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How to Use Multiple YouTube Accounts on a Roku Device

Dan Price Updated 09-04-2020

Thanks to its official app, YouTube lets you log into multiple accounts on one Roku device. This hasn’t always been the case; Google finally added the feature in 2017 to much applause from users.

Logging in to and using multiple YouTube accounts on a single Roku is a simple process that only requires a one-time setup. And once it’s done, you can easily switch between profiles on demand.

How to Add Multiple YouTube Accounts on Roku

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The process for adding the first YouTube account to your Roku is different from the process for adding subsequent accounts. To add the first account, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the YouTube app.
  2. Press Left on your Roku remote.
  3. Scroll down to the User icon and press OK.
  4. Select Sign In and press OK.
  5. Either let Roku find your mobile device automatically or select Try another way and follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. On your mobile/PC, select the account and channel you want to connect to the Roku app.

Then, to add multiple YouTube accounts following the initial setup, do the following:

  1. Launch YouTube on Roku and press Left on the remote.
  2. Scroll down to the avatar of the person who is logged in and press OK.
  3. Select Add Account in the accounts list.
  4. Either let YouTube find your local mobile device or click Try another way, head to youtube.com/activate and enter the on-screen code.

Once you’ve finished adding users, you can switch between accounts by going to the YouTube menu and clicking on the user’s profile picture. You can also use the same menu to create a guest browsing session.

Other Ways to Get More Out of Your Roku Device

If you would like to learn about other ways to get more out of your Roku device, check out our articles listing the best free Roku channels The Best Free Roku Channels You Can't Miss These are the best free Roku channels you really shouldn't miss. All come with no strings attached setup and easy installation. Read More and the best Roku web browsers The Best Roku Web Browsers to Use Here are the best Roku web browser options, plus a workaround that offers a better Roku web browsing experience. Read More .

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  1. Dana Sanner
    May 5, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    There is no place to enter the code give on the screen once I sign into my Google account.

  2. Marcia Broughton
    December 1, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    When I try to search an author I get a response that reads, "sorry there is no results, please try another query".

  3. Larry
    December 1, 2017 at 3:14 am

    This website is quite helpful. However, what bugs me . . . well, I'd like a list of what's available on Prime. For example, I love classical music and biographies of composers. There are a few that show up, but what about others? Why can't I just see "here are the composers available"?

  4. John Skardzius
    November 30, 2017 at 11:04 am

    The YouTube Roku app won't keep any one user signed in after closing the app. They should focus on the core functionality first.

    • Nancy Messieh
      December 1, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      That's really odd - I've never had that problem. How do you close the app? I usually just hit the home button on the remote.