Roku setup

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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Keth
Level 7

Re: Just want to put Roku on my computer

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One option is to purchase a smaller Roku TV, and just use it as a monitor. You can pick one up in the hundred dollar range, and whether you want Roku content, or to use your PC, just change input source. That's what I do.

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KMW
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Ok.... got it.  But now it is 9/2022?  Nothing for windows computer yet???

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renojim
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@KMW, you're never going to see it.  It doesn't make any sense.  Can you run iOS apps from the Apple store on your Windows computer?  It's the same thing.

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cwcheese
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@Smax14

Have you thought of buying a Streaming Stick for travel? I have a Streaming Stick+ that is used on one TV in my house, and I take it in my carry on luggage when I am out of town; it works great in most hotels (that allow access to HDMI inputs) and pretty much all Airbnb homes. The stick option is nice because the USB power requirement is just right for any current TV. Just don't forget to bring the remote... like I did one time and couldn't access the Stick until I went to Target and bought another remote.

don't call me expert, just a long time Roku user that seen a lot of things
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Roku sucks. I just want to watch it on my computer. I already have the Roku on my network. And No! I don't want to move it from where it's at. Roku Sucks

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TachaGizmo
Level 7

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This should work in your browser. It works fine for me, Windows 11 with Edge.

The Roku Channel - Watch Movies, TV Shows & Live News Online

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TachaGizmo
Level 7

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This works for me on Windows 11, Edge browser:

The Roku Channel - Watch Movies, TV Shows & Live News Online

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atc98092
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@MichaelSessions wrote:

 I just want to watch it on my computer. I already have the Roku on my network. And No! I don't want to move it from where it's at. 


Roku players are designed to connect to a display with an HDMI input. Nothing else. Same with an Apple TV, Fire TV, Nvidia Shield, or any of the dozens of streaming media players on the market. You can't watch something on your DVD/Blu Ray player simply because it's connected to your network. What you are asking for doesn't exist.

Your computer has a display, but unless you have an HDMI equipped video capture card, there's no way to display any Roku output on a computer. And that still requires you to connect the Roku to your computer, no networking is involved. Again, there's no such product that does what you want, regardless of manufacturer. 

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