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61Seagrave
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Copy settings to multiple devices

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I've gone 'all-in' with Roku, and am setting up 6 devices (2 Roku TV's, 4 Roku Ultras, and 2 Streaming Stick+).

Anyway, I've got everything working just great, but I was wondering if there was a way to 'copy' one devices settings and then 'paste' it into the other devices. I understand that credentials for pay services will need to be authorized on each one...no problem there. But is there some easy way to get my Home screen layouts and channel lineups to look exactly alike?

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atc98092
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If they are all linked to the same Roku user account, they will all have identical channels installed. If a channel is added or removed from one, the same happens on all of them. However, each device is permitted their own tile layout on the home screen. No, there's no way to copy that between devices. And yes, you'll need to enter login credentials for each device individually for each channel that requires it. 

Dan
Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.

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atc98092
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Re: Copy settings to multiple devices

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If they are all linked to the same Roku user account, they will all have identical channels installed. If a channel is added or removed from one, the same happens on all of them. However, each device is permitted their own tile layout on the home screen. No, there's no way to copy that between devices. And yes, you'll need to enter login credentials for each device individually for each channel that requires it. 

Dan
Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.

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61Seagrave
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Re: Copy settings to multiple devices

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Thanks! It's nice to hear from an expert.

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Joemama
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Re: Copy settings to multiple devices

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That is so annoying for a household with many TVs ...  please Let me know if there’s a way to do this or if this has been updated

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atc98092
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Re: Copy settings to multiple devices

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@Joemama wrote:

That is so annoying for a household with many TVs ...  please Let me know if there’s a way to do this or if this has been updated


Nope, no way to do so. You get all the same channels on every Roku device linked to the same account (assuming the device supports that channel), but you'll have to enter the credentials on each set and arrange the home screen tiles as desired. 

Dan
Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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CoolCondoChick
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is that true if you add the app directly on the roku device? It doesn't show up on other Rokus.  Do you have to add it on a computer to get it on all of your devices?

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atc98092
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@CoolCondoChick wrote:

is that true if you add the app directly on the roku device? It doesn't show up on other Rokus.  Do you have to add it on a computer to get it on all of your devices?


No, it doesn't matter where you add the channel, either the web site or on a device. It will appear on every device linked to that account. You might have to force an update for it to appear, but it should be there the following day if you don't. The only exception is if the channel isn't supported on a specific device. For example, if you have an older Roku, say the Roku 2 2720, and you add Disney+ to your devices, it will not appear on the 2720, because Disney+ doesn't support that old of a device. 

Dan
Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.