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Level 7

Activate channel remotely?

I gave my dad my older Roku device and I'm maintaining subscriptions for him and so forth. I'd like to add an additional channel to his device as, given his age, this is proving difficult for him to do. Given that we live several states away and travel is not advised, is there any way for me to add a channel remotely?

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Re: Activate channel remotely?

If his Roku is attached to YOUR Roku account, just add the channel to your Roku.

If he has his own separate Roku account, you'll need the password and email associated with his account to log in and add the channel that way.

Either way, the channel will be added to his Roku the next time his system updates, usually within 24 hours. If it's a channel that requires a login he'll have to do it from his end.

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