How To Change the Netflix Account on a Roku Device
Perhaps there is a Netflix series that you want to watch, but you don’t have a smart TV that allows you to connect to this platform. If that’s the case for you, the Roku Streaming Stick might be all that you need. The device also lets you try out other streaming platforms, such as Hulu Plus and HBO Go.
The Roku Streaming Stick is a device (USB drive) that users plug into their TVs in order to get access to some of the most popular streaming platforms. Of course, Roku also comes preloaded on some televisions so if you’re in the market for a new TV, that’s certainly an option as well. With the Roku setup, all you need to do is turn on your Roku device and connect it to the Internet.
Once connected, create a Roku account, activate the device and you are ready to go. Roku gives you access to an impressive number of streaming apps, so you won’t have trouble finding something to watch.
In most cases, the user interface is easy to use. But some users have a hard time figuring out how to change Netflix accounts. It can also be complicated to sign in to other accounts on other platforms.
This article should help you get a better grasp of how to use this device.
Switching to a Different Netflix Account on a Roku Device
A few minutes is all that it takes to switch from one Netflix account to another on your Roku device. However, you should know that there isn’t a “log out” option that will allow you to simply log into another Netflix account.
Instead, you have to delete and then reinstall the Netflix app. The following steps will show you how you can do that.
1. Open the Roku Device Menu
The first thing that you need to do is open the Roku device menu on your TV. Then, navigate to the home menu. The options here include My Feed, Movie Store, TV Store, News, Search, Streaming Channels, and Settings.
2. Locate the Netflix App
After navigating to your Roku home screen, among the previously mentioned list of options, you will be able to see the list of apps that you can use, located on the right side of your screen. Find the Netflix app and highlight it by using the directional buttons on your Roku remote control. To finish the second step, press the Star button on your remote control while the app is highlighted.
This will allow you to edit the Netflix app.
3. Remove the Channel
After pressing the Star button, a Netflix dialog box will appear. This dialog box will show you the build of your Netflix app. You will notice options such as My Rating, Move Channel, Remove Channel, Give us Feedback, and Close.
Simply select the Remove Channel option to delete the Netflix app from your device.
4. Download Netflix
First, make sure that you have successfully removed the Netflix app from your Roku device. Once you have done that, go to the Roku home screen and select the Streaming Channels option. From there, search for the Netflix app and re-download it.
5. Log Into Your Netflix Account
Now that your Netflix app is installed and ready to go, log into the account that you wanted to change to in the first place. Since you will have to delete and then re-download the app again if you want to change the account, make sure that you enter the correct information.
NOTE: You can use these steps to use a different account on your other streaming platforms in case they don’t have clear log out options as well. Basically, all that you need to do is reinstall the app and enter different login information. Use the previous steps as a guide for other apps.
How to Add Netflix on Roku – Web Browser
One of the things that make Roku so much greater than it’s Firestick counterpart is the ability to customize your streaming options using a web browser. No one likes the arrow-click arrow-click methods of remote control navigation. It takes time a lot of time and patience to navigate through settings and menus.
Fortunately, the Roku login website offers you the ease of use that only a computer or tablet can offer. If you need to add Netflix after deletion, do this:
Log into Roku and hover over ‘What to Watch’
Click ‘Channel Store’ from the dropdown
Type ‘Netflix’ in the search bar
Click ‘+ Add Channel’
Understanding the Roku Device
If you still don’t own a Roku device, you should know a little bit more about how it works. If you hope to use it as a direct substitute for your cable TV, you’ll be disappointed. Instead, you can look at this device as if it was a video rental store.
Most of the programming on this device is pre-recorded, so your programs won’t play in real-time. You also can’t access certain channels that you usually have on cable TV for free. But some of the channels on the Roku device are completely free while others require payments.
Start Streaming Your Favorite Netflix Series
Switching from one Netflix account to another isn’t entirely basic on the Roku device, as you are required to delete and then reinstall the Netflix app. Fortunately, the design of the Roku user interface is pretty straightforward, and most people don’t have trouble navigating through it.
Now that you know how to switch to another Netflix account that you can use your free trial option on, you can binge-watch your favorite Netflix series. Just sit back and enjoy the magic.