Roku media player to download and watch videos

Roku media player is now available on the market today with its best features. Using this media player, you can watch photos, videos and play music.

Start streaming now to enjoy your favorite movies and videos on your Roku media player

A USB thumb drive is essential to use the media player and the player is pre installed on some of your Roku devices.

More about Roku media Player

Setting up of Roku media Player is easy if you have a Roku device with a USB port. The application finds the USB port drive quickly. You can select the server and the file type now and the application will scan for the available files and the directories from which you can browse and select the media file.

File Formats supported

The application supports video file formats like MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264) and MOV (H.264). Other file formats supported by the player includes



The media player also allows you to browse and play contents from servers on your local network as well as USB. Other media servers supported are Twony, Windows Media Player, Plex, and Tversity. Unsupported file types cannot be viewed using your Roku media player.

The type of audio formats that are supported depends on the type of TV/AV receiver to which your Roku device is connected.

To play music or Video on your Roku Player using a USB Device

  • The first step is to identify the USB Port of the player and insert your USB Device.
  • You will be prompted to complete the Roku account activation process first if your Media player is not configured. A Roku activation code is essential for creating a Roku account.
  • Go to the respective website to enter the Roku activation code.
  • If you have already configured your device, the media player will automatically detect your drive.


To play the content available on LAN

DLNA (Digital Living network alliance) is a standard technology available using which you can share the content between the devices.

How to use your Roku media player

  • Ensure that your Roku device is already configured.
  • The first step is to go to media type selection and select the media type.
  • Now choose the device from which you have the content to play.
  • Press ok or select the play file option.
  • You have options like Play/pause, forward or Rewind buttons to play videos as per your requirement.
  • Press * button on your remote for play back and browsing.


Options to convert your files are also available on your Roku media player.

To know more about your Roku media player and the Roku account activation using the Roku activation code, you can call us on our toll-free number +1-855-729-8080 and our network support team is here to assist you.

How to activate Netflix on Roku

Netflix is one among the top and best streaming service now available on all your Roku devices to stream your favourite movies and videos online. Browsing through My list option is the best feature available on Netflix which represents categories like Comedies, dramas, and TV shows and are preferred by most of the users.

An active internet connection is essential to activate Netflix on your Roku device. All most all the Roku devices allow you to stream Netflix in High definition.

You can activate the best and top streaming service now on your Roku by following the few guidelines below.



Setting up your Roku device

  • Before you activate your Netflix account, it is essential to set up your Roku device properly. Select the correct HDMI port of your audio and video connection.
  • Ensure that you have plugged in the corresponding cables for Both Roku device as well as your television.
  • You can choose either a wired or wireless connection and make sure that you have entered the correct username and password
  • Turn on your television and Roku device now to begin the setup or Roku activation process for Netflix.

Activating your Netflix

The activation process of Netflix slightly varies between Roku 1 and other Roku devices.

If you are a Roku 1 user, Go to the home screen of your device and select the Netflix option.

  • To find Netflix on the screen, navigate to channel store and select Movies and TV option
  • The first step in Netflix activation process is to select the Netflix icon on your TV screen with Roku remote
  • An Roku activation code will be generated after you follow the onscreen instructions on your screen.
  • Enter the Roku activation code which appears at /activate.
  • After your Netflix is activated, select the Netflix option to add your favorite channels. If you have not subscribed your Netflix yet, sign up to create an account.

If you are using a Roku device, other than Roku 1, Go to the home screen and select the Netflix option.

  • Go to the streaming channels and then select the Movies and TV option.
  • Select Netflix option now to add your favorite channels.
  • Make sure that your Roku device has identified your Netflix account.

 Netflix in Ultra HD

Ultra HD is now available on your Roku devices and can also be used to stream Netflix and watch your favorite videos in high quality. To stream your Netflix in Ultra HD, you require TV compatible with Ultra HD Feature, Roku device with an HDMI port, the plan that supports streaming, and an active internet connection with a speed of 25 megabits per second.

Latest models of Roku devices like Roku 4, Roku premiere, Roku premiere+ and Roku Ultra supports the Ultra HD feature in Netflix.

Some users often face issues using the Ultra HD feature or playing content in Ultra HD. In that case, you can go to the settings from Roku home menu and select the 4K Ultra HD feature from the display.

Try connecting the Netflix again after selecting the above feature.

You can now follow the above guidelines to activate Netflix on your Roku device. If you still find any difficulty in understanding the above steps, our network support team is here to assist you. Call our toll-free number 1-855-729-8080  to Setup Roku to enjoy the Netflix channel.