Getting Started - Setup & How-to

Help getting started with Roku devices, including setup, connecting your device to your TV, linking a Roku device to your account at my.roku.com/link, adding channels, subscribing to services, and more.
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clougo
Level 7

not sure if it works in rural areas do you have to have internet connection

I am currently using direct TV and if it rains my tv goes out. my bill is 200.00 per month and I am looking for alternative.  any help would be appreciated. I am a women and 72 and don't know a lot.

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Strega
Level 12

Re: not sure if it works in rural areas do you have to have internet connection

Yes, Roku streams TV from the internet, so internet access is needed.

By the way, have you checked the alignment of your dish? With digital TV systems, you get a good picture even when the signal is fairly poor, so some people stop aligning when the dish is just barely getting signal, and then a little weather knocks it below the threshold.

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clougo
Level 7

Re: not sure if it works in rural areas do you have to have internet connection

thanks for the reply, but my internet is hughes net and it worse then a dial up

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Poterico2
Level 9

Re: not sure if it works in rural areas do you have to have internet connection

Are there any other internet providers In your area? 

If you are using a Roku device, It is recommended that you have high speed internet (at least 25 megabytes per second speeds) and an unlimited data package for whoever your internet provider is. 

I am saving money by not using cable TV, and I am just paying $7.00 more a month for unlimited data with my internet provider. It's worth it!

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