How to Setup Roku 3 with Your HDTV

Roku 3 is the latest, revolutionary, action-packed, fully loaded, and high performer etc. etc. (hrrmph!) set top box from the company Roku for HDTV users to help them connect to watch and enjoy from the library of instantly available 150,000+ movies, shows, music, games, 750+ HD channels, and from the courtesy of HuluPLUS, Netflix, HBO, VUDU and several other participating providers. Now that seems to be the real technology helping you experience rich, high-speed multimedia content, web, games, podcasts, live shows, and much more right on the giant screen of your HDTV.
setup roku with HDTV
Things you will need:

  • Roku 3
  • HDTV
  • Internet Connection (Broadband preferred)
  • HDMI Cable
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Wi-Fi Network (already setup and functional)
  • SSID Name, Security Key for Wi-Fi Connection

Step 1: Connect Roku 3 to TV

It’s damn easy to get started with this piece of beauty (Roku 3) on your HDTV. The Roku 3 package contains Roku 3 device, remote control, power adapter, batteries, and headphones (in-ear). Un-box the box and take out the shiny, stylish Roku 3 from it. Connect Roku 3 to your HDTV using the HDMI cable. Run one end of the HDMI cable from the “HDMI” port of Roku 3 to the “HDMI” port of your HDTV (make sure it is powered off while you make connection). Make sure that the cable on both the ends is seated firmly and properly.

HDMI port in roku3

P.S. Roku doesn’t supply Roku devices with an HDMI and/or Ethernet cable. You will need to buy one separately.

Step 2: Boot Up Devices

Now that your Roku 3 is connected (to your HDTV), plug the power adapter into its jack and run it to a power outlet. Once plugged into the power supply, your Roku 3 will start booting up. While Roku 3 is booting, make sure that you load the batteries into its remote control to be able to take control and navigate. Turn on your HDTV and let the devices complete a boot cycle. You should see Roku’s welcome screen on your TV. If you see nothing on the screen, make sure that the HDMI cable is connected properly on both the ends. If you still see nothing on your TV’s screen, press the “Power” button and the “Source” button (also known as “Input”) on its remote to ensure video input.

boot up roku device

Step 3: Begin with the Setup

Now that you see Roku’s input on your TV’s screen, press the “Home” button or continue with the on-screen instructions. Select “Settings” on the screen and then move on to the next step.

setup roku device

Step 4: Setup Wired Connection

Setting up a wired connection is way too easy and you can get going within seconds. You can connect your Roku 3 to LAN in two ways viz. through your TV or directly to your router. If your TV is already connected to your DSL modem or via DSL modem to your router using the Ethernet cable, you simply need to select “Wired (Ethernet)” from the screen. Roku 3 will detect the connection and connect you to it. You can then browse through channels, surf the web, play multimedia content, log in to your account and do a lot more.

Another way of connecting Roku 3 as discussed above is to plug it directly to your DSL modem or router using the Ethernet cable. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port of your Roku 3 and run its other end to the Ethernet port of your DSL modem or router.

roku wired connection

Step 5: Setup Wi-Fi on Roku 3

Setting up Roku 3 with Wi-Fi is the easiest method to get started with your favorite multimedia content. Since Wi-Fi is Wire-Free, you just get started. To be able to connect to a Wi-Fi network, you make sure that it is already setup and functional. On this screen, click the “Wireless (Wi-Fi)” option on the screen.

Roku 3 will now start looking for the available Wi-Fi networks and present you with them. From the list, select your Wi-Fi network and if it’s password protected, enter the wireless security key in the empty field. Click “Connect” to get connected. Now that you are connected to your Wi-Fi network on your HDTV with Roku 3, begin to access your multimedia content or start streaming.

connect roku

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