Created: January 9, 2023

I am trying to add a sports channel but I am getting a message that I need a Roku player and yet I already have one

Last Edit: January 9, 2023
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Anton Hrytsaienko
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Hello, thank you for using Howly. I’ll be happy to help you out! May I ask your name?
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Anton Hrytsaienko
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Nice to meet you, *****!
Can you please take a screenshot of that error?
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Anton Hrytsaienko
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Thank you
Please, take a photo of exactly the error message you're receiving on the screen
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Anton Hrytsaienko
Anton Hrytsaienko Tech Expert & Writer
Thank you
What troubleshooting have you done so far?
Customer Reply
None . The thing is when we bought the Roku kit, we were just watching free channels
Anton Hrytsaienko
Anton Hrytsaienko Tech Expert & Writer
Okay, got it
Is the channel you're trying to add paid?
Customer Reply
I think so because I love football and tennis
Anton Hrytsaienko
Anton Hrytsaienko Tech Expert & Writer
I see
If your current plan is free, as you said, but you want to add a paid channel, it will require a paid subscription or a one-time charge
Customer Reply
Maybe a paid subscription will suit me
Anton Hrytsaienko
Anton Hrytsaienko Tech Expert & Writer
Okay, noted
1. Press Home button on Roku remote
2. Scroll and select Streaming Channels to open the Channel Store
At the top of the Channel Store is a list of featured, new and popular categories to explore. You can enter a keyword in Search Channels to find choices based on the title of a channel. Below that there is a variety of genres to browse.
3. When you want to learn more about a channel, press OK button on Roku remote on your remote to open the details. In addition to a synopsis and rating, you can preview screenshots of the channel.
4. If the channel is “paid”, then you can select Buy $X.XX in order to purchase and install the channel.
Customer Reply
I am going through the steps now
Anton Hrytsaienko
Anton Hrytsaienko Tech Expert & Writer
Okay, keep my updated
Customer Reply
After following all the steps, I am getting to a point were it’s asking for a PIN code and it’s saying it’s invalid
Anton Hrytsaienko
Anton Hrytsaienko Tech Expert & Writer
Got you
Customer Reply
Can I share with you my login details
Anton Hrytsaienko
Anton Hrytsaienko Tech Expert & Writer
No, it is private information which you shouldn't share with anyone. Don't do so, please
I will help you providing with the steps
Here are the steps to change your PIN.
1. Sign in to your Roku account (-----------------------> http://my.roku.com/ <------------------------)
2. Under PIN preference, select Update
3. To change an existing PIN, select Change PIN
You will see your PINs here. You are able to change, create a new or remove your PINs.
Customer Reply
Okay
Anton Hrytsaienko
Anton Hrytsaienko Tech Expert & Writer
If you decide you no longer need a PIN you can remove it using the following instructions.
1. Sign in to your Roku account
2. Under PIN preference, select Update
3. Go to Making purchases and adding channels and select A PIN is not required to make any purchases or add any channels
4. Go to Parental Controls for The Roku Channel and select Off
5. Select Save preferences
After your PIN preferences are saved, a PIN is no longer required on any of your Roku devices when making purchases, adding channels, or playing content on The Roku Channel.
Please, let me know once you're done
Customer Reply
Okay
Anton Hrytsaienko
Anton Hrytsaienko Tech Expert & Writer
Thank you
Customer Reply
Thank you so much. It has worked
Anton Hrytsaienko
Anton Hrytsaienko Tech Expert & Writer
Awesome, I'm glad I could help you
Do you have any additional questions I can help you with?

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