Roku 1

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

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Features: Channels

Amazing content, endless choice

Every Roku player provides access to 3,000 channels on demand offering 300,000+ movies and TV episodes, and the ability to search across more than 20 top streaming channels to find the best price and option.

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

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Features: Casting

Cast from mobile apps

Browse videos on Netflix and YouTube mobile apps and launch them from your phone or tablet directly to your TV.

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 across top channels

Search across the top channels by keyword, title, actor, or director using your remote or the Roku mobile app. Roku Search makes it easy to find what's on, where you can watch it for free, with a subscription or how much the different channels charge to rent or buy.

* Some channels require payment.

Features: Control

Powerful mobile app

The Roku Mobile App is a feature-packed companion to enhance your streaming experience. Search with voice, cast photos, control playback, browse channels, and more with the Roku Mobile App. Compatible with iOS® and Android™ devices.

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Features: Follow

Follow your favorites - movies, shows, and more

With the Roku Feed™, you can follow movies, TV shows, actors, and directors and get automatic updates when new content is ready to stream, or when the price drops.


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 (b/g/n compatible) with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 support
Video Output
Audio Output
Digital stereo over HDMI®, Dolby® Digital Plus Surround, DTS Digital Surround™ pass through over HDMI®
Analog stereo (left/right) composite
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, the Roku 1 is perfect for older TVs, and the Roku® Streaming Stick® offers the best value. Step up to the Roku 2 for some serious speed. And if you want voice search and gaming, Roku 3 has all the bells and whistles. For the best performance, our top of the line Roku 4 is our fastest streaming player and offers 4K Ultra HD experience with compatible 4K TVs.

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