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Credit Card Requirement

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When I purchased this Roku Premier, the sales guy said that no online account was needed, which was important to me because I don't want the hassle of dealing with another.  He said that I could simply plug it in and use it.

When I got home, I found that I had to have an online account to activate it and worse yet, I had to enter my credit card information for this.  These kinds of requirements should be clearly posted on the outside of the box.  It's about an hour's drive to MicroCenter, but I'll drive back tomorrow to return this thing.

Very disappointing.

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Re: Credit Card Requirement

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Your salesman didn't know what he was talking about.  A Roku account is required as that's what your channel selections are linked to.  This enables multiple Rokus on a single account to all share the same channels with one common installation for each.

You can create a Roku account without registering a credit card via https://my.roku.com/signup/nocc.

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Level 19

Re: Credit Card Requirement

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Your salesman didn't know what he was talking about.  A Roku account is required as that's what your channel selections are linked to.  This enables multiple Rokus on a single account to all share the same channels with one common installation for each.

You can create a Roku account without registering a credit card via https://my.roku.com/signup/nocc.

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  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi

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Re: Credit Card Requirement

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Sales people rarely know anything.  If they're good, they can predict the answer you want to hear and give it to you.  I had one sales person tell me that you could get premium channels for free if you bought a TV with enough ohms! (And several other whoppers!)  That said, access to your roku account can be so infrequent that the sales person could have easily forgotten. 

For what it's worth, you can learn a lot about a product you are considering by spending a little time on their forums and reading reviews.  I've been on product forums where someone has posted: "Is this all this thing does?  Because the salesman made it sound like it was going to change my life!"  Smiley Happy

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