Roku – Quick Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions


In this article, we will be going through some of the most frequently asked questions about Roku and the services it provides to users. Roku is an American multimedia streaming device manufacture that offers three main products under its product line, the Roku streaming players, Roku TV, and the Roku audio device. By getting any Roku device you can enjoy endless entertainment featuring, best TV series, movies, Roku channels and stream live TV channels, etc.

So, let’s go ahead with the questions.


What is Roku?

Roku is an American multimedia streaming device manufacture that offers three main products under its product line, the Roku streaming players, Roku TV, and the Roku audio device. With the help of Roku streaming devices, you can enjoy your favorite TV shows, movies on various platforms like Disney plus, Netflix, YouTube, and so on. Roku makes it easy and affordable to watch your favorite TV. Roku devices act as appliances for you to watch TV with what you like and comes with wireless support and also includes even voice commands.

How much does Roku cost per month?

There are no monthly fees for having a Roku device and watching free channels on the Roku device. However, the Roku streaming players, Roku TV, and the Roku audio device costs at their respective pricing. Roku streaming players start at just $29.99.

Do you need a smart TV for Roku?

No. you can use Roku streaming players with any television having an HDMI port. So any Roku player can be connected to a 4K UHD or HDR-compatible television.

How does Roku TV work?

Roku TV is a smart TV that comes with a built-in TV display and a simple, intuitive interface that lets you stream content over the internet from services such as Netflix, ESPN, and HBO, without needing to connect any additional devices.

What channels are free on Roku?

Roku offers a variety of different free channels to watch on your TV. This includes free channels such as VMedia, CBS News, Al Jazeera, Tubi, The Roku Channel, FilmRise, etc.

Can you watch normal TV on a Roku TV?

Yes, you can watch different normal live broadcasting TV channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, HGTV, and Fox on your Roku TV by connecting an antenna to it.

I recently bought my product 2 weeks ago and I am having issues. Do you offer any warranty services?

The best way to deal with this is to contact the customer service team so that they can help you with it before reaching the store to return the item.

I am having issues in activating the new Westinghouse Roku TV, what can be done?

For this issue, once the product has been unboxed and connected to the power supply as being given according to the instructions manual. After it has been done, then you have a visit to Roku’s activation official website to activate the TV.

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Can I use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant on my Westinghouse Roku TV?

Yes, it can be controlled using Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for making it a voice control for your TV.

How do I use Amazon Alexa with my Westing House Roku TV?

Amazon Alexa is a cloud-based service that will easily work with your voice control search and compatible with Roku TV and you can use commands to stream your favorite movies. If you have a Westinghouse Roku TV, then you can commands also for many types like controlling the volume, and switching of the inputs, you can also switch off or on your TV.

How do I integrate the Google Assistant with the Roku device?

To be able to use the Roku TV using the Google Assistant, we need to have the Roku account in the google account by using the Google Homes mobile app on the iOS and Android devices.

First, launch the google home mobile app on the smartphone and then tap on the plus icon on the top corner and then tap on the setup device option and then tap on the magnifying glass option and then search for Roku, if prompted then you will be able to sign in by the Roku account and use Roku by the Google Homes.

How do I power my Roku TV on and off with the Google Assistant?

There is a feature being enabled in the Roku TV app which is known as the Fast Tv start which is being enabled and so you can listen to music, podcasts, and also live radio on any music station when the screen is off or you can even wake up the TV using your voice commands.

Once it is enabled, then you can power on the Roku Tv and say “ hey google turn on the bedroom Roku” and whatever action you are doing, just operate it with the help of your voice commands.

How I can use headphones on my mobile device for private listening?

To enable this feature, you have to connect your headphones or earbuds using Bluetooth connectivity and once they are being paired, then you can go to the Roku mobile app and activate the headphone icon. Private listening is the feature of Roku which can allow you to listen to the audio from the streaming channels and even live digital broadcast on your earbuds.

Do I need to purchase the cable box to stream on channels like Netflix and Youtube?

No, you don’t need to have a cable box for streaming these channels as Roku Tv provides access for thousands of channels like Disney plus, Netflix, Apple Tv and so the list goes on but it does not say that the streaming channels are for free as they can be based on the particular subscription according to the plans being made.

We hope the above post would have given you the answers to your frequently asked questions about Roku and its other devices.

Rizwan Ahmad
Rizwan Ahmad

Rizwan is an avid mobile geek and a gaming lover. He loves to keep a tab on new tech and loves to share the latest tech news and reviews on Smartphones, Gadgets, Apps, and more.


    • You can use Roku streaming players with any television having an HDMI port. So any Roku player can be connected to a 4K UHD or HDR-compatible television. And yes, you need an active internet connection to use Roku and stream channels and shows on your TV.


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