The activation codes to setup a Roku device are found within the settings menu. Users must follow on-screen setup prompts in order to retrieve the activation code for the device. The activation codes for specific Roku channels are provided by opening the desired channel.
Roku devices provide a unique code that must be entered on the company's website to fully activate the device. On a new device, switching on the power automatically launches the guided setup menu. Users must provide their Internet connection type and network information to allow the device to receive Internet access.
Once the Roku is connected, it gives the code that activates the device. On a computer, users link the code to a Roku account. Users without a pre-existing account are required to create an account to activate the device. If the link is successful, the Roku displays a confirmation message and the device is ready to stream.
On a used Roku device, individuals can navigate to the setup menu from the setting tab at the left of home screen. Selecting the systems tab provides the option to perform a factory reset of the used device. Once a used device is reset, users follow the activation instructions for a new device.
To acquire the activation code for a specific streaming channel, such as Hulu, individuals must enter their login to the service using their account credentials. Once the account is verified, the channel provides an activation code that must be entered online to unlock the streaming service on the Roku device.