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Insufficient power after setting up 4K+ stick

I am trying to set up a Roku 4+ Stick from Walmart and connected the Roku to my 47" wide by 29" tall, smart but very old, Panasonic TV's USB port to get power. The set up process went almost well except I get a message saying there is insufficient power being provided by the TV's USB port. The power outlet is on the opposite side of where the HDMI and USB ports reside so the Roku stick is extremely far away from the outlet and will not reach. What type of cable do I need (TV is 10+ years old so, it is a smart TV but not 4k). I saw a reference in Roku suggesting some kind of "USB power cable with long-range WI-FI receiver" with this 4K+ stick. Reference the article 4406543606551 

Walmart and Best Buy did not have that type of cable so I am having difficulty locating one. Do I really need one for  non-4K TV? But if I do need it, where can I go to buy one?

TIA, Luis



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Re: Insufficient power after setting up 4K+ stick

The easiest thing would be to use a good old fashioned AC extension cord and plug the USB power adapter into it.  If for some reason you don't want to do that, they make USB extension cables like these that you'd plug into the USB power adapter that's plugged into the wall and then plug the cable that came with the stick into that.

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