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How Roku Payment Works?

How Roku Payment Works

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This article will help you in understanding the procedure of how ROKU payment works.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. What are the Steps To Be Followed at Viewers-End?
3. How Does Roku Payment Work for the Developers?
3.1. Is there any specific workflow for In-Channel purchase?
3.2. Creating and Monetizing a Channel
3.3. How does the Purchasing of the Sample Sign-Up Take Place?
4. Sample’s Runtime Flow of Control
5. Conclusion


There are a number of reasons for ROKU being number one on the earth. It also offers more content and channels aas compared to many other OTT streaming devices on the market. Netflix, Hulu, sports, and many more genres are available on ROKU. Also, ROKU offers an easier set up. All you need is an internet connection and a credit card or PayPal account for registering your device online and you are done. Roku saves your credit card/PayPal and billing information for on-screen in-app purchases such as purchasing movies from FandangoNOW or subscribing to several SVOD (subscription-based) channels.

Let us understand completely for more clarity.

What are the Steps To Be Followed at Viewers-End?

 If an account doesn’t exist – 

  • Visit my.roku.com on your computer or either smartphone.
  • Create a Roku account. 

How Roku Works

  • Enter all the details. Set a PIN.
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Roku Payment

  • Choose a payment method, fill in the details.

Well Done!

If, the account already exists without an added payment method – 

Update Roku Payment Method

  • Sign in to your Roku account.
  • Click on the Update button under the Payment method section.
Update Roku Payment
  • Complete all fields and submit.

When updating re-enter all fields before submitting. (All credit card details/PayPal, full name, address, and phone number should be completed.)

Roku Payment Method

How Does Roku Payment Work for the Developers?

Roku TV developers have developed amazing features to help ARM developers to fix the issues of billing, especially for in-channel purchasing.

Is there any specific workflow for In-Channel purchase?

In-channel purchasing can be concocted and tested programmatically through the tool made by Roku development team “SceneGraph” control node ChannelStore and the Roku Web Service API. The sample described in this report uses ChannelStore to show a simple sign-up scenario, not the entire in-channel purchasing workflow and neither the use of the Web Service API. This report also describes the code to implement purchasing during sign-up.

Workflow diagram to show the work done at the developers-end as well as users-end.

Update Method Roku Payment

Creating and Monetizing a Channel

Roku developers have made it easy for ARM developers to monetize a public or non-certified channel. But before you can monetize your new channel, you need to create it using the Developer Dashboard and then write the code. Your new channel can be a public channel as well but does not publish or certify it prior to adding monetization.

Immediately after creating the Roku channel, do not publish or certify it. Later, once you have tested it and monetized it, you can certify and publish it.

Now, let’s come down to the Roku payment part.

How does the Purchasing of the Sample Sign-Up Take Place?

The ChannelStore_SignupFlow sample shows the code the ARM developer needs to implement to sign up a new user and allow the purchase of a subscription using the SceneGraph ChannelStore object.

Sideload this example channel to see the sign-up screens, including the buying of a subscription. You might be asked for your Roku PIN, so have it available.

  • Once the channel is installed, Start it and the first screen to flash on your screen will be for Login or Sign Up. This sample application only deals with Sign Up i.e. new members, not with the only registered members, so choose “New subscriber“.
Method of Roku Payment

Request for information” will be the next screen to appear. Enter the trial account’s email address and click “Allow” to use.

Request for information

Register a password and click “Continue“.

Register a password

If you see the example “Terms Of Use” screen, select “Accept” to illustrate the correlated products with the channel.

The “Subscription” screen shows the list of the products available for purchase. Choose any sample product.


Enter your Roku PIN for confirming the purchase.

Enter your Roku PIN

Once your purchase is confirmed, the in-channel purchase is complete.

purchase is confirmed

And this is how the Roku payment works.

Sample’s Runtime Flow of Control

At the time of launch, the flow through the example uses the custom Roku SignUp segment to check if there is any active Roku subscription for the account, getting all the user’s details like the user’s name, email, and password for a new account, find the purchasing products available in the channel and then sign up the user for the product.

Sample's Runtime Flow of Control


After going through this blog, we understand the working of ROKU’s payment process. As ROKU is one of the most popular streaming devices these days, buy any of your desired subscription on ROKU for endless entertainment. We hope you will find this article helpful. Please provide your feedback in the comment section below.

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