Roku is a popular streaming device just like Google Chromecast and Amazon’s firestick. You can watch your favorite movies and TV shows on Roku with the help of popular OTT platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and Prime. But many users are facing issues while streaming movies. You have to troubleshoot this issue with your Roku device.
You can reset your Roku streaming device if you are experiencing any glitches. First, you should try soft reset as it does not remove any data or logout of channels. Many users have reported that soft reset can fix issues like crashing or freezing apps and channels.
If you are still facing the same issue, you can perform a hard reset or a factory reset, reset your Roku device, and restore all the settings to their original settings.
You can use the hard reset option to fix all other Roku issues like retrieving screen problems, streaming issues, and login problems.
How to System Restart Roku
1. Go to System from the home screen.
2. Now scroll down and select System Restart.
3. Here, click on Restart.
Wait for some time. Roku will turn off and start again. Once it’s started, check your issue is fixed or not.
How To Restart a Frozen Roku
Sometimes you can’t access the homepage as your Roku device is frozen. So you have to use another method to restart your Roku device. You have to use a Roku remote in this method.
Press the home button on your remote five times and press Up once, Rewind twice, and Fast Forward button twice.
- Home Button 5 Times
- Up Button 1 Time
- Rewind Button 2 Times
- Fast Forward Button 2 Times
These steps will restart your Roku device.
How to Factory Reset Roku (Soft)
Note that factory reset will clear everything from your Roku device. Also, your device will unlink from your Roku account.
1. Press the Home button > Settings > System > Advanced System Settings > Choose Factory Reset.
2. Confirm the action to factory reset. You have to enter the unique code provided on your screen to continue. Once you click on OK, the factory reset process will start.
How to Factory Reset Roku – Hard Reset
If your Roku remote is not working or cannot access your Roku, then a hard reset will be the last option to factory reset your Roku streaming device.
Roku streaming box comes with a reset button. All you have to do is just press and hold the button for 20 seconds.
It will reset your Roku. Once completed, the Roku power button light will blink quickly. Once this happens, release the reset button.
Reset the Roku Remote
If your Roku remote is not working, then follow these steps to reset it.
Unplug your Roku device first, and then remove the batteries of your remote. Then after some time, reinsert the batteries and then pair your remote to your Roku device. It should work now.
If you want to use a web browser on your Roku box, then read this article. Using the internet browser, you can search for your favorite movies and TV show and watch them for free.