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Roku TV
User Guide
Version 8.0
For U.S. and Canada
English
Illustrations in this guide are provided for
reference only and may differ from actual
product appearance.
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Product name: Roku TV™
Document name: Roku TV™ User Guide
Document revision: 8.0.2 U.S and Canada, English
Publication date: 5 February, 2018
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Contents
Welcome ......................................................................................................................... 1
The new standard in Smart TVs ................................................................................................................ 1
Get the most out of your new TV .............................................................................................................. 2
Connections and setup .................................................................................................... 5
Connecting an antenna, cable, or satellite box ......................................................................................... 5
Connecting external equipment with a composite AV video cable ........................................................... 6
Connecting external equipment with an HDMI® cable .............................................................................. 6
Connecting headphones or analog sound bar to the TV .......................................................................... 6
Connecting headphones to the Roku Enhanced Voice Remote ............................................................... 7
Connecting an AV receiver or digital sound bar ........................................................................................ 7
Preparing for Internet connectivity ............................................................................................................ 8
AC power ................................................................................................................................................... 9
Roku remote batteries ............................................................................................................................... 9
Roku TV remote ........................................................................................................................................ 9
Panel buttons .......................................................................................................................................... 13
Single button ....................................................................................................................................... 13
Three buttons ...................................................................................................................................... 14
Game-pad style joystick ...................................................................................................................... 14
Four buttons ........................................................................................................................................ 14
Five buttons (with mute) ...................................................................................................................... 15
Five buttons (without mute) ................................................................................................................. 15
Seven buttons ..................................................................................................................................... 16
Guided Setup ................................................................................................................ 17
Starting Guided Setup ............................................................................................................................. 17
Completing Guided Setup ....................................................................................................................... 18
Network connection ............................................................................................................................. 20
Activation ............................................................................................................................................. 24
Connect your devices .......................................................................................................................... 26
Home screen ........................................................................................................................................... 28
Personalize your Home screen ........................................................................................................... 30
Benefits of connecting ................................................................................................... 32
Connecting brings out your TV’s full potential! ........................................................................................ 32
What is streaming?.................................................................................................................................. 33
What if I didn’t connect my TV? .............................................................................................................. 35
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Setting up Antenna TV .................................................................................................. 36
How do I set up the TV tuner? ................................................................................................................ 37
Using your TV ............................................................................................................... 41
Status light ............................................................................................................................................... 41
Standby mode energy savings ................................................................................................................ 42
Opting in to Smart TV experience (U.S. only) ......................................................................................... 42
Disable Smart TV experience ............................................................................................................. 43
Disable Auto Notifications ................................................................................................................... 43
Watching Antenna TV channels .............................................................................................................. 44
Changing channels .............................................................................................................................. 44
Favorite Channels in non-connected mode ........................................................................................ 45
Smart Guide (U.S. only) ...................................................................................................................... 47
Viewing program information............................................................................................................... 49
Adjusting settings while watching a show ........................................................................................... 51
Pausing Live TV ...................................................................................................................................... 51
Requirements ...................................................................................................................................... 51
Enabling Live TV Pause ...................................................................................................................... 52
Using Live TV Pause ........................................................................................................................... 52
Notes about Live TV Pause ................................................................................................................ 53
More Ways to Watch (U.S. only) ............................................................................................................. 54
Using More Ways to Watch ................................................................................................................. 54
Getting the most from More Ways to Watch ....................................................................................... 57
Switching TV inputs ................................................................................................................................. 58
Auto-detecting devices ........................................................................................................................ 58
Adjusting audio/video settings ............................................................................................................. 58
Playing content from USB storage devices ............................................................................................. 58
Auto player launch ............................................................................................................................... 59
Playing content from local network media servers .................................................................................. 59
Using your TV in a hotel or dorm room ................................................................................................... 60
About using your TV on a restricted public network ............................................................................ 60
Getting your Roku TV on line on a restricted public network .............................................................. 61
Roku voice remotes (select models only) ............................................................................................... 63
Re-pairing your Roku voice remote ..................................................................................................... 63
Checking the Roku voice remote battery level .................................................................................... 63
Finding your Roku Enhanced Voice Remote ...................................................................................... 64
Changing and previewing the Enhanced Voice Remote finder sound ................................................ 65
Adjusting TV settings ..................................................................................................... 66
Settings menu ......................................................................................................................................... 66
Options menu .......................................................................................................................................... 67
Options menu settings ......................................................................................................................... 68
Accessibility (U.S. only) ........................................................................................................................... 70
Accessibility menu settings ................................................................................................................. 70
Video description through Secondary Audio Program (SAP) ............................................................. 71
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Advanced audio settings DTS TruSurround (select models only) ....................................................... 72
Advanced audio settings menu options DTS TruSurround .............................................................. 72
Advanced audio settings Sonic Emotion Premium (select models only) ............................................. 73
Advanced audio settings menu options Sonic Emotion Premium ................................................... 74
Sonic Emotion settings ........................................................................................................................ 74
Advanced picture settings ....................................................................................................................... 75
Advanced picture settings menu options ............................................................................................ 75
Expert Picture Settings (4K models only) ............................................................................................... 77
Changing privacy settings ....................................................................................................................... 78
Advertising ........................................................................................................................................... 78
Microphone .......................................................................................................................................... 79
My Feed ........................................................................................................................ 81
Movies Coming Soon .............................................................................................................................. 81
Movies, TV shows, and people ............................................................................................................... 81
Searching for something to watch ................................................................................. 83
How do I search? .................................................................................................................................... 83
Keyboard search using the remote ..................................................................................................... 84
Voice Search from a Roku voice remote ............................................................................................. 84
Searching from the Roku mobile app .................................................................................................. 85
I found a show, now what? ...................................................................................................................... 85
Follow on Roku ........................................................................................................................................ 87
Recent Searches ..................................................................................................................................... 87
Using the Roku Channel Store ...................................................................................... 88
Customizing your TV ..................................................................................................... 90
Add TV inputs .......................................................................................................................................... 90
Add streaming channels .......................................................................................................................... 90
Rename inputs ........................................................................................................................................ 91
Remove unwanted tiles ........................................................................................................................... 92
Rearrange tiles ........................................................................................................................................ 93
Change themes ....................................................................................................................................... 94
Edit Antenna TV channel lineup .............................................................................................................. 94
Change sound effects volume ................................................................................................................. 95
Configure power settings ........................................................................................................................ 96
Power on settings ................................................................................................................................ 96
Auto power savings ............................................................................................................................. 96
Standby LED On/Off ............................................................................................................................ 97
Fast TV start ........................................................................................................................................ 97
Configure accessibility (U.S. only) .......................................................................................................... 97
Captions mode .................................................................................................................................... 97
Captions preferred language ............................................................................................................... 98
Captions style ...................................................................................................................................... 98
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Audio Guide settings ......................................................................................................................... 100
Changing caption settings (Canada only) ............................................................................................. 101
Configuring parental controls ................................................................................................................ 103
Creating a parental control PIN ......................................................................................................... 103
Blocking Movie Store, TV Store, and News (U.S. only) .................................................................... 104
Blocking Broadcast TV shows ........................................................................................................... 104
What happens when a TV show is blocked? .................................................................................... 110
Changing the parental control PIN .................................................................................................... 111
Resetting parental controls................................................................................................................ 112
More settings ............................................................................................................... 113
Changing network settings .................................................................................................................... 113
Changing time settings .......................................................................................................................... 114
Scanning for Antenna TV channels again ............................................................................................. 114
Setting the HDMI® mode (4K models only) ........................................................................................... 115
Adjusting external control ...................................................................................................................... 116
Using the TV in a home theater ............................................................................................................ 117
Turning off the speakers.................................................................................................................... 117
Changing the audio mode ................................................................................................................. 117
Setting up a digital audio connection ................................................................................................ 118
Controlling other devices through CEC ............................................................................................. 118
Restarting the TV .................................................................................................................................. 121
Resetting the TV.................................................................................................................................... 121
Reset audio/video settings ................................................................................................................ 121
Factory reset everything .................................................................................................................... 121
What if I can’t access the Factory Reset option? .............................................................................. 122
Network connection reset .................................................................................................................. 123
Changing your Roku Channel Store PIN preference ............................................................................ 123
Getting system updates ........................................................................................................................ 124
Checking for updates on a connected TV ......................................................................................... 124
Getting updates on a non-connected TV .......................................................................................... 125
Other devices .............................................................................................................. 127
Screen Mirroring your phone or tablet .................................................................................................. 127
Getting and using the Roku mobile app ................................................................................................ 128
Private Listening on the Roku mobile app......................................................................................... 128
Using a universal remote ...................................................................................................................... 128
FAQ ............................................................................................................................. 129
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Welcome
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Roku TV! Discover the joy of endless
entertainment. After it’s set up, you’ll be able to access a world of streaming content channels
that may include paid subscription channels like Netflix or free channels like YouTube, Crackle,
CNET and literally thousands more.
Important: Your TV receives automatic updates from time to time, enabling new content and
features. This edition of the User Guide describes Roku TV version 8.0. To determine the
current version of your Roku TV, go to Settings > System > About after you complete Guided
Setup.
The new standard in Smart TVs
Welcome to TV like you’ve most likely never seen beforea home screen that you can
personalize with your favorite devices and streaming channels. Choose from hundreds of
thousands of streaming movies and TV episodes, plus music, sports, kids, family, international
and much more. You should never run out of things to watch.
Note: A paid subscription or other payments may be required for some channel content.
Channel availability is subject to change and varies by country.
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Get the most out of your new TV
Follow these simple steps to get the most out of your new TV.
1. Connect to the Internet
It’s simple, it’s easy, and it will unlock a world of entertainment. All you need is a
network connection. There are hundreds of free streaming channels, paid
subscription services like Netflix and Spotify, and convenient ways to rent or buy a
favorite film or show with, for example, Google Play.
2. Pick your favorite streaming channels
Find the entertainment you love. From the latest blockbuster movies to your favorite
TV shows, with tons of live sports, a broad selection of music streaming channels,
popular programming in a dozen international languages, 24x7 live news and so
much more, your new Roku TV has your sweet spot. A paid subscription or other
payments may be required for some channels.
3. Find Antenna TV shows in the Smart Guide
Only in the United States, use the Smart Guide to see not only what’s on TV right
now, but what was on up to a week ago, and what will be on in the coming two
weeks. And for many over-the-air programs, if you start watching the program after it
is already in progress, or you see something you missed in the Smart Guide, you can
use More Ways to Watch to find streaming channels where you can see the show
from the beginning, find other episodes, or entire seasons of the show, if applicable.
4. Use Roku’s Smart TV experience to discover More Ways to Watch on other inputs
Only in the United States, When watching programs from a cable box, Blu-ray player,
or other source connected to the HDMI® or AV inputs, keep an eye out for a
notification of streaming channels that offer the program you’re currently watching
and, if applicable, other episodes, the entire series, or other programs with similar
themes.
5. Personalize your Home screen
Put your favorite streaming channels, and TV inputs front-and-center on the Home
screen. No more flipping through inputs or wading through complicated menus. You
can even customize the names of each input and move tiles around so your most-
often used devices and streaming channels are only a click away.
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6. Search for your favorite movie, TV show, actor, or director
Once you’re connected to the internet, you can easily search across top streaming
channels and Antenna TV channels. Search by movie or TV show title, actor or
directorall from one place. Search by typing words or phrases using the on-screen
keyboard or on your mobile device or, only in the United States, speak words or
phrases in a conversational tone using Voice Search. Some channels and content
require payment.
7. Pause live TV
Pause, resume, fast forward, and rewind TV shows. Simply connect your own USB
drive with 16GB or bigger capacity to the TV and pause live TV for up to 90 minutes.
Note: Live TV Pause is available on digital TV shows received on the Antenna TV
input, and only when the TV is linked to a valid Roku account.
8. Control your TV with voice commands
Only in the United States, use your Roku Voice Remote (select models), Enhanced
Voice Remote (select models), or the free Roku mobile app to control your Roku TV.
Use conversational voice commands to search for programs by title, actor, director,
or genre. Also use voice commands to launch streaming channels, switch inputs,
change Antenna TV channels, or open the Smart Guide.
9. Send your personal media to the big screen
Send personal photos, videos, and music from your compatible smartphone or tablet
to the TV screen in just a few taps. Plus, with certain channels, such as Netflix and
YouTube, you can send movies, shows, sport highlights, and more directly to your
TV.
10. Follow movies coming soon
Use My Feed to choose from and follow a list of upcoming movies, and then watch
for alerts each time one of your followed movies becomes available or changes
price.
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11. Take charge with a smartphone or tablet
Control your TV with the included remote or from your compatible smartphone or
tablet with the free mobile app for iOS® and Android mobile devices
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. Browse
channels, view My Feed, listen to audio from Antenna TV and streaming channels.
Search more easily using a your mobile device’s keyboard and, only in the United
States, Voice Search.
Mirror your compatible smartphone or tablet on your TV. Share videos, photos, web
pages, and more from compatible devices.
12. Connect your Roku TV to networks found in hotels and college dorms
You can temporarily link the TV to your smartphone or table to agree to any terms,
enter codes, or provide required information before you can get Internet access.
Note: Using your Roku TV on a restricted public network requires wireless availability
and use of your network-connected smartphone, tablet, or computer to authenticate
access to your account. You must use your Roku TV remote to initiate the
connection process. Streaming content might be limited due to your geographic
location or because of restrictions imposed by the network host.
Go to support.roku.com for device compatibility information.
Let’s get started.
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IOS® is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.
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Connections and setup
Refer to your TV’s Quick Start Guide or other provided documentation to for model-specific
information about attaching the base or a wall mount and making connections to AC power and
to your other audio/video devices. The following information applies to all Roku TV models.
Connecting an antenna, cable, or satellite box
If you are using an antenna, CATV cable without a set-top box, or a cable or satellite box that
has only an antenna output, connect a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not provided) from the device to
the ANT/CABLE input on the TV.
Tip: If you are using an antenna with a 300 ohm twin-lead cable, you need to use a 300-to-75
ohm adapter (not provided) to adapt the twin-lead cable to a connection that is compatible with
the TV’s antenna input.
Tip: If you receive your TV stations through a set top box from a cable or satellite TV provider,
connect it to the TV using the best connection method available. From most to least desirable:
HDMI® input Digital HD and SD video
AV input analog SD video
Antenna input analog SD video using NTSC
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Connecting external equipment with a composite AV video
cable
If the best connection available on your device is AV or composite video output, connect it to the
TV using a composite AV cable (not provided). Composite AV cables typically have three RCA-
type plugs on each end, color coded as follows:
Yellow Video
Red Audio, right channel
White or black Audio, left channel
Connect each plug to the corresponding connector on the device and on the TV.
Note: Select models have an AV Input that looks like a headphone jack. Use the breakout cable
(included) to adapt this input to the three RCA-type plugs on your composite cable.
Connecting external equipment with an HDMI® cable
If possible, connect your devices using HDMI® cables (not provided). They help to provide the
best video quality and also carry audio signals, so that only one cable is needed. For better
picture quality, we recommend that you use cables designated as High Speed HDMI® Cables.
Tip: You might need to configure the device to send its signal through its HDMI® connector.
The connector labeled HDMI IN (ARC) has the additional ability to use the audio return channel
to send digital audio to a receiver or sound bar, as explained in Connecting an AV receiver or
digital sound bar.
Connecting headphones or analog sound bar to the TV
You can connect headphones or an analog sound bar (not provided) to the TV’s headphone
jack.
Tip: Inserting a plug in the headphone jack disables the sound from the TV’s built-in speakers.
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Warning: Loud noise can damage your hearing. When using headphones, use the lowest
volume setting on your headphones that still lets you hear the sound.
Select models also have an audio line out connection that is not affected by TV volume or mute
settings and does not disable the TV speakers. Use this connection when you want to use your
amplifier or sound bar to control the TV volume. To turn off the TV’s built-in speakers, in the
Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Audio > TV speakers and change the setting.
Connecting headphones to the Roku Enhanced Voice Remote
Select Roku TVs come with the Roku Enhanced Voice Remote. On these models, you can
connect headphones to the jack on the left side of the remote.
Tip: Inserting a plug in the remote’s headphone jack disables the sound from the TV’s built-in
speakers or attached receiver or sound bar. The volume and mute controls on the right side of
the remote adjust the volume level of the connected headphones.
Warning: Loud noise can damage your hearing. When using headphones, use the lowest
volume setting on your headphones that still lets you hear the sound. You might notice that
connecting headphones to your remote shortens the remote’s battery life somewhat.
Connecting an AV receiver or digital sound bar
You can enjoy Dolby Audio™ multichannel sound from your TV if you connect a digital amplifier
or sound bar (not provided) in either of two ways:
Digital optical audio out (S/PDIF) Connect a TOSLINK optical cable (not provided)
from the TV to the Optical input on your receiver or sound bar.
HDMI® ARC Connect an HDMI® cable (not provided) from the HDMI (ARC) connector
to the HDMI® input on your receiver or sound bar. This connection uses the Audio
Return Channel (ARC) feature of the HDMI® specification to output sound from the TV to
a compatible device. To use this feature, you must configure the TV to enable HDMI®
ARC, as explained in Enable HDMI® ARC.
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Preparing for Internet connectivity
If you want to watch streaming content and take advantage of the cool features of your Roku
TV, connect it to the Internet through a wireless modem/router or a wireless access point (not
provided). The TV has a built-in wireless LAN adapter.
Note: The TV supports only its internal wireless network adapterit does not support the use of
a USB network adapter.
Select 4K models have wired in addition to wireless network connectivity. To use the wired
network connection, connect an RJ-45 Ethernet cable (not provided) from the jack on the back
of your TV to your network router or switch. The wired connection supports both 10 Base-T and
100 Base-T Ethernet.
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AC power
Plug your TV into a power outlet. You can tell that the TV has power because the status light on
the front of the TV lights up when the TV is off.
The topic Status light explains how the status indicator shows what is happening with the TV.
Roku remote batteries
Open the back of your Roku remote and insert the included batteries, observing the proper
orientation as indicated in the battery compartment. Reattach the back cover.
Roku TV remote
Use the following information to identify the buttons on your Roku remote.
Note: Certain remote buttons and features vary by model. Your remote might not have all
buttons or features listed.
If your remote has a microphone button just below the purple pad, then you have a
Roku Voice Remote.
If your remote has a headphone jack on its left edge, then you have a Roku Enhanced
Voice Remote.
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The Roku voice remotes have additional capabilities as described in the following table.
BUTTON
FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
POWER
Turns TV on and off.
BACK
Menu: Goes back to previous menu/screen.
Home screen tile: Moves highlight back to the Home
screen option.
Watching Antenna TV or a TV input: Returns to Home
screen.
Playing streaming content: Stops playing stream and
returns to the previous menu or screen.
Browsing streaming content: Goes to the previous level in
the content tree.
HOME
Immediately returns to the Home screen.
PAD
LEFT/RIGHT/UP/DOWN moves the highlight in the
corresponding direction.
OK selects the highlighted option.
While watching TV:
UP/DOWN changes channel.
LEFT displays the Smart Guide (connected mode) or
channel list (non-connected mode).
LEFT/RIGHT only on TVs operating in non-connected
mode, while in the channel list switches between All
Channels and FAVORITE CHANNELs.
OK while in the channel list selects the highlighted
channel.
While watching live TV: displays the program information
banner.
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BUTTON
FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
or
VOICE SEARCH and
VOICE COMMANDS
Only in the United States on select models with Roku voice
remotes. Hold and say the name of a movie, TV show, actor,
or director to search across many streaming and Antenna TV
channels. Say a command to start streaming, change a
channel, and more. For more information, go to:
go.roku.com/voicesearch
GAME MODE
Select models. Displays a banner showing the current Game
mode or Not available at this time. Subsequent presses toggle
Game mode. When On, the TV performs less image
processing and has less input lag, producing a better
experience with action games. Available only for HDMI and AV
inputs.
INSTANT REPLAY
Select models. Streaming programs that support this feature
and Antenna TV channels: if Live TV Pause is enabled, jumps
back a few seconds with each press and resumes playing.
Broadcast TV: If Live TV Pause is disabled, jumps to previous
channel.
When using an on-screen keyboard: Backspaces in the text
you are entering.
Smart Guide: Returns to the current day and time.
SLEEP
Select models. Displays a banner showing the remaining sleep
time, if any, or Sleep timer is off. Subsequent presses cycle
among the preset sleep time intervals. Once set, the sleep
timer remains in effect regardless of what you are watching.
MEDIA PLAYBACK
CONTROLS
Rewind, pause, play, and fast forward streaming content and
Antenna TV channels (if Live TV Pause is enabled).
Press REWIND or FAST FORWARD one, two, or three times
to control the speed of the operation.
REWIND and FAST FORWARD also jump backward and
forward one page at a time when viewing long lists, such as
when you are browsing Antenna TV shows in the channel list
or Smart Guide (U.S. only).
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BUTTON
FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
Displays additional options when available. On-screen hints let
you know when this button is active.
or
PRESET
CHANNEL
SHORTCUT
Dedicated buttons show the logo of a preset streaming content
provider. Dedicated content providers vary by model and
region. Pressing a button:
Displays the streaming channel’s main page if you have
already added the channel to your Home screen.
Displays the streaming channel’s sign-up page if you
have not already added the channel.
VOLUME/MUTE
Located on the right edge of the remote. Increases/decreases
volume and mutes the TV sound.
Note: If the TV is muted, pressing VOLUME UP unmutes.
Pressing VOLUME DOWN does not unmute the sound.
HEADPHONE
Select models with Roku Enhanced Voice Remote. Connect
headphones to the jack on the left edge of the remote to listen
privately. Plugging in headphones mutes the TV speakers.
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Panel buttons
Your TV has a set of panel buttons that perform simple control functions. The TV panel buttons
are not a substitute for the remote, as they do not give you access to all TV functions.
Depending on model, your TV model has one of several different panel button designs. Choose
the one that applies to your TV from the following list:
Single button
Three buttons
Game-pad style joystick
Four buttons
Five buttons (with mute)
Five buttons (without mute)
Seven buttons
Single button
If your TV has this style of panel button, you can perform the following functions:
Turn TV on: short press.
Display the Input List: short press when TV is on.
Select the next input in the Input List: short press while the TV is showing the Input List.
Dismiss the Input List without changing inputs: no press.
Turn TV off: long press.
Short press = less than two seconds
Long press = more than two seconds
No press: = no press within two seconds
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Three buttons
If your TV has this style of panel buttons, you can perform the following functions:
Turn TV on: middle button, short or long press.
Volume up: right button when Input List is not active.
Volume down: left button when Input List is not active.
Display Input List: middle button, short press when TV is on.
Highlight next input in the Input List: right button when Input List is active.
Highlight previous input in the Input List: left button when Input List is active.
Select highlighted item in the Input List: middle button, short press, or no press.
Turn TV off: middle button, long press.
Short press = less than two seconds
Long press = more than two seconds
No press: = no press within four seconds
Game-pad style joystick
If your TV has this style of panel button, you can perform the following functions:
Press in: Toggle between power ON and Standby.
Press up or down: Increase/decrease the volume.
Press left or right: Switch inputs. Each press moves the highlight up or down one item.
Pausing for a few moments selects the highlighted item.
Four buttons
If your TV has this style of panel buttons, you can perform the following functions:
Power: Turns the power on and off.
Input: Selects among TV inputs. Each press moves down one item. Pausing for a few
moments selects the highlighted item.
Volume +: Increases the volume.
Volume : Decreases the volume.
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Five buttons (with mute)
If your TV has this style of panel buttons, you can perform the following functions. Note that the
order of the buttons might vary from model to model. Examine the panel button labels to
determine your TV model’s layout.
Power: Turns the power on and off.
Input: Selects among TV inputs. Each press moves down one item. Pausing for a few
moments selects the highlighted item.
Volume +: Increases the volume.
Volume : Decreases the volume.
Mute: Mutes and unmutes the sound.
Five buttons (without mute)
If your TV has this style of panel buttons, you can perform the following functions. Note that the
order of the buttons might vary from model to model. Examine the panel button labels to
determine your TV model’s layout.
Power: Turns the power on and off.
Input +: Selects the next TV input. Each press moves down one item. Pausing for a few
moments selects the highlighted item.
Input -: Selects the previous TV input. Each press moves up one item. Pausing for a few
moments selects the highlighted item.
Volume +: Increases the volume.
Volume : Decreases the volume.
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Seven buttons
If your TV has this style of panel buttons, you can perform the following functions. Note that the
order of the buttons might vary from model to model. Examine the panel button labels to
determine your TV model’s layout.
Input: Selects among TV inputs. Each press moves down one
item. Pressing Channel + or Channel moves the highlight up
or down. Pausing for a few moments selects the highlighted
item.
Channel +: Moves the highlighted item up in the current
menu.
Channel : Moves the highlighted item down in the current
menu.
Volume +: Increases the volume.
Volume : Decreases the volume.
Mute: Mutes and unmutes the sound.
Power: Turns the power on and off.
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Guided Setup
With the preliminaries out of the way, it’s time to turn on your TV. As the TV starts for the first
time, it leads you through Guided Setup, which configures the TV before you start to use it.
During Guided Setup, you’ll:
Answer a few questions
Provide network connection information
Get a software update
Link your TV to your Roku account.
Connect devices such as a DVD player, game console, or cable box.
Starting Guided Setup
To start Guided Setup, press the POWER button on the remote to turn on your TV.
Note: Guided Setup normally runs only once, the first time you turn on your TV. If you need to
run Guided Setup again, you’ll have to perform a factory reset, as explained in Factory reset
everything.
When you first turn on your TV, it will take a few seconds to get itself ready. You’ll notice the
following things happening:
1. The status light blinks every time the TV is busy doing something; in this case it’s
powering up and getting ready for you.
2. The power-on screen appears and the status light blinks slowly for a few more seconds.
The power-on screen shows a brand logo while the TV starts up.
3. After a few seconds, Guided Setup starts.
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Completing Guided Setup
Follow these steps to complete Guided Setup. At this point, you should be seeing the Language
screen.
1. Only on models that have a Roku voice remote: A few moments after the Let’s get
started screen appears, Guided Setup starts the pairing process for the voice remote.
(You’ll know if you have this type of remote because it will have microphone or search
button just below the down arrow on the purple pad.) If the voice remote does not pair
automatically, follow the instructions on the screen to complete the pairing process.
Tip: On TVs sold in the United States, if you are blind or visually impaired, you can
activate Audio Guide, a text-to-speech screen reader to help you navigate the TV’s
menus and commands. To enable the Audio Guide, press the button on the remote
four times in rapid succession. Repeat to disable Audio Guide. (The button is located
directly below the directional pad on the right side of the Roku remote.)
Note: If you enabled Audio Guide, choosing any language other than English disables it.
2. Press the DOWN arrow on the remote to highlight your preferred language, and then
press OK or the RIGHT arrow.
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3. Some models have a country selection screen: If you don’t see this screen, skip ahead
to the next step. If you see this screen, select your country.
Note: If you enabled Audio Guide, choosing any country other than United States
disables it.
4. Press OK or the RIGHT arrow on the remote to go to the next screen:
Note: Some models show the title First things first instead of Set up environment.
5. Press OK to select Set up for home use. This is the right choice for enjoying your TV at
home. It provides energy saving options as well as access to all features of the TV.
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Note: Store mode configures the TV for retail display and is not recommended for any
other use. In store mode, some features of the TV are missing or limited. To switch from
one mode to the other, you have to perform a factory reset as explained in Factory reset
everything, and then repeat Guided Setup.
Network connection
After you select Set up for home use, the TV prompts you to make a network connection. If
your TV has both wired and wireless connections, you’ll see the following screen.
6. Only models that display the Connect to the Internet screen: Make a selection:
Wireless connection Highlight Set up new wireless connection and press OK. The
TV prompts you through wireless setup. Skip ahead to the next step for help with the
process.
Wired connection Highlight Connect to wired network and press OK. The TV
immediately attempts to connect to your wired network, your local network, and then
the Internet. Go to Step 9 to continue with Guided Setup.
Connect to the Internet later If you don’t want to connect to the Internet right now,
you can skip this step and use the TV to watch Antenna TV channels, play games,
and watch DVDs. When you’re ready to connect, it’s easy. We’ll show you how in
Benefits of connecting.
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Note: If you decide not to connect, Guided Setup skips ahead to setting up the
devices that you’ve connected to your TV. Jump ahead to Connect your devices to
complete Guided Setup.
7. On models that have wireless only, or models with both wired and wireless and you’ve
selected Wireless: The TV scans for the wireless networks within range and displays
them in order, with the strongest signals first. In addition to your own wireless signal, the
TV might pick up signals from your neighbors.
Press the UP or DOWN arrows to highlight the name of your wireless network, and then
press OK to select it.
Note: Some networks, such as those often found in dorm rooms, hotels, and other public
places, require you to read and agree to terms, enter a code, or provide identifying
information before letting you connect to the Internet. If your Roku TV detects that you
are connecting to such a network, it prompts you through the connection process using
your compatible smartphone or tablet to provide the needed information. For more
information, see Using your TV in a hotel or dorm room.
Other options
Connect to the Internet later If you don’t want to connect to the Internet right now,
you can skip this step and use the TV to watch Antenna TV channels, play games,
and watch DVDs. When you’re ready to connect, it’s easy. We’ll show you how in
Benefits of connecting.
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Note: If you decide not to connect, Guided Setup skips ahead to setting up the
devices that you’ve connected to your TV. Jump ahead to Connect your devices to
continue.
Scan again / Scan again to see all networks The name of this option depends on
the number of wireless networks within range.
o Scan again appears if the list already shows all available wireless networks
within range. If you don’t see your wireless network name in the list, you might
need to adjust the location of your wireless router or the TV, turn on your router,
or make other changes. When everything is ready, select Scan again to see if
your network name now appears in the list.
o Scan again to see all networks appears if there are more wireless networks than
the strongest ones it initially listed. If you don’t see your wireless network name in
the list, this option displays the complete list. If you still don’t see your network
name, you might have your router configured to provide wireless service as a
“private network.”
Note: Highlighting either of these options displays an informational panel with the
unique media access control (MAC) address of your Roku TV. You will need the
MAC address if your wireless router is configured to use MAC address filtering.
Private network If your wireless network name is hidden, it won’t appear in the list.
Select Private network to display an on-screen keyboard, and use it to enter your
network name. Unless you changed the factory-set network name, you can find the
name (also called SSID) on a label on the router.
Tip: Wireless networks that are password-protected display a “padlock” icon adjacent
to the name. This icon enables you to know that you are going to be prompted to
enter a password after you select that network.
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8. Only if you select a password protected wireless network: An on-screen keyboard
appears. Use the keyboard to enter the network password.
After you submit your wireless network password, the TV displays progress messages
as it connects to your wireless network, your local network, and the Internet.
9. Only if your TV cannot get the correct time zone and current time from your network
service provider: Use the UP and DOWN arrows to highlight your time zone, and then
press OK.
Tip: Your TV needs to know the local time zone so that it can correctly display
information about the program you are currently watching. If the TV is unable to
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automatically determine the local time zone, it prompts you to choose your time zone
from a list.
As soon as the TV is able to connect to the Internet, it downloads and installs its first
software update, and then restarts.
Tip: Your TV automatically checks for updates periodically. These updates provide new
features and improve your overall experience with the TV. After an update, you might
notice that some Options have moved, and that there are new options or features. This
User Guide describes version 8.0. To determine your current Roku TV software version,
go to Settings > System > About after you complete Guided Setup. You can download
an updated User Guide that matches your Roku TV software version from the Roku TV
web site.
Activation
After the TV restarts, it displays the Activation screen:
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10. Using a compatible computer, tablet, or smartphone with an Internet connection, go to
the web address displayed on the screen and enter the code that appears on your
screen.
Why do I need a Roku account?
You need a Roku account for several reasons:
It links you, your Roku TV, and your other Roku streaming devices to the Roku Channel
Store and billing service.
Streaming content providers know that it’s OK to send content you request to your Roku
TV.
Roku can automatically send updates to your device.
You need a Roku account to activate your device and access entertainment across thousands of
streaming channels. Roku accounts are free, and while a valid credit card number is not required
to create your account, providing your credit card information makes renting and purchasing
entertainment from the Roku Channel Store fast and convenient.
After you log in or create your Roku account, the link page suggests that you select
some streaming channels. After you confirm your selections, the TV gets an
acknowledgement, and then adds your preexisting and newly-selected streaming
channels to your Roku TV. This process is automatic and takes a few momentsa little
longer if you already have a lot of streaming channels to add.
Tip: Streaming channels from all Roku streaming devices associated with your account
are synchronized periodically, so that all of your Roku streaming devices have the same
set of streaming channels (subject to compatibility with the device).
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Connect your devices
Next, Guided Setup helps you set up the external devices that you want to use with it, such
as a cable box, Blu-ray player, or game console.
11. Press OK or the RIGHT arrow to proceed:
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12. Connect all the devices you plan to use with your TV, turn them all on, and then select
Everything is plugged in and turned on. The TV now takes you step by step through
each of its inputs and asks what kind of device you have connected. On each input that
has a connected and active device, you can see its picture and hear its sound.
13. Press the UP or DOWN arrows to highlight the label you want to associate with the
input. If you are not using the input, select Nothing, and the input won’t appear on the
Home screen.
14. While setting up your devices, rather than using the predefined names and icons, you
can set a custom name and icon. To do so, scroll up or down to highlight Set custom
name & icon, and then press OK. Follow the instructions on the screen to enter a name
and select an icon for the input. See Rename inputs for more information.
Note: If you have renamed the inputs, you cannot use voice commands to switch inputs.
Voice commands can only switch among inputs that have their original names, such as
“AV,” and “HDMI 1.”
15. Repeat the previous step for each input.
You’re done with Guided Setup.
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Note: Some Roku TVs, depending on where you live and other factors, show you an
introductory video filled with some great hints and tips. If you’re not interested in viewing this
video, press on the remote to return to the Roku TV Home screen.
Whenever you press on the remote, the Home screen greets you.
From here, you can explore everything your TV has to offer. Press the arrow keys to move
around, and press OK to select a highlighted item. We’ve designed the TV to encourage you to
explore, and you can probably figure out most of the capabilities and settings on your own. If
you have any questions or difficulties, you can find answers and solutions in this guide.
Home screen
The following illustrations show typical Home screens, which vary depending on location,
connected mode, selected theme, number of TV inputs enabled, and streaming channels and
apps added.
Note: A paid subscription or other payments may be required for some channel content.
Channel availability is subject to change and varies by country. Not all content is available in
countries or regions where Roku® products are sold.
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Typical connected Home screen, United States
1. Home screen menushows options available to you when you are on the Home screen.
2. Highlighted optionpress OK on the remote to select.
3. TV input tilesselect an input to watch the connected device.
4. Streaming channel and app tilesselect a tile to go to the indicated streaming channel or application.
5. Options hintpress on the remote for options when this symbol is present.
6. Next screen hintpress the RIGHT arrow on the remote to see the next screen.
Typical connected Home screen, Canada
1. Home screen menushows options available to you when you are on the Home screen.
2. Highlighted optionpress OK on the remote to select.
3. TV input tilesselect an input to watch the connected device.
4. Streaming channel and app tilesselect a tile to go to the indicated streaming channel or application.
5. Options hintpress on the remote for options when this symbol is present.
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6. Next screen hintpress the RIGHT arrow on the remote to see the next screen.
Typical non-connected Home screen
1. Home screen menushows options available to you when you are on the Home screen.
2. Highlighted optionpress OK on the remote to select.
3. TV input tilesselect an input to watch the connected device.
4. Options hintpress on the remote for options when this symbol is present.
5. Next screen hintpress the RIGHT arrow on the remote to see the next screen.
Personalize your Home screen
There are many things you can do to personalize your Home screen and make it just right for
you and your family:
Only in connected mode: Add streaming channels by using the Streaming Channels
menu option to browse the Roku Channel Store.
Only in connected mode: Change the screen theme by going to Settings > Themes to
find and pick one to suit your mood.
Only in connected mode on U.S. models: Hide Movie Store, TV Store, or News as
explained in Configure parental controls.
Remove a tile by highlighting it and pressing . Then highlight Remove input or Remove
channel and press OK.
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Move a tile by highlighting it and pressing . Then highlight Move input or Move channel
and press OK. Use the arrows to move the tile, and then press OK to lock it in its new
location.
Rename a TV input tile by highlighting it and pressing . Then highlight Rename input
and press OK. Highlight a new name in the list, and then press OK to assign that name
to the tile.
Rather than using the predefined names and icons, you can set a custom name and
icon. To do so, scroll up or down to highlight Set custom name & icon, and then press
OK. Follow the instructions on the screen to enter a name and select an icon for the
input.
Note: If you have renamed the inputs, you cannot use voice commands to switch inputs.
Voice commands can only switch among inputs that have their original names, such as
“AV,” and “HDMI 1.”
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Benefits of connecting
Connecting brings out your TV’s full potential!
Make any night a movie night
Thousands of movies to choose from, across all major streaming movie channels like Netflix,
Crackle, and more
*
. You’ll never run out of something new to watch.
Get in the groove
Stream endless hours of music from free and subscription-based channels like Deezer and
TuneIn. With almost instant access to thousands of music artists, your favorite beats are just as
close as your remote.
Explore your passions
In addition to popular streaming channels like YouTube, NHL, Sky News and Google Play, your
Roku TV also offers hundreds of streaming channels to fuel your passionsincluding fitness,
cooking, religion, outdoors, International programming and much more.
Enjoy FREE trials of popular channels
Your Roku TV comes loaded with special offers, including free trials (if eligible) from popular
streaming channels like Netflix, Hopster, Acorn TV, and many more. REMEMBER THAT YOU
MUST CANCEL BEFORE THE FREE TRIAL ENDS TO AVOID SUBSCRIPTION FEES.
*
A paid subscription or other payments may be required for some channels. Channel availability is subject to change and varies by
country. Not all content is available in countries or regions where Roku® products are sold.
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Take advantage of awesome features
Powerful, voice-enabled search helps you find movies and TV shows, actors, or directors across
multiple streaming channels. Search results also includes Antenna TV programs airing in your
region as well. Voice Search and Antenna TV search results are available only in the United
States.
Smart Guide is an electronic program guide that is available any time you are watching “over-
the-air” TV programs on the Antenna TV input. You can scroll up and down to see all Antenna
TV channels you receive. You can scroll left to see the previous 7 days programs, and scroll
right to see the upcoming 14 days of programs. If you highlight a show that has a purple asterisk
(), you can press the to see More Ways to Watch. And your most-watched channels are
automatically grouped into a Favorites section at the top of the Smart Guide.
More Ways to Watch (U.S. only) gives you recommendations about the show you are watching
on the Antenna TV, HDMI, or AV input, gives you options to stream the current show from the
beginning, the entire season, or the entire series, and recommends other shows with similar
themes. It also uses the shows you watch to display ads that are more relevant to you.
Live TV Pause lets you connect a USB drive (not provided) and pause live TV for up to 90
minutes. After pausing, you can play, fast-forward, rewind, and pause again to any point within
the rolling 90 minute window.
Voice commands let you use your Roku Voice Remote, Roku Enhanced Voice Remote, or the
Roku mobile app to change stations, TV inputs, and launch streaming channels, and more.
Voice commands are available only in the United States.
Mobile Private Listening on the Roku mobile app lets you listen to streaming programs and
“over-the-air” TV shows from the Antenna TV input on headphones (not provided) plugged into
your IOS® or Android™ mobile device.
What is streaming?
Streaming is viewing or listening to video or audio content that is sent over the Internet, or
located on a network-connected media server or on a USB device plugged into the TV’s USB
port.
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With streaming, you can buy or rent most programs on demand, when it’s convenient for you.
When streaming, you can play, pause, rewind, and fast forward most of what you are watching.
You can also replay the last few seconds again, or turn on closed captions.
Tip: Some content cannot be paused or skipped. For example, if you are viewing live
programming or a program that is supported by ads, you might not be allowed to skip the ads.
Your Roku TV lets you choose from thousands of streaming channels that offer a huge selection
of entertainment:
Thousands of movies and TV episodes
Unlimited music, live and on-demand
Tons of live and on-demand sports
Commercial-free kids programming
International programming in 22 languages
24x7 news and in-depth news commentary
Many streaming channels are free. Some streaming channels, like Google Play, let you
purchase or rent the latest movie releases or popular TV series. Some channels such as Netflix
or Acorn TV charge a monthly subscription fee and others are available at no additional cost if
you subscribe to a companion service through your cable or satellite provider.
If you have an existing subscription to a service like Netflix, you can just sign in with your
existing user name and password.
To play streaming content, you add streaming channels to your Home screen. Use the
Streaming Channels option on the Home screen menu to go to the Roku Channel Store, and
then select the streaming channel you want to add. The channel remains on your Home screen
unless you remove it, and you can watch it at any time.
For more information on using the Roku Channel Store feature, see Using the Roku Channel
Store.
Note: A paid subscription or other payments may be required for some channels. Channel
availability is subject to change and varies by country. Not all content is available in countries or
regions where Roku® products are sold.
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What if I didn’t connect my TV?
What if you went through Guided Setup and chose Connect to the Internet later? No worries.
Your Roku TV makes it easy to connect whenever you want. As you move around the Home
screen, you’ll see several places where you can start the connection process. For example:
Now and then you’ll see a message appear on the panel to the right of the Home screen
offering a Connect Now option. Simply highlight and select the Connect Now option to
get started.
Use the Connect and activate now option in the Settings menu. From the Home screen
menu, select Settings, then Network, and then Connect and activate now.
If you want to start over from the beginning, use the Settings menu to do a Factory reset,
and then go through Guided Setup again. This time, choose your home network when
prompted.
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Setting up Antenna TV
In addition to the other entertainment possibilities of your Roku TV, you may also want to watch
broadcast channels from an antenna or cable TV service connected to the ANT input. On your
Roku TV, you watch broadcast TV in much the same way you watch other entertainment
choices. You select a tilein this case, the Antenna TV tilefrom the Home screen.
The first time you select the Antenna TV tile, you have to set up the TV tuner. Setting up the TV
tuner scans for active channels and adds them to your Antenna TV channel list.
Why do I have to set up the TV tuner?
Not everyone needs to use the TV tuner. For example, you might have a set top box provided by a cable
or satellite company that receives all of your channels. Most of these set top boxes use an HDMI®
connection.
More and more people are watching only streaming TV and do not have a TV antenna or cable/satellite
service. If you don’t need the TV tuner, you can bypass setting it up and instead remove it from the Home
screen as explained in Remove unwanted tiles.
When you set up Antenna TV, the TV scans the signals on its antenna input for channels with a good
signal, and adds those to the channel list, skipping dead channels and channels with a very weak signal.
The TV lets you add two analog channels, even if they have no signal, for the purpose of using an older
set top box, VCR, or game console that can only output a signal on analog channel 3 or 4. Typically,
you’ll only need one of these channels, but both are provided to make setup simpler. You can hide the
one you don’t want as explained in Edit Antenna TV channel lineup.
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How do I set up the TV tuner?
1. Make sure your antenna (not provided) or TV cable is connected to the TV’s
ANT/CABLE input.
2. On the Home screen, select the Antenna TV tile.
3. Read the simple on-screen instructions, and then select Start finding channels.
4. If prompted, select your time zone. You’ll only need to do this if the TV can’t figure out
your time zone from your Internet connection.
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Why does the TV need my time zone?
The TV needs to know your time zone so that it can correctly display time information about the
program you are currently watching.
5. When prompted, select whether to add analog channels 3 and 4. These channels enable
you to connect older set top boxes, VCRs, or game consoles.
6. Wait while your TV scans for Antenna TV stations…
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… and then cable TV channels.
Scanning for channels can take several minutes.
Tip: If you use a set-top box to receive cable TV channels (and don’t have your cable
connected directly to the TV’s ANT input), you can save time by skipping the cable TV
portion of the channel scan.
7. When the channel scans finish, the TV shows the number of channels it added.
8. Only in connected mode, you have the option of setting up Live TV Pause. The topic
Pausing Live TV explains how to set up and use this feature. If you don’t want to set up
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Live TV Pause, or if this option is not available to you, select Done to start watching Live
TV.
Tip: Repeat the channel scan from time to time to make sure you are receiving all of the
latest channels. Broadcasters add and remove channels, move channels to different parts of
the spectrum, and change the power levels of their channels periodically. Your antenna
reception and picture quality depend on the position of your antenna and on your location
relative to the antennas of broadcasters in your area.
Note: You’ll have to repeat the channel scan if you remove and re-add the Antenna TV tile
from the Home screen or perform a factory reset. To repeat the channel scan, go to Settings
> TV inputs > Antenna TV > Scan again for channels > Start finding channels.
Now, you’re ready to watch Antenna TV! While you’re watching, try the following tips:
Press the UP and DOWN arrows to change channels.
Press the LEFT arrow to display the channel list (non-connected mode) or Smart Guide
(connected mode), and then use the UP and DOWN arrows to select a channel to
watch. Or press REWIND or FAST FORWARD to jump through the channel list or Smart
Guide a page at a time.
Press OK to display information about the current program.
Press to see options for picture and sound settings.
Only on models that have a Roku voice remote, hold down or , and then say the
name of a movie, TV show, actor, or director. The TV displays the result and the
streaming channels that offer the requested content. Only in the United States, the
results also include shows on Antenna TV channels.
Note: If you do not have a Roku voice remote, you can use the Roku mobile app to search.
For more information, see Getting and using the Roku mobile app.
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Using your TV
This section provides information on using the day-to-day features of your TV.
Status light
Your TV has a single status light on the front panel. It goes on and off and blinks in different
ways depending on the status of the TV, as shown in the following table:
TV CONDITION
STATUS INDICATOR
MEANING
On (screen is active)
Off
Screen is communicating that TV is on.
Screensaver (screen is active)
Off
Screen is communicating that TV is on.
Off (no power)
Off
TV is not connected to power.
Off (standby)
On
TV is connected to power and is ready to
use.
Starting up from off state
Slow pulsing blink until startup
completes
TV is doing something.
On (receiving update from USB)
Slow pulsing blink until update
completes
TV is doing something.
Remote command received
Dims on/off once
TV has received your command.
Network connection lost
Two short blinks, pause, repeat
TV was connected and paired with a Roku
account and now has no network
connection.
Powering down to standby mode
Slow pulsing blink until the TV
reaches standby.
TV is doing something.
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Standby mode energy savings
When you turn off your TV, it remains in a higher power mode for a few minutes, after which it
goes into a very low power standby mode. If you turn on the TV again before it has entered the
very low power mode, it turns on immediately. After the TV goes into the lower power standby
mode, it takes a few seconds longer to start up.
Only in connected mode on TVs that do not have an Energy Star® rating, you can optionally
enable Fast TV start. When this option is enabled, your TV starts up almost immediately
regardless of how long it has been turned off, but uses somewhat more power in standby mode.
For more information, see Fast TV start.
Opting in to Smart TV experience (U.S. only)
Only in connected mode in the United States, the first time you select Antenna TV, an HDMI
input, or AV input, your TV offers to enable the Smart TV experience. If you decide to enable it
at this time, you’re all set to enjoy its recommendations and features.
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The Smart TV experience uses automatic content recognition (ACR) and other technology to
collect information about what you watch through your Antenna TV, and on devices like media
players and cable boxes connected to the HDMI or AV inputs. Opting in means that you give
permission to analyze the programs you watch for the purpose of making recommendations, as
well showing ads that are more relevant to you.
If you decide not to enable the Smart TV experience at this first opportunity, you can enable it
later. Or, if you decide you’d rather not use the feature, you can disable it, but be aware that
previously collected information is retained and not deleted.
Disable Smart TV experience
If you decide you want to disable Smart TV experience, follow these steps:
1. From the Home screen, go to Settings > Privacy > Smart TV experience.
2. Navigate to the right to highlight Use info from TV inputs.
3. Press OK on the remote to clear the check box.
Disable Auto Notifications
If you want to keep the Smart TV experience enabled, but you do not want to see notifications
while you are watching shows, you can disable notifications. To do so, follow these steps:
1. From the Home screen, go to Settings > Privacy > Smart TV experience.
2. Navigate to the right to highlight Use info from TV inputs.
3. Press DOWN on the remote to highlight Enable auto notifications.
4. Press OK on the remote to clear the check box.
Note: These settings do not affect recommendations for More Ways to Watch that you see in
the Smart Guide when watching Antenna TV channels. Those recommendations come from the
Smart Guide and do not rely on ACR technology.
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Watching Antenna TV channels
Select the Antenna TV tile in the Home screen. Your TV remembers the last channel you
watched and starts with that channel playing.
Changing channels
To change channels, you can do any of the following:
Press the UP arrow to change to the next higher channel.
Press the DOWN arrow to change to the next lower channel.
Press the LEFT arrow to display the channel list (in non-connected mode) or Smart
Guide (in connected mode), and then press the arrow keys to select the channel or show
you want to watch. Press REWIND and FAST FORWARD to move through the list one
page at a time. When you’ve highlighted the channel or show you want to watch, press
OK. (If you decide you don’t want to change channels, press the BACK button).
Only if Live TV Pause is not enabled, press to jump to the previous channel. Press
again to return to the channel you were watching before you pressed .
Note: If the button is not available on your remote, you can use this feature in the Roku
mobile app. For more information, see Getting and using the Roku mobile app.
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Favorite Channels in non-connected mode
You can quickly change from surfing among all channels or only your favorite channels. First,
you have to mark one or more channels as your favorites.
Note: In the United States, in connected mode, favorite channels appear at the top of the Smart
Guide automatically after several days of watching Antenna TV channels. For details, see Smart
Guide.
Mark your favorite channels
In non-connected mode, you can make any channel a favorite whenever you’re watching
Antenna TV channels.
1. Press the LEFT arrow to display the channel list. Notice that the words All channels
appear at the top of the channel list.
2. Scroll up or down to highlight a channel that you want to make a favorite.
3. Press . At this point, you’ll see two options:
Add to favorites
Back
4. With Add to favorites highlighted, press OK. A symbol appears adjacent to the
channel to indicate that it is now a favorite.
5. Repeat these steps to add more favorite channels.
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Surf only your favorite channels
In non-connected mode, after you’ve marked one or more channels as favorites, you can switch
to your favorite channels whenever you’re watching Antenna TV channels.
1. Press the LEFT arrow to display the channel list.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow once to switch to Favorites. Notice that the word
Favorites appears at the top of the channel list.
3. Highlight a channel and press OK to select one of the channels in the Favorites channel
list, or wait a few moments until the channel list disappears.
4. Press the UP or DOWN arrow to change to the previous or next favorite channel. Each
channel you select in this way is a favorite channel. Your channel surfing is limited to
favorite channels only.
Your favorite channel list remains in effect even if you turn off or unplug your TV, until you
switch back to all channels.
Note that when you press OK to view the program information banner while watching a show, a
symbol appears below the channel number.
Surf all channels again
In non-connected mode, you can switch back to all channels whenever you’re watching Antenna
TV channels.
1. Press the LEFT arrow to display the channel list.
2. Press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow once to switch to All channels. Notice that the words All
channels appear at the top of the channel list.
3. Highlight a channel and press OK to select one of the channels in the All channels list, or
wait a few moments until the channel list disappears.
4. Press the UP or DOWN arrow to change to the previous or next channel among all your
available channels. You can surf among all channels in your channel list.
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Remove a channel from your favorites
In non-connected mode, you can remove a channel from your favorites whenever you’re
watching the Antenna TV input.
1. Press the LEFT arrow to display either channel listAll channels or Favorites.
2. Scroll up or down to highlight a favorite channel that you want to remove from your
favorites.
3. Press on your remote. At this point, you’ll see two options:
Remove from favorites
Back
4. With Remove from favorites highlighted, press OK. The symbol adjacent to the
channel disappears.
5. Repeat these steps to remove other channels from Favorites.
Smart Guide (U.S. only)
Only in connected mode in the United States, use the Smart Guide to find over-the-air TV
shows through the Antenna TV input. The Smart Guide lets you scroll through all TV channels
(except those you have hidden, if any). You can see all the shows from today, the previous 7
days, and the upcoming 14 days.
The ability to see shows that have already aired during the previous week enables you to use
More Ways to Watch to catch up on missed movies or episodes by selecting them from one of
the streaming channels. Your clue that there are More Ways to Watch a show is a purple
asterisk () next to the program name in the guide.
For example, you might turn on your TV at 10 minutes past the hour and discover you are
missing the current episode of Empire. But, there is a purple asterisk next to the show title, so
you can press and find that there are several streaming channels where you can watch the
current episode from the beginning. You also can find more episodes of Empire, and other
shows that have a similar theme.
Note: A paid subscription or other payments may be required for some channels.
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To view the Smart Guide, press the LEFT arrow. The Smart Guide opens showing the name of
the current program highlighted, and a lot more information.
1. Program information for the highlighted show. See Viewing program information for details.
2. More Ways to Watch indicator. See More Ways to Watch for more information.
3. Channel list. Navigate with the UP and DOWN arrows.
4. Time slots. Navigate with the LEFT and RIGHT arrows. Use the FF and REW buttons to skip ahead or back
24 hours.
5. Program list
6. Progress bar showing the approximate time with respect to the time slots.
As you navigate, notice that the Smart Guide shows a light gray background for programs and
portions of programs that have already aired. It shows a black background for programs and
portions of programs that have not yet aired. The line dividing these two zones is the progress
bar.
Navigating the Smart Guide
To switch to a program that is currently in progress, highlight it, and then press OK.
To return to the current time after navigating to a different time slot, press REPLAY .
To return to the currently airing program without causing a channel change, press
BACK.
To see More Ways to Watch, highlight any show that has a purple asterisk (), and then
press .
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Favorite channels in the Smart Guide
The Smart Guide organizes your favorite channels at the top of the program list for convenient
access. It does this automatically as you use your TV over several days. If you would prefer not
to have a favorites section in the Smart Guide, you can turn this feature off.
Turn off favorite channels
1. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > TV inputs > Antenna TV > Favorite
channels.
2. Highlight Enable ‘Favorite channels’.
3. Press OK to clear the check mark.
Viewing program information
You can view program information in different ways:
Only in connected mode in the United States, view program information for any program
listed in the Smart Guide. Press the LEFT arrow while watching Antenna TV to see the
Smart Guide. For more information, see Smart Guide.
View program information for the current program in a banner at the bottom of the
screen. You can view program information in this way on both connected and non-
connected TVs. The following illustration shows the information that is available:
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Program information banner
Program information might include any or all of the following, depending on availability within the
broadcast information:
Channel number
Channel call sign
Favorite channel icon
Signal strength
Program title and episode name/number
Start time, end time, and graph of program length showing current position
Content rating
Video resolution (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K)
Frame rate (24Hz, 30Hz, 60Hz for television sources, 60Hz, 70Hz, 72Hz, 75Hz for computer
sources)
Audio format (Mono, Stereo, Dolby Audio™ logo)
Audio features (SAP/MTS)
Only on select 4K models: HDR or Dolby Vision™
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Closed captioning (CC)
Current time
Program description. If the entire description does not fit, press OK to expand the size of the
banner and see the entire description.
Tip: If you’ve set up Live TV Pause and you’re watching Antenna TV, you’ll also see a progress
bar showing the current playback position within the rolling 90-minute pause time. For more
information, see Pausing Live TV.
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Adjusting settings while watching a show
Press to display the Options menu (except when you are viewing the program information
banner). Press the UP and DOWN arrows to highlight an option, and then press the LEFT and
RIGHT arrows to change the setting. The topic Adjusting TV settings explains each of the
settings in detail.
Pausing Live TV
Live TV Pause gives your Roku TV the ability to pause, play, fast forward, and rewind digital
Antenna TV. You can pause Antenna TV for up to 90 minutes.
Requirements
To use this feature, you need to:
1. Connect your TV to the Internet. If you didn’t connect during Guided Setup, see What if I
didn’t connect my TV?.
2. Provide your own dedicated USB drive with the following minimum specifications.
16 GB
15 Mbps read/write speed
USB 2.0 compliant
A USB flash drive (thumb drive) meeting the minimum requirements is highly
recommended. Note that using a larger drive does not extend the 90 minute pause time.
Important: All existing content on your USB drive is erased when you enable this feature.
3. Connect your USB drive to the TV’s USB port.
Important: Some TV models have more than one USB port. You can connect your Live
TV Pause USB drive to any port, but make sure that nothing is connected to other USB
ports while enabling Live TV Pause. Reconnect other USB devices after you have
finished enabling Live TV Pause.
4. Enable Live TV Pause, as explained in the following topic.
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Enabling Live TV Pause
You can start setting up Live TV Pause in any of the following ways:
Go to Settings > TV inputs > Antenna TV > Live TV Pause, and then select Enable.
After completing a channel scan, select Set up Live TV Pause from the available
options.
Press Play/Pause on the Roku remote while watching a digital Antenna TV channel.
Highlight the Antenna TV tile on the Home screen, press on the remote, and then
select Enable Live TV Pause.
After starting setup of Live TV Pause in any of these ways, the TV prompts you through the
steps needed to enable this feature. Setup takes only a few moments.
Note: Use of a USB hub is not supported.
Using Live TV Pause
If you have used the Roku remote to watch streaming channels, using Live TV Pause should be
very familiar to you.
While watching a digital Antenna TV channel, press PLAY/PAUSE to pause or play the
content. After the TV program has been paused for 90 minutes, the TV resumes playing.
After watching a channel for a while, press REWIND to jump back up to the point where
you first started watching the channel, up to 90 minutes.
After pausing or rewinding, press FAST FORWARD to jump ahead up to the point where
you are once again watching the live TV program.
Press FAST FORWARD or REWIND repeatedly to cycle through 1x, 2x, and 3x skip
speeds. Press INSTANT REPLAY to play back the last several seconds of the
program.
When the program is paused, press the LEFT and RIGHT arrows to move forward and
backward through the program approximately 10 seconds per press. Small frames
appear across the screen to identify your location in the program.
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Note: If the button is not available on your remote, you can use the Roku mobile app. For
more information, see Getting and using the Roku mobile app.
Whenever you use any of the Live TV Pause features, the TV momentarily displays a progress
bar:
1. Time at current playback position.
2. Current playback position
3. Extent of pause time, representing the amount of time this channel has been buffered, up to 90 minutes.
4. 90 minute mark, representing the maximum extent of pause time.
5. Current time.
The progress bar also displays tick marks at each half hour point, to help you locate the
boundaries where one show ends and a new one begins.
Notes about Live TV Pause
You can use Live TV Pause only with digital broadcast and cable channels received
through the TV’s ANT input (ATSC and Clear QAM channels).
Changing channels erases and restarts the Live TV Pause buffer.
Returning to the Home screen, selecting another input, or turning off the TV erases and
resets the Live TV Pause buffer.
Removing the USB drive erases the Live TV Pause buffer.
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More Ways to Watch (U.S. only)
Only in connected mode in the United States, More Ways to Watch gives you recommendations
about the shows you’re watching on the Antenna TV, HDMI, or AV input. You will automatically
get these recommendations in the Smart Guide and in the program information banner for
Antenna TV programs. However, before you can get recommendations for shows you’re
watching through the HDMI or AV inputs, you must opt into the Smart TV experience to
acknowledge that you want to allow the TV to use automatic content recognition (ACR). See
Opting in to Smart TV experience for details.
Not every show provides recommendations. For details about what you’ll see when a
recommendation appears, see Using More Ways to Watch.
Using More Ways to Watch
As you use More Ways to Watch, be aware that you’ll only see suggestions on your TV when
all of the following conditions are met:
Your TV is operating in connected mode in the United States.
If you are watching shows through and HDMI or AV input, you’ve enabled Smart TV
experience. (If you are watching Antenna TV channels, this setting does not matter.)
The program you’re watching contains the information needed to identify it. Note that
some programs, such as the daily news, typically do not activate More Ways to Watch.
At least one participating streaming channel offers the movie or TV show you are
watching, or other episodes, or more shows like the one you are watching.
If all of these conditions are met, you can view the suggestions. More Ways to Watch
recommendations appear in several places:
When watching the HDMI and AV inputs, you’ll see a More Ways to Watch notification in
the lower right corner of the screen for a few seconds unless you have disabled Enable
auto notifications:
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Note: After this banner disappears, you can restore the More Ways to Watch prompt by
pressing OK.
For shows on Antenna TV channels, check the program information banner that appears
for a few moments when you change channels or when you press OK while watching a
show. If your TV has suggestions, you’ll see a More Ways to Watch notification in the
banner:
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In the Smart Guide, you can view More Ways to Watch recommendations on any
program that shows a purple asterisk next to its title:
Regardless of which More Ways to Watch prompt appears, press to see the
recommendations. The options you’ll see depend on the type of show you’re watching and the
available ways there are to watch, so you might see any or all of the following:
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Watch from beginning Streaming channels on which the same TV show or movie is
available. Generally, this option does not appear on first run programs, because
streaming content is not available until a later date.
More episodes Streaming channels where you can find other episodes of the TV show
you are watching. Does not apply to movies.
More like this TV shows or movies with a similar theme.
View full description Full description of the selected show.
Press the DOWN arrow to select an option, and then press the RIGHT arrow to select the
channel you want to use to watch from the beginning or watch more episodes, or the other TV
show or movie with a similar theme.
Assuming you’ve already added the channel and completed any required sign-in, More Ways to
Watch takes you directly to the program in the streaming channel where you can select and
watch the program. Otherwise, it prompts you to add the channel and, if you do, then takes you
to the show.
Getting the most from More Ways to Watch
Streaming channels you’ve already installed appear first in the list of suggestions.
When you select a streaming channel, you leave the program you are currently
watching.
If you’ve used the Live TV Pause feature to pause the program, your paused program
buffer is deleted. In other words, you cannot return to an Antenna TV channel and
resume watching where you left off.
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Switching TV inputs
Switch TV inputs to access the device connected to that input, for example, a Blu-ray player.
Switching inputs is as simple as highlighting the input’s tile in the Home screen, and pressing
OK. The video signal on the input, if any, plays on the screen.
Tip: To learn how to add, remove, rename, and rearrange the tiles on your Home screen, see
Customizing your TV.
Auto-detecting devices
Your TV automatically detects when you connect a new device to an HDMI® input and turn on
its power. The input is automatically added to the Home screen if it isn’t already present.
Adjusting audio/video settings
While watching video content on any input, press to display the Options menu. Press the UP
and DOWN arrows to highlight an option, and then press the LEFT and RIGHT arrows to
change the setting. To learn about each of the audio and video settings, see Adjusting TV
settings.
Playing content from USB storage devices
Only in connected mode, your Home screen has the Roku Media Player tile. Otherwise, the
Home screen has the USB Media Player tile. You can play personal music, video, and photo
files from a personal USB flash drive or hard disk connected to the TV’s USB port.
To use this feature, make sure your media files are compatible with the Roku/USB Media
Player. To see the latest list of supported formats, view Help in the Media Player
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. The
Roku/USB Media Player displays supported file types only, and hides file types it knows it
cannot play.
For more information about playing back your personal videos, music, and photos, go to the
following link on the Roku web site:
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There are many variants of each supported media format. Some variants may not play at all or may have issues or
inconsistencies during playback.
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go.roku.com/rokumediaplayer
Auto player launch
Only in connected mode, you can set your TV to automatically open the Roku Media Player
when you connect a USB drive with a recognizable file system (such as FAT16/32, NTFS,
HFS+ or EXT2/3). To configure this setting, from the Home screen, navigate to Settings >
System > USB media. At this point, the following options are available:
Auto-launch Choose Prompt, On, or Off, as desired.
o Prompt (default) Display a prompt each time a recognized USB drive is connected.
The prompt provides options to launch the Roku Media Player as well as to change
future auto-play behavior.
o On Always launch the Roku Media Player whenever you connect a recognized
USB drive.
o Off Never launch the Roku Media Player automatically.
Launch channel Choose the app you want to use to play back media files.
Playing content from local network media servers
Only in connected mode, your TV can play personal video, music, and photo files from a media
server on your local network. Media servers include personal computers running media server
software such as Plex or Windows Media Player, network file storage systems that have built-in
media server software, and other devices that implement the specifications of the Digital Living
Network Alliance. Some servers do not fully implement the DLNA specification but are UPNP
(Universal Plug and Play) compatible. The Roku Media Player will connect to them as well.
Some media servers can convert files into Roku compatible formats. DRM-protected content is
not supported.
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Using your TV in a hotel or dorm room
Hotels, school dorms, conference facilities, and similar locations with public wireless Internet
access often require you to interact with a web page to authenticate your access. These types
or networks are called restricted public networks . When you select a network of this type, the
TV automatically detects that additional information is needed and prompts you through using
another wireless device to supply the requested information.
About using your TV on a restricted public network
Here are some points to keep in mind when using your TV on a restricted public network:
Using your Roku TV on a hotel or dorm room network requires wireless availability and a
network-connected smartphone, tablet, or computer to authenticate access to your
wireless access point.
You will need your Roku TV remote.
Some content might be limited or unavailable if you try to connect outside your home
country due to geo-filtering.
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Getting your Roku TV on line on a restricted public network
1. Either during Guided Setup or after using the Settings > Network menu to set up a new
connection, the TV automatically detects that you are connecting to a restricted network
and displays the following prompt:
Tip: Your TV can connect to a restricted network only if Enable ‘Device connect is
selected in Settings > System > Advanced system settings. (Device connect is enabled
by default, but if you have disabled it, the TV cannot complete the connection.)
Note: Device connect is not present if the TV is in non-connected mode.
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2. After selecting the correct network, highlight I am at a hotel or college dorm, and then
press OK. The TV prompts you to use your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to complete the
connection.
3. Use a phone, tablet, or wireless-enabled computer to detect wireless networks. In most
cases, you can simply open the device’s Wi-Fi Settings or Network Settings screen to
start scanning.
Note: The phone, tablet, or computer must be on the same wireless network to which
you are connecting the TV.
4. Connect to the network named on your TV screen. The actual network name varies.
Note: The previous step connects your smartphone, tablet, or computer directly to the
TV. No connection charges apply and the connection does not impact your device’s data
plan.
5. The wireless connection process prompts you for a password. Enter the password as
shown on the TV screen. The actual password varies.
6. Start the web browser on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. When you attempt to
open any web page, the restricted connection will prompt you for whatever information it
needs. In most cases, you must agree to terms and conditions, provide identifying
information, or enter a password, PIN, or room number to proceed. The information
requested depends on the organization that controls the wireless connection.
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7. After you enter the requested information, the TV automatically proceeds to complete its
connection and resumes normal operation.
8. If the TV prompts you to link to your Roku account, use your smartphone, tablet, or
computer to complete the pairing operation and activate your Roku TV.
Roku voice remotes (select models only)
Only on TVs with the Roku voice remotes: The following topics explain how to get the most out
of your TV when it includes a Roku Voice Remote or Roku Enhanced Voice Remote.
Re-pairing your Roku voice remote
The Roku voice remotes operate with wireless radio-frequency signals and must be paired with
your TV. You initially paired the remote when you set up your TV during Guided Setup. But if
your remote loses its pairing with the TV for some reason, you can easily re-pair it using either
of the following methods:
1. Remove the battery cover from the back of the remote.
2. Press and hold down the pairing button for 3 seconds or longer, until the adjacent LED
lights up.
3. Do one of the following:
Turn on the TV using the power button on the TV side or back panel. Pairing occurs
as the TV starts up.
Use the Roku mobile app or a different remote to navigate to Settings > Remote >
Pair remote.
Tip: If the remote fails to pair with the TV, try installing new batteries. Also, it’s helpful to hold the
remote within two to three feet of the TV to ensure successful pairing.
Checking the Roku voice remote battery level
You can check the condition of the batteries in your Roku voice remote at any time by
navigating to Settings > Remote > Battery level. The resulting screen displays not only the
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battery level, but also other information that can be useful when you need technical support with
your remote.
Tip: When you first turn on the TV, a battery level indicator appears in the upper right corner of
the screen for a few seconds.
Finding your Roku Enhanced Voice Remote
Only on TVs with the Roku Enhanced Voice Remote, when your remote has found its way down
into the sofa cushions or your dog has hidden it in the corner, you can use the Find Remote
feature to find out where it’s hiding. This feature has a limited range, and is designed to find
your Enhanced Voice Remote somewhere in the same room as the TV.
Select Find Remote on the Settings > Remote menu to see brief instructions on how to activate
the Find Remote feature. Note, however, that selecting this option doesn’t actually activate the
feature. Here are the complete instructions:
Activate Find Remote
If your TV has a joystick-style control, press to the Left or Right to open the Inputs menu,
and then press Right to scroll down to Find Remote.
If your TV has a column of labeled panel buttons, press the INPUT button to open the
Inputs menu, and then press the INPUT button again until you highlight Find Remote.
A moment or two after highlighting Find Remote, the Roku Enhanced Voice Remote starts
playing your selected Find Remote sound to let you know where it is hiding. The sound
automatically stops after a minute, or after you find the remote and press any button.
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Changing and previewing the Enhanced Voice Remote finder sound
Only on TVs with the Roku Enhanced Voice Remote, you can customize the sound your remote
makes when you use the Find Remote feature. To customize the sound, navigate to Settings >
Remote > Change remote finder sound. Select the sound you want to use from the available
settings.
To preview the sound you have chosen, select Preview remote finder sound, and then hold
down OK on the remote to play the sound. When you release the OK button, the sound will
stop.
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Adjusting TV settings
You can adjust most picture and sound settings while you are watching a program by pressing
to open the Options menu. There are some additional picture and sound settings in the
Settings menu.
In most cases, the changes you make apply only to the input you are using. Antenna TV, the
separate HDMI® inputs, and the AV input each have their own settings that the TV remembers
when you return to that input. The TV also separately remembers the settings you specify while
viewing streaming content.
Settings menu
Use the Settings menu to adjust overall TV settings. Press to go to the Home screen, and
then navigate to Settings > TV picture settings.
You can adjust the following overall TV picture settings from the Settings screen:
TV brightness Provide a better viewing experience in darker or brighter rooms.
Increases or decreases the TV’s general brightness across all TV inputs.
Note: This setting is identical to the TV brightness setting you can access in the Options
menu while watching a program.
HDR notification On select models only: Controls whether the TV displays a
notification in the upper right corner of the screen for a few seconds when HDR or Dolby
Vision content begins to play.
o On The TV displays a notification when HDR or Dolby Vision content begins to
play.
o Off The TV does not display a notification when HDR or Dolby Vision content
begins to play.
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Note: This setting does not affect the HDR or Dolby Vision notification that always
appears in the program information banner. Press OK while watching a show to open
the program information banner.
Settings per input Lists each TV input. Select an input, and then press to display the
Options menu where you can adjust the input’s settings while watching a live picture and
listening to the sound from that input.
Tip: You don’t have to go to the Settings menu firstyou can display an inputs Options
menu and adjust its settings whenever you are watching the input by pressing .
Options menu
The Options menu for each TV input provides many settings for controlling the appearance of
the picture and the quality of the audio. To view the Options menu, press whenever you are
watching a TV input or streaming a video (except when you are viewing the program information
banner). The Options menu is a panel that appears over the left side of the screen:
Typical Options menu
To adjust the settings on the Options menu, press the UP or DOWN arrow to highlight a setting,
and then press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow to change the setting. You’ll see the changes you
make right away in picture appearance or audio quality.
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Tip: When you highlight a setting, the header text explains the effect of its current value. When
you begin to adjust a setting, the other options are hidden so you can see more of the screen.
Even though the other settings are hidden, you can move the highlight up or down to adjust the
other settings. As soon as you press the UP or DOWN arrow, the other settings become visible
again.
Options menu settings
TV brightness Affects the overall brightness of the picture. This setting applies across
the entire TV; that is, to all TV inputs and is identical to the TV brightness setting under
Settings > TV picture settings.
Picture mode Provides picture presets for various viewing preferences. This setting
applies to the currently-selected input only.
Picture size Adjusts the aspect ratio of the picture, enabling you to view a picture in its
original format, or zoom or stretch it to fill the screen. The Auto setting has been found to
produce the best picture in most cases.
Audio effect Adjusts the sound quality output from the TV speakers. This setting
applies across the entire TV; that is, to all TV inputs. It does not affect the sound quality
for headphones, HDMI (ARC), or SPDIF (TOSLINK) connectors.
Sleep timer Sets a timer that turns off the TV after the specific amount of time. This
setting remains in effect even if you stop watching the current input.
Closed captioning Controls when you see captions. This setting is only offered for
Antenna TV, the AV input, and streaming videos. Any set value remains in effect across
only these inputs.
o Antenna TV Set captions to off, always on, on only when the TV sound is
muted, or on only during instant replay (when Live TV Pause has been enabled).
o AV input Set captions to off, always on, or on only when the TV sound is
muted.
o Streaming video channel For streaming content that provides closed captions,
set captions to off, always on, on only when the TV sound is muted, or on only
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during instant replay (for streaming content that supports instant replay). Note
that some streaming channels have other methods for turning captions on and
off. In these cases, the Closed captioning option does not appear on the Options
menu.
Note: If the button is not available on your remote, you can use this feature in
the Roku mobile app. For more information, see Getting and using the Roku
mobile app.
Captioning track Only in Canada: Selects which caption track to display when Closed
Captioning is on. This setting remains in effect on all inputs that provide captions.
Note: Only in the United States, the Captioning track setting is located under
Accessibility.
SAP Selects whether to play a secondary audio program or multichannel television
sound, and which choice to play. This setting applies only to Antenna TV on digital
channels.
Advanced audio settings Only on select models: Shows the Advanced audio settings
menu.
Advanced picture settings Shows the Advanced picture settings menu.
Tip: To dismiss the Options menu, just wait a few seconds without pressing any buttons. Or
press again to dismiss the menu immediately.
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Accessibility (U.S. only)
Only in the United States, the settings on the Accessibility menu enable you to change the TV’s
accessibility settings without leaving the program you are watching. These settings are also
available on the Home screen under Settings > Accessibility.
Accessibility menu settings
Audio Guide Turn the Audio Guide on or off. The Audio Guide is a text-to-speech
screen reader that helps blind and low-vision users navigate the Roku user interface and
on screen menus. When enabled, the Audio Guide reads out text, menus, and other on-
screen items.
Tip: If Shortcut is enabled, you can enable or disable the Audio Guide by pressing the
four times in quick succession. (The button is located directly below the directional
pad on the right side of the Roku remote.)
Speech rate Choose the speed at which the TV speaks Audio Guide prompts.
Volume Set the volume of the Audio Guide in relation to the main TV volume.
Shortcut Enable or disable the shortcut feature. When disabled, pressing four times
in quick succession does not enable or disable the Audio Guide.
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Closed captioning Controls when you see captions. This setting is only offered for
Antenna TV, the AV input, and streaming videos. Any set value remains in effect across
only these inputs.
o Antenna TV Set captions to off, always on, on only when the TV sound is
muted, or on only during instant replay (when Live TV Pause has been enabled).
o AV input Set captions to off, always on, or on only when the TV sound is
muted.
o Streaming video channel For streaming content that provides closed captions,
set captions to off, always on, on only when the TV sound is muted, or on only
during instant replay (for streaming content that supports instant replay). Note
that some streaming channels have other methods for turning captions on and
off. In these cases, the Closed captioning option does not appear on the Options
menu.
Note: If the button is not available on your remote, you can use this feature in
the Roku mobile app. For more information, see Getting and using the Roku
mobile app.
Captioning track Selects which caption track to display when Closed Captioning is on.
This setting remains in effect on all inputs that provide captions.
SAP Selects whether to play a secondary audio program or multichannel television
sound, and which choice to play. This setting applies only to Antenna TV on digital
channels.
Video description through Secondary Audio Program (SAP)
Video description is audio descriptions of the action in a program, to help individuals who are
blind or visually impaired enjoy the program. You enable video description by selecting one of
the Secondary Audio Program (SAP) options.
To hear video description narrations in programs that have them, turn on SAP. If there are
multiple SAP options for a channel, such as Spanish and French, try each one to determine
which setting carries the video description track.
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Note: Broadcasters provide video descriptions only on a small number of programs. If you are
unable to hear video descriptions after following these instructions, the program you are viewing
does not provide them.
For more details about video description, go to:
https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/video-description.
Advanced audio settings DTS TruSurround (select models
only)
This topic describes the Advanced audio settings menu for TV models with DTS TruSurround.
Each TV input has separate settings for fine tuning sound quality. All of the settings in this menu
apply only to the currently-selected input. To use the Advanced audio settings menu, first press
to display the Options menu. Then select Advanced audio settings.
Advanced audio settings menu for models with DTS TruSurround
Advanced audio settings menu options DTS TruSurround
Audio effect Select from among various preset audio modes to improve speech, make
music sound its best, boost bass or treble, or simulate a theater. Use Reset audio
settings, described below, to return the input’s current settings to their original values.
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DTS TruSurround Simulates surround sound that otherwise would require installation of
a surround sound audio system. Sometimes, the effect interferes with dialog clarity. Use
the Dialog Clarity option to compensate.
Dialog Clarity Available only when DTS TruSurround is On. Choose among Low,
Medium, and High settings to improve the clarity of dialog when you are using the
TruSurround feature.
TruVolume Minimizes annoying volume fluctuations in programs.
Reset audio settings Returns DTS TruSurround, Dialog Clarity, and TruVolume
settings, to their default settings for the selected Audio effect.
Advanced audio settings Sonic Emotion Premium (select
models only)
This topic describes the Advanced audio settings menu for TV models with Sonic Emotion
Premium. Sonic Emotion Premium is an audio technology that enables your TV to produce a
more immersive sound experience. Each TV input has separate settings for fine tuning sound
quality. All of the settings in this menu apply only to the currently-selected input. To use the
Advanced audio settings menu, first press to display the Options menu. Then select
Advanced audio settings.
Advanced audio settings menu for models with Sonic Emotion Premium
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Advanced audio settings menu options Sonic Emotion Premium
Audio effect Select from among various preset audio modes to improve speech, make
music sound its best, boost bass or treble, or simulate a theater. Use Reset audio
settings, described below, to return the input’s current settings to their original values.
Sonic Emotion Premium Displays a menu with individual Sonic Emotion audio settings,
as described in Sonic Emotion.
Reset audio settings Returns Sonic emotion settings to their default settings for the
selected Audio effect.
Sonic Emotion settings
When you turn on Sonic Emotion from the Advanced audio settings menu, these additional
settings become available:
Dialog Enhancement Enhances your ability to hear and understand dialog in the
program.
Bass Enhancement Enhances the low frequency sound component in the program.
Absolute 3D Sound Simulates sound from multiple speakers that would otherwise
require installation of a surround sound audio system.
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Advanced picture settings
The Advanced picture settings menu for each TV input provides settings for fine tuning the
appearance of the picture. All of the settings in this menu apply only to the currently-selected
input.
To use the Advanced picture settings menu, first press to display the Options menu. Then
select Advanced picture settings.
Typical Advanced picture settings menu
Advanced picture settings menu options
Picture mode Provides picture presets for various viewing preferences. This setting
duplicates the one on the Options menu. When you change the Picture mode, other
picture settings adjust accordingly. For example, setting the Picture mode to Vivid sets
Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, and other values to produce a very vibrant picture.
Setting Picture mode to Movie changes the settings to produce a picture suitable for
enjoying movies in a darkened room. If you make changes to the individual picture
settingsfor example, Contrast, or Sharpnessthese settings are saved for the current
input and the current picture mode. In this way, you can set HDMI 1 input’s Movie picture
mode to use different settings than the HDMI 2 input’s Movie picture mode and Antenna
TV’s Movie picture mode. Use Reset picture settings, described below, to return the
input’s selected picture mode to its original values.
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Local contrast Only on select models: Sets the amount of dimming multiple “local
areas of the screen’s backlight intensity. This setting can make dark areas darker
without affecting the brightness of light areas. This option is disabled when Game mode
is enabled.
Dynamic contrast Only on select models: Automatically adjusts the backlight level to
achieve the optimum contrast and prevent excessive differences between light and dark
areas of the screen. This option is disabled when Local dimming/Local contrast is
enabled.
Backlight - Adjusts the overall light intensity of the screen. On some models, this option
is disabled when Dynamic contrast is enabled.
Brightness Adjusts the dark level of the black areas of the picture.
Contrast Adjusts the white level of the light areas of the picture.
Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the edges of objects in the picture.
Color Adjusts the intensity of colors in the picture. A setting of 0 removes all color and
displays a black and white picture.
Tint Adjusts the color balance from green to red to obtain accurate colors in the
picture.
Color temperature Adjusts the overall colors in the picture from Normal to slightly more
bluish (Cool) to slightly more reddish (Warm).
Action smoothing Only on select models: Adjusts the amount of action smoothing
applied to the video signal. A higher setting results in more smoothing, but can cause
undesirable picture artifacts in certain types of content. Each Picture mode has a
different Action smoothing default setting.
Natural Cinema Only on select models: When enabled, this feature reduces “judder
that is often present when 24 frame-per-second movies are upscaled to 60Hz TV
standards. Natural Cinema mode is On by default in Movie and HDR Dark picture
modes, and Off by default in other picture modes. When Natural Cinema mode is On,
Action smoothing is turned off and disabled.
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Action clarity Only on select 120Hz models: Reduces blur, especially for fast-moving
images such as sports.
LED action clarity Only on select models: Reduces motion blur caused by LED
backlight latency. Enabling this feature inserts black frames between picture frames in a
way that improves the clarity of fast movement. It provides an improved viewing
experience for video games and sporting events. When LED action clarity is enabled,
the Brightness and Dynamic contrast settings are disabled. You can choose settings of
Low, Medium, High, or Off to achieve the desired picture quality. Enabling Game mode
sets LED action clarity to Medium.
Game mode Only on HDMI® and AV inputs: Controls whether Game mode is enabled.
When On, the TV performs less image processing and has less input lag. When Off, the
TV performs more image processing and has more input lag, which is less desirable for
action games.
Reset picture settings Returns all picture settings for the input’s currently-selected
Picture mode to their original values.
Tip: To dismiss the Advanced picture settings menu, just wait a few seconds without
pressing any buttons. Or press again to dismiss the menu immediately.
Expert Picture Settings (4K models only)
4K (UHD) TV models have additional picture settings for demanding home theater enthusiasts.
Expert Picture Settings include gamma, noise reduction, 11 point white balance adjustment, and
extended color management.
You can access Expert Picture Settings only by using the Roku Mobile App on an iOS® or
Android™ mobile device. For more information, go to the following link on the Roku web site:
go.roku.com/expertpicturesettings
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Changing privacy settings
Note: Privacy settings are not present on TVs operating in non-connected mode.
Advertising
Only in connected mode, by default your TV uses an advertising identifier to track your TV
usage. You can change the privacy settings on your TV in two ways: resetting the advertising
identifier and limiting ad tracking.
Reset the advertising identifier
Resetting the advertising identifier clears the prior usage history that your TV stores, and then
begins tracking again. From that point forward, your new usage patterns affect the
advertisements you see on your TV.
1. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Privacy > Advertising.
2. Highlight Reset advertising identifier. Press to view more information about this
option. When you finishing reading the information, press OK to close the More
Information window.
3. Press OK to reset the advertising identifier, and then press OK again to dismiss the
verification message.
Limit ad tracking
You can limit Roku’s tracking of your usage behavior by limiting ad tracking. When you do, your
TV will display ads that are not personalized based on your TV’s advertising identifier.
1. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Privacy > Advertising.
2. Highlight Limit ad tracking. Press to view more information about this option. When
you finish reading the information, press OK to close the More Information window.
3. Press OK to select the Limit ad tracking check box.
Note: If you perform a factory reset and then reconnect your TV, ad tracking is restored until you
repeat these steps.
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Microphone
Your Roku TV does not have a built-in microphone. However streaming channel providers can
use the microphone on the Roku voice remotes (only on select models) or on your mobile
device when the Roku mobile app is running. You can control whether streaming channels have
permission to use the microphone.
Note: These settings affect only streaming channel access to the microphone. They do not
affect your Roku TV’s Voice Search feature.
Channel microphone access
You can control which streaming channels have permission to use the microphone, giving you
control over how the microphone is used by each streaming channel. The default setting is
Prompt, so no channel will be able to turn on the microphone without your permission.
To change microphone access settings:
1. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Privacy > Microphone.
2. Select Channel microphone access.
3. Choose one of the following settings:
Prompt Display a notification each time any streaming channel requests the use of
the microphone. When a notification appears, you can choose among Prompt,
Always allow, and Never allow on a per-channel basis.
Always allow Do not prompt, but always allow any streaming channel to use the
microphone.
Never allow Do not prompt, but never allow any streaming channel to use the
microphone.
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Channel permissions
After granting or denying microphone access on a per-channel basis, you can reset channel
permissions to enable them to follow the system-wide setting you specify under Channel
microphone access.
To reset channel permissions:
1. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Privacy > Microphone.
2. Select Channel permissions.
3. Highlight Reset channel permissions, and then press OK.
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My Feed
Only in connected mode, use My Feed to find out when you can watch movies coming soon,
and to get updates on movies, TV shows, and actors that you are following.
Movies Coming Soon
My Feed gives you updates on your list of movies that are coming soon to theaters. With My
Feed, you’ll know when your favorite movie is ready to stream, the channels it is on, and how
much it will cost.
Select the movies you want to follow by going to My Feed > Movies Coming Soon. You’ll then
see a list of newly released movies that are not yet available on Roku streaming devices. Select
a movie, and then select Follow this movie on Roku. When you return to the main My Feed
screen, you’ll see banners for each of your newly-followed movies along with banners for
movies and TV shows youre already following.
Movies, TV shows, and people
In addition to following movies coming soon, you can follow any movie, TV show, or actor
across top streaming channels. To follow a program, use the Search feature to find the movie,
TV show, or name that you want to follow, and then select Follow this movie/TV show/person on
Roku. For more information, see Searching for something to watch.
Note: The TV takes a bit of time to update your newly-followed shows. Until it finds at least one
channel offering the movie, the content banner in My Feed shows Check back later for updates.
My Feed alerts you any time a movie or TV show you are following becomes available on
another channel and whenever its price changes. A number in parentheses next to My Feed in
the Home screen menu means that My Feed has updated information that you haven’t viewed
yet. For example, if three of your followed shows have updates, you’ll see My Feed (3).
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Note: When a movie or TV show you are following becomes available, the streaming channel
offering the movie might require that you subscribe or pay a fee to view it.
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Searching for something to
watch
Searching for movies and shows across both Antenna TV (only in the United States) and
streaming channels is one of the unique features of your Roku TV. Within a single search
operation, you can search by:
Movie name
TV show name
Actor or director name
Streaming channel name
Game name
Note: Roku Search is not available if your TV is operating in non-connected mode. Roku Search
doesn’t search across all streaming channels, but searches across lots of popular streaming
channels. The actual channels it searches vary by locale.
How do I search?
You can search by using an on-screen keyboard that you navigate using the arrow keys on your
remote, or only in the United States, you can use a Roku voice remote or the Roku mobile app
to search with your voice.
For more information about Voice Search, go to go.roku.com/voicesearch.
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Keyboard search using the remote
1. Select Search on the Home screen menu.
The Search screen has a keyboard grid and initially displays instructionsa set of icons
representing search categories and a list of participating provider tiles.
Tip: If you don’t see the instructions, navigate to the end of the list of recent searches
and select Clear recent search selections.
2. Use the arrow keys to navigate the on-screen keyboard, entering a few characters of the
search term.
With each additional character you enter, you narrow down the search, making the
search results more relevant. You’ll often see the results you are seeking after entering
only a few letters.
3. When you see the show you are searching for, navigate to the right to highlight it.
Voice Search from a Roku voice remote
Only in the United Stated with models that have a Roku Voice Remote or Roku Enhanced Voice
Remote:
1. Press and hold the search button, either or .
2. Say the name of a movie, TV show, actor, or director.
The TV lists the results of your search across many streaming and Antenna TV
channels. An icon next to each search result shows the category of the result (movie, TV
show, actor).
3. Press the RIGHT arrow to move the highlight into the list of search results.
4. Press the UP and DOWN arrows to scroll through the list of search results to highlight
the item you want to view.
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Searching from the Roku mobile app
Use the free Roku mobile app on your compatible smartphone or tablet to make searching even
faster. Use your mobile device’s keypad to type more quickly and easily than with the on-screen
keyboard on your TV. Only in the United States, you also can search simply by touching the
Voice Search icon and saying the name of the movie, TV show, actor or director, streaming
channel, or game.
When you use the Roku mobile app to search, search results are shown on your mobile device
instead of on the TV screen. When you make a selection from the search results, the TV starts
playing the selected program.
For more information, see Getting and using the Roku mobile app.
I found a show, now what?
Now that you’ve highlighted the show, movie, actor, game, or streaming channel you were
looking for, press the RIGHT arrow.
If your search result was an actor, director, or other item that does not represent a single item of
content, you’ll see another list to narrow down your search. Continue highlighting results and
pressing the RIGHT arrow until you find a single, viewable content item.
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The channel logo appears to the left of each result.
Only in the United States, a LIVE TV logo indicates a program that is available on Antenna TV.
Shows currently playing live appear at the top of the list. Shows airing in the future appear at the
bottom of the list. Selecting a LIVE TV result switches the TV to that channel regardless of
whether the program is currently in progress.
An HD logo means that the content is available in high-definition.
The checked circle adjacent to the title means you have already added the streaming channel.
If your search result was a game or a streaming channel, you’ll see detailed information,
images, and available actions, such as a list of streaming channels and the cost of getting the
item or channel.
Note: Some channels may require a paid subscription.
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Follow on Roku
Rather than watch the show you found in Search, you can add it to My Feed and wait until it’s
available on a particular streaming channel or available at a better price. From the search
results screen, select Follow on Roku. Then go to My Feed periodically to check for updates to
each of your followed movies, TV shows, or people. For more information, see My Feed.
Recent Searches
The next time you use Roku Search, the Search screen displays a list of recent search
selections in place of the search instructions.
Using the recent search selections list makes it easy to quickly get to a previously found item,
for example, to find another movie with the same actor, or another TV show in the same series.
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Using the Roku Channel
Store
Only in connected mode, the Streaming Channels menu option takes you to the Roku Channel
store, where you can add new subscription based and free streaming channels to your TV.
Tip: You also can search for streaming channels by using the Search option, as explained in
Searching for something to watch.
To make it easier to find what you want, the streaming channels in the Roku Channel Store are
categorized by topic. Press the UP and DOWN arrows to highlight the category you want, and
then press the RIGHT arrow to move the highlight into the grid of streaming channel tiles.
When you find a streaming channel you want to add or learn more about, highlight it and press
OK to display more details.
If the streaming channel you are adding is free, you can select Go to channel to start
watching it immediately.
If there is a one-time or recurring fee associated with using the streaming channel, you
must agree to the terms and conditions, accept the fee, andif you created one when
you activated your Roku TV, enter your Roku PIN code to authorize the charges.
If you already have a subscription to the streaming channelfor example, you already
subscribe to Netflix or you receive HBO through your cable TV provideryou must
complete a different, simple authorization step to add the streaming channel.
You need only complete the authorization or activation step one time, when you initially add the
streaming channel. After that, you simply select the streaming channel tile from your Home
screen to start watching. (Channel and content availability is subject to change. Charges may
apply to your selection.)
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Tip: New streaming channels are added continuously to the Roku Channel Store, so be sure to
check back every now and then for new options.
Note: If you don’t remember your PIN, or if want to change whether you need to use a PIN to
make purchases on your Roku account, see Changing your Roku Channel Store PIN
preference.
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Customizing your TV
There are several things you can do to personalize your TV.
Add TV inputs
As you use your TV, you might find that you need to add a TV input tile that you did not add
during Guided Setup. To add a TV input:
1. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > TV inputs. Notice that the list of
inputs is divided into two sections: Inputs being used and Inputs not used.
2. Press the UP or DOWN arrows to highlight an input in the Inputs not used section of the
list.
3. Press the RIGHT arrow to move the highlight to Set up input.
4. Press OK to add the input.
5. Press to return to the Home screen. Notice that the input has been added to the top
of the Home screen. If you want to move the input tile to a different position in the grid,
see Rearrange tiles.
Add streaming channels
You can add streaming channels by searching in the Roku Channel Store. New streaming
channels are added to the bottom of the Home screen. If you want to move the channel tile to a
different position in the grid, see Rearrange tiles.
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Rename inputs
Rather than trying to remember that your Blu-ray™ player is connected to HDMI 1 and your
game console is connected to HDMI 3, you can rename the TV inputs to match the connected
device.
Note: Renaming an input also changes the icon associated with it.
To rename an input, you can either:
Highlight the input tile in the Home screen, and then press to display a list of options.
From the list of options, select Rename input. Then select a new name and icon.
or
From the Home screen, navigate to Settings > TV inputs. On the TV inputs screen,
select the input you want to rename, select Rename, and then choose a new name and
icon from the provided list.
Rather than using the predefined names and icons, you can set a custom name and icon. To do
so, scroll up or down to highlight Set custom name & icon, and then press OK. Follow the
instructions on the screen to enter a name and select an icon for the input.
Press to return to the Home screen. The new name and icon are now in effect.
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Remove unwanted tiles
It’s easy to remove unused TV inputs and unwanted channel or app tiles. For example, if you
never use the HDMI 3 input, or if you don’t like the weather app you added from the Roku
Channel Store, you can remove them from your Home screen.
Note: You also can remove the Antenna TV tile if you never use the TV tuner. But be aware that
removing the Antenna TV tile also deletes the channel list. You’ll have to set up the TV tuner
again next time you want to view Antenna TV. Instructions for setting up the TV tuner can be
found in Setting up Antenna TV.
To remove any tile, highlight the input tile in the Home screen, and then press to
display a list of options. From the list of options, select Remove input. In the screen that
follows, confirm you want to remove the input.
Alternatively, to remove a TV input tile from the Home screen, navigate to Settings > TV
inputs. On the TV inputs screen, select the input you want to remove, and then select
Remove > Confirm. Then press to return to the Home screen.
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Rearrange tiles
When you add a TV input tile, it’s added at the top of your Home screen. When you add a new
streaming channel, it’s added at the bottom of your Home screen.
You can easily rearrange the order of the tiles on the Home screen to suit your viewing
preferences. For example, you might want Antenna TV to be the first tile in your Home screen.
But if you mostly watch one streaming channel, you might want its tile to be the first one on your
Home screen.
1. From the Home screen, highlight one of the tiles you want to move.
2. Press to display a list of options for the type of tile you selected.
3. Select Move input or Move channel. The list of options disappears and the highlighted
tile shows arrows indicating how it can be moved.
Note: A paid subscription or other payments may be required for some channels.
Channel availability is subject to change and varies by country. Not all content is
available in countries or regions where Roku® products are sold.
4. Use the arrow keys to move the highlighted tile to its new position. As you move the tile,
it pushes other tiles out of its way.
5. Press OK to lock the tile into its new position.
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6. Repeat these steps to move other tiles until you have arranged your Home screen to
your liking.
Change themes
Only in connected mode, another way to customize your TV is to change its theme. The theme
establishes the look and feel of the TV through colors, designs, and fonts. Some themes require
payment.
To change the theme, in the Home screen menu navigate to Settings > Themes. In the Themes
screen, choose from the following options:
My themes Highlight a theme, and then press OK to switch to that theme.
Get more themes Highlight this option at the bottom of the My Themes list, and then
press OK to shop for new themes.
Custom settings Turn Featured themes on or off. When Featured themes is on, the TV
automatically switches to featured themeslike certain holiday-inspired themes for a
limited time whenever Roku makes them available, and then switches back to your
selected theme when the featured theme expires. When off, the TV uses your selected
theme.
Edit Antenna TV channel lineup
When you set up the TV tuner as described in Setting up Antenna TV, the TV adds all the
channels with good signals that it can detect in your area. It’s likely that you now have more
channels than you want in your channel list.
To edit the channel lineup, from the Home screen, navigate to Settings > TV inputs > Antenna
TV > Edit channel lineup. You’ll see a screen listing all of your channels. Adjacent to the list of
channels is a miniature TV screen playing the highlighted channel’s picture and sound.
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Highlight each channel you want to hide, and then press OK to hide the channel.
Tip: If you need to see or hear the highlighted channel, wait a couple of seconds for the TV to
start playing the channel’s picture and sound. Also note that if you’ve enabled parental controls
and the program on the current channel is blocked, you won’t see a picture or hear sound while
editing the channel lineup.
Note: Repeating the tuner channel scan unhides all hidden channels.
Change sound effects volume
Sound effects are the noises the TV makes to let you know it received your command. You can
change the volume of sound effects or turn them off.
To adjust the sound effects volume, in the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Audio >
Menu volume. Navigate to the right and then change the setting to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
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Configure power settings
Power settings let you configure features related to how your TV’s power settings work.
Power on settings
Power on settings tell the TV what to do when you turn on the power. To configure the power on
settings, from the Home screen, navigate to Settings > System > Power > Power on. Highlight
the preferred power on location in the list, and then press OK.
Auto power savings
To help you save energy, your TV can automatically turn itself off after a period of inactivity or a
period during which no signal has been detected. It is factory-configured to do both of these
things, but you can change these settings if needed.
To configure automatic power off, from the Home screen menu navigate to Settings > System >
Power > Auto power savings. In the Power settings screen, highlight the following options and
press OK to turn them on or off:
Reduce power after 15 minutes If no video or audio activity and no user interaction
occur for 15 minutes, the TV automatically turns off the screen and sound.
Turn off after 4 hours If no video or audio activity and no user interaction occur for 4
hours, the TV goes into standby mode.
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Standby LED On/Off
Normally, the status LED on the front of your TV is lit whenever the TV is in standby mode. If
you prefer the status LED to not be lit in standby mode, you can turn it off. To do so, from the
Home screen, navigate to Settings > System > Power > Standby LED, and then select Off.
After making this change, the status LED still performs all other indication functions.
Fast TV start
Only in connected mode on TV models that are not Energy Star certified, you can enable Fast
TV start. As you might expect, Fast TV start lets you start watching your TV almost instantly
after turning it on. But it also enables other convenient features, such as the ability to turn on
your TV using voice commands or the Roku mobile app.
Be aware that enabling Fast TV start makes your TV use somewhat more power when it is
powered off to standby mode.
Configure accessibility (U.S. only)
Accessibility settings enable users with vision or hearing impairment to use the TV more
effectively. Accessibility settings are located under Settings > Accessibility.
Captions mode
The Captions mode settings specify when closed captions appear. Access caption settings from
the Home screen by selecting Settings > Accessibility > Captions mode. At this point, you can
choose among the following options:
Off No captions appear.
On always Captions appear whenever they are available from the program source.
On replay Captions appear only when you use the replay feature, and only when you
are watching a streaming program that supports instant replay or watching a TV channel
after enabling Live TV Pause.
On mute Captions appear only when the TV is muted.
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Tips:
You can change the captions mode while watching a program. Press to display the
Options menu, and then select Closed Captioning.
Some streaming channels require you to enable captions through a setting within their
channel even though you have turned on captions in the TV settings.
Note: Once enabled, the selected captions mode applies to all inputs that support captions and
remains enabled until you turn it off.
Captions preferred language
The Captions preferred language setting lets you select the language in which you want closed
captioning to appear, when that language is available. If your preferred language is not
available, then captioning reverts to the default language for the program, which usually is
English.
Highlight the language you prefer, and then press OK to select it.
Captions style
The Captions style settings let you control how closed captions look when displayed on your TV.
Access caption style settings from the Home screen by selecting Settings > Accessibility >
Captions style. At this point, you can choose among the following options:
Text style Choose from a list of fonts. As you move the highlight to each font, you can
see a sample of the result in an adjacent panel.
Text edge effect Choose from a list of edge effect styles, such as raised, depressed,
and various shadows. As you move the highlight to each effect, you can see a sample of
the result in an adjacent panel.
Text size Choose from a list of sizes. As you move the highlight to each size, you can
see a sample of the result in an adjacent panel.
Text color - Choose from a list of colors for the text. As you move the highlight to each
color, you can see a sample of the result in an adjacent panel.
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Text opacity - Choose from a list of opacity settings for the text. This setting determines
how much the area behind the text shows through the text. A value of 100% blocks all of
the content behind the text. As you move the highlight to each setting, you can see a
sample of the result in an adjacent panel.
Background color - Choose from a list of colors for the background area behind the text.
As you move the highlight to each color, you can see a sample of the result in an
adjacent panel. Note that you won’t see any change unless you set the Background
opacity to a value other than Off.
Background opacity - Choose from a list of opacity settings for the background of the
caption. This setting determines how much the area behind the caption background
shows through the background. A value of 100% blocks all of the content behind the
background. As you move the highlight to each setting, you can see a sample of the
result in an adjacent panel.
Window color - Choose from a list of colors for the window rectangle surrounding the
entire caption. As you move the highlight to each color, you can see a sample of the
result in an adjacent panel. Note that you won’t see any change unless you set the
Window opacity to a value other than Default or Off.
Window opacity - Choose from a list of opacity settings for the window rectangle
surrounding the entire caption. This setting determines how much the area behind the
caption window shows through the window. A value of 100% blocks all of the content
behind the window. As you move the highlight to each setting, you can see a sample of
the result in an adjacent panel.
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Audio Guide settings
Audio Guide settings help users who are blind or visually impaired to configure the text-to-
speech reader, enabling them to operate their TV more easily. Audio Guide uses voice prompts
that speak volume and channel changes, menu options, and setting changes. Access Audio
Guide settings from the Home screen by navigating to Settings > Accessibility, and then select
from the following options in the Audio Guide section:
Audio Guide Turn Audio Guide on or off.
Speech rate Select one of four speeds at which to hear spoken guide information:
Slow, Normal, Fast, or Very Fast.
Volume Select the volume at which to hear spoken guide information, relative to the
main TV volume.
Shortcut Enable or disable the shortcut feature. When enabled (the default), pressing
four times in quick succession enables or disables the Audio Guide.
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Changing caption settings (Canada only)
On models sold in the United States, you can find caption settings under Settings > Accessibility
> Captions mode and Captions style. On models sold in Canada, you can find captions settings
under Settings > Captions.
Captions mode
Off No captions appear.
On Captions appear whenever they are available from the program source.
Instant replay Captions appear only when you use the replay option, and only when
you are watching a streaming program that supports instant replay.
When mute Captions appear only when the TV is muted.
Tips
You can change the captions mode while watching a program. Press to display the
Options menu, and then select Closed Captioning.
Some streaming channels require you to enable captions through a setting within their
channel even though you have turned on captions everywhere else.
Note: Once enabled, the captions mode applies to all inputs that support captions and remains
enabled until you turn it off.
Captions preferred language
Choose the language in which you want closed captioning to appear, when that language is
available. If your preferred language is not available, then captioning reverts to the default
language for the program, which usually is English.
Highlight the language you prefer, and then press OK to select it.
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Other caption settings
Text style Choose from a list of fonts. As you move the highlight to each font, you can
see a sample of the result in an adjacent panel.
Text edge effect Choose from a list of edge effect styles, such as raised, depressed,
and various shadows. As you move the highlight to each effect, you can see a sample of
the result in an adjacent panel.
Text size Choose from a list of sizes. As you move the highlight to each size, you can
see a sample of the result in an adjacent panel.
Text color - Choose from a list of colors for the text. As you move the highlight to each
color, you can see a sample of the result in an adjacent panel.
Text opacity - Choose from a list of opacity settings for the text. This setting determines
how much the area behind the text shows through the text. A value of 100% blocks all of
the content behind the text. As you move the highlight to each setting, you can see a
sample of the result in an adjacent panel.
Background color - Choose from a list of colors for the background area behind the text.
As you move the highlight to each color, you can see a sample of the result in an
adjacent panel. Note that you won’t see any change unless you set the Background
opacity to a value other than Off.
Background opacity - Choose from a list of opacity settings for the background of the
caption. This setting determines how much the area behind the caption background
shows through the background. A value of 100% blocks all of the content behind the
background. As you move the highlight to each setting, you can see a sample of the
result in an adjacent panel.
Window color - Choose from a list of colors for the window rectangle surrounding the
entire caption. As you move the highlight to each color, you can see a sample of the
result in an adjacent panel. Note that you won’t see any change unless you set the
Window opacity to a value other than Default or Off.
Window opacity - Choose from a list of opacity settings for the window rectangle
surrounding the entire caption. This setting determines how much the area behind the
caption window shows through the window. A value of 100% blocks all of the content
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behind the window. As you move the highlight to each setting, you can see a sample of
the result in an adjacent panel.
Configuring parental controls
Parental controls enable you to control whether the members of your household can view
certain kinds of broadcast TV programs. When a program or feature is blocked, you can unblock
it by entering a parental control PIN that only you know.
Note: Parental controls block content from the TV tuner and from streaming options, if any, on
the Home screen menu. Parental controls do not block content on other TV inputs or content
from streaming channels you add to your TV.
Creating a parental control PIN
The first time you access the Parental controls screen, you must create a new parental control
PIN. Thereafter, whenever you want to change parental control settings, unblock programming
that has been blocked, change the PIN, or disable parental controls, you must enter your
parental control PIN.
Tip: Your parental control PIN has nothing to do with your Roku PIN. You can make them the
same if you wantthis is entirely your choice.
To create a new parental control PIN, from the Home screen menu navigate to Settings >
Parental controls. The screen displays a numeric keypad. Use the arrow keys and then press
OK to enter a four digit code. Then repeat the process to enter the same PIN again, just to
make sure you correctly entered the PIN you want to use.
Important: If you forget your parental control PIN, the only way to recover is to perform a factory
reset operation, as explained in Factory reset everything. Be sure to write it down in a safe
place just in case.
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Blocking Movie Store, TV Store, and News (U.S. only)
One of the parental control options is to completely hide the entertainment options that are
available directly on the Home screen menu.
To hide Home screen entertainment options:
1. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Parental controls, and then enter
your parental control PIN.
2. In the Parental controls screen, highlight Home screen and then select or clear either of
these options:
Hide “Movie Store and TV Store Removes the Movie Store and TV Store options
from the Home screen menu.
Hide “News” Removes the News option from the Home screen menu.
Tip: To use either of these options after you’ve hidden them, you must return to this screen and
remove the check mark from the corresponding Hide command.
Blocking Broadcast TV shows
For broadcast TV, parental controls use information embedded in the broadcast signal to
determine whether to allow a program to be displayed. Parents can configure parental controls
to block broadcast TV programs that meet or exceed a specific rating, so they cannot be viewed
or heard unless the correct parental control PIN is entered.
Note: Rating standards differ by country.
Enabling parental control of TV shows
The first step in blocking TV shows is to enable parental control of TV shows.
This setting is provided separately to make it easier for you to turn parental control of TV shows
on and off without disturbing their settings. For example, your kids are going to summer camp
for two weeks, and while they are gone, you don’t want to have to deal with unblocking shows
that you want to watch by entering your parental control PIN. All you need to do is clear Enable
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parental controls, and all TV shows are unblocked. When the kids return, select Enable parental
controls again, and all of your parental control settings are restored in a single operation.
To enable parental control of TV shows:
1. In the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Parental controls, and then enter your
parental control PIN.
2. In the Parental controls screen, navigate to TV tuner > Parental control of TV shows.
3. Make sure the check box next to Enable parental controls is checked. If not, highlight it
and press OK.
Blocking based on US TV ratings
Most broadcast US TV showsother than moviescontain rating data that enables parental
controls to block shows that parents don’t want others to view. The ratings are divided into two
groups that function independently:
Youth group TV-Y, TV-Y7
Main group TV-G, TV-PG, TV-14, TV-MA
Within each of these groups, the ratings interact such that if you block a particular level of
content, the TV also blocks all content with a higher rating. Conversely, if you unblock a
particular level of content, the TV also unblocks all content with a lower rating. For example, if
you block TV-PG programs, the TV also blocks TV-14 and TV-MA programs. If you
subsequently unblock TV-14 programs, TV-PG programs are also unblocked, but TV-MA
programs remain blocked.
Similarly, within the main group, content types can be individually blocked. For example, you
can block just coarse language in shows with a TV-PG rating. If you do, then the TV also blocks
shows with coarse language in the higher ratings (TV-14 and TV-MA). Subsequently unblocking
coarse language in TV-14 ratings does not unblock coarse language in TV-MA programs, but it
does unblock coarse language in TV-PG programs.
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To block TV shows based on US television ratings:
1. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Parental controls, and then enter
your parental control PIN.
2. In the Parental controls screen, navigate to TV tuner > TV ratings. Choose among the
following settings:
Entire ratings Highlight the rating you want to block, and then navigate to the right
and select the first option that blocks the entire rating level (and all higher rating
levels).
Individual content types Highlight the rating that contains the content type you want
to block, and then select the content types you want to block from among those
listed. Remember that blocking a content type in one rating blocks the equivalent
content type in all higher rating levels.
Blocking based on US movie ratings
Most movies in the US are rated by the Motion Picture Association of America, or MPAA, so the
ratings are known as MPAA ratings. TV broadcast signals carry movie rating data that enables
parental controls to block shows that parents don’t want others to see. The ratings are:
G General audiences
PG Parental guidance suggested
PG-13 Parents strongly cautioned for children age 13 or younger
R Restricted
NC-17 Not for age 17 or younger
Unlike US TV ratings, there are no individual content types within the ratings. But like TV
ratings, blocking movies with a particular rating also blocks movies with a higher rating, and
unblocking movies with a particular rating also unblocks movies with a lower rating.
Tip: Blocking movies with an NC-17 rating also blocks programs with the now-obsolete X rating,
which can still occur in the program data of older movies.
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To block movies based on MPAA ratings:
1. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Parental controls, and then enter
your parental control PIN.
2. In the Parental controls screen, navigate to TV Tuner > Movie ratings.
3. Select the rating level you want to block. You need only select one rating level, and all
higher levels are automatically blocked.
Blocking based on Other ratings
Your TV can block programs having ratings that had not been defined when the TV was
manufactured. It does this by detecting a new Rating Region Table in a program and then
downloading the new table and displaying its rating in the Parental controls.
When the TV downloads a new Rating Region Table, it adds a new option to the list of rating
types: Other ratings. If you see this option in the Parental controls screen, you have tuned to a
station that has implemented a new rating table. Once the new rating table has been
downloaded to the TV, it remains in the TV until it is factory reset, and you can configure
blocking based on the new ratings.
New Region Rating Tables can have independent rating levels, or rating levels that interact in
the same ways as the built-in US TV and MPAA Movie ratings.
Tip: If your TV downloads a new Region Rating Table, you’ll have to experiment with its settings
to understand how to use it.
Blocking based on Canadian English ratings
Canadian-English language and third-language programs that are broadcast in Canada are
rated by the Action Group on Violence on Television, or AGVOT. TV broadcast signals carry
rating data that enables parental controls to block shows that parents don’t want others to view
based on content containing violence, language, sex, or nudity. The ratings are:
C Children under 8 years
C8 Children 8 years and older
G Generally suitable for all age groups
PG Parental guidance suggested for viewers under 14 years
14+ Generally not suitable for viewers under 14 years
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18+ Generally not suitable for viewers under 18 years
Blocking content with a particular rating also blocks content with a higher rating, and unblocking
content with a particular rating also unblocks movies with a lower rating.
To block programs based on AGVOT ratings:
1. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Parental controls, and then enter
your parental control PIN.
2. In the Parental controls screen, navigate to TV tuner > Canadian English ratings.
3. Select the rating level you want to block. You need only select one rating level, and all
higher levels are automatically blocked.
Blocking based on Canadian French ratings
Canadian-French language programs that are broadcast in Canada are rated by the Régie du
cinéma du Québec. TV broadcast signals carry rating data that enables parental controls to
block shows that parents don’t want others to view based on content containing violence,
language, sex, or nudity. The ratings are:
G Generally suitable for all age groups
8+ Viewers 8 years and older
13+ Viewers 13 years and older
16+ Viewers 16 years and older
18+ Adults only
Blocking content with a particular rating also blocks content with a higher rating, and unblocking
content with a particular rating also unblocks movies with a lower rating.
To block programs based on Canadian-French ratings:
1. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Parental controls, and then enter
your parental control PIN.
2. In the Parental controls screen, navigate to TV tuner > Canadian French ratings.
3. Select the rating level you want to block. You need only select one rating level, and all
higher levels are automatically blocked.
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Blocking unrated programs
Some broadcast TV shows and movies are assigned a rating of “Unrated”. Whether or not such
programs contain content that is objectionable to you cannot be determined. However, you can
choose to block such programs.
To block all unrated broadcasts:
1. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Parental controls, and then enter
your parental control PIN.
2. In the Parental controls screen, navigate to TV tuner > Block all unrated programs.
3. Highlight Unrated programs and press OK. When blocking is enabled, the adjacent
padlock icon changes from unlocked to locked.
Tip: Blocking programs that have been assigned a rating of “Unrated” does not block programs
that have no rating assigned to them (for example a broadcast of a local town council meeting).
Programs that do not have an assigned rating display Rating NA (for “not applicable, meaning
a rating is not needed).
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What happens when a TV show is blocked?
After you’ve set up parental controls, TV shows and movies can be blocked:
When you change channels and the new channel is playing a program whose rating
exceeds your settings.
When a new show comes on the channel you are watching and its rating exceeds your
settings.
When a program is blocked by parental control settings, the TV displays a blocked message:
Whenever this blocked message appears, both the video and audio of the show are blocked, as
well as program data that would normally appear in the area at the bottom of the screen.
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To watch the blocked program, you need to know the PIN code defined when you enabled
parental controls, as explained in Creating a parental control PIN.
1. Press OK to select Unblock and display a PIN pad.
2. Use the arrow keys to enter your parental control PIN code, and then press OK to select
Unblock everything.
After unblocking shows that have been blocked, all blocking is disabled for two hours or until
you turn off the TV.
Changing the parental control PIN
To change your parental control PIN:
1. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Parental controls, and then enter
your parental control PIN.
2. In the Parental controls screen, highlight Change PIN.
3. Move the highlight into the adjacent keypad, and then use the arrow keys and then press
OK to enter a four digit code. Then repeat the process to enter the same PIN again, just
to make sure you correctly entered the PIN you want to use.
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Resetting parental controls
So now your kids have grown up and gone away to college, and you no longer want to deal with
blocked programs.
To erase all parental control settings:
1. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Parental controls, and then enter
your parental control PIN.
2. In the Parental controls screen, highlight Reset parental controls.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to confirm that you want to erase all parental
control settings.
Tip: Resetting parental controls also erases your parental control PIN.
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More settings
This section describes the features and settings of the TV that were not covered in the other
parts of this guide.
Changing network settings
If needed, you can change your network settings at any time. For example, if you change the
name of your wireless network (its SSID) or its password, you will need to change your TV’s
settings so that it can continue to connect. Also, if you decided not to connect to the Internet in
Guided Setup, you can use network settings to connect at a later time.
To change network settings, from the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Network, and
then press the RIGHT arrow. At this point, you can choose the following options:
About Lists important information about your current network connection, such as
status, connection type, IP addresses, and MAC address. This information is often
useful when contacting customer support with connection issues.
Check connection Select your existing network connection type, and then press OK to
start checking the network connection. The TV uses your current network information to
reconfirm the wireless or wired network connection to the local network and the Internet
connection.
Set up connection Select a network connection type, and then select the option to set
up a new connection. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the network
connection. For help with each of the steps, see Network connection.
Note: Some networks, such as those found in dorm rooms, hotels, and other public places,
may require you to read and agree to terms, enter a code, or provide identifying information
before letting you connect to the Internet. For more information, see Using your TV in a hotel
or dorm room.
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Changing time settings
You can change time settings to suit your preferences. You can find the following settings by
navigating from the Home screen menu to Settings > System > Time:
Sleep timer Set a time delay after which the TV will automatically shut off. This setting
reflects the setting you can make in the Options menu from any TV input, as explained in
Options menu settings. Note that the sleep timer setting is not input specific.
Time zone Select whether to set the time zone automatically or manually, and if set
manually, select your current time zone. Typically, a TV connected to the Internet can
discover its own time zone automatically, and a TV that is not connected to the Internet
must be set manually. Initially, this setting is made when you set up the TV tuner, as
explained in Setting up Antenna TV. Correct time zone information is needed to correctly
display program data.
Clock format Select whether to display time in a 12-hour or 24-hour format, or to turn
off time display. This setting is available only on TVs that are connected to the Internet.
Non-connected TVs do not display the time.
Scanning for Antenna TV channels again
There will be times when you need to create a new channel list. For example, you:
Change cable providers
Reorient your TV antenna
Move to a different city with different channels
Whenever you need to update your TV channel list, you can repeat the channel scan.
Tip: Repeat the channel scan from time to time to make sure you are receiving all of the latest
channels. Broadcasters add and remove channels, move channels to different parts of the
spectrum, and change the power levels of their channels periodically.
Note: Repeating the tuner channel scan unhides all hidden channels.
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To repeat the channel scan, from the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > TV inputs >
Antenna TV > Scan again for channels. Then select Start finding channels to begin the channel
scan process. The screens and options that appear during this process are identical to those
described in How do I set up the TV tuner?
Setting the HDMI® mode (4K models only)
On 4K (UHD) TVs, you can independently configure each HDMI® input to match the capabilities
of the connected device. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > TV inputs, and
then select an enabled HDMI® input. Next, select HDMI mode and then select one of the
following settings:
Auto Let the TV determine the best setting. Use this option unless your HDMI® device
does not correctly communicate its HDMI® version compatibility.
HDMI 1.4 Configure the input for compatibility with HDMI® version 1.4, which supports
a maximum refresh rate of 30 Hz at full UHD resolution. Most HDMI® devices will work
correctly with the TV in this mode.
HDMI 2.0 Configure the input for compatibility with HDMI® version 2.0, which supports
a maximum refresh rate of 60 Hz at full UHD resolution. You must use this mode to view
HDR content from the device connected to this HDMI® input. However, note that many
older HDMI® devices do not work correctly when the TV’s HDMI® input is set to this
mode.
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Adjusting external control
You can choose the level of external control you want to allow your TV to accept. External
control enables other devices, including the Roku Mobile App, to control your TV over the local
area network in your home.
To adjust the level of external control access:
1. From the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > System > Advanced system
settings > External control.
2. Select Network access.
3. Choose one of the following settings:
Default External control is enabled only on a private network address, and accepts
commands only from other private network addresses on your home network. This
setting is suitable for most cases, including use of the Roku mobile app on your
smartphone.
Permissive External control is enabled under all conditions, but accepts commands
only from private network addresses or the same subnetwork within your home
network. This setting might be required when attempting to operate the TV from a
third-party application, for example, one of the Internet of Things (IoT) applications
such as ifttt.com.
Disabled External control is completely disabled. The TV does not accept external
commands from any source, including the Roku mobile app.
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Using the TV in a home theater
Your TV has several features that make it an ideal TV for a home theater. But you might not
notice them because they remain in the background until you decide to use them.
Turning off the speakers
When you use your TV with a sound bar or an external amplifier and speakers, you’ll probably
want to turn off the internal TV speakers.
To turn off the TV’s built-in speakers, in the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > Audio >
TV speakers and change the setting.
Tip: The TV’s internal speakers can be enabled and disabled automatically as needed by
system audio control, as described in Enable system audio control. Using the headphone jack
also turns off the internal speakers.
Changing the audio mode
The TV has two audio modes, accessed by navigating in the Home screen menu to Settings
>Audio > Audio mode:
Stereo Use this setting for internal speakers, headphones, and external stereo
amplifiers connected through HDMI® ARC, SPDIF optical, or headphone jack.
Auto Use this setting to automatically detect the best audio setting based on the audio
stream in the content you are watching. If you have connected the TV to an external
Dolby Audio™ compatible amplifier, receiver, or sound bar through HDMI® ARC or
SPDIF optical, the TV automatically selects the appropriate surround sound capabilities
of the device based on the characteristics of the current program.
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Setting up a digital audio connection
You can connect the TV to an external amplifier, receiver, or sound bar by using either of these
two connections:
HDMI ARC The HDMI® Audio Return Channel enables the TV to output digital
audio on one of its HDMI® connectors. The connected amplifier can also
function simultaneously as an input source to the TV, if needed. To use the
ARC capability, you must connect an HDMI® cable from your amplifier’s HDMI® ARC
connector to the HDMI ARC connector on the TV. You also must:
o Be sure your HDMI® cable is certified by HDMI®.
o Enable HDMI ARC under Settings > System > Control other devices (CEC), as
explained in Enable HDMI® ARC.
SPDIF optical The TV has an SPDIF optical connector that outputs a digital
audio signal. To use the optical output, connect a TOSLINK optical cable
from the amplifier to the Optical or SPDIF connector on the TV.
Note: Dolby Audio™ supporting Dolby Digital Plus format is not available through the
SPDIF optical output. This format is only available through the HDMI® ARC connection.
After making the required HDMI® ARC or SPDIF optical connection, go to Settings > Audio >
S/PDIF and ARC option and select the audio format to use.
Note: In most cases, Auto detect is the best option. Other settings can result in no sound when
the content you are viewing does not contain the audio stream type you selected.
Controlling other devices through CEC
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) enables your TV and other CEC-compatible home
entertainment devices to control one another in various ways. First, the CEC-compatible
devices must “discover” one another and report their capabilities. After this, one device can
control another according to the features you enable. For example, playing a disc on a Blu-ray
player could switch the TV to the Blu-ray player’s input. Or, powering off the TV could also
power off the Blu-ray player and the home theater receiver.
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Discover connected CEC devices
To discover CEC devices:
1. Make sure that your CEC-compatible devices are connected to the TV with a suitable
High Speed HDMI® Cable that supports HDMI® ARC and CEC control.
2. Turn on each device and make sure all devices are CEC enabled.
Tip: Some manufacturers have their own branded names for CEC functionality, so you
might need to read the product documentation to correctly identify the CEC features of
the device.
3. On the TV’s Home screen menu, navigate to Settings > System > Control other devices
(CEC) and then select Search for CEC devices. Press OK to repeat the discovery
process, if necessary.
When finished, the TV displays a list of CEC devices that are connected to each HDMI® input,
as well as any devices that had previously been connected. The TV remembers the names of
multiple CEC devices even when they are no longer connected. If the list is longer than the
allowed space, press to see a complete list in a scrollable window.
Enable HDMI® ARC
HDMI® ARC is the audio return channel that is available on one of the TV’s HDMI® ports. The
audio return channel enables you to send a Dolby Audio signal back to a home theater
receiver that is also sending an audio and video signal into the TV. Using HDMI® ARC reduces
the number of cables needed and optionally lets you control the volume and mute state of the
receiver by enabling system audio control.
HDMI® ARC is disabled by default. To enable HDMI® ARC, in the Home screen menu, navigate
to Settings > System > Control other devices (CEC), and then highlight HDMI ARC. Press OK to
enable or disable the feature.
Note: Enabling HDMI ARC also enables System audio control. After enabling HDMI ARC, you
can disable System audio control if you prefer.
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Enable system audio control
System audio control enables the TV remote to change the volume and mute state of an
amplifier or sound bar connected through HDMI®, and to display the external device’s volume
and mute status in the TV’s on-screen display.
The TV automatically turns off its internal speakers and sends volume and mute control signals
to an external amplifier when all of the following are true:
System audio control is enabled on the TV.
The TV is connected to a CEC-compatible amplifier, it is powered on, and CEC
discoverability is enabled.
The CEC-compatible amplifier’s HDMI® ARC connector is connected to the TV’s HDMI
ARC connector with a suitable HDMI® cable.
When the CEC-compatible amplifier is off, the TV automatically turns on its speakers (unless
you have turned them off as described in Turning off the speakers) and resumes local control of
volume and mute state.
To enable or disable system audio control, in the Home screen menu, navigate to Settings >
System > Control other devices (CEC) and highlight System audio control. Press OK to enable
or disable the feature.
Enable 1-touch play
1-touch play enables a device to control which TV input is active. For example, pressing Play on
your Blu-ray player switches the TV to the Blu-ray input.
1-touch play is disabled by default. To enable 1-touch play, in the Home screen menu, navigate
to Settings > System > Control other devices (CEC) and highlight 1-touch play. Press OK to
enable or disable the feature.
Enable system standby
The system standby feature causes other devices to power off when you power off your TV.
Depending on the CEC System Standby implementation, it also might enable connected
devices to power off your TV when you power off the device.
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System standby is disabled by default. To enable system standby, in the Home screen menu,
navigate to Settings > System > Control other devices (CEC) and highlight System standby.
Press OK to enable or disable the feature.
Restarting the TV
You can restart the TV when necessary. Restarting has the same effect as unplugging the TV
power and then plugging it in again.
To restart the TV, navigate to Settings > System > Power, and then select System restart.
Highlight Restart, and then press OK to confirm restart.
While the TV restarts, the screen goes dark for a few seconds, and then displays the startup
screen for a few more seconds. When the restart operation completes, the TV displays the
activity you selected in Power on settings.
Resetting the TV
You can choose to reset only the TV picture and audio settings to their original values, or
perform a full factory reset to return the TV to the state it was in when you first unpacked and
turned it on.
Reset audio/video settings
To reset only the TV picture and audio settings to their original values, navigate to Settings >
System > Advanced system settings > Factory reset, and then highlight Reset TV audio/video
settings. Read the information on the screen to make sure you understand what the reset
operation does.
To proceed with the reset operation, press PLAY/PAUSE three times in a row.
Factory reset everything
A full factory reset returns the TV’s settings to their original state and removes all personally
identifiable information from the TV. When finished, you must repeat Guided Setup,
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reconnecting to the Internet, re-linking your Roku account, and reloading any streaming
channels. You also must repeat Antenna TV setup and input configuration.
Factory reset is the recommended choice if you want to transfer the TV to another owner, and it
is the only choice if you want to switch from Store mode to Home mode (if you inadvertently
selected Store mode during Guided Setup).
To perform a factory reset, navigate to Settings > System > Advanced system settings >
Factory reset, and then highlight Factory reset everything. Read the information on the screen
to make sure you understand what this reset operation does.
To proceed with the full factory reset, use the on-screen number pad to enter the code
displayed on the screen, and then select OK to proceed.
When the factory reset operation completes, the TV restarts and displays the first Guided Setup
screen.
What if I can’t access the Factory Reset option?
It is possible for your TV to get into a state where you cannot access the various menus,
including the menu option that lets you perform a factory reset operation. If that happens, you
can force the TV to reset by following these steps.
Models with a RESET button
1. Using a straightened paper clip or ball-point pen, press and hold the recessed RESET
button on the TV connector panel.
2. Continue to hold the RESET button for approximately 12 seconds.
When the reset cycle completes, the status indicator comes on dim.
3. Release the RESET button. The TV is now powered off.
4. Turn on the TV and proceed through Guided Setup. See Guided Setup.
Models without a RESET button
1. On the TV panel (not the remote) press and hold down the MUTE and POWER buttons.
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2. Unplug the TV power, and then plug it in while continuing to hold down the MUTE and
POWER buttons.
3. When you see the startup screen appear on the TV, release the buttons.
4. Turn on the TV and proceed through Guided Setup. See Guided Setup.
Network connection reset
If you want to remove your network connection information without disturbing other settings,
navigate from the Home screen to Settings > System > Advanced systems settings > Network
connection reset, and then select Reset connection.
When you select this option, the TV removes your wireless network information, including the
name of the connection (its SSID) and your wireless password, if any, and then it restarts. After
restarting, your TV retains all of its other settings and its association with your Roku account.
After resetting your network connection, navigate from the Home screen to Settings > Network >
Set up new connection to continue enjoying all of the benefits of your connected TV.
Changing your Roku Channel Store PIN preference
When you created your Roku account, you were given the opportunity to create a PIN code and
to specify when it must be used. If you created a Channel Store PIN and want to change it, or
you don’t remember your PIN, or if you didn’t create a Channel Store +PIN and want to add
one, you can easily make these changes.
1. On a computer, tablet, or smartphone, use your web browser to go to
https://my.roku.com and sign in.
After signing in, the My Account page appears.
2. Under PIN Preference, click Update to open the Choose Your PIN Preferences page.
3. Skip this step if you just want to change your PIN. Otherwise, choose the option your
prefer from among those listed:
Require a PIN to make purchases or to add any item from the Channel Store.
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Require a PIN to make purchases.
Do not require a PIN to make purchases.
4. If you choose either of the first two options, enter your PIN twice in the appropriate
boxes.
5. Click Save Changes to save your changes and return to the My Account page. Note that
your current setting is described under PIN Preference.
Getting system updates
If your TV is operating in connected mode, it will automatically get updates from time to time.
You don’t need to do anything. But if you are aware that an update is available and you don’t
want to wait until the TV updates itself, you can manually check for updates.
If your TV is operating in non-connected mode, you can still get updates by using a USB flash
drive.
You can download an updated User Guide that matches your Roku TV software version from
the Roku web site at:
www.roku.com/support
To determine your current Roku TV software version, go to Settings > System > About, and
then press OK or navigate to the right.
Checking for updates on a connected TV
If you’re one of those people who has to have the latest, most up-to-date features the moment
they are available, you can check for updates as often as you want.
To check for updates, navigate to Settings > System > System update, and then select Check
now. The TV responds either with a message saying that your TV is up to date, or with a
message saying that an update is available.
Follow the instructions on the screen to install the system update.
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Note: Sometimes system updates install new system software, and other times they install new
features for streaming channels. Therefore, you won’t always see a change in the behavior of
your TV after a system update.
Getting updates on a non-connected TV
If your TV is not connected to the Internet, you can still get system updates by using a USB
flash drive and a computer with an Internet connection.
To get a system update, navigate to Settings > System > System update:
The System update screen on a non-connected TV gives you the opportunity to connect your
TV to the Internet to automatically receive updates. We recommend this option if it is possible in
your situation. To proceed, select Connect to the Internet and follow the instructions in What if I
didn’t connect my TV?.
Otherwise, if you can’t connect to the Internet, select I can’t connect, and then follow the
instructions on the screen. Here’s a summary:
1. On an Internet-connected computer, go to the web site displayed on the System update
screen.
2. On the USB Update web page, select the correct brand and model, and then click Next.
3. Click Download Software, and then save the file to the root folder of a standard USB
flash drive.
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USB flash drive
Any normal USB flash drive will work, provided it has a FAT-16 or FAT-32 file system format.
(This is the default for most flash drives.)
The size of the download is smallusually less than 100 MBand so will fit on most any size
flash drive you might have.
4. When the download finishes, take the USB flash drive to the TV and plug it into the USB
port. When you do, the TV validates the files on the flash drive and displays a 12-digit
code.
5. Write down the code and the web address, and take this information back to your
Internet-connected computer.
6. On the 12-digit code page, enter the code your TV displayed, and then click Next.
7. On the 6-digit code page, write down the 6-digit code that appears, and then take it back
to your TV.
12- and 6-digit codes
The USB update process uses a pair of codes to validate that you are authorized to install an
update, and to ensure you are not attempting to install an old, unsupported version of the system
software.
8. Using the TV remote, select Next to move to the next screen, and then use the on-
screen keyboard to enter the 6-digit code. When finished, select OK. The system update
begins. Do not remove the USB flash drive until the TV restarts.
When the update finishes, the TV restarts. You can check the new version number by
navigating to Settings > System > About.
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Other devices
Screen Mirroring your phone or tablet
Only in connected mode, your TV has a feature called screen mirroring that lets you mirror your
compatible smartphone or tablet on your TV. Share videos, photos, web pages, and more from
compatible devices.
By default, your TV’s screen mirroring mode is set to Prompt. In this mode, when your TV
receives a screen mirroring request, it prompts you with the following options, unless you have
previously selected Always accept or Always ignore for the device:
Always accept Always accept mirrored content from the mobile device without
additional prompting in the future for this device.
Accept Accept mirrored content from the mobile device this time only. Prompt again
next time this device attempts to mirror content.
Ignore Do not accept mirrored content from the mobile device at this time. Prompt
again next time this device attempts to mirror content.
Always ignore Never accept mirrored content from this mobile device.
Note: You can manage and change the list of devices that are set to Always accept or
Always ignore by navigating from the Home screen to Settings > System > Screen mirroring
> Screen mirroring devices.
If you prefer to always allow all screen mirroring attempts without prompting, go to
Settings > System > Screen mirroring, and then change the Screen mirroring mode to
Always allow.
If you prefer to never allow screen mirroring from any device, change the Screen
mirroring mode to Never allow.
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For information on which devices may work with screen mirroring and instructions on how to use
it, go to the following link on the Roku web site:
go.roku.com/screenmirroring
Getting and using the Roku mobile app
Roku makes the Roku mobile app free for compatible iOS® and Android™ mobile devices.
The Roku mobile app is an alternative remote for your Roku TV. The Roku mobile app helps
you find and add new Roku Channels, more easily search and find something to watch and,
only in the United States, even use your voice to search without typing.
Find more information and get the Roku mobile app by using the following link to the Roku web
site:
go.roku.com/mobileapp
Private Listening on the Roku mobile app
Only on compatible Apple and Android devices, the Roku mobile app enables you to use
headphones connected to your device to listen to streaming programs Antenna TV channels.
Make sure you have the latest version of the Roku mobile app before using this feature.
For more information, go to the following link on the Roku web site:
go.roku.com/privatelistening
Using a universal remote
In many cases, you can program your cable or satellite universal remote to also control your TV.
You will need to have instructions for programming the remote handy. Check with your cable or
satellite provider for instructions.
For details on how to set up the TV to work with universal remotes, go to the following link on
the Roku web site:
go.roku.com/universalremote
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FAQ
For the latest answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit the Roku support website:
go.roku.com/support
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Legal statement
Please noteUse of the Roku TV is governed by the Roku TV End User Agreement (see below). In addition, an end user online
profile and billing account with Roku, Inc. (“Roku”) on Roku’s website (“Roku Account”) is required to stream content via the Internet
using your Roku TV. A Roku Account gives you access to movies, television shows, and other audio-visual entertainment in the
“Roku Channel Store,” a storefront of applications provided by Roku via your device’s on-screen menu. After your Roku Account is
created, you can link your Roku TV to your account. By using the Roku TV, you agree to the following disclaimer. For the avoidance
of doubt, the content disclaimer set forth herein shall refer to all content and channels accessible and available on the Roku TV,
including those available via the Roku® streaming platform, as well as broadcast cable.
Due to the various capabilities of the Roku TV, as well as limitations in the available content available therein, certain features,
applications, and services may not be available on all Roku TV s, or in all territories. Some features on the Roku TV may also
require additional peripheral devices or membership fees that are sold separately. Please visit the Roku, Inc. website for more
information on the Roku TV and content availability. The services and availability of content on the Roku TV are subject to change
from time to time without prior notice.
All content and services accessible through the Roku TV belong to third parties and are protected by copyright, patent, trademark
and/or other intellectual property laws. Such content and services are provided solely for your personal noncommercial use. You
may not use any content or services in a manner that has not been authorized by the content owner or service provider. Without
limiting the foregoing, you may not modify, copy, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or
distribute in any manner or medium any content or services displayed through the Roku TV.
You expressly acknowledge and agree that your use of the Roku TV is at your sole risk and that the entire risk as to satisfactory
quality, performance and accuracy is with you. The Roku TV and all third party content and services are provided “as is” without
warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Roku expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions with respect to the Roku TV
content and services, either express or, implied, including but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, of satisfactory quality,
fitness for a particular purpose, of accuracy, of quiet enjoyment, and non-infringement of third party rights. Roku does not guarantee
the accuracy, validity, timeliness, legality, or completeness of any content or service made available through the Roku TV and does
not warrant that the Roku TV, content or services will meet your requirements, or that operation of the Roku TV will be uninterrupted
or error-free. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall Roku be liable, whether in contract or tort, for any direct, indirect,
incidental, special or consequential damages, attorney fees, expenses, or any other damages arising out of, or in connection with,
any information contained in, or as a result of the use of the device, or any content or service accessed by you or any third party,
even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
Third party services may be changed, suspended, removed, terminated or interrupted, or access may be disabled at any time,
without notice, and Roku makes no representation or warranty that any content or service will remain available for any period of
time. Content and services are transmitted by third parties by means of networks and transmission facilities over which Roku has no
control. Without limiting the generality of this disclaimer, Roku expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any change,
interruption, disabling, removal of or suspension of any content or service made available through the Roku TV. Roku, the content
providers, or the service providers may impose limits on the use of or access to certain services or content, in any case and without
notice or liability. Any questions or requests for service relating to the content or services made available on the Roku TV should be
submitted to the respective cable content or service provider or as described in the Roku TV User Guide.
In the event of a conflict between the Roku TV End User Agreement and the terms set forth in this Legal Disclaimer, the Roku TV
End User Agreement shall prevail and control in all circumstances.
END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (FOR ROKU TV)
IMPORTANT: READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU USE A ROKU TV. ALSO REVIEW THE
IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION THAT MAY HAVE BEEN PROVIDED WITH YOUR ROKU TV.
Overview
This End User License Agreement (“EULA”) between you and Roku, Inc. (“Roku”) governs the use of: (a) your television which uses
the Roku platform to play digital content over the Internet (“Television”), and (b) any firmware and software that have been pre-
installed on the Television and the firmware and software updates Roku provides to you for the Television (collectively, the
Software”). By linking the Television to your account on Roku’s website (“Roku Account”) or using the Television, you are agreeing
to this EULA. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area, by agreeing to this EULA, you expressly agree to waive your
right to withdraw.
If you do not agree to this EULA, you do not have the right to use the Television or the Software. If you are within the allowable time
period for returns under the applicable return policy, you may return the Television to your seller for a refund, subject to the terms of
such return policy. You should perform a factory reset before you return it to erase data that may be stored on the Television. For
instructions on how to reset your Television, please visit www.roku.com/support.
In this EULA, “Channel” means an application in the Roku Channel Store; “Contentmeans movies, television shows, music and
other audio and visual materials and entertainment; Content Provider” means any provider of Content; andRoku Channel Store
means the storefront of applications provided by Roku via the Television’s on-screen menu.
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Changes to This EULA
Roku may amend this EULA at any time in its discretion. Such amendments shall be effective immediately upon posting of the
amended EULA on Roku’s website or via the Television or your Roku Account, whichever occurs first. If you have a Roku Account
that is linked to your Television, then in its option, Roku may also notify you of the amended EULA by sending a notice to the last
email address you have provided to Roku. You agree to provide accurate and complete information if and when you set up your
Roku Account, and you agree to promptly update your account information (including contact information) to keep it accurate and
complete. You can do this at any time by signing in to your Roku Account. Following such posting or notice by any of the methods
described above, continued use of your Television or Roku Account means you accept and agree to the amended EULA. If you do
not agree to the amended EULA, Roku may not be able to provide updates, upgrades or enhancements to your Television, and you
may not be able to continue using your Television or Roku Account.
Permitted Use and Restrictions
The Television and the Software are for personal, non-commercial use only. Copying or redistribution of any Content delivered via
the Television is strictly prohibited and we may prevent or restrict you from copying or re-distributing any elements of the Software or
Content using digital rights management or other technologies. The Television and the Software are for use only in those countries
where the manufacturer of your Television has authorized its sale. If you are using the Television and the Software outside of these
countries, the rights granted under this EULA do not apply. Some of the Content Providers use technologies to verify your
geographic location, and you may not be able to use the Television or the Software to access any Content outside of the country or
location authorized by Roku or the Content Provider. Except as expressly provided under this EULA, you do not acquire any
intellectual property or other proprietary rights in or to the Television, the Software or the Content, including any rights in patents,
inventions, improvements, designs, trademarks, database rights or copyrights, nor do you acquire any rights in any confidential
information or trade-secrets. All rights not expressly granted to you in this EULA are reserved by Roku or its applicable licensors.
You may not remove, obscure, alter or conceal any trademark