How and what do I need to create a Roku account?

You’ll be prompted to create a Roku account during guided setup. Your Roku player will provide a Link code that you’ll enter from any browser

Alternatively, you can create an account here.


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. 

You will be asked to place a payment method on file during the account creation process.  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”.

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