How to Get the Most Out of Your Roku: Six Things You Should Do

You finally worked out which Roku to buy, and set up the basics: Netflix, Amazon, and whatever other services you’re subscribed to. What next?

You’ve come to the right place: we’ve spent way too much time figuring out what the Roku platform can do, digging into the settings and Channel store to get everything just right. Here’s the first things we’d do after getting a new Roku; give them a shot.

Add a Bunch of Free Channels

Paid channels like Netflix are great, but there are all sorts of free content you can access with your Roku. We’ve already outlined the best free channels, from The Roku Channel to PBS; check out that list and you’ll have more content than you can watch.

If that’s not enough, there are hidden private channels you can add as well.

Learn to Use the Search

It’s easy to overlook the Roku’s search functionality as a gimmick, but it’s really not—especially if your remote offers voice search. You can quickly search every streaming site in one place and start watching immediately. It’s a lot faster…

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