Roku Link Code not Working – 5 Step Troubleshooting Guide
Roku link code not working is one of the most common issues faced by many Roku users. Whenever your Roku device displays ‘Roku link code invalid error,’ it means something is wrong with the code…..right???
You can get the error if
- Roku.com/ link is not working or overloaded
- A proper network connection is not established between Roku device and Roku player.
- Your device is not compatible
In case, you’re sure about the exact reason responsible for Roku link code invalid error, you may proceed to direct solution. But what if you don’t! In this scenario, you have to try every solution starting from basic to technical, one by one as stated below.
So let’s get started!
How can i Fix Roku link code not working error? Find Your Solutions..
Try the same Activation Code again
One of the most likely reasons that causing Roku link code not appearing problem is misspelled code. Enter the same code again to Roku.com/link to activate your Roku device.
Note: After entering the code, wait at least for 10-20 minutes. As it may take some time to update the device on your Roku account.
If it fails to operate, the possible reason could be:
- You’re using a terminated/ expired code,
- You’re entering the code after the long periods of receiving it. In such a scenario, the validity of the code could be expired, resulting in activation code problems.
- code has been generated, but not appearing on the device screen.
Wondering for the solutions how to fix it? see the below steps…
- Simply press the star * button from your Roku remote and check your Roku device (Smart TV) for new code.
- Once the new link code is displayed on device screen, go back to your computer browser. Run Roku.com/link and enter the new code here.
Important: If you’re seeing any alternate way to activate your device on Roku device home screen, try it. For instance, the Roku device may ask for the email address to provide the activation link on the email inbox.
If still your Roku link code won’t work, you need to look into the aspects associated with Roku (dot)com /Link. As, you may also get the problem if URL is not properly working.
In this case, here is what you need to perform…
Try different browser to visit Roku URL
Sometimes the URL Roku dot com/ link is not accessible on computer browser due to undefined technical reasons. It could be multiple requests at a time, viruses or maybe the site is under maintenance.
To fix this
You may wait for a while and try again to run the Roku URL on your preferred computer browser.
In case you’re still unable to run the URL – try a different browser (Firebox, MS Edge ) to activate Roku link code.
Clear browser cookies and other stored data containing “Roku” domains
After attempting on different browser to get Roku link code, if you still get the Roku Link code not reacting error. Clear the cookies, thumbnails and other unnecessary data especially the domain containing “Roku” from browser history.
1 To begin with, open the computer browser you used to login Roku account
2: Type the combination CTRL+H keys>>>>>>>>>>a window will open up with detailed history
3: Choose clear browsing history option from the left menu
4: On the next window, scroll down the drop-down menu and choose ‘Last 7 days’ >>>>>>Click on clear date
Once the process completes, run the Roku URL again to activate your Roku device. If the problem persists, keep reading…….
Scan Your computer to eliminate unwanted Viruses
Your browser may consider Roku URL as spam and prevent it from opening if your PC contains any infected files. To scan and remove viruses from your computer, see the steps below:
Step 1: Click on the antivirus software on your window task bar.
Note: Make sure your Antivirus is Updated and working
Step 2: Click on the scan button and remove the infected files.
It is possible that your PC doesn’t detect any virus and still enables you to run Roku URL on your computer Browser. If you are using a VPN or DNS network services.
Yes, you read it write, here you need to turn off the VPN services if you still can’t get the Roku Activation Code on your TV.
Turn Off the VPN /DNS services
VPN services can block the access of Roku URL on your computer. Simply, turn Off the VPN and try to access the Roku URL using your home network.
More than 59% of people fix their Roku link not working error by simply performing the above steps. But if you’re still in the same issue, the possible reasons are:
- Your device is not connected to Roku account
- Device is not compatible
- Your Roku account is not connected with a reliable internet connection
- There are Loose or damaged cables between Roku device and TV
- Your Roku account is not properly created as you have missed some essentials steps while creating it.
If you’re thinking about the solutions for How to Fix Roku link code won’t working error??????? Keep reading our next section.
Advanced solution for Roku link code not working issue
Start from the following points to begin your troubleshooting against Roku link code not showing up error.
Note: Follow the steps in the same order to avoid further errors.
Switch off/on your Roku device and TV
Sometimes there is a temporary system error that stops Roku device to work properly. Simply switch off the Roku device and smart TV for a couple of minutes and try again to connect.
Ensure the Roku Account you are trying to connect with is not already in use
Multiple devices cannot be linked to a single Roku account. Each Roku device is only accessible to one Roku account at a time.
If you’re trying to connect your Roku device for the first time, follow the steps in the same ordered to avoid errors:
Steps to add your device with Roku Account:
1: Follow the manual kits provided with Roku device to know all the hardware and software specifications required to connect the Roku device.
2: Connect all the cable end to Roku device and smart TV and then finally to the main power switch.
3: Once the device successfully added to Roku account, the Roku activation code will display on the Roku device screen.
4: Copy this code, and go back to your computer browser and run to paste the code here.
5: Press submit by Roku remote.
Note: To check whether your device has been linked or not, log in to your Roku account and click on the ‘linked devices’ option to confirm.
If you get any errors during this process, you should……
Unplug/Re-plug Your Ethernet cable to solve Roku link code not showing on TV error
Plug out all the wires including Ethernet cable from the main power switch and wait for 10-15 minutes and then reconnect. After establishing all the connections again, enter the Roku link activation code again.
Tips: Sometimes it can take a while to complete the activation process, so don’t lose patience!
While performing the plug out/plug-in action, If you find “Error 001” or the message “not connected” in the upper right corner of the device screen. It indicates that your Roku device is still not connected to the network.
You can troubleshoot the network errors by simply visiting the network troubleshooting guides page.
If the network error persists, contact team to get technical assistance.
Important: Wireless internet users need to disconnect the Internet connection for 30 seconds. Later, they may try to reconnect using a valid username and password.
If you find no error with the network connection, you should reboot your router. or read this guide
Change Your Roku Device Location
Many Roku players are only accessible to their country of origin. Roku will not function if you’re trying to use it in a different region. For instance, if you’re trying to connect a Roku player you bought on Korea in the USA, it would not work.
Here you have to reset your Roku devices and activate it with a new Roku account based in the country you are currently located in.
Also, Roku provides the facility to access Roku services while traveling and hotels staying in remote areas. If you have forgotten to change the location back to your home location it may result into activation error.
To resolve this, simply go to Roku device setting and change your language and location preferences.
Reboot a Router and Modem
Note: The Modern routers are integrated with modem functionality.
Steps to Reboot a Router
- Unplug the router from the main power and wait for a couple of minutes.
- Now, plug in the router with power switch
- When the router restarts (green light starts displaying) try to connect your Roku device again with Roku account.
Factory Reset Your Roku Device To fix Roku link code not working error
Doing this will reset your Roku device at the initial stage and automatically eliminates the problem which might be causing the error.
1: Launch your Roku Devices
2: On the left side options, Choose Settings>>>>>>>Scroll Down and select Factory reset
3. Press Ok and try again the activation process as stated above.