This, as you may have already expected, is not a real offer. Roku does not charge an activation fee and says they won’t be charging a fee going forward.
This is an old scam with a new twist. For years now people have tried to convince Roku owners that they must pay to activate their Roku account. Now they are trying to make the deal even better by offering a free Hulu account for life. Often these accounts are stolen accounts and the account you get will be owned by someone who does not know you are using their account.
How to Set Up Your Roku Without Getting Scammed
If you need help setting up your Roku, just follow the on-screen instructions. At some point, it will give you a 5-letter/number code that looks like “XD12G.” (That is just an example, every Roku has a different code.)
Go to https://my.roku.com/link and enter the code you see on your Roku. Do not Google Roku Activation. Just enter the link as shown above or click that link to open a new window.
From there, Roku will ask you to log in if you already have a Roku account or to create a free account by entering a username and password. That account will allow you to easily set up new Roku players just by logging in.
Now you are ready to use your Roku. (Your Roku will automatically complete the set up after you finish setting up your Roku account.)
Remember: There is no cost to set up a Roku after you buy it. Also, remember to be careful that the website you are on is the real website—not a fake one. Any website that is not Roku.com is not a Roku-owned website.
Hopefully, this helps you avoid spending money on something that is free.
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