Roku Player also known as Rokuare a series of online media players that are manufactured by the company called Roku Inc.Roku provides audio and video content in form of channels. These players are manufactured by Roku Inc. that is an America based company. Roku comes from the Japanese language and in Japanese Roku means ‘Six’ it is named as Roku because it is the sixth company that was founded by Anthony Woods. A Roku player receives signal from Wi-Fi from an Internet Router. It was released back on 20th May 2008. It works on Roku OS, an Operating System specially designed for Roku. It comes under the category of Digital media player. Roku players were always updated and upgraded for users to have a better experience. The Roku players can be categorized in the following generations:
- First Generation (2008)
- Second Generation (2011)
- Third Generation (2013)
- Fourth Generation (2015)
- Fifth Generation (2016)
- Sixth Generation (2017)
- Seventh Generation (2018) and the latest one is:
- Eight Generation (2019)
These are all the generations of the Roku players. Roku also launched it first smart TV in the year 2014. These TV’s were manufactured by TCL and Hisense. Roku fits a chipset in these TV’s so they basically work like streaming devices. The Roku box runs on a custom OS called the Roku OS. Roku also launched its own channel in the year 2017. This is basically a streaming channel where you can stream movies, TV shows from the studios like Warner Bros, Disney, Sony Pictures Entertainment etc. The top competitors of Roku are Hotstar, YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Eros Now etc. The average watch time users spend on Roku daily is 3.5 hours. Roku market share over streaming devices is US is about 49%. The number of active Roku devices is around 41 million. The reported value of Roku is about $1.3 billion. One out of every eight TVs sold in US runs over Roku OS. The number of streaming channels available on Roku is about 4500. The number of models that Roku sells in US is around 100. Roku is also available in 10 different countries.
What is Roku?
The pre-stick Roku is a box that you connect to your television via a cable to stream entertainment from the Internet through various content providers. The Roku Streaming Box began as the first device to allow streaming of Netflix to your television, but now its lineup has grown to more than 1000 channels, including all the major streamers plus a number of relatively small niche and local channels. Some of the services, such as Netflix, HuluPlus, Amazon, HBO Go, Spotify and various sports apps, require paid subscriptions, while many others, including Crackle, Pandora and a large number of stations that provide news, international programming, music, public domain classics and similar content, are free. You can even rent movies and shows through some Roku apps. All the current models also allow you to send limited content from your phone to your TV via the Roku mobile app.
Now we have discussed enough about Roku let us now discuss about Roku error codes. So it often happens when you are willing to watch or stream your favorite movie or TV show on Roku, some error codes appear on your screen, these codes are only referred to as Roku error codes. We will discuss about Roku error codes and will also discuss how to fix these Roku error codes. Before we discuss further on how to fix them let us first discuss about the types of Roku error codes. So some of the most common Roku Error codes are as follows:
- Error code 009
- Error code 003
- Error code 014.40
When you want to use the Roku player then you need to connect to the internet, for this connect your Roku player with Wi-Fi router but sometimes the internet doesn’t work. This error is only called the Error code 009. In this case check the internet connectivity and also check whether all the cables are properly attached to the router or not. If all the cables are properly attached then switch off the router and switch it on again. If this doesn’t work then you can also contact Roku help for further assistance. On this page you will find solutions related to Roku Error Codes.
Now sometimes when you are using Roku Player then you might come across Error Code 003, this error code appears because of connectivity issues, or you don’t have the latest software version of Roku or there can be server problem from the backend. For solution of this error you can try out following solutions:
- Switch Off and Switch On your Roku player.
- Check the connectivity.
- If these doesn’t solve your problem then you can upgrade your Roku Software.
Now when you are using your Roku player the most common error you will come across is Error Code 014.40. This error occurs because of no internet connection. For fixing this error you can switch off your router for some seconds and then restart it. If this doesn’t work then you can purchase and connect to the new router.
Now when you purchase new router then you should also know how to connect Roku Player with the new router. This can be done by following these simple steps:
- Switch on your Roku player.
- Now go to settings.
- Click on Add new Wi-Fi,
- Enter your Wi-Fi password and if the green checkmark appears then you have successfully connected to your new router.
Conclusion: There are also some other error codes related to Roku account for example- Error Code 005, Error Code 016, Error Code 018, these all error codes can be fixed by using the Roku Customer Service Number. Here the experts will help you out in fixing the error codes. And then you can simply enjoy the online content on Roku.