How to Set Up a Roku Ultra

Introduction

Roku Ultra is the most powerful and feature packed Roku player with the best wireless performance, brilliant picture quality that creates an immersive experience and a voice remote with TV power and volume buttons, private listening, and lost remote finder. This guide will assist you in setting it up and enjoy the streaming experience it provides.

Roku Ultra.

1 Package Contents

Roku Ultra package contents.

In the package you will find:

  1. Roku Ultra Streaming Player
  2. Remote Control
  3. 2 x AA Batteries
  4. Headphones
  5. Power Adapter

You will also need a High Speed HDMI Cable for HD TVs or a Premium High Speed HDMI Cable for 4K and HDR TVs, as they are not included, but sold separately.

2 Player Connectors

Roku Ultra player ports.

The connectors on the player are as follows:

  1. Ethernet
  2. HDMI
  3. USB (on the side)
  4. Micro SD
  5. Power

3 Setup Prep

  1. Connect one end of the HDMI cable into the rear of the Roku box and the other end into the rear of the TV.
    Roku player being connected to display.
  2. Connect the power cable into the Roku player and the adapter into a power socket.
    Roku player being powered up.
  3. Set the input on your TV to the port you connected the HDMI cable to.
    TV input selection.
  4. Insert the batteries in the remote matching the displayed polarity.
    Batteries being inserted in remote.

4 Connection Type

Devices can be connected to a network in two ways:

Wired
EthernetWired, using an Ethernet cable.
Wireless
W-FiWirelessly, using Wi-Fi.

? How do you plan connecting your Roku Ultra to the internet?

  1. Wired
  2. Wireless

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Roku Ultra is the most powerful and feature packed Roku player with the best wireless performance, brilliant picture quality that creates an immersive experience and a voice remote with TV power and volume buttons, private listening, and lost remote finder. This guide will assist you in setting it up and enjoy the streaming experience it provides.

Roku Ultra.

Roku Ultra package contents.

In the package you will find:

  1. Roku Ultra Streaming Player
  2. Remote Control
  3. 2 x AA Batteries
  4. Headphones
  5. Power Adapter

You will also need a High Speed HDMI Cable for HD TVs or a Premium High Speed HDMI Cable for 4K and HDR TVs, as they are not included, but sold separately.

Roku Ultra player ports.

The connectors on the player are as follows:

  1. Ethernet
  2. HDMI
  3. USB (on the side)
  4. Micro SD
  5. Power
  1. Connect one end of the HDMI cable into the rear of the Roku box and the other end into the rear of the TV.
    Roku player being connected to display.
  2. Connect the power cable into the Roku player and the adapter into a power socket.
    Roku player being powered up.
  3. Set the input on your TV to the port you connected the HDMI cable to.
    TV input selection.
  4. Insert the batteries in the remote matching the displayed polarity.
    Batteries being inserted in remote.

Devices can be connected to a network in two ways:

Wired
EthernetWired, using an Ethernet cable.
Wireless
W-FiWirelessly, using Wi-Fi.
Ethernet Cable
Ethernet CableAn Ethernet cable can come in many colors and lengths. The end is larger than a phone cable; and has eight small contacts on the bottom, with a clip on the top to make sure it stays locked into the port.
Ethernet Port
Ethernet PortAn Ethernet port will be on the side or back of your device, and sometimes has lights on the left and right, used to show traffic and link conditions. It is larger than a phone jack.
  1. Acquire an Ethernet cable.
  2. Take one end of the cable and plug it into your router or modem Ethernet port.
    Plug in Ethernet cable to Ethernet port.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into your devices Ethernet port.
  1. As soon your Roku device is turned on, the remote should pair with it automatically.
    Roku remote pairing screen.
  2. If the remote doesn't pair, make sure the batteries are inserted properly then press and hold the pairing button (1) until the pairing light (2) starts flashing and wait for it to pair with the Roku device.
    Pairing button and light pointed out on Roku remote.
  3. For the following setup process, use the Arrows on the remote to navigate and the OK button to make selections.
    Navigation buttons on Roku remote.
  4. Select your preferred language and press OK.
    Language selection in Roku setup.
  5. Next, you'll have to set up your Roku devices internet connection. If you wired your Roku device with en Ethernet cable, go downward to select Wired then go right and select Connect to wired network. The connection will be configured automatically.
    Wired setup option highlighted in Roku initial setup.
  6. Once connected to the internet, the Roku device will check for software updates. Select OK to proceed and wait for the installation to complete. The Roku device will restart automatically after the update.
    OK option highlighted on Roku software update notification.
  7. Next, you'll have to set the display type. Select Auto detect to proceed.
    Auto detect display type option highlighted in Display type setup.
  8. Your display type will be detected. Select OK, go to automatic to continue. If you need to reconnect the HDMI cable, select I've changed something, retry.
    Go to automatic option highlighted on Display type detection screen.
  9. The Roku remote can control the volume and power of your TV. Select Check remote settings to set up this feature.
    Check remote settings option highlighted in TV controls setup.
  10. You will be asked to confirm whether you hear music playing or sound being muted. If your TV is not recognized, you will then have to enter the TV brand using the on-screen keyboard.
    TV brand entry screen.
  11. The last thing to do is activate your Roku device. You will be provided a website link to go to and a code to enter on that page.
    Roku activation instructions on screen.
  12. Use a computer or a mobile device to activate your Roku device. Open a web browser of your choice and go to the provided link. Enter the provided code in the required field, put a checkmark to agree with the End User License Agreement and click or tap Submit.
    Roku activation on webpage.
  13. Next, you will be asked to link the device to a Roku account. If you already have one you can login to with your account credentials, otherwise you will need to create one.
    Roku login for activation.
  14. Once you filled out your personal information, you can Add channels to your account by clicking or tapping the plus sign below the logos. Scroll up and down to see more channels and please be aware there are free and paid for channels. Click or tap Continue to proceed.
    Add Channel option pointed out and Continue button highlighted on activation page.
  15. Once you completed the activation, the channels you selected will be loaded unto your Roku device. 
    Channels updating on Roku after activation.
  16. When the setup is complete, you will see the All done message on your screen. Press the right arrow to finish.
    Initial setup complete.
  1. As soon your Roku device is turned on, the remote should pair with it automatically.
    Roku remote pairing screen.
  2. If the remote doesn't pair, make sure the batteries are inserted properly then press and hold the pairing button (1) until the pairing light (2) starts flashing and wait for it to pair with the Roku device.
    Pairing button and light pointed out on Roku remote.
  3. For the following setup process, use the Arrows on the remote to navigate and the OK button to make selections.
    Navigation buttons on Roku remote.
  4. Select your preferred language and press OK.
    Language selection in Roku setup.
  5. Next, you'll have to set up your Roku devices internet connection. Select Wireless then go right and select Set up new wireless connection.
    Wireless setup option highlighted in Roku initial setup.
  6. Wait for the list to populate then select your Wi-Fi network.
    Wi-Fi network selection screen.
  7. Then enter the Wi-Fi password using the on-screen keyboard and select Connect.
    Connect option highlighted on Wi-Fi password entry screen.
  8. Once connected to the internet, the Roku device will check for software updates. Select OK to proceed and wait for the installation to complete. The Roku device will restart automatically after the update.
    OK option highlighted on Roku software update notification.
  9. Next, you'll have to set the display type. Select Auto detect to proceed.
    Auto detect display type option highlighted in Display type setup.
  10. Your display type will be detected. Select OK, go to automatic to continue. If you need to reconnect the HDMI cable, select I've changed something, retry.
    Go to automatic option highlighted on Display type detection screen.
  11. The Roku remote can control the volume and power of your TV. Select Check remote settings to set up this feature.
    Check remote settings option highlighted in TV controls setup.
  12. You will be asked to confirm whether you hear music playing or sound being muted. If your TV is not recognized, you will then have to enter the TV brand using the on-screen keyboard.
    TV brand entry screen.
  13. The last thing to do is activate your Roku device. You will be provided a website link to go to and a code to enter on that page.
    Roku activation instructions on screen.
  14. Use a computer or a mobile device to activate your Roku device. Open a web browser of your choice and go to the provided link. Enter the provided code in the required field, put a checkmark to agree with the End User License Agreement and click or tap Submit.
    Roku activation on webpage.
  15. Next, you will be asked to link the device to a Roku account. If you already have one you can login to with your account credentials, otherwise you will need to create one.
    Roku login for activation.
  16. Once you filled out your personal information, you can Add channels to your account by clicking or tapping the plus sign below the logos. Scroll up and down to see more channels and please be aware there are free and paid for channels. Click or tap Continue to proceed.
    Add Channel option pointed out and Continue button highlighted on activation page.
  17. Once you completed the activation, the channels you selected will be loaded unto your Roku device. 
    Channels updating on Roku after activation.
  18. When the setup is complete, you will see the All done message on your screen. Press the right arrow to finish.
    Initial setup complete.
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