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Dfresh567
Roku Guru

How to set up Roku camera to show up on TV

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I was hoping someone could help me with step-by-step directions on how I can use my Roku cameras with my TCL Roku TV. I was able to get it to work once, but I have not been able to since.

When I’m watching TV ideally I would like the camera feed to pop up on my screen on the bottom, right hand side or any side for that matter.

Hopefully this made sense in any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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RokuArjiemar
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Re: How to set up Roku camera to show up on TV

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Hello! @Dfresh567,

Thanks for posting in the Roku Community!

We appreciate you reaching out to us on how to set up a Roku Camera to show up on your Roku TV. We're pleased to assist. 

The Roku Cameras channel lets you view a live stream on your TV from all your Roku Smart Home cameras and your video doorbell. A Roku streaming player or Roku TV™ running Roku OS 11.0 will add the channel automatically after you install your first camera or doorbell, but for the optimal experience, Roku OS 11.5 or higher is recommended. Your streaming devices check for a software update every 24 to 36 hours or you can manually check for an update if necessary.

To view a live stream on any of the Roku streaming devices linked to your Roku account, your camera or doorbell must be powered on and connected to the internet.

  1. Switch the input on your TV to your Roku streaming device
  2. Press Home  on your Roku remote
  3. Press OK  or move to the right to access your channel list
  4. Highlight the Roku Cameras channel and press OK 
  5. Select a camera or doorbell to view the live stream

When you are in the channel, you can switch between live streams by pressing up or down on your remote. To speak to visitors or access most settings, you need to use the Roku Smart Home mobile app.

Please feel free to let us know if you need any additional assistance!

Thanks,
Arjiemar

Arjiemar
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RokuArjiemar
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Community Moderator

Re: How to set up Roku camera to show up on TV

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Hello! @Dfresh567,

Thanks for posting in the Roku Community!

We appreciate you reaching out to us on how to set up a Roku Camera to show up on your Roku TV. We're pleased to assist. 

The Roku Cameras channel lets you view a live stream on your TV from all your Roku Smart Home cameras and your video doorbell. A Roku streaming player or Roku TV™ running Roku OS 11.0 will add the channel automatically after you install your first camera or doorbell, but for the optimal experience, Roku OS 11.5 or higher is recommended. Your streaming devices check for a software update every 24 to 36 hours or you can manually check for an update if necessary.

To view a live stream on any of the Roku streaming devices linked to your Roku account, your camera or doorbell must be powered on and connected to the internet.

  1. Switch the input on your TV to your Roku streaming device
  2. Press Home  on your Roku remote
  3. Press OK  or move to the right to access your channel list
  4. Highlight the Roku Cameras channel and press OK 
  5. Select a camera or doorbell to view the live stream

When you are in the channel, you can switch between live streams by pressing up or down on your remote. To speak to visitors or access most settings, you need to use the Roku Smart Home mobile app.

Please feel free to let us know if you need any additional assistance!

Thanks,
Arjiemar

Arjiemar
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Cjohns910910
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Re: How to set up Roku camera to show up on TV

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I don't think there is a live feed pop up option. I downloaded the camera app on my roku TV and whenever someone presses my doorbell a little picture pops up but not a live stream video.

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Dfresh567
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Re: How to set up Roku camera to show up on TV

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@RokuArjiemar @Cjohns910910 

OK, I updated the software. There was an update though my current software was higher than what was needed so that probably wasn’t it.

In the Roku cameras app on my TV I turned on TV alerts. What I’m hoping that will do and please let me know if this is the case is if I’m watching let’s say a TV show any random TV show a little box on the left or right hand corner of the screen will show show a picture of my camera and what is looking at. I know it can do it because I saw it happen once. Is the goal of the service for Roku is to have that happen every time if so fingers crossed this will work. 

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