much more. Compatible with virtually any HDTV and with a motion control remote for games, you can turn your living room into a complete entertainment hub with this Roku 3 Streaming Media Player.
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Questions & Answers for Roku Roku 3 Streaming Player

Question

is this wireless

my tv is in one room cable modem in another
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Ron
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Actiontec has a POWERLINE NETWORK ADAPTER available at BestBuy will make it wireless and is easy to install.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
sat101
answer 2
yes you can connect to a wireless network. The only wires that are required are the power cable and the hdmi cable to the tv
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
BritterBoi
answer 3
Yes, all the Roku Streaming devices are wireless. The Roku 3 and the Roku 2 XS are the only ones that have an actual ethernet port, but all of them including the 3 are wireless. Don't think you can get the Roku 2 XS anymore though.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
blaine001
Question

Do you have to pay a separate fee for a netflix or HBO GO subscription

asked 6 months ago
By
Lalit
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Netflix and HBOgo require paid subscriptions.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Just to keep these answers up to date, Netflix just increased their basic streaming account by $1 to $8.99 per month. Existing subscribers are grandfathered in at the old rate for 2 years. Amazon went up $20 per year to $99 with one year grandfathered at the old rate.
answered 6 months ago
By
DV123
answer 3
Yes you need to pay for Netflix. HBO would be paid thru your cable provider.
answered 6 months ago
By
BocaBobby
answer 4
You have to pay a separate fee for Netflix. HBO Go in only available if you have HBO On Demand through your TV provider.
answered 6 months ago
By
Rons03ulra
answer 5
Yes, Netflix is 7.99 a month but well worth it.
answered 6 months ago
By
Pennyjr
answer 6
The other answers about Netflix are correct. If you already have an account you use the existing account and do not need another separate account. If you do not have a Netflix streaming account already you'd have to sign up. I'd do that now because a price increase is said to be looming. When the increase hits existing customers will be "grandfathered in" at the old price for a "generous" period of time. Perhaps this period will be 2 years. So I'd do it soon.

HBO-GO is FREE! You don't have to pay for it. But there are two catches to getting it to work on a Roku. Catch 1, you must be an HBO cable subscriber. Catch 2, your cable provider must "authorize" HBO-GO streaming via a Roku. Some cable companies offer "HBO ON DEMAND" through their set top boxes and feel you don't "need" HBO-GO streaming capability. The cable company here did NOT authorize streaming HBO-GO via Roku up until recently when they began authorizing it. The list of cable providers that currently support streaming HBO-GO via Roku if you subscribe to HBO through their cable service can be seen at the following link: (You'll have to copy and paste the link.)

http://support.roku.com/entries/20589756-Does-my-television-provider-offer-HBO-GO-on-Roku-devices-
answered 6 months ago
By
DV123
answer 7
for Netflix its $7.99 a month
answered 6 months ago
By
Leany24
answer 8
Yes, if you already have a Netflix account, you can use that one but you have to set up accounts to use Netflix or other services. It's still cheaper than cable!
answered 6 months ago
By
Shananonaile
Question

can I use multiple Roku's

Do my subscriptions that are on my other tv (has roku also) work on another Roku on another tv????
asked 9 months ago
By
PL
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you can play subscriptions on both devices by syncing the apps.
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
yes, I also have two and hulu and netflix work on both my roku 2 oand roku 3
answered 7 months ago
By
reds523
answer 3
Yes
answered 7 months ago
By
Twirlwind
answer 4
We have 2 (soon to be 3) and they work flawlessly together. One is in the living room the others in the bedroom. At the same time you can still pick up where you left off on your mobile device on channels like Neflix/Hulu Plus.
answered 9 months ago
By
took5triestopickanickname
answer 5
yes but you have to set it up. It's not automatic.
answered 9 months ago
By
tdig
answer 6
Yes. But I think with the 7.99 netflix you can only stream to 2 devices at once unless you upgrade to a family package, but that is just netflix.
answered 9 months ago
By
rightandknowit
answer 7
Hi PL,

Yes. No problem with a second Roku here at all. In fact installing a second Roku is far faster than doing the first one. Connect it to the HDTV, to electricity and boot it up. Once it connects to the Internet it will throw up a code on your screen like "BRLFQM1" or something like that. Log into your Roku account and enter the code displayed to add the new device to your already existing Roku account. Once you do that the player will download the latest firmware update PLUS INSTALL EVERY CHANNEL PRESENT ON YOUR OTHER ROKU!

Once it finishes up installing everything, which takes a minute or less. it will pretty much mirror the other one. You'll need to go to each subscription channel on the new device and enter your user name and password for that service which takes another two minutes maybe. Then you are done. Way faster than the first time.

TIP: Most people have channels loaded on their Roku they NEVER watch and don't like much. It is probably a good idea to go through your channel list and delete unwanted or no longer used channels before installing the new Roku. If you don't delete undesired channels first on your existing Roku then you'll have to delete unused channels TWICE. Unused channels are just sucking up memory which can slow down your Roku and make it seem sluggish. To delete a channel highlight it and press the STAR button on the remote and then select "DELETE CHANNEL." It will ask again to make sure and then confirm deletion. The channel will be taken off your account at the next unit update so it won't be installed on the new Roku unit. Just thought I'd offer that advice because I had to delete some unused channels twice.
answered 9 months ago
By
DV123
Question

can i get espn

asked 9 months ago
By
ant
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
7 answers
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answer 1
There is an ESPN channel for the Roku.
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
check out
http://mkvxstream.blogspot.com/2013/03/roku-private-channels-2013-roku-channel.html
answered 7 months ago
By
reds523
answer 3
Go to www.roku.com to see what is available
answered 7 months ago
By
Twirlwind
answer 4
ESPN has a channel. You can view prerecorded shows, etc. I just did a quick look at the channel and it seemed to list various shows on ESPN you could watch. I didn't see any specific games, etc but I didn't spend much time looking around.
answered 9 months ago
By
took5triestopickanickname
answer 5
yes if you subscribe to ESPN
answered 9 months ago
By
tdig
answer 6
Yes, the Roku is an amazing tool with endless apps which you can add.
answered 9 months ago
By
Sirkirkland
answer 7
Hi Ant, There is a channel called "WATCH ESPN" on Roku. I copied the following info from the channel page for Watch ESPN at ROKUGUIDE.COM which is my go to information source on all Roku channels. Pay attention to the service provider list in the following quote as not all cable/sat providers support or allow Roku streaming of the Watch ESPN channel!

"WatchESPN offers free clips and live sports broadcasts - but the live broadcasts are available only to those who already subscribe to a cable TV package that includes ESPN. Short video clips are available in the categories of Latest News, Must See Moments, and ESPN Originals. You can also browse content by channel: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN U, ESPN News, and ESPN Deportes.

Live broadcasts depend, of course, on whatever games are being played when you tune in, but you'll also have live access to ESPN's flagship program, SportsCenter, and other programs such as College GameDay.

The following cable TV networks currently (Nov. 12, 2013) allow their subscribers to access WatchESPN over their Roku devices (participating providers may change - check the channel on your Roku device for a current list):

AT&T U-verse® TV
Bright House Networks
Cablevision’s Optimum TV
Charter
Comcast Xfinity
Cox
Google Fiber
Midcontinent Communications
Optimum
Time Warner Cable
Verizon FiOS TV

Noticeable absent at launch were DirecTV and Dish.

To access live programming, load the WatchESPN channel on your Roku and select a live event. You will be provided with a code and asked to visit http://es.pn/roku on a computer or mobile device. On that website, enter the activitation code shown on your Roku-connected TV. (If you're told that the code is invalid, return to your Roku and select the option for a new code.) After entering a valid code, you will be redirected to your cable TV provider's website, where you will have to login. After successfully logging in, your Roku will automatically update to give you access to live broadcasts."

I find Roku's weakest point is free pro sports. In fact it isn't just weak it is non-existent. Totally not there. Sports is a business and there are no free lunches. While you can subscribe to the league game subscriptions for NBA, NHL and MLB there is no NFL whatsoever and no live NCAA football at all at any price. If you are buying a Roku, or any streaming device for that matter, and expecting a bonanza of free professional sports then you are going to be disappointed. On the other hand there is no better streaming platform with more channels than a Roku and it excels at HD On Demand viewing of films and tv series...but again that is not free either.
answered 9 months ago
By
DV123
Question

Can I get access to television networks of different countries?

asked 9 months ago
By
Serge
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes you can, for a complete channel guide go to Rokuguide.com
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes, you can though some will require a subscription. I have Acorn TV which is British programming and it is only 5$ a month.
answered 6 months ago
By
Jennaleigh7
answer 3
Yes
answered 7 months ago
By
Twirlwind
answer 4
You probably can but you might have to pay a small fee. I would try the Roku website to check for sure. It was pretty helpful and easy to navigate.
answered 9 months ago
By
Alejas
answer 5
NO
answered 9 months ago
By
SeaChelle206
answer 6
Not as much as it used to, in the US they shut down the streaming version of Aljazeera and that bothered me because it was the only streaming network real time available. There are a lot of other channels that I don't really look at.
answered 9 months ago
By
tdig
answer 7
Yes, there is a selection for foreign stations - but there is an additional charge.
answered 9 months ago
By
locumpa
Question

can you set it up with a password?

asked 9 months ago
By
dan
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Roku 3 Streaming Player does have a parental control function that enables password protection of specific controls.
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
You can set it up so that any of the pay-per-view style on demand sites like VUDU and Amazon Prime, etc, use a password or code. There are also parental control settings, as well.
answered 6 months ago
By
Jennaleigh7
answer 3
Yes
answered 7 months ago
By
Twirlwind
answer 4
Yes
answered 9 months ago
By
RdnkCO
answer 5
Yes there is a password protect feature.
answered 9 months ago
By
SeaChelle206
answer 6
Yes, you setup your Roku Account with a password.
answered 9 months ago
By
RedHeadedGramMa
answer 7
Yes
answered 9 months ago
By
Frankie237
Question

Do I need to have an internet connection to use this (e.g. Comcast, Verizon, etc.) for Netflix, TV Channels, etc.

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
retiredone
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Mojah
answer 2
yes, as Netflix,Hulu, Hulu plus,etc. are all via the internet.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
sat101
answer 3
Yes you will need internet.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
chronoboy
answer 4
Yes. ROKU 3 is precisely an internet data streaming device. The best at this time.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
MrCheapOrQuality
answer 5
yes you do need an internet connection
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Redshned
answer 6
Yes. All the programming comes from the internet. The ROKU 3 model and the Roku 2 XS, which the ROKU 3 is replacing in the lineup, will connect hardwired or via wi-fi. All the other ROKU 2 models (LT, HD, XD) require Wi-Fi and do not have a jack for a hardwired connection. If a laptop computer works with your Wi-Fi then a Roku should as well. One VERY important note about the Roku 3 model is that it ONLY WORKS WITH A TV THAT HAS AN HDMI INPUT. The Roku 2 models work with both HDMI and component video inputs commonly found on older TV's. Most TV's now have HDMI but if you have an older set that does not have an HDMI input then do not buy the ROKU 3. For a TV that does not have an HDMI input you should buy a ROKU 2 instead.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
DV123
Question

do i need a computer for this to work

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
moe
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, but you do need active internet service and an active Wifi signal.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
rhfaber
answer 2
no
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
sat101
answer 3
No you do not. Just a Wirelss or wired router.although you will need something that has internet access to enable some of the channels.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
chronoboy
answer 4
Only to set up your account but you have to have wifi.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
alchemist7
answer 5
Not for the Roku itself to work, no. But you will be asked to register the Roku online at some point, and you'll have to authorize some subscription channels like Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Instant. These authorizations can be done on a tablet or smartphone, though.

However, many people have encountered problems with media compatibility on the Roku 3 using the USB slot. Plex Media Server is a perfect solution for this. But in order for you to use Plex, you must turn your desktop or laptop into a broadcast server. Using any kind of media server would be the only reason I can think of when you'd need to use a computer with this.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
slcrum
answer 6
You only need to use a computer to setup your Roku account and accounts with certain premium program providers. Once your Roku is all setup you don't need to start up a computer to make it work. The ROKU gets it's programming directly from your internet service. If you don't have internet service it will NOT work. Additionally most ROKU models require WI-FI connectivity. If you use a laptop to connect wirelessly to the internet then you have a Wi-Fi router. The ROKU 3 model also has an Ethernet jack so you can hardwire it to a non-wireless/non-Wi-Fi router using an Ethernet cable, however a wireless connection is far more convenient and there is no real advantage to using a wired connection if Wi-Fi is available.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
DV123
Question

do i need an antana?

do i need an antenia for this roku box?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
bernie
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No just an HDMI cable for the TV and wired or wireless highspeed internet connection.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Mojah
answer 2
No, but you do need an active Wifi connection
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
rhfaber
answer 3
All you need is the internet and a router.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
sat101
answer 4
No antenna needed.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
alchemist7
answer 5
This is an INTERNET STREAMING PLAYER. It connects to the INTERNET. It has built in Wi-Fi and connects to your wireless router. The Roku 2 XS and the Roku 3 have an Ethernet jack to connect a hardwired internet connection in addition to the Wi-Fi option.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
DV123
answer 6
No, but you do need a high-speed Internet connection.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
slcrum
Question

I have a smart TV that is on an antenna. Can I use a Roku box with this TV?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Marvi
on Roku 3 Streaming Player
6 answers
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answer 1
I suppose you could, but, if you have a smart tv, with apps of it's own... why would you need a ROKU?
answered 1 year ago
By
justice13
answer 2
It works on a separate HDMI input. As long as you have internet connection in your home you can use it. If you don't have wireless. I suggest getting a router it makes it really convenient.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Mojah
answer 3
Absolutely. That is what I have, HD antenna ($60) for free TV, and Roku to stream my Netflix, Amazon Prime, Vudu collection and some other streaming channels.

Monthly cost for Netflix and Hulu under $20. Amazon Prime I consider free since I save so much on shipping purchases that the video I don't have to pay for.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
rhfaber
answer 4
You must have an HDMI input. Roku 3 ONLY has an HDMI output. You TV probably has an HDMI input socket. It would worthwhile.

If you do not have an HDMI socket on your TV, buy a Roku 2 that has RCA plugs and maybe an S-video plug.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MrCheapOrQuality
answer 5
yes, I do that. They use different inputs so you have no conflicts.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
sat101
answer 6
Yes, so long as you have an available HDMI input and internet of 1.5MBPS or better a Roku 3 will work. The Roku 3 will also connect to the internet via hardwired Ethernet connection or Wi-Fi, but really Wi-Fi is far more convenient. The faster the internet service the better. If you do not have Wi-Fi available you can hardwire the Roku 3 or a legacy model Roku 2 XS as those are the only 2 models with an Ethernet jack.

All Roku 2 models have both HDMI out and Component Video outputs. The Roku 3 has HDMI out ONLY. Only the component video cable is included with Roku 2 models. If you have an HDTV you'll also need an HDMI cable which is not included with any Roku as the component video input on a Roku 2 is low definition.

A Roku will augment your local antenna channels nicely and open up channel options you don't have on a typical smart HDTV as many are Roku exclusives. Whether or not those additional channels are of enough value to justify purchasing a ROKU is a question only you can answer. I have at least 200 channels installed on my Roku but watch the same 4 channels at least 95% of the time. Netflix, Amazon for free Amazon Prime Member videos, Movie Vault and Pub-D-Hub are my most watched and I use the Weather Underground screensaver to check the weather when first turning on the TV. Sometimes I put on one of the music channels for background or listen to a talk radio program. There are dozens of free music and radio audio channels.

Yes there are 750+ channels on Roku, but how many of those you find of value will vary from user to user. If you don't like religious channels that knocks at least 150 channels out right there. At least 3 to 5 religious channels come online every week it seems. HOWEVER some of them are not all 100% religion. For example FAMILY TV and VICTORY TELEVISION are listed in the RELIGIOUS category yet both have a good mix of all types of shows free with no commercials. FAMILY TV has a hilarious redneck type outdoor show that is a low rent "Duck Dynasty" type show that to me is a hoot for a quick view now and then. Victory Television has a great KIDS programming category and if Roku lacks anything, it is good free channels for children. Roku is full of hidden gems like these two channels but it takes time to plunder around and find them and most will never find those two channels as they are listed in the Religion category. Both are good finds.

Two sources for available ROKU channels are ROKU DOT COM and an independent site called ROKU GUIDE DOT COM which not only lists the channels but also has reviews for each channel plus details any associated fees. Most Roku channels are free but some are not. Some channels you'd expect to be good like the SY FY and Disney Roku channels are worthless while there are some unexpected keepers like VANGUARD CINEMA and TED which I never heard of before getting my Roku. Your mileage may vary on whether or not you like those channels. Most of the free movie and tv channels are ad supported, so don't be surprised when commercials precede and break into the show on the free shows.

ROKU GUIDE DOT COM also lists some PRIVATE CHANNELS not listed in the ROKU Channel Store. Don't skip looking at the Private Channel list, some of them are good finds. Private Channels often are new channels in the beta testing phase that eventually will be Public Channels in the Roku Channel Store. Private Channels I'm using right now are 360 MUSIC TELEVISION (beta testing and really cool), Nowhere TV, BBC World News, The Inferno Radio, What's On, Topic: UFO and Weather Graphics among others. By the time you read this all these may be public channels listed in the Channel Store.

Channels are added often! Subscribing to Roku Guide Dot Com's newsletter which is free is a good idea for Roku users. It comes out every weekend listing all the newly added channels. I look forward to it every week.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
DV123
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