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Can I Move Roku from One TV to Another? (Here’s How)

As an owner of multiple TVs with Roku streaming devices, I understand the frustrations of wanting to move a Roku from one TV to the other. Moving the Roku device can be a tricky process, and I found myself asking, “Can I move Roku from one TV to another?” After doing some research and testing, I’m here to answer this question and share the different ways you can move a Roku from one TV to another. In this blog post, I’ll explain the different methods you can use to move the Roku device and the steps you need to take to get it done.

So, can I move Roku from one TV to another? The short answer is yes, but you should consider a few things to move it successfully, such as your internet connection network and Roku account safety.

Tips:

  • You can move a Roku from one TV to another by simply disconnecting it from the current TV and plugging it into another.
  • Moving a Roku device to a different TV shouldn’t require relinking, but if it does, you can enter the activation code displayed on your TV screen.
  • A few controls on your Roku remote might not work after moving a Roku to a new TV, like power and volume controls. You can fix this by programming the Roku device for your other TV.
  • You won’t need to re-enter the passwords of your subscription channels when moving your Roku to another TV.
  • You can enable Guest Mode to let your friends use your Roku device at their house without accessing your account.
  • If you’ll be using a different wireless network, you’ll have to update your network settings on your Roku device.
  • Connecting a Roku Express 4K+ or Ultra to your 720p TV won’t enhance the picture resolution.

Can I Move Roku from One TV to Another?

You can move Roku from one TV to another by simply disconnecting it from the current TV and plugging it into another. Moving your Roku to another TV is especially easy when using the same wireless network because you won’t need to change the network information.

In addition, moving a Roku device to a different TV shouldn’t require relinking. But if it does, you can do so by entering the activation code displayed on your TV screen.

In other cases, a few controls on your Roku remote might not work after moving a Roku to a new TV, like power and volume controls. 

Luckily, you can fix this by programming the Roku device for your other TV by following these simple steps:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Choose Remote & Devices.
  3. Select Remote.
  4. Click Remote in Use.
  5. Go to Program TV.
  6. Follow the prompts.

If you haven’t set up your PIN yet, you can set up one by signing into your Roku account.

Do I Have to Re-Enter My Account Details?

When connecting your Roku device to another TV, you won’t need to re-enter the passwords of your subscription channels, like Hulu, Netflix, and Showtime. 

You won’t have to log in again even if you’ll be using a different wireless network because your accounts have already been saved on your Roku device.

Can I Use My Roku at Another House?

So, would you like to connect your Roku to another TV at your neighbors’ closeby house or siblings’ room? 

You won’t face any trouble plugging in your Roku to the TV at their place as long as you’ll be using the same Wi-Fi connection. 

Nevertheless, if you use a different wireless connection, you’ll have to update your network settings on your Roku device.

Even better, you can let your friends use your Roku device at their house without accessing your account when you enable the Guest Mode.

How Can I Enable Guest Mode?

To enter the Guest Mode and safely connect your Roku to another TV, follow the steps below:

  1. Push the Home button on your Roku remote control.
  2. Scroll to select Settings.
  3. Go to System.
  4. Choose Guest Mode.
  5. Select Enter Guest Mode.
  6. Punch in your PIN (a four-digit number).
  7. Select OK to confirm.

This way, guests can log in to their account, enjoy streaming their favorite content on your Roku device, and set up their sign-out date. 

At the same time, they won’t be able to make purchases on your account.

How Can I Update My Roku Network Settings?

If you wish to connect your Roku device to a different wired or wireless network, you’ll need to update the connection by following the steps below:

  1. Push the Home button on your Roku remote control.
  2. Scroll to select Settings.
  3. Click Network.
  4. Choose Set up connection.
  5. Select Wired or Wireless.
  6. Select Wired.

Your Roku will automatically connect to your wired network and access the internet. 

If you need to connect to a wireless network, follow these steps:

  1. Repeat steps 1 to 4 and choose Wireless. 
  2. Select your WiFi network from the list of available networks.
  3. Select Scan if you don’t see your network name on the list.
  4. Punch in your WiFi password.
  5. Select Connect.

If you’re still unable to connect a Roku device to your network, you should troubleshoot your connection.

Would My Roku Work on Another TV With a Different Resolution?

Unplugging your Roku from your Full HD TV and connecting it to a TV that only supports 720p wouldn’t be an issue. 

That’s because Roku will automatically detect it since it’s backward compatible. That means you can connect Roku to older TVs without making special modifications.

You should also note that connecting a Roku Express 4K+ or Ultra to your 720p TV won’t enhance the picture resolution.

The Bottom Line

Can I move Roku from one TV to another? Yes, you can, using the same internet connection. Just unplug your Roku from one TV and plug it into another. 

On the other hand, if you’ll have to move your Roku to a different TV using a different network, you must update your network settings on your Roku device.

For an enjoyable experience, streaming your favorite entertainment channels on your Roku device at your friends’ place, feel free to use Guest Mode to watch your usual content.

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