5 More Roku Pro Tips to Help Make Cord Cutting Even Better




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roku stick plusLast year, we posted 5 Roku tips to help make cord cutting even better. Today, we want to break down 5 more Roku tips to help you get the most from your Roku player. So, here are 5 more Roku tips to help you get more out of your Roku.

#1 Parental Controls

Ever wish you could keep your kids from installing Roku Channels or accessing content you don’t want them to? The good news is Roku offers Parental Controls that let you require a PIN to install Roku Channels or limit the ability to play movies or shows based on the rating in the Roku Channel.

To set up Parental Controls, go to the Settings and select Parental Controls.

#2 Use Your Phone to Enter Usernames & Passwords

Roku offers an onscreen keyboard, but entering passwords and usernames with your Roku remote can be rather cumbersome. The good news is you can use your phone or tablet’s keyboard to enter passwords and usernames with the Roku app.

Roku has a powerful and helpful app for Android, iOS, and Fire OS devices. This app will let you cast photos and videos from your phone or tablet to your TV. And you can use your mobile device as a remote for your Roku if you ever lose your remote.

The Roku app also solves one of the most common complaints about all streaming players: The onscreen keyboards are slow and painful to use. With the Roku app, your mobile device can be used as a keyboard for usernames and passwords. Just click on the keyboard icon on your Roku app to type on your Roku.

#3 Screen Mirroring

Ever wish you could cast your Android phone’s screen to your TV? With Roku you can do just that thanks to Screen Mirroring. To set this up, go to Settings and make sure to enable Screen Mirroring. After that, go to your phone and search for Cast. This will give you the ability to cast your phone’s screen to your Roku.

#4 Use Your Roku with Public Wi-Fi in a Hotel or Dorm

Ever wish you could take your Roku with you when you travel or use it with public Wi-Fi? The good news is Roku added the ability to use your Roku with you public Wi-Fi like you find in a hotel.

Here is how to allow your Roku on public Wi-Fi:

  1. Plug your Roku player into any TV with an HMDI port
  2. Press the Home button on your Roku remote.
  3. Scroll up or down and select Settings.
  4. Select Network.
  5. Select Set up connection.
  6. Select Wireless.
  7. From the list of available networks, choose the wireless network for the hotel or college dorm. If you do not see the network, select Scan again to see all networks.
  8. After your Roku player connects to the network, select I am at a hotel or college dorm.

#5 Add New Roku Channels from Your Computer

When you are looking for a particular Roku Channel sometimes finding it on your computer is a lot easier. The good news is you can use your computer to add a Roku Channel to all of your Rokus. All you need to do is go to Roku’s online Channel Store and log into your Roku account. That will let you add Roku Channels to your Roku from your computer.

Do you have a tip for Roku owners? Post it in the comments and let everyone know about it.

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