How to Create a Roku Account Without a Credit Card Step By Step With Images

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What to Know

  • To avoid linking a credit card to your Roku, when signing up for an account in if prompted for payment details, simply close the tab.
  • You can always re-enter your credit card details later.
  • Activating a Roku device is free, and one doesn’t need to link it to a credit card to avoid potential charges.

Want to create a Roku account without a credit card? You’re not alone.

Setting up your new Roku, it’s a surprise when it asks for card details.

Here, we’ll guide you through bypassing that step, ensuring your account setup is smooth and private.

Dive in to learn how!

How to Create a Roku Account Without a Credit Card & Sign It Into Your Roku Device

No credit card? No problem!

Follow the steps below to create and sign into a Roku account without a credit card on hand.

Step 1: In a web browser, navigate to Enter any required information before selecting Continue.

form to create a roku account

Step 2: When asked to Choose your PIN preferences, select the third option which allows you to purchase or add channels without a PIN. This will allow you to freely use your Roku without a credit card. Then, click Continue.

choose your pin preferences screen when sign up a roku account

Step 3: Next, you will be asked to set up a Roku payment method. Here, opt to SKIP to step by simply closing the tab. And just that, your Roku account has just been created without the need for a credit card.

close the tab is highlighted and pointed at on a web browser

Step 4: If you want to add a payment method (credit card) later, you can head to this Roku link and log into your account. Then, find and click the Payment methods option under the Payments and subscriptions section.

payment method is highlighted on roku account website

Step 5: Once you’ve created your Roku account, you’re ready to activate your Roku device. On the Roku setup screen, go to Enter your email address. Then, enter the email address you just used to create your Roku account.

enter your email address option is highlighted on a roku

Step 6: You’ll see an activation email sent to the email address you entered. Within the email, click the Activate Device button.

activate device is pointed at in a roku email

Step 7: The link will bring you to Roku’s activation website. Check the Roku Products Terms of Use box before clicking Continue. If you want, you can also use this opportunity to change your Roku’s Location.

name your roku device screen when activating a roku device

Step 8: Follow any additional on-screen instructions or scroll to the bottom of each step to select the Skip this step/No/Continue button.

skip this step is highlighted and pointed at

Step 9: You’ll know you’ve successfully completed the Roku setup process once you see the below notification.

setup complete screen when setting up a roku device

3 Ways to Sign Out of Your Roku Account on Your Roku Player/TV

There are three easy ways to sign out of your Roku account so you can sign into a different account, sell your Roku player/TV, or keep your information private while someone else is using your Roku.

I’ve already written an article about 3 Proven Ways to Quickly Log Out from Roku on TV. Check it out to learn how to log out of your Roku account in a few simple steps!

How to Create a US Roku Account outside of America?

While you can create a Roku account outside the US, you won’t have access to the full American Roku experience and some features and channels may be missing.

Luckily, there’s a way you can bypass these restrictions and use all your Roku’s US channels no matter where in the world you reside.

Read our article Can You Use Roku Internationally? (Africa, Europe, Asia) to learn how!

FAQ: Do You Have to Pay for Roku Activation?

No, you do not have to pay to activate or create your Roku account.

To ensure Roku doesn’t charge your account, you can use our instructions found in this article’s first section to create a Roku account without linking it to a credit card.

Wrapping Things Up

When creating a Roku account, you will be prompted to enter a credit card.

While Roku won’t charge you to create a Roku account, sometimes you may not want to enter your bank details to avoid accidentally making any charges or to keep your banking information private.

Luckily, there’s a way to sign up for a Roku account even if you don’t have a credit card by closing the tab at certain times and opting to skip some steps.

This process is even easier than creating an account with a credit card since you won’t have to spend precious time typing in your card number.

Once you’ve created your account, you can always log out of it later or create a new US Roku account so you can have access to all your favorite American streaming apps.

What’s your experience making a Roku account without a credit card?

Let us know in the comments below!

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    1. Hi Robert Bradley,

      Thank you for reaching out with your question about activating your Roku account on your JVC Roku TV. I’m here to assist you!

      First, let’s ensure that you have already created a Roku account. A Roku account is necessary to activate and enjoy the features of your Roku TV. If you haven’t set up an account yet, you can easily do so by visiting

      I’d like to mention that you can create a Roku account without entering your credit card information. For guidance on this, please carefully follow Steps 1-3 as outlined in this article.

      In case you have already registered and are still facing difficulties, could you please provide more details about the specific issue you’re encountering? This will help me understand the situation better and offer a more precise solution.

      Looking forward to helping you get your Roku TV up and running!

      Best regards,

      Duy Anh

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