How to Add Apps to a Roku Player or TV

Authored by: Tech Pro Team

1. Introduction

The main benefit of a smart TV is allowing you to connect to the Internet and enjoy content from various online sources. On a smart Roku TV, or a Roku Player or Stick connected to a regular TV, you can add apps from a multitude of choices. This guide will show you how to add an app to your Roku.

What You'll Need:

  • No extra tools or supplies are needed.


Before You Begin:

Connect to the Internet


2. Add an App to Roku

Roku prefers to call their apps, "Streaming Channels". Besides that, they function the same way as the apps on any other platform.

To add an app to your Roku, do the following:

  1. Press the Home button on the remote.
Home button on Roku remote.
  1. Go to Streaming Channels.
Streaming Channels options highlighted in Roku menu.
  1. Find the app you wish to add. There are two ways to do it:
  2. Either browse through the Categories on the left and look for the app in the right pane.
Categories highlighted in Streaming Channels store on Roku.
  1. Or go to Search Channels and type in the name of the app.
Search Channels option highlighted in Roku Streaming Channels store.
  1. Select the app once you found it and then select Add channel.
Add channel option highlighted for selected app in Streaming Channels store on Roku.
  1. Wait for the app to get added.
Streaming Channel being added to Roku.
  1. You'll get a confirmation message when the app was added. Select OK to finish.
OK option highlighted on confirmation screen after adding an app to Roku.