Roku Express/Express+

Let’s face it, Roku has the most distinguished product line up among the whole streaming device line up, period. Whatever could be your TV model or your budget or the internet plan you have got, there is a device for every situation. For example, if you want 4K UHD streaming, then you can opt for the Roku streaming stick+ while on the contrary, if you have an older TV model that uses composite cables, you can opt for the Roku Express models. This factor along with the simple user interface it sports makes Roku one of the best products to recommend. The platform also is vivid and ridiculously detailed. The abundance of the channels doesn’t feel overwhelming, instead, it delivers just right for our media purposes. There are also a few other small detailing that feels good to have that increases the workability factor of the Roku players like the premium high-speed HDMI cable, composite cables, enhanced point-anywhere remote and not to forget the adhesive strip. Use to activate your Roku account in a matter of seconds.

What is an Adhesive Strip?

Adhesive strip is a small strip of paper that is similar to a sticker that comes along the Roku Express package. The sticker has 2 sticky sides so that it is easier to stick the Roku player to the TV or the cabinet. This is just an added feature as the Roku Express/Express+ is light-weight an adhesive strip is provided to constrict the mobility of the device and make it robust. This will prevent the device from any swaying or moving when the cables or the device is interrupted. It is also better if we stick to any side of the TV as it is easy to operate in that way and also doesn’t take a lot of room from the congestion of wires.

Setup Roku Express/Express+ Using Adhesive Strip

Setup Roku Express/Express+ Using Adhesive Strip

Follow the steps below to Stick an Adhesive Strip to the Roku player and fix it on the TV
  • Remove one side of the adhesive strip to the Roku player.
  • Roll your fingers over it, so that it sticks firmly.
  • Make sure there are no air bubbles inside the strip.
  • Once you stick the surface to the Roku player, remove the cover from the second side and stick it to your TV.
  • Make sure the device is firm and doesn’t slip.
Things to remember when using the adhesive strip
  • Make sure there is no dirt on the surface of either the Roku player or the TV.
  • Dirt will reduce the adhesive quality of the strip.
  • Do not stick the adhesive strip to the IR sensor of the Roku player.
  • The Roku player’s IR sensor should be aligned with the remote’s censor, so tick the strip either on top of the player or the bottom side.
  • Do not fix the Roku player on the back of the TV or inside the cabinet.
  • It should be in open space for the remote sensor to work.

How to Setup the Roku Express/Express+?

If you are using an older TV in which you can only use the composite cables, then follow the steps below.

  • Connect the composite cables according to the color of the ports on the TV.
  • Connect the other end of the composite cable to your Roku Express/Express+.
  • A USB cable will be there along with the package.
  • Connect one end of the USB cable to your Roku Express/Express+ and the other end should go to your TV.
  • If you see a red light flashing on your Roku player, connect it to the wall socket using an adaptor.
  • Now power up and launch the device to proceed with the initial setup process.

If you are using the latest TV model that supports HDMI connection, follow the steps below.

  • Connect one end of the HDMI cable to your TV and the other end goes into your Roku player.
  • Using a USB cable, connect one end to the Roku player and the other end to the wall socket or to the TV.
  • Wall socket will provide a steady flow of power when compared to a TV, so choose accordingly.
  • Now power up and launch the device to proceed with the initial setup process.

Initial setup of the Roku Express/Express+

After launching the device,

  • Set your basic preferences like language, date, region, etc.
  • The device will use this language to interact with you in the future, so choose carefully.
  • You can always change this initial information from the settings menu of the device anytime you want.
  • After you set the basic preferences, connect it to your wireless network.
  • The device will scan for the available networks within the range, select your network.
  • If you don’t see your network on the list, click on the “scan again” option. You will find your network.
  • Now select the network and enter the security key for your network using the on-screen keyboard.
  • Use the shift key to change the case of the letters.
  • After your device is connected with the wireless network, it will look for any available software updates.
  • Do not disturb the process as your Roku player needs to be up to date for the proper operation of the device.
  • After the update is over, the Roku player will restart to apply these changes.
  • Now a page will load to set the display type, select the “detect automatically” option.
  • This will allow the Roku device to automatically recommend the best resolution available according to your TV’s resolution.
  • Now proceed further to generate the activation code.
  • Make note of the activation code on your note pad without any errors.

Activating the Account

  • Fire up your laptop or smartphone and visit on your browser.
  • Enter the activation code from the screen in the space given on the webpage.
  • Click on “submit”.
  • It will take a few seconds for the activation codes to verify.
  • Once the code verifies, a popup will indicate the successful linking of the account.
  • Now proceed further to sign in.
  • If you are a new user, click the signup option to create a new account.
  • Set up the payment method and add all the channels you want.
  • Once you complete the transaction, you will see the channels loading up on your Roku device.
  • Now all that’s left for you to do is to stream your favorite channels.

For further assistance regarding or Roku Express/Express+, please contact our customer support team @ +1-805-243-0150 or visit who is always ready to help you with the problem.

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