Complete step-by-step Guide on Roku XD Setup

Watch free content on Roku XD without any Cable network.

What is Roku XD?

The revolution in information technology is changing the perception of entertainment every day. Earlier people used to have set-up boxes, cable connections for the purpose of entertainment. People rely on more handy and efficient technology. Satellite channels changed the whole entertainment industry. Now everything is digital. So here is a digital streaming device that provides entertainment via the internet. You don’t need any cable provider or set-up boxes. You just have to buy a device and stream free content of your own choice.

Roku XD is a streaming device that transforms an ordinary TV into a smart one. It is cost-effective and easy to set up. It simply connects to your TV through an HDMI cable. It connects to the internet and provides thousands of free and paid streaming channels on which you can stream movies, shows, sports, live TV and many more. Roku XD provides a better and free way to stream TV channels. You can also add many other streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV and Amazon Prime Video etc. These apps are available on the Roku channel store and can be easily downloaded and installed. Some of these apps are paid and you have to buy a subscription to stream these apps.

Other Roku Devices

Some of the very popular Roku devices are as follow:

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

How to set up Roku XD?

roku xd setup

To set up the Roku XD you need the following:

  • A TV (smart or non-smart).
  • An active internet connection.

On opening the box, you will find a Roku device, a remote control, 2 batteries, an A/V cable and a power adapter. If you have an HD TV, you can connect the device to your TV via HDMI cable. You have to buy an HDMI cable in that case.

Step 1

Connect your Roku device to your TV via an A/V cable or an HDMI cable.

Step 2

Connect your device to the power source using the power adapter.

Step 3

Switch on the TV and the device.

Step 4

Place the batteries into the remote and it will be paired with the device.

Step 5

Choose the input source on your TV (HDMI or A/V).

Step 6

Connect your device to an active WiFi connection.

Step 7

Complete the on-screen prompts to complete the process.

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While setting up Roku XD, it will ask you to sign in to your Roku account. If you already have an account, sign in using your login credentials. If you don’t have an account, go to the Roku website Roku and create an account.

What is Available on Roku XD?

After setting up the Roku XD, the next question that comes to mind is what is available on the Roku and how can you access it? The answer is that Roku has its store called Roku Channel store like google play store. There are thousands of channels/apps available on the Roku store. You can search the app on the Roku store. You can also add many other streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV and Amazon Prime Video etc. These apps are available on the Roku channel store and can be easily downloaded and installed. Some of these apps are paid and you have to buy a subscription to stream these apps.

Types of Roku XD

Roku XD: Basic simple Roku device that streams up to 720p resolution. 

Roku XD 2: Upgraded version of Roku XD that streams up to 1080p resolution and costs $40.00.

Roku XDS: It comes with a USB port to connect USB and play media files on your USB.

Pros of Roku XD

  • Supports the video content up to 1080p.
  • Cheaper than other streaming devices available in the market.
  • Cheaper than the cable or satellite connection.
  • Supports both wired and wireless connection.
  • New features and updates.

Cons of Roku XD

  • Comes with a limited storage capacity.
  • Can not stream content on more than one TV at a time.

Conclusion

As it is the age of modern technology. Everything is digital nowadays. Cable or satellite connections are overcome by modern technologies. People rely on Smart TVs as they provide free streaming via the internet. If you don’t have a smart TV, there are digital streaming devices that convert your TV into a smart one. Roku XD is the most budget-friendly and efficient device available in the market. In this article, we briefly talked about Roku XD, its set-up, pros and cons. Still, if you have queries, kindly ask in the comment section. We appreciate your responses. Thank You!

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