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TJKroll
Level 7

2nd TV - same Roku account?

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Got my first Roku yesterday for main TV, today getting second for other TV. Do I need to network these together ?  I assume I go through the same set up process. Anything else I need to take care of to maintain function ?

TK

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atc98092
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Re: 2nd TV

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You can have multiple Roku devices on the same user account. There's no issue there. They have to be connected to your network, but that doesn't mean they are networked "together". What you do get is all the same channels on both Roku players. If you add a channel to one, it's added to the other. If you remove it from one, it's removed from the other. 

Note that you can log into the providers with different credentials, so if person A has their own Netflix account from person B, they can both log into their own Netflix account on a player, even though both players are linked to the same Roku user account. 

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atc98092
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Re: 2nd TV

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You can have multiple Roku devices on the same user account. There's no issue there. They have to be connected to your network, but that doesn't mean they are networked "together". What you do get is all the same channels on both Roku players. If you add a channel to one, it's added to the other. If you remove it from one, it's removed from the other. 

Note that you can log into the providers with different credentials, so if person A has their own Netflix account from person B, they can both log into their own Netflix account on a player, even though both players are linked to the same Roku user account. 

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Cliff4
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Re: 2nd TV

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I have 2 TVs. I have a Roku device I purchased some years ago and one I purchased more recently. I have a regular email address and a professional email address. I recently discovered that each TV has a different email address. This became a problem when I signed up and paid money for Britbox and it only works on the TV I used when I was signing up for it. Britbox allows multiple devices. How do I get all my Roku to be based on a single email address? It won't let me change one email to the other because the other email is already in use! How do I even call Roku Support to fix this?

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atc98092
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@Cliff4 wrote:

I have 2 TVs. I have a Roku device I purchased some years ago and one I purchased more recently. I have a regular email address and a professional email address. I recently discovered that each TV has a different email address. This became a problem when I signed up and paid money for Britbox and it only works on the TV I used when I was signing up for it. Britbox allows multiple devices. How do I get all my Roku to be based on a single email address? It won't let me change one email to the other because the other email is already in use! How do I even call Roku Support to fix this?


I don't believe you can merge the accounts. Apple is the same way. I have an iTunes account for my work phone and my personal phone. I can't move my work purchases to my personal account.

There's only one way to change the account that a Roku device is attached to, and that's to do a factory reset. You can then set it up on the desired account. But again you won't be able to move a channel purchased on the old account to the new one. Fortunately, few if any channels actually cost money. There's no problem using the same login for any paid subscriptions on the new device, such as Netflix or Prime Video. 

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atc98092
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@psmith29 wrote:

No roku stick get out while you can Danny makes a lot of post that does not pan out.

Call your bank dispute the charges cancel your card here are some numbers I found.

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Roku does not have a toll free phone number, so I place no faith in that second number. And the first number is located in Wisconsin. Roku is located in the San Francisco bay area, so I don't trust that first number either. Are you attempting to mislead users and send them to a scam support center?

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psmith29
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Would I tell you to go to your bank and dispute the charges if I am running a scam

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atc98092
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No idea. But I don't think those phone numbers are valid. 

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LINNY1
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Re: 2nd TV I have a new unit that is on I want to add a smart tv that has roku in it

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I have a new roku unit and another smart tv that has roku on it how do I get them both to work, It wants me to pay twice the new roku unit is working but the smart tv with roku in does not how do I add a 2 tv

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renojim
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Re: 2nd TV I have a new unit that is on I want to add a smart tv that has roku in it

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@LINNY1, what is "it" that wants you to pay?  There's no charge to set up or use a Roku device.  Individual channels/apps may require a subscription.  Is your smart TV a Roku TV or some smart TV that happens to have The Roku Channel (which is nothing like having a Roku device)?

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Boz
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Re: 2nd TV I have a new unit that is on I want to add a smart tv that has roku in it

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@LINNY1 wrote:

I have a new roku unit and another smart tv that has roku on it how do I get them both to work, It wants me to pay twice the new roku unit is working but the smart tv with roku in does not how do I add a 2 tv


Can you clarify what you man by "It wants me to pay twice"?

WHAT wants you to pay twice, and for WHAT?

Just fyi, there's no charge to set up or log into a Roku account.

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