How to set up Roku without a credit card

Apart from being an entertainment haven, Roku keeps your billing details for different reasons. For example, making purchases is easier if your credit card or PayPal details are on the platform.

However, if you do not want to provide payment details, you can still set up a Roku account.

2 ways to set up a Roku account without your credit card

To sign up for Roku without a credit card, use either of the two options.

Option #1: Use PayPal to bypass the payment wall

PayPal Roku

PayPal is a viable replacement for a credit card in a Roku setup. Unlike using a credit card, it does not force you to leave a lot of information on the website.

To activate Roku without a credit card:

  • Go to
  • Click Sign in
  • Select Create a Roku account.
  • Enter your email and select a strong password
  • On the second page, re-enter your password.
  • Select PayPal as the preferred payment option.
  • Enter your PayPal email
  • Enter your address details and phone number
  • Roku will redirect you to PayPal’s homepage.
  • Once the PayPal page loads, close it, don’t log in.
  • Go back to and try loading My Account.

If you see Add a Payment Method to make a purchase popup, you have bypassed giving out your credit card details. Go to Link a device on your account to watch free channels.

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However, if you encounter a problem, use the second option.

Option #2: Use details of an inactive card

Sign up for roku

If the main reason why you want to set up Roku free account is to avoid automatic billing or people misusing your credit card, this is a viable option.

o use details of an inactive card when setting up a Roku account:

  • Go to to register.
  • Click the Sign-in option
  • Select the second option, Create a Roku account.
  • Enter your email address and select a password you can remember
  • On the second page, re-enter your password.
  • Select Credit Card on the billing page
  • Enter the dormant card details
  • Enter your phone number and address
  • Go back to and reload

If you try making any purchase with your account, you will get the Add Payment Method to make a purchase popup. The popup means you have successfully created a free Roku account without giving your active credit card details.

You will not be charged to access free content. This process is for users who want to give Roku a trial without giving too many details.

However, if you want to access any paid channel, you must change the billing details by putting an active credit card on your Roku account.

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While Roku requires you to provide active billing information when setting up an account, you can bypass that using either of the two options above.

It is, however, vital to note that the two options are ideal for testing whether Roku is a perfect entertainment option for you or not.

If you want to access paid channels, you can review billing details and put your credit card or active PayPal details on your account.

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