Roku 1

Roku 1

Incredible value. Works with HDMI or composite cables for older TVs.

See why you'll love the Roku 1.



30-day guarantee

Features: Channels

2,000+ channels in the U.S.

Over 250,000 movies and TV episodes; plus music, news, sports, and more. It couldn't be easier to watch what you love.

Key things to know: Some channels require payment. Channel availability can change and varies by country.

See what's on

Features: Casting

Your stuff on TV

The free Roku app lets you beam photos, songs, and videos from your phone or tablet to your TV.

Features: Follow

Follow movies coming soon

With the Roku Feed™, know when new movies are ready to stream – on what channel and at what price.

Features: Connect an older TV

Older TV. No problem.

Roku 1 comes standard with Composite cables just in case your TV doesn't have HDMI. For full HD, you'll need HDMI® though.

Features: Search

Search built around you.

Roku Search makes it easy to see what's on, where you can watch it for free, with a subscription, or how much the different channels charge to rent or buy. Search by actor, title, or director using your remote. You can also use your smartphone with the free Roku app.

* Some channels require payment.

But wait, there's more

  • 1080p HD Support
  • Built-in wireless
  • 1-2-3 easy set up
Features: Control

Your choice in control

Control the Roku 1 with the included remote or install the free Roku app and use your compatible smartphone or tablet.

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Features: Moviews and TV

Movies & TV – front and center

Our integrated movie store, a channel powered and owned by M-GO, makes it a snap to watch movies or shows.

* Requires additional fee.


This is what watching TV should be! I get to pick what I want to watch , when I want to watch it.

Arden, NC

This device is perfect for what I want. Through the streaming services I subscribe to and the other channels offered on the Roku, there is almost nothing I want to watch that I can't find on the Roku.

Montgomery, AL

I used to plug in my laptop to my TV's HDMI cable to watch Netflix on the big screen. Now my Roku is plugged into the HDMI cable instead, and is always ready when I need it.

Westminster, MD

Great Value for Price. Very easy to use. Lots of channels that are no cost for working out and movies.

Gainesville, FL

What you need to start

  • Roku 1 streaming player
  • Standard remote control
  • Two AAA batteries (for the remote)
  • Power adapter
  • Composite A/V cable (red/white/yellow)
  • Quick start guide
  • Special content offers
Roku 1: What's in the box?
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Tech specs

802.11 (a/b/g/n compatible) with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 support
Video Output
Audio Output
Digital over HDMI (Dolby® 7.1 and 5.1 surround pass through)
Analog stereo (left/right/composite video RCA)
Remote Control
Roku Standard Remote with Channel Shortcut Buttons
Streaming player includes IR receiver (compatible with various universal remotes)
Power Consumption
Less than 4.5W (typical) when streaming HD video
Power Input
12V – 0.5A power adapter
3.7 x 3.7 x 1.2 inches
3.5 ounces

Common questions

Will Roku 1 work with my TV?

Roku 1 works with just about any TV right out of the box. If you want true a true HD experience, you'll need a HDTV with an HDMI® connection. And a HDMI™ cable.

What do I need to set up?

Setting up your Roku player requires that you have a broadband internet connection, a wireless router, power (our lawyers made it say it) and a TV. Once you have all of those ingredients, just plug in your Roku player. Our guided set up will walk you through updating and installing channels. You should be up and streaming in 15 minutes.

Which player is right for me?

That's a toughie. If you're new to streaming, the Roku 1 and the Roku® Streaming Stick® (HDMI® Version) offer the best value. Consider the Roku 2 for the enhanced wireless remote (read: you don't need a line of sight to control your player) with a headphone jack. And if you accept nothing less than the best, Roku 3 is the way to go.

Check out our full comparison for the details