How to Watch Netflix on a Roku

Last Updated on October 9, 2021 by Mark Roberts

Netflix on Roku is undoubtedly the most demanding streaming service. Being one of the most popular streaming services in the world, it is an entertainment paradise. You can watch movies, TV shows, series, and other programs of every genre ever, from dramas, comedies, romantics, classics, sci-fi, anime, horror, documentaries, reality shows, and so much more.

If you are in dire need of a proper guideline to help you set this up on your Roku TV, look no more. This article is here with all things Netflix to save your day.

Netflix on Roku Features

Users can have a great time with all the spectacular features that the Netflix app on Roku offers.

  • It has the widest range of world-class entertainment content. With contents of every genre, taste, language, decade, etc, it has something for every person.
  • It is available worldwide and supports almost all video streaming devices except certain older models.
  • You can surf through its extensive collection of content to find the one you like using its easy-to-use user interface and navigation system. Titles are sorted into many categories and you can even add the ones you are interested in watching to your watchlist called My List.
  • With a strong internet connection, you can stream videos with the highest video quality possible. Many of the latest movies and series even support 5.1 Dolby surround sound for the best experience.
  • You can watch content with subtitles or/and alternate audio in your preferred language.
  • Users can even set up parental control on individual profiles to keep a check on what their underaged kids watch on the platform.

Set Up Netflix

You can set up Netflix on Roku in a pretty straightforward procedure. We have broken the process into 3 parts for your further ease of understanding.

Create Roku Account

Step 1: Get started with creating a Roku account which is a must to watch Netflix on Roku. 

Step 2: On a smartphone or PC, go to using any web browser.

Step 3: Follow the on-screen instructions to create an account using a valid email-id and a strong password.

roku account

Add Netflix Channel on Roku

Step 1: Turn on your Roku device and TV and open Roku’s home page by pushing the home button on the remote control.


Step 2: Navigate to the Streaming Channels option to launch the Roku Channel Store. 

Streaming Channels

Step 3: Scroll down and select Search Channels. Type in Netflix in the search bar and select the app when it appears in the suggestions list.

search channel

Step 4: On the next channel description page, click on the Add Channel button to install the app onto your Roku TV.

add netflix to roku

Step 5: Once the app is installed successfully, you would see a confirmation pop-up. Tap on Ok.

Activate Netflix on Roku

Step 1: Select the Go to Channel option to open the newly downloaded app on your big screen.

Step 2: Choose the Sign in option. If you do not see that option, click on Yes on the Are you a member of Netflix? screen. If you do not have a Netflix account yet, create an account and set up the Netflix subscription plan you want.

Activate Netflix on Roku

Step 3: Enter your valid email id and tap on Next.

Step 4: Then, type in your password and select Next.

Step 5: Finally, click on Start to dive into the world of Netflix. 

Use Netflix on Roku

Netflix can be a bit overwhelming for users who are new to it. The following step-wise guide is meant to help them out a bit.

Open Netflix

You can find Netflix with the platforms and channels downloaded onto your Roku on your home page only.

Step 1: Press the home button on your Roku remote to open the Home screen.

Step 2: On the right side of the screen, choose Netflix

Finding Content

You can look for the entertainment that your heart desires through several ways on Netflix. You can search for it, surf through categories, watch from your List or even watch from the recommended ones that Netflix suggests you based on what you have previously watched or what you add to your watchlist. 

The following are some of the features you would be able to see on this platform:

  • Home: It’s your Netflix Home screen, where you can resume all you have been watching previously, check out the recommendations or what’s new, and more.
  • Profile: Users can create multiple profiles on one account to keep each individual’s watch habits separate from each other, as well as special Kids profile, designed to be kid-safe.
  • Search: It lets you search for the content you are looking for, by name.
  • TV shows: You can check out all the TV shows available on Netflix here and get personalized categories based off of your watch history.
  • Movies: This will show you all the trending movies or suggest to you more what you might like.
  • Latest: It shows you what has been recently added to Netflix’s ever-expanding library.
  • My List: It’ll show you all the movies and series you have added to your watchlist planning to watch later on.
  • Spotlight: It’ll give you a glimpse of the most popular movies or TV series on the platform at that moment.
  • Settings: You can change your personal information or other settings from this.
  • Exit Netflix: You can simply exit the channel by pressing the Home button on the Roku remote.

Controlling Content

roku remote

You can use the remote to control whatever you are watching on the platform.

  • Power: To turn your Roku on/off.
  • Back: To jump one screen back.
  • Home: To open or close Roku’s Home page.
  • Up, Down, Left, Right: To navigate up, down, left, or right in the menus.
  • OK button: To select an option highlighted with the cursor.
  • Return: To jump one level back.
  • Rewind: To rewind the video you are watching.
  • Play/Pause: To play or pause the video you are streaming.
  • Fast Forward: To fast forward the video you are watching.
  • Sleep: To set your Roku to turn off after a certain time.
  • Options: To open the options menu for the button highlighted on the screen.
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On what Roku models does Netflix is available?

Netflix is supported on the following Roku models:

  • Roku 2 (2720X, 4210X)
  • Roku 2 HD (3000X)
  • Roku 2 XD (3050X)
  • Roku 2 XS (3100X)
  • Roku HD (2500X)
  • Roku LT (2400X, 2450X)
  • Roku LT (2700X)
  • Roku SE (2710X)
  • Roku 3 (4200X, 4230X)
  • Roku 4 (4400X)
  • Roku Express (3700X, 3900X, 3930X)
  • Roku Express+ (3710X, 3910X, 3931X)
  • Roku Express 4K (3940X)
  • Roku Express 4K+ (3941X)
  • Roku Premiere (3920X, 4620X)
  • Roku Premiere+ (3921X, 4630X)
  • Roku Streaming Stick (3400X, 3420X, 3500X, 3600X, 3800X)
  • Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810X, 3811X)
  • Roku Ultra (4640X, 4660X, 4670X)
  • Roku Ultra (4800X)
  • Roku Ultra LT (4662X)
  • Roku Smart Soundbar (9100X)
  • Roku Streambar (9102X)
  • Roku Streambar Pro (9101X)

Which Roku models currently support Netflix in HDR?

The following Roku models currently support Netflix in HDR:

  • Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810X, 3811X)
  • Roku Express 4K (3940X)
  • Roku Express 4K+ (3941X)
  • Roku Premiere (3920X)
  • Roku Premiere+ (3921X, 4630X)
  • Roku Ultra (4640X, 4660X, 4670X, 4800X)
  • Roku Ultra LT (4662X)
  • Roku Smart Soundbar (9100X)
  • Roku Streambar (9102X)
  • Roku Streambar Pro (9101X)
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Which Roku models currently support Netflix in Ultra HD?

The following Roku models currently support Netflix in Ultra HD:

  • Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810X, 3811X)
  • Roku Express 4K (3940X)
  • Roku Express 4K+ (3941X)
  • Roku 4 (4400X)
  • Roku Premiere (3920X, 4620X)
  • Roku Premiere+ (3921X, 4630X)
  • Roku Ultra (4640X, 4660X, 4670X, 4800X)
  • Roku Ultra LT (4662X)
  • Roku Smart Soundbar (9100X)
  • Roku Streambar (9102X)
  • Roku Streambar Pro (9101X)

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