Some Roku players provide full support to a micro SD card slot. Using a micro SD card enables you to increase the amount of internal Roku memory available to install games and channels from the Channel Store. This post will walk you through the entire process on how to perform Roku 3 micro SD install so that you can play as much content as you want on this groovy streaming device. So why stop here? Move ahead and read the full tutorial.
Prior to jumping straight to the steps, you first need to know little things about micro SD card on your device. Here’s what you have to aware of.
Roku hardware includes internal flash storage to install channel apps. If you own a Roku Premiere+, Roku 3 or Roku Ultra, you will see that there is a small micro SD port to expand storage capability in a considerable manner.
In case your Roku TV play AVI or you are installing thousands of games and channels on it, adding a micro SD card will help you avert re-installing applications on the internal flash storage. However, this procedure can slow down the launching of applications magnificently.
It is worth notable that the micro SD card slot is not meant to store video files or other content. As soon as you install the micro SD card in Roku hardware, the flash card will get automatically formatted for apps installed from the channel store.
By chance, if the card is removed, what will happen?
Well, the moment when you re-insert the card, all applications will be installed again.
It is strongly recommended you to make use of a micro SD card having at least 2GB of memory and a class 2 rating. Let us tell you that with this card, you can’t stream AVI Roku.
No idea about memory card class ratings?
Okay! Don’t be embarrassed. A class rating is a measurement of how fast the data can be accessed from the card. Let’s make it more clear to you with the help of an example.
Let’s say, a class 4 micro SD card is able to transmit data about 4MB/sec whereas a class 10 micro SD card can transmit data up to 20MB/sec. So which one would you prefer?
Of course, the card with class 10 rating.
Now, let’s move to the process to install a micro SD card on your Roku device.
As mentioned earlier, the memory card is not intended to store personal media files such as music, photos or videos. Once you add more channels, a pop-up may appear telling you that a micro SD card has been added. It facilitates the games and channels to load faster.
Before anything else, make sure to activate Roku without credit card or with a credit card as per your convenience.
Important Note: You can use Roku no CC link to activate your device by putting no credit card information On your Roku Player.
Walk through the instructions below to increase the memory using an external card:
- Open any web browser on your device.
- Navigate to roku.com/link web address.
- The next screen will provide you with an empty box.
- Just enter Roku Link Code here.
- Now, your Roku device is linked properly.
- Insert the memory card into the media player.
Done! You can now use it to install more games and channels on your device.
When the micro SD card is inserted:
- Wait for a few minutes.
- Let your device detect the card accurately.
- Go with the formatting process.
- Click on the ok button.
Remove a micro SD card:
In case you come across the Purple Screen Roku issue, you can try removing the card and inserting it once again.
Removing the SD card will not cause any games or channels to be lost. But you have to download them again from the channel store to access them if there is no SD card. Downloading the channels from the store is absolutely free.
So, that’s how you can increase Roku memory with a micro SD card. If you still have any queries, feel free to discuss them with our knowledgeable technicians.