If you have been using Roku for a long time, you would have heard that Roku used to feature “private channels”.
These private channels were the streaming channels not available in the Roku Channel Store. But if you are from a tech-savvy family, you could install those private channels by applying the correct code that unlocked those channels, and you could download them to your Roku device.
But nowadays, private channels have been removed by Roku, which means that users can neither install them nor launch them. Still, if you want to crack that “hidden password”, I will help you out in this article.
Let’s get started.!!
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Like other Roku channels, private channels are also a part of the Roku channel store. Everybody (I mean Roku lovers) know these private channels by the name of Non-Certified or Hidden channels, as they are hidden or not available in the store.
And if you want to install those channels, you need to access the unique developer’s code.
But if you are reading this article for the first time, you might be curious why these channels are not certified?
Let me tell you; there are various reasons behind this. First, the developer may sometimes wish to test it or give limited access to a select group of users before publicly releasing it. Otherwise, the Channel may include rude or inappropriate content.
And in this situation, Roku always reserves the right to remove secret channels at any moment to maintain the integrity of their brand.
Whenever a non-certified channel breaches terms and conditions, copyrights, etc., Roku warns them to make them hidden or private and withdraw them. And When such media are withdrawn, there’s a good chance your Roku account will be kept out of creating new ones.
Just follow the below steps to add the private channels on Roku. And keep in mind to collect the following details before proceeding towards those steps.
Details to collect
- Roku login details
- Private Channel Code
- Phone or PC
After collecting the above elements, follow the below steps:
Step 1: Open a web browser on your phone or computer.
Step 2: Use the address bar to navigate to https://my.roku.com/.
Step 3: To log into your Roku account, fill in the required information.
Step 4: Go to the Manage Account section of the My Account page and select Add a Channel.
Step 5: Enter the private channel code and select Add channel from the drop-down menu.
Step 6: To confirm adding the non-certified Channel to Roku, select Yes, Add Channel.
You must wait up to 24 to 36 hours for the Private Channel to show on your Roku TV.
If you want to add instantly, follow the below instructions:
Go to Settings > System > System update > Check Now
Download the below codes and enjoy your favorite private or hidden Channel on Roku.
- Kool TV – koolTVmn
- Unofficial Twitch – TwitchTV
- iTunes Podcast Channel – ITPC
- Relax TV – vrqhq
- RokuMovies – zb34ac
- The Internet Archive – NMJS5
- FreeJack TV (Conspiracy HQ TV) – YQJ5B
- Ace TV – acetv
- The Nowhere TV – H9DWC
- Home Movies – HomeMovies
- Freakmax – freakmax
- Picasa2 – PICA SA2
- Area 25 – KCB
Is it possible to get a Roku subscription for a channel that isn’t certified?
No, Roku does not sell hidden channel subscriptions.
If I download the hidden channels to Roku, where will I locate them?
The new channels can be found on the Roku main screen under Home. In addition, the recently added Channel will be listed if you scroll down a little.
What is Roku’s Private Listening?
It’s a Roku function that allows you to use headphones to listen to the device’s audio. If your remote includes a headphone jack, you can use this feature.
Is private Listening available on all Roku devices?
Private Listening is a feature that is accessible on all Roku streaming devices. You utilize Private Listening to save yourself from those home disagreements by using a Roku TV or a Roku streaming device, the Roku Mobile App, and a set of headphones.