How To Configure Your Roku TV For Antenna Input

Posted By : Anirudh Bhardwaj | 14-Nov-2017

How To Configure Your Roku TV For Antenna Input

Roku TV is a brilliant television set with a built-in streaming box that gives you access to over-the-top (OTT) media content for an extraordinary TV viewing experience. For that, you must have an active subscription to Roku streaming services. However, if you don’t want that, you can also use your Roku TV to receive over-the-air broadcast signals through a dish antenna. You may not be aware of that but your Roku TV is also equipped with an ATSC tuner which provides you access to the digital over-the-air broadcast channels. There’s a dedicated Antenna TV input port on your Roku TV. These channels can be accessed through an HDTV antenna when it’s connected to the Antenna Input of your Roku TV. In this blog, you’ll learn how to set up Antenna TV input on your Roku TV.


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Setting Up Antenna Input For The First Time

Depending on the type of locality and area where you are living, you may be able to receive free over-the-air broadcast channels. But for that you will have to configure your Roku TV for Antenna input. Let’s see how you can do that.


  • Connect your HDTV antenna to the “Ant/Cable In” port at the back of your TV through a coaxial cable.

  • Once the antenna is connected to your Roku TV, you can now tune in to the Antenna settings manually.

  • Turn on your Roku TV. From the Homescreen, select Antenna TV. In case it doesn’t show the Antenna TV option, you can add it manually.

  • For doing that manually, go to Settings > TV Inputs > Antenna TV > Set up input. After that, you can easily complete the set up by following the on-screen instructions.


It may take some time while it searches for the available TV stations in your area. In the same way, you can connect it to a Cable TV source if you have an active cable TV connection. However, before you do that, we strongly recommend that you must consult your cable TV provider to know if it will work properly in TV RF input or not. This is because most of the cable TV operators have digitized their cable TV signals and now they require set-top-boxes in order to be displayed on the TV screen. Also note that the smart guide feature will not be available in case you have connected to a Cable TV source or HDTV antenna. if case you have any query  contact us.


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