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Roku Just Made Getting a New Roku Easier

Roku has long been known for its easy setup. For some time now a new Roku would auto install all the Roku channels you already had on your old Roku. Now Roku is making it even easier.

One of the most painful parts of getting any streaming player is having to log in to your accounts on Netflix, Hulu, Sling, etc. Roku is making that easier by allowing you to link your Roku with several Roku channels during setup.

By linking your Roku account to Amazon, Hulu, Sling TV, and VUDU—to name a few—when you start your new Roku for the first time you will find you have already been logged in to these Roku channels.

Hopefully this is something more Roku channels will support. While it may not be something you do often, it is a great feature that saves a ton of time setting up new Rokus.

Some other devices do have a similar feature. Android TV has access to the Google password system that is also on Chrome. It will log you in to your apps such as Netflix if you use the Google password saver. Amazon will allow you to link your Fire TV to your Amazon account if you buy it on

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5 Responses to Roku Just Made Getting a New Roku Easier

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    Sunflower July 4, 2017 at 10:01 am #

    Any news on substation channels coming to OTA anytime soon? My local NBC offers ION, but not Qubo for the kiddos.
    Recently ran across ACORNtv when I was searching for a mini series title. Is that streaming only or is it available OTA in any areas? How do I find other channels like ACORNtv?