How to Sync Our Roku to Our Netflix Account

The Roku digital video player, introduced in 2008, is a Netflix-ready device for streaming instant videos to your television. The Roku connects to your television and uses either a wired or wireless home Internet connection to stream media from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, HuluPlus, Pandora instant radio and dozens of other channels. The Netflix service requires a membership, and you should sign up for a Netflix account before attempting to use Netflix on your Roku.

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Switch your television to the input channel used by your Roku player.

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Select Netflix from the device's home screen using the Roku remote control. Choose "Yes -- Activate Streaming from Netflix." An activation code will appear on the screen.

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Log in to your Netflix account on your computer. Select the "Watch Instantly" tab, then click on "Instantly to Your TV."

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Enter the code that appears on your television screen and press the "Activate Now" button to sync your Roku device to your Netflix account.