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No USB ports in my TV

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Hi,

I've bought the device and realised I have no USB ports in my TV at all to plug it in. i've plugged the HDMI cable in and do actually have 2 spare HDMI leads, if I was to buy an adaptor, would this work?

Thanks

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Re: No USB ports in my TV

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@Naulls07 wrote:

Hi,

I've bought the device and realized I have no USB ports in my TV at all to plug it in. I've plugged the HDMI cable in and do actually have 2 spare HDMI leads, if I was to buy an adapter, would this work?

Thanks


USB is only used for power. Just use the power adapter that was included with the Roku and connect it directly to a wall outlet for power. HDMI ports do not provide power to external devices, so the power connection is necessary. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), 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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Re: No USB ports in my TV

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@Naulls07 wrote:

Hi,

I've bought the device and realized I have no USB ports in my TV at all to plug it in. I've plugged the HDMI cable in and do actually have 2 spare HDMI leads, if I was to buy an adapter, would this work?

Thanks


USB is only used for power. Just use the power adapter that was included with the Roku and connect it directly to a wall outlet for power. HDMI ports do not provide power to external devices, so the power connection is necessary. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), 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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