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As with most electronics, any glaring issues with a Roku TV can be fixed by a restart. But since there are no buttons on the Roku itself, how will you go about doing it? Well, the answer is simple. The procedure itself its very easy, and during my research, I felt Roku had to be more specific to inform their users on how to restart their devices. You might think it is as easy as disconnecting and reconnecting it, but there are some specific things that you need to keep in mind while restarting the Roku, which we will be looking at today. To restart a Roku TV, navigate to the Settings menu, find the System Restart option in the System menu, and restart the device.
When do you Need to Restart Roku TV?
Before we talk about restarting the Roku, we must first understand why you would need to restart it. For example, if the Roku suddenly stopped responding to your inputs or has no sound, a great way to get it working again would be to restart. The same would apply to almost any issue you can have with the Roku, like an unresponsive app, black screens, or losing the internet connection. Restarts revert any changes made to software after you turn the Roku on for that session, and chances are your issue lied with one of those changes. But if you find yourself restarting the Roku TV too much, it could be an indication of an even more underlying issue that needs to be fixed with a factory reset.
Restarting Roku TV with Remote
You can restart a Roku TV with a remote in two ways. You can use the Home Menu settings page to initiate a restart or press a series of buttons on the Roku TV remote.
Method 1 – Using Roku TV Home Menu Settings
Keep in mind this method does not work with the first and second-generation Roku TV models.
- Press the Home button on your Roku remote
- Scroll down and find the System section.
- In the System menu, scroll down and select the System Restart option.
- Select Restart and press OK to proceed with the restart.
Method 2 – Pressing A Series Of Buttons On Your Roku TV Remote
- Press the Home button five times quickly.
- Then press the Up key on the remote.
- Now press the Rewind button twice, rapidly
- Finally, press the Fast forward button twice, rapidly
Restarting Roku TV without Remote
If you don’t have your remote on hand, orthe device is not responding to remote inputs; there are some methods you can try to restart the Roku TV.
Method 1 – Forced Restart
- Unplug the power cord and wait for a few minutes
- Plug the power cord back in and wait for the Roku TV to turn back on.
Method 2 – Download the Roku TV App on your Phone
This method only works if your phone and Roku are connected to the same network. You can find the app from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Install the app and follow the prompts it shows you to connect it to your Roku TV. Trying the app is a great alternative to going out and spending money on a replacement remote. Restarting the TCL Roku TV follows a different process than a regular Roku TV box. To restart your TCL Roku TV, follow these steps:
- Press the Home button on the remote.
- Select Settings > System
- Go to Power > System Restart.
- Hit Restart.
- Press the OK button to confirm.
What To Do After A Successful Restart?
After you successfully restart the Roku TV, try to replicate what you were doing when the issue started. It will help you know if you fixed the problem or proceed to more advanced troubleshooting steps like performing a factory reset or contacting Roku support. If, for some reason, your Roku remote has stopped working and not responding to inputs or if one of the keys are stopped working, fixing those are easy as well, with most issues being solved with a simple unpair and pair procedure.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the reset button on a Roku TV?
On the back of a Roku is a reset button. How it looks will depend upon the model, but they generally are labeled reset and will be a physical or a pinhole type button. If it is a pinhole, you will need a paperclip to perform a factory reset.
What happens if I factory reset my Roku TV?
A factory reset will remove all personal data, including your settings, network connections, Roku data, and menu preferences. After a factory reset, you must once again go through a guided setup.
What does it mean when your Roku TV screen goes black?
There can be various reasons why your Roku TV screen was going black, but a majority of these issues can be fixed by a simple power cycle of the Roku TV. Unplug it from the wall, wait for a minute and plug it back in.
How do I fix my Roku TV screen size?
Press the Home Button on the remote to access the Roku Home screen. Navigate to the settings menu. From there, go to the Display Type option. Next, select the desired resolution from the menu that appears to increase or decrease your screen size.
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