Your channel PEAR library can be synced with Roku for a seamless experience across both platforms. This article assumes you own at least one Roku device that is linked with a Roku.com account.
This article also assumes you have an active channel PEAR account with media sources in your library. Don't have an account yet? Sign up for free!
channel PEAR cannot be installed through the Roku channel store or with a private channel code. To access channel PEAR on your Roku you must first enable Developer Mode and sideload the app. This step requires a PC, laptop, or mobile device capable of downloading files and using a web browser. This article will teach you how to enable Developer Mode on your Roku device and sideload the channel PEAR app.
Enabling Developer Mode
1 Enabling developer mode starts by pressing a particular sequence of buttons on the official Roku remote (not the remote app on your phone). Make sure your Roku is on and the remote is pointed at your Roku box or TV.
Press the following buttons in order:
- Home three times
- Up two times
- Right once
- Left once
- Right once
- Left once
- Right once
If done correctly you will then see the Developer Settings screen.
2 Write down the device URL and the username shown on this screen as you will need it later. Your device URL will be unique to your device and different from the one shown in the image above. Once you've saved that information select "Enable installer and restart", then hit "OK" on your remote.
You'll now have to agree with the SKD License Agreement. Read the agreement then click "I Agree" to continue.
3 You'll then need to set a password for your device.
Take note of the password you set, ideally with the device URL and username you wrote down earlier. Next hit "Set password and reboot" to restart your Roku device. Once the Roku restarts you will be able to access Developer Mode.
Accessing Developer Mode
4 To access Developer Mode and sideload an app you must open a web browser on the same network as your Roku and navigate to the device URL you saved earlier (i.e. http://192.168.x.x). Again, this URL will be unique to your Roku device.
You will be asked to log in with the username and password you wrote down previously. Enter your username and password and click "Log In". After successfully logging in, you will be connected to your Roku device in "Developer Mode".
Sideloading channel PEAR to your Roku
5 In this step you will first need to download a ZIP file containing the channel PEAR app. Click the button below to download the latest version of the app.
You now need to upload the ZIP file you just downloaded to your Roku via the "Development Application Installer" you logged into in the previous step.
Click the "Upload" button and find the ZIP file you downloaded onto your device. Next, click the "Install" button to sideload the app.
Your Roku device should now automatically launch the channel PEAR app. The app will also be added to your Roku home screen so you can access it in the future. You can now continue to the next step and pair your Roku.
Pairing your Roku
6 When channel PEAR is launched for the first time on your Roku device a code will be generated. This code is used to pair your device with your account. Take note of this code as you will use it in the next step.
7 Go to your library and select "Pair", then "Roku" from the drop down menu.
8 Next enter the code that is displayed on your TV and click "Pair".
You will get a success message if pairing was successful. Congratulations! You have paired your Roku device with channel PEAR. You can now watch the contents of your library using your Roku.
- This help page will always contain a download link to the latest version of the channel PEAR Roku app. New versions of the app will NOT be automatically installed on your Roku device. When we release new versions of the app, we will post about it in our news section and you will be required to come back to this page and re-download the ZIP file and re-upload it to your Roku device.
- Clicking the "Delete" button on the "Development Application Installer" page will uninstall the app from your Roku. You should only use this button if you are updating your app to a newer version.
- Roku only allows you to sideload one app at a time.