How to Use a Roku Box or Stick

Roku is one of the more experienced brands when it comes to dedicated streaming devices, and it's still one of the best. Between boxes, sticks and built-in smart TV operating systems, Roku devices are everywhere. If there's one in your home, you're probably aware of the device's great potential for both entertainment and confusion.

There's a lot of stuff you can do with a Roku, and while that's mostly a blessing, it can often be a curse, too. Whether you're troubleshooting a faulty remote, searching for a hard-to-find channel or simply learning about some of Roku's best-hidden features, read on to learn how to get the most out of your device. 

How to Set Up a Roku Box or Streaming Stick

Setting up a Roku device is both quick and intuitive, but if you run into any snags, here's a start-to-finish guide on how to do it.

How to Add Public and Private Channels to Roku

Each Roku system comes with 12 or so channels built in, including Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video. Here’s how to find and install others.

How to Customize Your Roku Home Screen and Feeds

You can move or delete just about anything from your Roku home screen and even get alerts when movies and shows become available. Here’s how.

How to Use Roku Search

If you can master Roku's Search intricacies, you'll have more than 30 of the device's most popular channels at your disposal.

How to Mirror Your Android or Windows Screen With Roku

Roku has a screen mirroring protocol in a sort of perpetual beta, and as such, it works about half the time. Here's how to play with it.

How to Cast Netflix and YouTube from Phone to Roku

If you decide a video needs the big-screen treatment ASAP, you can cast from Netflix or YouTube directly onto your Roku.

How to Stream Content to Roku via Plex, PlayOn and More

Your Roku can stream your collection of movies, TV shows and albums by using a media server program like Plex, PlayOn or Roku Media Player.

What to Do If Your Roku Remote Is Lost or Broken

You can probably fix your Roku remote without having to call tech support, or, you can replace your remote by using Roku’s mobile app.

How to Reset Your Roku Box or Streaming Stick

Resetting a Roku to factory settings is easy, and you won't lose much, since all of your apps are stored in the cloud. Here’s how to do it.

How to Get Kodi (Formerly XBMC) On Roku

In short, you can't. Kodi doesn't have a Roku app and we don't expect one, however, there is a workaround.

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