Roku is the leading brand of digital video player. Roku brings the best media from the internet to your TV. Roku is simple and straightforward to connect to your TV and high speed internet connection. This article has everything you need to get your new Roku setup. If you don't have a Roku yet, you'll learn how easy it is to setup this amazing little device.

Things You Will Need

You'll need a few things to get your Roku connected properly. Inside your new Roku box you'll find the Roku player itself, a remote control, 2AAA batteries, a power adapter, and an RCA cable set. You'll also need a high speed internet connection and of course a TV.

There are a few additional items that you might want to purchase separately. If you don't have wireless internet, you'll need an Ethernet cable. Also, if you have an HDTV, you'll want to pick up an HDMI cable. This is required to get an HD signal from Roku.

Step 1

The first thing to do is to connect your Roku to your TV. This can be done with the included RCA cables, or with an optional HDMI cable. Simply connect one end of the RCA cables or HDMI cable to the output port of the Roku and the other end of the cables to the input port on your TV. Both of these cabling options handle both the video and the audio. The RCA cables do this with three separate connectors bundled into one unit, and the HDMI cable does this with a single connector.

Step 2

The next thing to do is to put the 2 AAA batteries into the remote and connect the power adapter to your Roku. The small power adapter connector goes intot the Roku power input and the other end of course goes into your wall power outlet.

Step 3

Next, you'll want to connect Roku to the internet. This can be done by either connecting an Ethernet cable to the Roku's Ethernet port and the other end of the cable to a wired router, or by turning Roku on and following the on screen guided wireless network setup.

Step 4

If you are using the guided on screen setup to connect Roku to your wireless network, then just continue with the guided setup. If you are using a wired network connection, you'll want to turn Roku on and begin the guided on screen setup.
That's it. See, setting up Roku is simple and easy. This little device brings a world of entertainment options right to your TV. Now, all you have to do is brows through the content to find something you want to enjoy.

Tips & Warnings

As you use Roku, you may have to configure a few things the first time you use a channel. However, this only needs to be done once. You'll also find that some Roku media providers are free and that some require subscriptions, and that some have a pay per use pricing model.