How to Fix Issues while Activating or Linking your Roku Device?

Before you can actually start streaming from your Roku device, it is compulsory that you activate it beforehand. The whole activation process takes place only after you create your Roku account because it houses all the information related to your subscriptions. Apart from this, your account is also equipped with other information including your owned devices, installed channels, and your preferences as well.

Make sure you are following the correct activation steps in order to link your account. Some incorrect steps might lead to further errors. Also, ensure that you are visiting the correct website for the activation purpose. This is because there are certain fake websites which charge you for the same. But, in actuality, Roku does not charge any such fee.

Roku activation and Linking issue

The correct way to activate your Roku

Following the correct method is the best way to ensure that you do not face any activation hurdle:

  1. Visit the rokuolink website from your device.
  2. In the provided box, enter the link code that you see on your Roku device.
  3. Follow some easy prompts to end the process.

However, if you are still having trouble, follow the instructions given in the sections below:

Troubleshooting Roku activation issues

  • If you see an error while entering the link code on the activation website.

Method 1

In case you come across such an issue, then you might be doing some typing mistakes while entering the activation code. Since this code is highly case-sensitive, therefore you must keep in your mind that you are entering it correctly. If you try to enter the code once again, you will definitely end up with a successful activation. Apart from this, you can also wait for some time and try again later as there could be some server or related error.

Method 2

  1. Go to your Roku device.
  2. Use your remote and press the * button on it.
  3. Select the option reading as ‘Get a new code’.
  4. As soon as you see the link code, go to
  5. Enter this code in the provided space.
  6. Your Roku stuck on the link code screen

To fix the issue

In this scenario, you are suggested to wait for some time and then follow the activation steps again. If you still fail to complete the activation, then you are advised to complete all the necessary steps for activation.

  • Error 001/ “not connected”

This message usually arises in the upper right corner of the TV screen. This means that your device needs to connect to a network connection. If one such message appears on your screen, select the ‘Try Again’ button.


In today’s post, we have learned some best ways to get rid of the activation issues on Roku. If you want to get past these errors and issues, make sure you are following the steps correctly and your device is connected to a network.

Read this also: Create and Update Roku Pin Code for Roku Account

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