Key Takeaway

  • Add Viki to Roku: Launch Roku home screen >> Streaming Channels >> Search Channel >> Search Viki >> Add Channel.
  • Activate Viki: Open Viki >> Select Sign In >> Note Activation Code >> Visit the Activation Website >> Paste the Code >> Select Link Now >> Start Streaming.

Viki is a popular American video streaming platform from Rakuten available on Roku. It streams popular titles of global TV shows, movies, and TV series from multiple nations. The app includes premium content from South Korea, China, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, and more countries. All the content in the app has been subtitled in 160 languages.


The Viki app has a limited library of free content. However, most shows are categorized as Standard and Plus, which can be unlocked only with a premium subscription. However, new users are eligible for a 7-day free trial.

  • Viki Pass Standard: $4.99 per month
  • Viki Pass Plus: $9.99 per month

How to Access Viki on Roku

To install the app on any Roku device, users can choose between the following two methods.

Add Viki on Roku Device

Roku users can install all compatible apps from the built-in Roku Channel Store. The same applies to the Viki app as well.

1. Connect the Roku device to the HDMI port of the TV.

2. Next, connect it to a stable Wi-Fi network and launch the home screen

3. From the left side panel of the home screen, select Streaming Channels.

Select Streaming Channels

4. Further, select the Search Channels option.

Select Streaming Channels

5. Use the search bar and the on-screen keyboard to look for Viki in the Channel Store.

6. Select the Viki app icon from the list of suggestions and click Add Channel

7. Wait for the Viki app download to complete and select the OK button.

8. Finally, users can open the app by selecting the Go to Channel option.

Install Viki From Roku Website

Using the Roku Channel Store website to add apps on Roku is another effective choice for users to install the app on their devices. On completing the app installation process, users should wait for around 24 hours for the app to be accessible. If they face difficulties with accessing Viki, they should perform a Roku update.

1. Initially, turn on your computer and launch any web browser.

2. Use the browser to visit the official Roku Channel Store website.

Visit Roku Channel Store

3. Find the Sign-in button in the top right corner of the screen and select it.

4. Provide your Roku account details in the respective fields.

Sign in to your Roku account

5. Once done, select the Submit button.

6. Enter Viki on the search bar and look for the app.

7. Select the Viki app icon from the search results and select Add Channel on the Roku website.

Select Add Channel

8. Finally, the users can find the Viki channel on Roku and access shows from it.

How to Activate Viki on Roku

To access your favorite Asian dramas from Viki, users need to activate the app on their Roku devices.

1. From the Roku home screen, launch the Viki app.

2. The app will display the Viki activation code on the screen.

3. Select the Log In or Sign In button in the Viki app interface.

4. Visit the Viki Activation Website using the web browser on your PC.

5. Further, log in to your Viki account.

Visit the Viki Activation website

6. Type in the Viki activation code and choose the Link Now button.

Enter the Viki Roku activation code

7. This will activate the Viki app, and users can stream their favorite shows.

Viki on Roku

Viki on Roku is Not Working

The Viki app might come up with certain issues on Roku. The app might freeze, buffer, or stop loading. However, users can always fix these issues with simple troubleshooting fixes.

Viki Won’t Load

If the app is not loading your favorite shows, you can easily fix it.

  • Check if the Viki server is down for maintenance. If so, users can stream the app only after the issue is resolved.
  • Users should restart the Wi-Fi router by disconnecting it from the power source for 5-10 minutes.

Viki Won’t Open

Another issue users face on the app is that the app won’t open. In that case, users can fix the issue as follows.

  • Uninstall the app from the Roku device and re-install it from the Roku Channel Store.
  • If there are pending software updates on Roku, perform a software update on the device.
  • Restart the Roku device if the app doesn’t load any content.