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How to add a channel we bought outside of roku

How to add a channel we bought outside of roku?

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Re: How to add a channel we bought outside of roku

Hi @California2023,

Thank you for posting here in the Roku community!

In order to add a channel that was purchased outside of our streaming service, we must search for it within our channel store and then add it. 

  • Press Home  on your Roku remote
  • Scroll and select Store
  • Select Channels, then browse by genre, recommended, featured, top free, and other categories
  • When you want to learn more about an app, press OK on your remote
  • If the app is free, select Add channel; if the app requires a subscription, select OK to start a free trial or purchase a subscription

Please keep us posted on how it goes.



Anjelie A.
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Re: How to add a channel we bought outside of roku

What "channel" did you buy? The channels themselves can only be acquired from the Roku channel store, and channel availability varies based on your location. Almost no channel has a cost to install on your device, but many channels require a subscription to use.

If you're referring to a service you have subscribed to, what service is it? 


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