Roku classic models 2000/2050/2100 - Setup Instructions

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This article is applicable to the following models:

 Models Roku HD (model 2000)ProdTemp_Roku_2series.jpg
Roku XD (model 2050)
Roku XD|S (model 2100)


Getting started

     Setup tips     Requirements for installation
  • Have your wireless network name and password handy
  • Remember which input on the TV used
  • Place batteries into remote before powering on Roku player
  • Have a computer nearby during setup for account creation and linking
  • Some channels require additional subscriptions
  • Broadband Internet
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) wireless network
  • Wireless network name and password
  • Available input on TV
  • Roku account (it's free)
  • Optional (not included)
    • HDMI cable (if using HDTV)
    • Ethernet cable (if using wired network)


Follow these steps to setup your Roku player Show me the
Getting Started Guide

1. Connect to your TV

  • For best picture quality, use a HDMI cable.  Connect one end to the HDMI port of the Roku player, and the other end to an available HDMI input on your TV.
  • To use the provided A/V cable, connect one end to the composite video (yellow) and analog audio (red/white) ports on the back of your TV.  Match the other ends of the cable to the corresponding color ports on the Roku player.
  • For model 2100 only, if you have a 3.5 mm to component cable, connect one end to the component video ports (red/green/blue) on the back of your TV.  Connect the 3.5 mm end of the cable to the Roku player 3.5 mm component port. (Remember that that component cable provides video only, you will need to connect an audio cable, either composite or optical, for sound).
  • Make note of the TV input used.

2. Power up key components

  • Open the battery compartment and carefully insert the provided batteries into the slots, following the correct battery orientation. 
  • Power up the Roku player by connecting the provided power adapter to the Roku player and to an available wall outlet.
  • Turn on your TV and select the correct TV input.

3. Connect to your network

  • If you are using a wireless network, select "Wireless" as your network connection:
    • Select your network from the list of available networks.
    • Enter your wireless network password when prompted. (Note: passwords are case-sensitive)
  • If you are using an Ethernet wired connection, select "Wired (Ethernet)" as your network connection.

4. Complete guided setup

  • Get the latest software
    • Your Roku player will let you know if there is a software update available, and will restart after the update is complete.
  • Link your Roku player from any Internet browser
    • A link code should be displayed on the TV screen after restart
    • Using an Internet browser, follow the instructions to link your Roku player to a new or an existing Roku account.


Help for common setup mistakes and solutions


Possible causes

Try these!

I don't see any picture 
on the TV

Cable loose

Roku is OFF

Wrong TV input
Ensure TV is ON (it's more common than you think)

Check all connectors are snugly in place

Check power adapter is snugly connected, and wall outlet is working

Select the correct TV input
I can not connect to 
wireless network
Weak wireless signal

Wrong wireless name

Wrong wireless password

Wireless name hidden
Move Roku player location (even a few inches may help)

Ensure correct network name selected

Ensure correct password entered

SSID can be hidden, use "Add Network" from wireless network screen
My remote does 
not work
Not in line of site

Batteries weak
Get closer and ensure there are no obstacles between your remote and the Roku player

Try a fresh set of batteries



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