What is Roku? Roku is a device that hooks up to your TV and wireless internet to provide you with a Smart TV experience with streaming player technology. The Roku will allow you to stream popular television shows and movies through Netflix, as well as to access other free channels.
To use the Roku you need to have wireless Internet and have either an HDMI or component input on your television. The Roku kit will provide you with the rest. Just plug in the Roku to your TV, connect it to your Wi-Fi and start watching Netflix content.
PLEASE NOTE: Each NOPL library Roku device will be available for a one week checkout with no renewals. A hold can be placed on the Roku, but the devices need to be returned to the same NOPL where they were checked out.
- Plug in the AC Power cable into the Roku box and wall socket; there is no on/off switch on the Roku box, it stays on.
- Plug the HDMI cable or RCA cables into the Roku box and your TV.
- If using HDMI, do what is necessary to have your TV use the HDMI port as an input source.
- Use the Roku remote to connect to your home WiFi for internet connection
- Go to the settings menu, select Network
- Follow prompts to connect to your home WiFi, you may have to enter a password if your home WiFi requires it.
- Use the Roku remote to select a channel and watch.
Additionally, this video can aid you in the setup of the Roku if needed.
PLEASE NOTE: Other than your home Wi-Fi password, do not enter any of your personal account information to any of the channels, as it will not be cleared when you return it. Also, do not attempt to add or remove any channels.
Examples of free channels included are:
Movies & TV –Crackle, PBS, PBS Kids, Crunchyroll, Manga, Popcorn Flix, Smithsonian Channel, Shag Films, Disney
Fitness – All Fitness TV, Live Exercise, Yoga Vibes
Recipes – All Recipes.com
Internet TV- Open Film
Music- Audio Crush
News- Fox News, NBC News, WSJ Live, Weather Underground
Science & Technology – C|NET, MIT, NASA TV, Revision3, TED
The Library is providing a Netflix subscription with the Roku device; the other channels on the Roku box have some free content. Please enjoy the free content and do not attempt to purchase any of the offered pay per view content on this device.
Roku Devices will be available for check out at NOPL branches September 3rd 2014.