How to Add/Delete Channels on Roku

Get started with enjoying all your Roku has to offer by adding and deleting channels. Just follow these instructions.


Adding Channels to Roku

We show you four ways to install channels to Roku here:

Roku Channel Store on Roku

  1. From the Home screen, select “Streaming Channels” in the left pane.
    Roku Streaming Channels Option
  2. Navigate to browse the preferred genre or list. Select “Search Channels” to search.
  3. Select a channel you wish to install, then select “Add channel“.
    Roku Add Channel Option

Voice Search

If your Roku has voice control capability, you can follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the microphone button on the remote and say “Install channel name“.
    Example: “Install Hulu”.
    You can also search genres using voice control. Say “genre name
    channels“, then select a channel.
    Example: “Sci-Fi channels”
  2. Select “Install“.
    Roku Voice Channel Install Button
  3. Select “Add channel“.

Roku Channel Store Via Web Browser

  1. Open any web browser, and login to roku.com with the same account you use with your Roku.
  2. Select the person icon at the upper-right corner of the screen, then select “Channel store“.
    Roku Website Channel Store Link
  3. Browse the lists or search for the channel in the “Search channel” box.
  4. Once you choose a channel, select “+ Add channel” if you wish to install it. it will then be pushed to your device.
    Roku Website Add Channel Button

Adding Private Channels

You can find private channels for the Roku via website channel directories outside of the official Roku Channel Store. These sites provide you a code to enter to install the channel. Use these steps to add private channels:

  1. Open any web browser, and login to https://my.roku.com/account/add and login with the same account you use with your Roku.
  2. Enter the channel access code, then select “Add channel“.
    Roku Add Private Channel

Deleting Channels From Roku

Free some space and get rid of channels you don’t use by removing them from your Roku device with these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, use the navigational pad on the remote to highlight the channel you wish to remove.
  2. Press the asterisk * on the remote.
  3. Use the navigation pad on the remote to highlight “Remove channel“. Press “OK” on the remote to make the selection.
    Roku Remove Channel Option
  4. Use the navigation pad on the remote to highlight “Remove“. Press “OK” on the remote to make the selection.

The channel should now be completely removed from your Roku device.


I hope this guide has helped you successfully add or delete channels on the Roku. Let us know how it worked out for you in the comments section below.

This post applies to Roku Ultra, Express, Streaming Stick, Streambar and Roku TV integrated Insignia, Philips, Hitachi, Sharp, and TCL models.

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