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linberl
Level 7

adding roku

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SO I'm going to add a second roku to the my other tv.  You Tube tv doesn't care as long as I use the same log in, but Roku says you can attach it to the same account or a new one. Is there any reason to put it on a separate account?  Obviously, I want to watch different programming on each tv (at the same time) but the channels setup matching is just fine. Any reason to NOT make it the same account?

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atc98092
Level 17

Re: adding roku

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With multiple Roku devices, you can either have one account for all or separate accounts for each. The advantage to a single account is that installing or removing a channel from one does the same for all. But that's also a disadvantage, if you want different channels on different devices. In that case you must have separate accounts. As far as the channels themselves, the only advantage I can think of for using a single account is to have your favorites and subscriptions synced to all your devices. Again, if you'd prefer to have them separate on the devices, then you need separate accounts. And for YouTube TV, that means paying for two accounts. Only you can decide if that's the best way to go. 
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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atc98092
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Re: adding roku

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With multiple Roku devices, you can either have one account for all or separate accounts for each. The advantage to a single account is that installing or removing a channel from one does the same for all. But that's also a disadvantage, if you want different channels on different devices. In that case you must have separate accounts. As far as the channels themselves, the only advantage I can think of for using a single account is to have your favorites and subscriptions synced to all your devices. Again, if you'd prefer to have them separate on the devices, then you need separate accounts. And for YouTube TV, that means paying for two accounts. Only you can decide if that's the best way to go. 
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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Fukraku
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Re: adding roku

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I have a brand New Roku and my e- mail accounts will not work and Roku phone techs are Idiots

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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: adding roku

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@Fukraku 

Thanks for the inquiry. I'm sorry to hear about the experience—that's not what we aim for.

Please send me a private message with your Roku account email address and I'll be able to assist you further from there.


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
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