Once you setup your Roku device, you can find a variety of channels on the Roku Channel Store. In it, you can find a variety of channels that you can add to stream your favorite movies, TV shows, and on-demand content. Some of the big names in the channel store are Netflix, Hulu, Peacock TV, Sling TV, and more. Moreover, adding a channel to Roku is an easy process. And there are a lot of easy ways to add channels. So, we have come up with this article to show you all the possible ways to add your favorite channels on Roku.

How to Add Channels on Roku

There are three ways to add channels to Roku. They are:

  • From Roku directly
  • Using the Roku Channel Store website
  • Using the Roku app

Add Channels from Roku Directly

If your favorite channel is available on Roku Channel Store, it will be easy for you to get the app directly. Here as an example, let us show you how to install Netflix directly to Roku.

1. Turn on your Roku and press the Home button on your remote.

2. Now, you will get into the home screen.

3. Choose the Streaming Channels from the home screen.

Select Streaming Channels

4. Navigate to Search Channels and press the OK button on your remote.

Select Search Channels

5. Make use of the virtual keyboard and enter Netflix. Next, press the OK button.

6. From the suggestion list, pick Netflix.

Select Netflix

7. Select the Add Channel button.

Add channels on Roku

8. Now, the adding process will take a couple of minutes.

9. Once Netflix is added to Roku, press the OK button from the prompt.

10. Now, you have added the Netflix channel on Roku, and it will be added to your channel’s list.

Launch the channel

Add Channels on Roku using the Roku App

The Roku app is free to install on your Android and iOS devices. Once you have connected your Roku device with the Roku app, you can access your account information, add channels, and control your Roku with the remote interface.

Pre-Requisite: Connect your Android or iOS device and Roku to the same wifi network.

1. Launch the Roku app on your Android or iOS device.

Roku App for Android Device: Google Play Store

Roku App for iOS Device: App Store

2. Tap on the Profile icon from the upper right corner.

Tap on the Profile icon

3. Scroll down and select the Sign in button.

Select the Sign in button

4. Enter your Roku account credentials and sign in to your account.

5. Next, go back to the home screen and tap on the Devices tab.

Tap on the Devices tab

6. Choose your Roku device from the nearby devices list.

7. After a successful connection, select the Channels tab.

Tap on the Channels tab

8. Choose the Channel Store tab.

Select Channel Store

9. Search and choose the Netflix app.

10. Tap the Add button, and the Netflix channel will be added to Roku.

Select the Add button - Add channels on Roku

Add Channels to Roku from the Roku Channel Store Website

1. Visit https://channelstore.roku.com/en-gb/browse on a web browser and sign in to your Roku account.

2. After that, click on the Search Channels box and enter Netflix.

3. Search and choose Netflix from the search results.

Search for Netflix

4. Click on the Add Channel button, and the request will be initiated in 24 hours.

Add Channels on Roku

In case you are using the Roku app or the Roku Channel website to add channels to Roku, it will take upto 24 hours. However, you can update Roku to add the channel immediately.

Quick Tip: You can update Roku from Settings โ†’ System โ†’ System Update โ†’ Check Now.


1. Can I add private channels on Roku?

Yes, you can add private channels on Roku.

2. How to add a Channel to Roku with code?

You need to visit https://my.roku.com/index to add a channel to Roku with code.