Roku Device Features, Settings & Updates

Help configuring Roku device settings, using Roku OS features such as screen mirroring, adjusting display type and audio settings, using Guest Mode, and assistance with software updates.
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Level 7

Connect streaming stick + to USB PORT?

I have a digital converter box. It only has a usb port. Can i connect the stick to the usb port with an adaptor?

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Level 9

Re: Connect streaming stick + to USB PORT?

The streaming stick + does have a USB connector.  The problem is, it is only for power to drive the Stick.  Not to interface the Stick to the device.

It has the HDMI connector which is used for the interface.  Sorry..

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Level 8

Re: Connect streaming stick + to USB PORT?

What inputs does your TV have? if it doesnt have HDMI, the it could be time for a new TV

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Level 18

Re: Connect streaming stick + to USB PORT?

Where other roku sticks can be powered by usb port on a tv, the stick+ is recommended to be powered from the wall outlet. 

Edmund
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Re: Connect streaming stick + to USB PORT?

I have two sticks and have both of them plugged into the USB port.  No problems at all.

Really the only reason I would see using the wall outlet with the cube for power would be, if the TV does have enough power coming out of the USB port to drive the ROKU.

That's why the ROKU has the extremely short USB cable.

The only time I would use the cube and the wall outlet is if i were having weird problems with the Roku, it shutting down, other bizarre issues while the TV is on.

As I stated in an earlier post, the USB cable is only for power and the HDMI connector is only for the interface.

As the previous poster suggests, maybe it is time to upgrade your TV..

 

Bill

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