Roku Set up for Xfinity

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Dartmouth provides television to students who live in on-campus housing through Xfinity. See for more information. 

Those students who are eligible for Xfinity and who have a television in their room they want to hook up to Xfinity should follow the steps below:

Initial Setup

  1. Connect an Ethernet cable to a wall jack and then to the Roku. (Alternatively, you may use the wireless network ‘Dartmouth Public’).
  2. Connect the HDMI cable to the TV and the Roku.
  3. Turn the TV on and connect the power to the Roku.
  4. Put the batteries in the remote and pair it with the Roku by pressing the button near the battery compartment. Put the battery cover on the remote.
  5. Choose English as the language for the device.
  6. Select the appropriate network connect for your set up below, and follow those steps.
Wireless Connections
  1. If you are using wireless, select Wireless and the option to Set up new wireless connection.
  2. Scroll down to Dartmouth Public and press OK. You can skip the next section and move to Complete Roku / TV Setup.
Wired Connections
  1. If you have an Ethernet cable for a wired network connection, select Wired (Ethernet)
  2. Choose I am at a hotel or college dorm.
  3. On your computer, connect to the network that the Roku is broadcasting from. To do this on a Mac, from the Apple Menu click System Preferences, then Network Settings. Connect to the wireless network displayed on the TV screen. Keep trying to connect to the network until you are prompted for a passcode. It will likely fail many times before it succeeds. Enter the passcode as directed.
  4. Next, open a web browser and bring up any web page. If necessary, choose to continue even though the connection is not secure. Register the device with a name and complete the Dartmouth authentication using your NetID and password. Within the next minute the Roku device will complete registration on the Dartmouth network and will start to update the software on the device. Once done, it will reboot and enter some setup configuration.

Complete Roku / TV setup

  1. Select OK to download the updated Roku software. Let the device update and reboot.
  2. Select the option to auto-detect the displays. While on OK, go to automatic, click OK.
  3. While on Check remote settings, click OK.
  4. Point the remote at the TV and follow the prompts to pair the Roku remote with the TV. The TV should start playing music, and then will stop playing music as the Roku remote is set to match the TV.

Register the Roku

If you are setting up a device for a shared space, before you proceed with the next step, make sure tht you have a unique service account you can use to set up the Roku device.

  1. Register the device with Roku. At this point channels will be automatically added to the Roku device.

Add the Xfinity player

  1. From the left menu, click Streaming Channels. Use the search option to find xf, which will display the Xfinity channel. Choose Add channel.
  2. Use a web browser to go to and enter the passcode that is displayed. Don’t sign in on the login page that is displayed next. Instead, follow the link for Xfinity On Campus Students Sign In Here’.
  3. Select Dartmouth College from the list of schools. Complete the authentication with your Dartmouth username and password.
  4. Accept the Xfinity terms of service agreement.

If you need to change the user associated with the Roku device, simply delete the Xfinity channel and then re-add the channel while using the new user account.

Delete the Xfinity player

From the left menu, click Streaming Channels. Use the search option to find xf, which will display the Xfinity channel. Choose Remove channel.



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