Besides live TV feeds, you can use external devices on your Roku TV. From streaming devices to consoles, it’s possible to use them as input devices to play games or stream content. However, changing Roku TV inputs is slightly different from other smart TVs.
This guide will show you the possible display sources on your Roku TV and how to change from one input to another. So, if you’re wondering how to change HDMI on Roku TV, read this guide to learn more.
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Available Inputs on Roku TVs
Roku TVs have various input options that are compatible with most input devices. It consists of A/V, Live TV, and HDMI ports. Older versions of the Roku TV mainly have A/V input ports, however, almost all Roku TV models have HDMI ports.
The latest Roku TVs have HDMI eARC—the technology used to support the latest audio equipment, like sound bars and home theater speakers. You can also find HDMI ports that support 4K 120Hz devices, like consoles and computers.
How to Set Up Inputs in Your Roku TV
If you’re setting up an input for the first time, or you cannot find an input on the Home screen, you must set up the input via Settings. This will enable you to keep track of all the inputs on your Roku TV and name them if you want.
Important: You’ll need to have a working Roku remote to complete all steps below. If you don’t have one yet, you can temporarily use the Roku Mobile App as an alternative digital remote.
To set up inputs in your Roku TV, follow these steps:
- With your input device plugged in, open your Roku TV and go to the Home screen.
- Navigate to Settings > TV Inputs and press OK.
- Here, you can select from various input ports (HDMI 1, HDMI 2, Live TV, AV). Select the input port where your device is connected.
- To customize the name of your input, select Rename and enter your desired name.
- Then, select Set Up Input to find the input device on the Home screen.
Once you’ve set up all the input devices connected to your Roku TV, you can now switch between them, given that they’re on the Home screen. Select the tile of your desired input device to switch to it.
You increase your viewing options by plugging other streaming services in. For example, you can use an Amazon Firestick with Roku TV by plugging the Firestick into the HDMI port.
Switching Inputs on Roku Streaming Devices
You can’t switch from one input to another when using your Roku streaming stick on your Roku TV. The streaming stick will serve as your main input device unless you disconnect it.
If your Roku TV supports HDMI-CEC, you can switch from your TV input to the input device that’s connected to your HDMI port by pressing the Power button or turning off your Roku TV. It will automatically switch to the connected HDMI-CEC device.
How to Set a Default Input on Your Roku Device
If you’re deciding to permanently switch from your main TV input to another connected input device, you can set it as a default input. This way, your smart TV will display the input device right away after booting up.
To set a default input on your Roku device, proceed to these steps:
- With your input device connected, turn on your Roku TV and go to the Home screen.
- Navigate to Settings > System and select Power.
- Choose Power On. Under Always power on to…, select your desired input device.
- Once set, your smart TV will now power on using your selected input device.
Also, Screen Mirroring
Screen mirroring is another way to have content from your other devices shown on your Roku TV. You can use this method to use apps that are not natively available for Roku. You can use screen mirroring to watch TikTok on Roku TV. Check out the link for an easy setup guide.
Connecting Roku speakers and Soundbars to your Roku TV is simple, but connecting to speakers from other manufacturers is a bit harder. We have a guide on how to connect Roku To Bluetooth Speakers.
Roku TVs are capable of supporting various input devices. After connecting it to its proper port, you can set it up via the Settings app. Hopefully, this guide helps you on setting up your input device on Roku and how to change from one input device to another.