How to use Netflix on your Roku

Use this article to learn about Netflix features on your Roku, and how to set up and sign out of your account. If you don't know if Netflix works on your device, follow the steps in the “Set Up Netflix” section.

Netflix Features
Set Up Netflix
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Netflix in Ultra HD
Netflix in HDR

Netflix is available on select Roku models. Netflix streaming features on supported devices include:

Navigation
On most devices, you can browse through rows of TV shows and movies, including a row dedicated to your My List selections. Each row represents a category (such as comedies, dramas, or TV shows) that we show you based on what you’ve watched.

Resolution
Most devices can stream Netflix in high definition on fast internet connections and will play Netflix in the highest supported resolution.

Parental controls
You can set parental controls on individual profiles.

Subtitles & alternate audio
Learn how to turn on subtitles, closed captions, and alternate audio (including 5.1 surround sound), which are available on many TV shows and movies. Many devices let you choose how subtitles and captions look. Some devices show subtitles and captions in their default appearance, or aren't set up to show subtitles.

On some devices, you can also stream select titles with Dolby Atmos audio.

Model

Resolution

Subtitles & Audio

Roku 1
(2710X)

1080p HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku 2
(2720X, 4210X)

1080p HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku 2 HD
(3000X)

720p HD

Subtitles, alternate audio

Roku 2 XD
(3050X)

1080p HD

Subtitles, alternate audio

Roku 2 XS
(3100X)

1080p HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku 3
(4200X, 4230X)

1080p HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku 4
(4400X)

4K Ultra HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku Express
(3700X, 3900X, 3930X)

1080p HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku Express+
(3710X, 3910X, 3931X)

1080p HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku Express 4K
(3940X)

4K Ultra HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound, Dolby Atmos

Roku Express 4K+
(3941X)

4K Ultra HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound, Dolby Atmos

Roku HD
(2500X)

720p HD

Subtitles, alternate audio

Roku LT
(2400X, 2450X)

720p HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku LT
(2700X)

1080p HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku Premiere
(3920X, 4620X)

4K Ultra HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku Premiere+
(3921X, 4630X)

4K Ultra HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku SE
(2710X)

1080p HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku Smart Soundbar
(9100X)

4K Ultra HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku Streambar
(9102X)

4K Ultra HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku Streambar Pro
(9101X)

4K Ultra HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku Streaming Stick
(3400X, 3420X, 3500X, 3600X, 3800X)

1080p HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku Streaming Stick+
(3810X, 3811X)

4K Ultra HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku Ultra
(4640X, 4660X, 4670X)

4K Ultra HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Roku Ultra
(4800X)

4K Ultra HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound, Dolby Atmos

Roku Ultra LT
(4662X)

4K Ultra HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

*For Roku 3 and earlier, you may need to manually set your display type to 1080p to stream in this resolution.

Note:
For information or help on your Roku TV, see how to use Netflix on your Roku TV.

To watch Netflix TV shows and movies on your Roku, first create a Roku account. Once the account is created, follow the steps for your Roku below.

Connect from Home screen

From the main Home screen, navigate to Home and select Netflix.

  1. If Netflix is missing:

    • Navigate to Channel Store, then Movies & TV.

    • Select Netflix, then Add Channel, then go to channel.

  2. Select Yes on the Are you a member of Netflix? screen.

Your Roku is now connected to your Netflix account.

Connect from your remote

  1. Press the Netflix button on your remote.

  2. Once in the Netflix app, select Sign In.

  3. Enter your Netflix email address and password and select Continue.

Your device is now connected to your Netflix account.

To sign out of the Netflix account on your device, follow the steps below.

Roku 1

  1. Press the Home button to navigate to the Roku Home Menu.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select Netflix Settings.

  4. Select Deactivate this player from my Netflix account.

  5. Select Yes. The device is now deactivated.

If you need to reactivate your Roku player, select Netflix from the home screen, then follow the on-screen prompts.

Roku 2 (HD, XD, or XS) and Roku LT

  1. Press the Home button to navigate to the Roku Home Menu.

  2. Highlight the Netflix app and press the star key on your remote.

  3. Select Remove channel.

  4. Once you confirm by selecting Remove channel again, the device will be deactivated.

    • Deactivating the Roku will remove the Netflix channel from the main menu. To restore it, select Streaming Channels > Movies & TV > Netflix.

All other Roku models

Sign out of Netflix
  1. Begin from the Netflix Home screen.

  2. To open the menu, navigate left and select Get Help.

    • If you don't see Get Help, navigate up and select Settings or the Settings icon gear icon .

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Select Yes to confirm.

If you don't see Get Help, Settings, or the Settings icon:

  1. From within the Netflix app, use the arrows on your remote to enter the following sequence:
    Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up.

  2. Select Sign out, Start Over, Deactivate, or Reset.

Netflix is available in Ultra HD on select Roku streaming media players. To stream in Ultra HD, you will need:

  • A 2014 or newer Ultra HD TV that is capable of streaming Ultra HD content at 60 Hz, connected to your Roku via an HDMI port that supports HDCP 2.2 or later (usually the HDMI 1 port).

  • A Netflix plan that supports streaming in Ultra HD.

  • A steady internet connection speed of 25 megabits per second or higher.

  • Streaming quality set to Auto or High.

You can watch Netflix in Ultra HD on the following Roku models:

  • Roku 4 (4400X)

  • Roku Express 4K (3940X)

  • Roku Express 4K+ (3941X)

  • Roku Premiere (3920X, 4620X)

  • Roku Premiere+ (3921X, 4630X)

  • Roku Smart Soundbar (9100X)

  • Roku Streambar (9102X)

  • Roku Streambar Pro (9101X)

  • Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810X, 3811X)

  • Roku Ultra (4640X, 4660X, 4670X, 4800X)

  • Roku Ultra LT (4662X)

If you experience any issues playing content in Ultra HD, follow the steps below to make sure your Roku is configured for Ultra HD output.

  1. From the Roku home menu, select Settings.

  2. Select Display.

  3. Select 4k UHD TV.

  4. Try Netflix again.

Netflix is available in HDR on select Roku streaming media players. To stream in HDR, you will need:

  • A Netflix plan that supports streaming in Ultra HD.

  • A streaming device that supports either Dolby Vision or HDR and Netflix.

  • A smart TV that supports either Dolby Vision or HDR10 connected to your device via an HDMI port that supports HDCP 2.2 or later (usually the HDMI 1 port).

  • A steady internet connection speed of 25 megabits per second or higher.

  • Streaming quality set to High.

The following Roku models currently support Netflix in HDR:

  • Roku Express 4K (3940X)

  • Roku Express 4K+ (3941X)

  • Roku Premiere (3920X)

  • Roku Premiere+ (3921X, 4630X)

  • Roku Smart Soundbar (9100X)

  • Roku Streambar (9102X)

  • Roku Streambar Pro (9101X)

  • Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810X, 3811X)

  • Roku Ultra (4640X, 4660X, 4670X, 4800X)

  • Roku Ultra LT (4662X)