How to Hook up Roku Streaming Stick Plus?

Roku Streaming Stick plus model 3810 supports 720p HD, 1080p Full HD, 4K Ultra HD (UHD) and HDR (High Dynamic Range) and gets shipped with an intensified "point-anywhere" remote, power adaptor, USB power cable with advanced wireless receiver, USB power extender cable, 2 batteries, and a quick start guide. This article talks about how to set up Roku streaming stick plus on your TV.

STEP 1: Get Connected

  • First, find the available HDMI Slot on your TV. If you would like to get a 4k streaming on your local player then make sure the input supports an HDCP 2.2.

  • If the Roku streaming stick plus is unable to connect to your TV due to space restrictions then Roku offers a free HDMI extender cable at my.roku.com/hdmi.  

  • Now on your TV remote look for the label "input" or "source".

STEP 2: Power it Up

  • Now you have to power up Roku streaming plus and its remote.

  • Connect the small end of the USB power cable to the advanced wireless receiver into the Roku streaming plus.

  • And the other end either of the USB port on your TV or use the included power extendable able to make the connection.

  • Then the power adaptor to put directly into the wall socket.

  • After waiting for a few minutes, Roku logo will start filling your TV screen.

NOTE: If it doesn't show up then check you have correctly tuned into the right input on your TV.

* Next, insert the batteries into the Roku streaming plus remote and make sure it is inserted in the right position. As soon as the batteries go in green and yellowish light starts flashing signaling it to pair.

  • Wait for the remote to pair automatically.

NOTE: If it doesn't then press and hold the pairing button present on the back of the remote.

  • Once successful, select your language.

STEP 3: Connect to Your Network

  • Connect your local player to network and check whether you can activate your local account and start streaming your favorite movies and TV shows over the internet.

  • If you don't see your network listed select "scan again" to see all networks.

NOTE: You're looking for the same network that you connect your computer or mobile.

  • Now, select your wireless network and enter your password.

NOTE: While making the connect it should prompt all green check marks. If it encounters red then further troubleshooting steps need to be performed which is available on go.roku.com/connectivity.

  • Once it is connected, the Roku player will start downloading the latest software, so you can get the latest features and channels updates automatically.

STEP 4: To Set the Display Type

  • Once the update is complete, you would be prompted to set the display type. Press "OK" on your remote. The Roku player will automatically analyze the HDMI connection and recommend the best resolution to your TV.  

  • Then, select "OK, go to automatic...", then confirm the screen looks good which is prompted on your TV.

STEP 5: To Control Your TV

  • You need to set up the Roku remote to control the volume and power on your TV.

  • Select "check remote settings" on your TV. The music beings to play, if you hear it then click on "yes" by pointing the Roku remote towards your TV. If you don't hear it then check by increasing the volume up button on the remote.

  • Next, you Roku remote will attempt to mute the volume, confirm that you no longer hear the music.

NOTE: If it is not muted then manually enter the brand of your TV and try again.

STEP 6: To Activate Your Roku Player

  • The TV screen shows the Roku activation link code which will be used online later to connect Roku player to your Roku account.

  • Grab computer, laptop or any handheld devices and enter http://roku.com/link

  • It shows the screen where you have to enter the activation code that you saw on your TV at the beginning of this STEP 6.

  • Once, entered click on "submit".

NOTE: This might take you back out of the page, it doesn't matter you have to re-enter http://roku.com/link back on the browser search box.

  • Now, you see the link code displayed page again, check to mark the End user agreement box and submit it.

  • It might ask you to link it to your existing Roku account or you may have to create one.

  • Under your Roku account, you have to get to the payment section and make the payment. Once the payment is done you can start adding the channels and your favorite TV shows and click on continue.

  • Now all the selected channels start populating on your TV immediately.

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