Complete Guide on How to Add Apps to Roku TV?

Roku is a streaming gadget that offers a wide range of free streaming options. Roku is made by Roku Inc., a firm based in the United States. Roku is the most user-friendly and cost-effective device available on the market. Roku transforms your TV into a smart TV by connecting it to it through an HDMI cable. Over the internet, Roku offers hundreds of free and paid channels. These channels can be found in the Roku channel store and are very simple to set up. You can also use Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney are all paid services, but Roku allows you to view media for free. In this article, we will guide you on how to add apps to Roku TV with simple and easy steps.

Different Roku Devices

  • Roku Express
  • Roku Express 4K+
  • Roku Ultra
  • Roku Streaming Stick+
  • Roku Streambar
  • Roku Streambar Pro
  • Roku TVs

How to Add Apps to Roku TV?

There are three different ways in which you can add channels on your Roku devices or TVs.

  1. From the Roku channel store.
  2. Using a smartphone.
  3. Using a PC.

Add Apps to Roku TV from the Roku channel store

Step 1

Switch your Roku TV on

Step 2

Sign in with your Roku account.

Step 3

Go to your Roku device’s home screen. Select Streaming Channels.

Step 4

The Roku store will open. You can find your favorite channel under different categories and genres. You can also search the channel by selecting Search Channels.

Step 5

Search the specified channel by its name using the on-screen keyboard with the help of the Roku remote.

Step 6

Select your required channel from the search results and on the next screen, click Add Channel.

Step 7

If you have set up a pin, it will ask you to enter a pin and then click Add Channel.

Step 8

After that app will start to download and after installation, a message will appear saying Channel is installed. Click Ok.

Add Apps to Roku TV Using a Smartphone

Add Apps to Roku TV Using a Smartphone

To install and add channels to Roku using Roku mobile app,

  • The Roku device and Phone must be connected to the same network.
  • Both the Roku device and mobile app must be logged in with the same account.

Step 1

Install Roku app from the Play store.

Step 2

After installing, Launch the Roku app.

Step 3

Select the Channels menu at the bottom of the screen.

Step 4

Now select Channel Store.

Step 5

The Roku store will open. You can find your favorite channel under different categories and genres. You can also search the channel by selecting Search Channels.

Step 6

Search the specified channel by its name using the on-screen keyboard with the help of the Roku remote.

Step 7

Select your required channel from the search results and on the next screen, click Add Channel.

Step 8

If you have set up a pin, it will ask you to enter a pin and then click Add Channel.

The installed channel will be added to your Roku device.

Add Apps to Roku TV Using a PC

Step 1

Open a web browser on your PC and go to the Roku website.

Step 2

Sign in with the account that you use on your Roku device.

Step 3

Browse for your channel under categories or type the specified channel in Search Channel.

Step 4

Select the appropriate channel from the search results and click +Add Channel.

Step 5

If you have set up a pin, it will ask you to enter a pin and then click Add Channel. After that, the channel will be added to your Roku device.

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How to Add Private Channels to your Roku TV?

To stream any private channel, you need to add it manually. For this you need the following:

  • Roku Account
  • Private Channel Code

Step 1

Open the browser on your PC or a smartphone go to the Roku website roku.com

Step 2

Click the Sign-in button on the top right corner.

Step 3

Enter your login credentials and click Sign in. Create an account if you don’t already have one by signing up.

Step 4

Now go to the My Account page.

Step 5

Click Add channel from Manage Account.

Step 6

Provide the Channel code of the channel you want to add. For example typing, Dailymotion will install the Daily Motion app.

Step 7

Click on Add Channel from the app info screen.

Step 8

Click Yes, Add channel to confirm installing the app.

Step 9

Wait for at least 24 hours for Roku to Add the channel on your Roku. After that go to the home screen of Roku and launch the app.

Conclusion

Roku provides you with a huge collection of channels available on the Roku channel store. You can download these channels in three ways which we have briefly described above. You can also add private channels that are not available on the Roku store with the help of channel code through the easy steps shown in this article. If you have any questions, please post them in the comments section. We appreciate your responses. Thank you!

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