Background

Your Roku account stores which Roku® streaming devices you own and which channels you have installed, as well as your preferences and settings. When you create a Roku account you will be asked to provide a payment method, e.g. credit card.

  • Note: There is NEVER a charge to create a Roku account.
Why do I need to provide a payment method?

You need to link a payment method to your Roku account to set up Roku Pay. Roku Pay allows you to purchase subscriptions for channels and services available through the Channel Store, add Premium Subscriptions on The Roku Channel, rent or buy movies and TV shows, and purchase Roku device upgrades, offers, and accessories.

  • Note: Adding or changing your payment method will not result in charges to your account unless you have taken additional steps such as signing up for a subscription. You can create a PIN to prevent unauthorized users in your home from making purchases with Roku Pay.

If you need to change your credit card or PayPal information, learn how to update the payment method on your Roku account.