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Level 7

a ROKU at a different location

I have four (4) ROKU units at my house and ended up with an extra box. Can I send that unit to my sister in law who lives in a different city and put her on my account?

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Re: a ROKU at a different location

Recognize that the channels you install are tied to your ACCOUNT, not to individual devices.  Add a channel to one, you add it to all channels on the account.  Delete from one, delete from all.

Your s.i.l. might be better off with her own account at so she can control her channel selection separately from yours.  There is no charge for setting up a Roku account.  Do a factory reset on the unit so you can set it up for the new account.

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