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Buying a second ROKU

I have a ROKU EXPRESS, have activated it and selected channels for that device.

If I buy another ROKU EXPRESS and activate it to my account, will I have to select the channels for it or will it inherit those that I've already selected?

What if the additional ROKU is other than an EXPRESS?

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Re: Buying a second ROKU

I think linking another Roku to your account WILL inherit the apps that you already added.


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Re: Buying a second ROKU

All Roku devices that are linked to the same user account will automatically have the same channels installed. For a new device, Roku also pushes a small number of additional channels that you might not already have, but they can be removed.

Also, if you remove a channel from one Roku, all Roku devices on that account will also have that channel removed. If you add a channel to one Roku, they will all get the same channel. The only control you have on an individual device is how the channel tiles are positioned on the home screen. That does not sync across devices. 


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Re: Buying a second ROKU


Thanks for the inquiry.

As the previous responders have posted, the new Roku device will have the same channels installed but there are a couple of things to mention in addition:

1) the order that the channels are arranged on the new Roku device will not be the same as your first device. You will need to arrange the channel order on you Home page as that will not be set up for you automatically.

2) all channels that are already on your account and on previous devices will be on the new Roku device, as long as the Roku device is supported by those channels.


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