Roku is one of the best internet TV streaming boxes available today. When you have a Roku device, all you need to do is to connect it to the internet, set up your account, and begin streaming.
The service has lots of free content, live sports, private channels, and even premium content where you pay a small fee to watch specific programs or channels.
But to achieve all that, you need to create an account and then get a Roku activation code that will enable you to activate it.
Follow this guide to activate your Roku device.
How to activate your Roku device
Follow these steps to activate Roku:
- Go to roku.com/link on your web browser
- Connect your Roku device to your TV and then turn on the power.
- A code should appear on the TV screen
- Enter the activation code on the current page of the web browser
- Click Submit
Clicking on submit will link your device automatically and you should be able to add and watch channels on Roku.
Roku activation code and linking issues
Sometimes, when you are trying to activate Roku using link code, you may encounter several issues.
Problems can occur where the code is not working, or the service has already generated it, but you cannot find it on your screen. You can fix these issues in several ways.
Error when entering the link code on the website
In this case, you can fix the issue by entering the code for a second time. The problem might have occurred because you mistyped a letter.
If the Roku activation link is not working, the problem could be a system error or network issue. Check your network and try again.
If the issue does not resolve, try the following.
- Go to your device
- Press the start button on your remote
- Select Get a New Code
You should see a new link code displayed on your screen. Go back to www.roku.com/link and enter the code.
The link code is fixed on the screen
It can take a while for the activation process to complete. You should wait for a few minutes until another screen displays.
If you continue seeing the link code on the screen, the steps below can fix it.
- Ensure you have already activated your Roku device.
- If you get Error 001, it means you have not connected your device to a network
- Try again and follow the activation steps above
After visiting www.roku.com/link, you must ensure that you complete all steps on the website for Roku stick activation before going back to your device.
Failure to do so will not activate your device and will cause errors.
The web browser displays a blank page
If you’re seeing a blank page, it could be due to a browser extension, especially adblocker, that is blocking content from loading. Disable all browser extensions before you reload the page.
If your Roku activation code is not working, check to see you have entered it correctly. Or, get a new one and try again.
You can also avoid linking issues by ensuring you have a good internet connection and you have linked your device to your account.
4 thoughts on “How to activate Roku device and fix activation code and linking issues”
How do I get the code to show up on my TV?
When I go to Gmail and then the activation link my.roku.com comes up and has a lock in front of it. And won’t let it activate my account
Roku tv does NOT display a code.
Tv was processing automatic app updates when browser went to: “roku.com/link”.
With NO activation code, I cannot got any further.
How do I get an an activation code? I’ve checked the help pages. They say browse to
“roku.com/link” . This page only allows me to enter the activation code [NOT] dismayed on TV.
I cant get my pin to get on my wireless. ive tried all the codes on the bottom of my router box nothing works. HOW can I get this thing activated.