Setting up a Roku Device

These instructions provide a step-by-step guide to set up your Roku device.

  1. Turn on your Roku device.
  2. Locate, select, and log in to a Wi-Fi network.
  3. Enter an email address to receive a link that will allow you to create an account (if necessary) and activate your device.
  4. Open the email and click on the link to proceed with account creation / device activation.

    You need a Roku account to link and activate your Roku device.

  5. When you’ve completed the activation steps on the web page, your Roku device will be updated with a set of channels.
  6. Once the channels have loaded, put the Roku device into developer mode. Developer mode is required to be able to side-load apps onto the device. Complete Step 1 in Developer Environment Setup in the Roku docs. You’ll need the developer login credentials for side-loading.

Now you’re ready to build and run a Roku app.