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Do I need to place a payment method on file to create an account?

Roku Support
posted this on January 11, 2011, 11:11

This article is applicable to the following models:

 Models ALL Roku player models (UK)



Yes, to create a Roku account you’ll need to place a payment method on file. A Roku account is free. However, we ask for your payment information to provide you the convenience of making purchases from the Roku Channel Store on your TV. You will only be charged if you choose to make a purchase. 

Your Roku account will let you access the Roku Channel Store, which has numerous channels to select from, many at no additional charge.


You can use the following as payment methods:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover Card
  • Paypal

It is important to know, only the above credit card types will work. Debit cards such as Visa Electron are not supported. If you do not have a supported credit card, it is recommended to use PayPal.

You can place a payment method on file by logging in to your Roku account and clicking “Add a payment method for Channel Store purchases” under “Payment Method”.

Note: $1 USD will be shown on your statement.  This is not a Roku charge.  It is an authorization hold while we validate your credit card.  It will automatically be released after a few days.

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