How to Cancel a Roku Subscription

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If you decide to cancel your Roku subscription, you’re not alone. Roku allows you to stream your paid subscriptions in one place and gives you access to channels that cater to “unique” interests, plus live-streamed shows from the Roku Channel. However, too much of a good thing can be a distraction.

You might have signed up for several of these “free 7-day” trials these channels offer. When the free trial period has expired, you’re automatically subscribed to a channel you were only curious about. Before you know it, your monthly expenses for streaming services have gone through the roof. That’s why 25% of Americans have unsubscribed to many of these streaming services.

We’re here to simplify your life and show you how to cancel a Roku subscription.

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How To Cancel A Subscription On Roku From Your Computer

If you don’t intend to cancel Roku altogether and prefer to manage the channels available, you would want to know, “How do I cancel a subscription on my Roku?”

If you sign up for the subscription using your Roku account, you’ll have to go to their website to cancel the subscription. Below are the steps you can follow:

  1. Visit the Roku website.
  2. Log into your Roku account.
  3. Go to the “Manage Account”
  4. Click “Manage Subscriptions.”
  5. Scroll down until you find the subscription that you want to cancel.
  6. Click “Unsubscribed”.
  7. Click “Confirm” to confirm the action.
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How To Cancel A Roku Subscription From Your Phone

Roku has a mobile app that can be used for iOS and Android phones. As long as you have the Roku app on your phone, canceling a subscription will be easy. Follow the steps below to find out how to cancel a Roku subscription from your phone.

  1. Click the Roku app.
  2. Click “Settings”.
  3. Click “Manage Subscriptions”
  4. Scroll until you find the specific subscription that you want to cancel.
  5. Click “Unsubscribe” or “Cancel Subscription”.
  6. Confirm your action by clicking “Confirm”.

How To Cancel A Subscription On Roku TV

The first step is to press “Home” on the Roku remote. There are two ways to find the subscription you want to cancel or manage:

  1. Via Your Channel Line-up:
  • Choose “Home”.
  • Look for the subscription that you want to cancel.
  • Use the arrow keys on the remote to highlight the subscription.
  • Press the star button on the remote.
  1. Via the Channel Store:
  • Choose “Streaming Channels
  • Choose a category or genre to browse through.
  • Look for the subscription that you want to cancel.
  • Press “Ok” on your remote.
  1. Choose “Manage Subscriptions” to review your subscription renewal dates or explore other options.
  2. Choose “Cancel Subscription” to unsubscribe to the service.
  3. Confirm the action by clicking “Confirm”.

💡 Note: Keep in mind that subscriptions are pre-paid and non-refundable. If you don’t cancel them, they will be automatically renewed. For this reason, cancel the subscription a few days before the next billing date. The effective date of cancellation is the next billing date. Thus, if the next payment date is April 15 and you canceled the subscription on April 12, you can still access the channel from April 12 to 14.

How to Close Your Roku Account

Here are two things to consider before you decide to close your Roku account for good.

  • Once a Roku account is closed, it cannot be reactivated.
  • Once the account has been closed, you won’t be able to access items you purchased from Roku, such as screensavers and games.

There’s no need to close your Roku account if you want to give your Roku device to a friend as a gift or unlink an unused Roku device for resale. All you have to do is revert to factory reset by following the steps below.

  1. Press “Home” on your Roku remote.
  2. Click “Settings”.
  3. Click “System”.
  4. Click “Advanced System Setting”.
  5. Click “Factory Reset”.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen.

You can also perform a factory reset by pressing a reset button, which might be located at the bottom or behind the Roku device. The reset button might be tactile or pinhole.

If it’s a tactile button, press it for around 10 seconds. You’ll need to use a pin or a paperclip if it’s a pinhole. The indicator light of the reset button will keep blinking until the device has been successfully reset.

If you’ve decided to close your Roku account for good, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to the Roku website.
  2. Log into your Roku account.
  3. Scroll down until you find the list of devices under “My Linked Devices.”
  4. Follow instructions on how to perform a factory reset.
  5. Go to “Manage Subscriptions”.
  6. Cancel all active subscriptions.
  7. Click “Done” to return to the “My Account”
  8. Click “Deactivate Account”.
  9. Confirm the action by clicking “Confirm”.

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Summary

Roku is a wonderful service that allows you to have all of your streaming services under one hub. However, Roku’s greatest strength could be its biggest flaw — convenience. You could be drawn to signing up for more streaming services than you need. If this is the case, it would be best to manage your subscriptions or just close down your Roku account. The good news is that you can manage or cancel your Roku subscriptions using a computer, your phone, or the Roku TV.

Last Updated on May 05, 2024
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