Roku activation, which is essentially the first phase in using a Roku, effectively involves the following steps.
- Make sure you complete initial setup, which involves the language and location settings on your Roku
- Then, connect it to your home network and wait for the necessary software to download and install
- A code will then appear on your screen, an alphanumeric one, which is the activation code
- Note this down and simultaneously, open your Roku account on a PC or a handheld device such as a smartphone or tablet
- Enter the activation code on the LINK A DEVICE page and wait for the Roku logo to appear on your TV screen
- When the logo appears, you can be sure that the activation process was successful
Note: The activation steps are mostly similar for various types of Roku devices such as Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku streaming stick+, Roku Ultra, Roku premiere and premiere+
Roku com link error
Errors happen all the time. It’s how you fix that matters. The Roku device is mostly free of any issues, troubleshooting it, still becomes inevitable if you are unable to set up your player. At the same time, several Roku com link users have reported the dreadful ‘HDCP unauthorized’. Content disabled’ error, which can drive you up the wall. We will examine the error a little bit more today.
What does it mean?
First, the full form of HDCP is High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection. Any interception of digital data midstream between the display and its source is ideally eliminated with HDCP’s copy protection. This is specifically designed for the purpose and keeps pirating out of the industry. Internet pirates come up with unique methods to steal high-quality copies of movies and TV shows that run in the form of streams between the TV and the streaming device.
Look if you are compliant
When you play a video, Roku verifies if your setup is compliant with HDCP. That is why an error message is displayed when you try to access the device. HDCP compliance can be found in newer HDTVs and HDMI or DVI cables. You might notice a lack of support for HDCP in older TVs, VGA cables, and some DVI or HDMI cables that are old. Try checking with the specifications that you receive along with the adapter, cable or device.
Use these steps to fix the issue
You see a purple screen when you try to stream 4K Ultra HD content:
- Check the instructions to set up the device once again for 4K
- Unplug all the HDMI cables on the player and the TV/AVR
- Power off all the devices, including the TV and player
- Now, try reconnecting everything; this time check if the connectors are firmly and securely attached
- Power all the devices and try viewing your channel again
- If your issue does not resolve with the above steps, then it is best to use a different HDMI cable. Discard the present one you are using for the TV input. Using a longer cable can help with the reception.
- Try connecting the player directly to the TV if you are using an HDMI switch or AVR
- Alternatively, change the TV itself
- You may be using a computer monitor instead switch over to the TV
- Adjust the ‘Display Settings’ on your Roku
- First, go to ‘Settings’ and then to ‘Display Type’ to do this
If you are seeing the HDCP error during your maiden player setup, then you must ensure that your TV supports HDCP. In this case, you may have to contact the manufacturer for more information.