How to View All Your Roku Subscriptions
When a streaming service such as Roku is your primary source of television content, it’s not easy to keep track of how much money you spend on channel subscriptions.
There comes a time when you need to manage your subscriptions and maybe even cancel some to make space for new channels. Thanks to the Roku account, you can list all of your subscriptions in one place – but there’s a catch.
This article will explain how to view and manage all your Roku subscriptions (and what to do if you can’t see particular subscriptions on the list).
View and Manage Your Roku Subscriptions Online
The most convenient way to check all your Roku subscriptions is via your Roku account web page. Here you can see the channels that you’re subscribed to, the subscription renewal date, and the terms of service for each channel.
Here’s what you should do:
- Open your web browser.
- Go to the Roku Account
- Enter your credentials and sign in to the account.
- Select ‘Manage your subscriptions’ on the following page.
The website will take you to the ‘subscriptions’ page. Here you’ll see the list of all subscriptions that you’ve made through and billed by your Roku account. In addition, you can see the premium subscriptions listed under the indented ‘The Roku Channel’ section.
To the right of each subscription, you can see three different options – unsubscribe, renew, and resubscribe. If you choose to unsubscribe, you’ll lose access to the channel after the subscription period ends. The renew option is only available for third-party subscriptions, while the resubscribe is for premium subscriptions on ‘The Roku Channel’ section.
View and Manage Your Roku Subscriptions via Roku Device
Another way to check and manage your subscriptions is directly from the Roku device. Do the following:
- Press the ‘Home’ key on your remote to access the home screen.
- Navigate the channel lineup using the arrow buttons on your remote.
- Highlight the channel that you want to manage.
- Press the ‘Star’ key.
Alternatively, you can go to the channel store and choose ‘Streaming Channels’. Search for a particular channel or browse via genre or category and press the OK button.
- Select ‘Manage subscription’ from the dropdown menu. In this menu, you can check the renewal date and manage the subscription.
- Select ‘Unsubscribe’ if you want to cancel the subscription. Otherwise, you can just see the terms of that subscription and go back to the channel list.
The main downside of this method is that you can’t clearly see all the channels that you’ve subscribed to in one place. You need to be aware of your subscriptions in advance as they will be listed among the unsubscribed channels on your channel list.
To make sure that you’re subscribed to a certain channel, you have to manually go through each channel and see if there’s a ‘manage subscriptions’ (and unsubscribe) option available.
Can’t See Certain Subscriptions?
Both the Roku website and the streaming device won’t allow you to manage subscriptions that aren’t billed with your Roku account. This means that when you subscribe to a particular channel, you need to choose your Roku account as your payment method.
Therefore, if you purchased your subscription using some other method, there’s a high possibility that you won’t be able to see it in the ‘subscriptions’ list.
For example, if you subscribed directly from that particular channel’s service (or any other way outside of Roku’s channel store), you won’t be able to manage the subscription with your Roku account. In that case, you need to go to the channel’s service directly and manage the subscription from there.
Things You Should Know Before You Subscribe with Roku Account
Subscribing to channels with your Roku account allows you to organize all your subscriptions in one place. You can use the streaming device to watch all your favorite movies and TV shows from various streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix, and many more.
Besides keeping things simple, you also get some additional perks such as free trials, browsing the content of certain channels before deciding to subscribe, and an easy subscription process all billed with a single service.
However, there are some things that you should keep in mind when you subscribe using your Roku account:
- If you opt for a free trial of a premium channel, you’ll automatically link that subscription to your Roku account’s payment information. If you don’t manually cancel the subscription before the end of the free trial period it will turn into regular subscription and bill you for the following month.
- All subscriptions auto-renew after the designated period ends. They’re all pre-paid and there’s no refund, so if you don’t cancel it on time, you’ll have to pay for one more month in full.
- When you cancel the subscription in the middle of the billing period, you’ll still be able to watch the channel until the initial subscription expires. If you don’t want to watch the channel anymore, you can just remove it from your channel list.
All Subscriptions in One Place
With so many channels available, it’s easy to lose track of channels you’re subscribed to, their expiration dates, and payment methods.
As you see, the best way to keep all your Roku subscriptions in one place is to purchase them via your Roku account. This way you can easily keep track of the subscription ending dates, renew them or cancel them easily and in one place.
However, before you decide to subscribe to all the available premium channels, you should learn about certain terms and conditions like those in the previous section.
How do you manage your subscriptions? Do you use your Roku account as the primary payment method? Share your experiences in the comments section below.