Roku Subscription Guide: Managing Your Roku Channels In 2021

There are lots of paid channels available on Roku, but what if you want to stop a Roku subscription tied to your account? Read on to find out how to manage or cancel a subscription.

Sandra Pattison
By Sandra Pattison (Editor)
— Last Updated: 2021-07-06T14:56:25+00:00

With Roku streaming, you can access more than 500,000 TV episodes and movies from the comfort of your couch. Many Roku channels are free, but you can also set up paid subscriptions through your Roku account (read our Roku pricing guide). However, if you change your mind and need to know how to manage or cancel a Roku subscription, we’ll cover that in this article.

Key Takeaways:

  • Managing or cancelling a subscription on Roku, can easily be done on your device through your channel lineup or the Channel Store.
  • You can only manage subscriptions that you have signed up for with your Roku account.
  • You can also manage your subscriptions on a web browser by visiting Roku’s website, logging into your account and going to the “manage your subscriptions” page, or by using the Roku mobile app.

This how-to will only work with subscriptions made through your Roku account. If you sign up for a service elsewhere, such as through its own website, you’ll need to manage your subscriptions there, too.

  • Roku itself doesn’t cost anything — aside from the initial device cost. Plus, lots of free content is available on Roku, so you can use it for free. It’s your choice whether or not you pay for any content or a subscription.

  • Roku itself doesn’t have a subscription. You pay for the device and then add free or paid services to your account. Available subscriptions can include services such as Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Disney+ and so on.

  • There are lots of free Roku channels available, such as PlutoTV, PBS and even its own channel, The Roku Channel. You can find all of the available free channels, including news, sports, kids, movies, and much more by searching on your Roku player.

Manage or Cancel a Subscription From Your Roku Device

There are two ways to manage or cancel a subscription from your Roku device — from your channel lineup or the Channel Store. We’ll show you both ways now, using the new Roku Ultra.

Canceling a Roku Channel From Your Channel Lineup

Your channel lineup is basically the list of all the channels added to your Roku. You can easily manage subscriptions from here by following the steps below.

  1. Press the “Home” Button

    Press the “home” button on your Roku remote to make sure you’re on the home screen.

    roku lineup home
  2. Go to the Channel You Want to Manage and Press the “Star” Button

    Use the arrow keys to select the channel you want to manage. Then press the “star” button on the remote to open the options menu.

    roku lineup star
  3. Go to “Manage Subscription”

    Select “manage subscription” on the screen and press “OK” on the remote.

    roku lineup manage subscription
  4. Go to “Cancel Subscription”

    You’ll see a message telling you when the subscription is due for renewal. Select “cancel subscription” and press “OK” on the remote.

    roku lineup cancel subscription
  5. Confirm the Subscription Cancelation

    Roku will confirm the date that your subscription will end. Select “cancel subscription” and press “OK” on the remote.

    roku lineup confirm cancelation
  6. Your Subscription Has Been Canceled

    Roku will confirm that your subscription has been canceled and show the date that your subscription will end.

    roku lineup canceled

Managing Channels From the Roku Channel Store

The Channel Store lists all of the available Roku channels. That also includes those that you have already added to your account, meaning you can manage your subscriptions from there, too.

  1. Press the “Home” Button

    Press the “home” button on your Roku remote to ensure you’re on the home screen.

    roku lineup home
  2. Go to “Streaming Channels”

    Select “streaming channels” and press “OK” on your Roku remote.

    roku channel streaming channels
  3. Press “OK” on the Channel You Want to Manage and Go to “Manage Subscription”

    Use the arrow keys to find the channel you want to manage and press “OK” on your remote. Then select “manage subscription” and press “OK” on the remote to open the options menu.

    roku channel manage subscription
  4. Go to “Cancel Subscription”

    It will tell you when the subscription is due for renewal. Select “cancel subscription” and press “OK” on the remote.

    roku channel cancel subscription
  5. Your Subscription Has Been Canceled

    Roku will confirm that your subscription has been canceled. It’ll also show the date that your subscription will end.

    roku lineup canceled

Final Thoughts

We hope that you’ve found this guide helpful. It’s easy to manage or cancel subscriptions on Roku, and you can do it through your Roku streaming player or your account online.

Just remember that this will only work for subscriptions billed to your Roku account. Any subscriptions that you’ve signed up to elsewhere will need to be managed in the same place.

Also, it’s easy to add channels to Roku, but if you want to add a channel not available in your region, our best VPN for Roku guide may help.

What’s your experience with managing or canceling Roku subscriptions? Do you think it’s easy? Have you had issues? Let us know in the comment section. As always, thank you for reading.