Although Roku TV makes it easy to watch various types of video content, the user experience department still needs some improvement. This is because the Roku TV frequently runs into errors, like the screen being frozen, stuck, or not responding at all.
Such common issues can be due to a faulty HDMI cable or a laggy network. To check if thats the case, you can try fixing the speed of your internet connection. Similarly, check if there is hardware damage to your HDMI cable.
One such effective way to solve issues with your Roku TV is by resetting it. That being said, there are a few different types of ways to reset it.
How to Reset Roku TV?
On your Roku TV, you can perform a safe System Restart, Network Reset, full Factory Reset, or another risky Factory Reset method.
System Restart method
Its important to remember that a full reset might not be necessary if the issues are only minor. For instance, if the screen is only glitching between intervals, it may only be a network issue or a glitch. In such cases, a System Restart is enough to fix the error.
Heres how you can do it:
- Launch your Roku TV and go to the Home menu.
- From there, go to Settings by pressing the OK button on your remote.
- Now, select the System option. Then, press OK.
- Navigate to Power and then select System Restart.
- Select the Restart option. Doing so will turn off your Roku TV and then turn it back on.
Network Reset method
Another solution to directly fix any network-related errors, like issues with streaming channels, is by performing a Network Reset. Similar to the above method, you can also reset your network through settings. Heres how:
- Go to the Home menu using your Roku remote.
- Next, move to Settings > Advanced system settings.
- Now, select Network Connection Reset > Reset Connection.
Now, your Roku TV will restart. You can then connect it to your Wi-Fi network from scratch.
Factory Reset Roku TV
If youre having serious issues with your Roku TV, a factory reset can prove to be ideal. Factory resetting your Roku TV will restore the device settings back to default, remove set preferences, and your TV will disconnect from your Roku account.
Since this method will remove all such settings and data, youll need to set it up from the start as if it were brand new again. This is also handy if you no longer want to use the TV or pass it down to someone else.
There are primarily two ways to factory reset your Roku TV. You can either visit the settings or use the physical Reset button.
- Go to the Home menu on your Roku TV.
- Scroll down and navigate to Settings.
- Then, select System.
- From here, go to Advanced System Settings.
- Go to the Factory Reset Everything option.
Using the Reset Button on Your TV
Another way you can reset your Roku TV is to directly use a button that you can find on either the back or the bottom part of the TV. So, check if theres a button or a pinhole on your TV.
If theres a button, it should have the name Reset on it. Hold down the Reset button until your TV turns off. If youve properly reset the TV, youll see a blinking LED light. If you dont see this light, chances are your Roku TV model doesnt support the lighting feature.
If you see a pinhole, use a tiny but blunt object, like a paperclip or a hairpin, to press it. Continue pressing for around ten seconds or until you notice that your TV is resetting. Now, you can restart your TV and set it up again from the start.
However, if you cant find the physical Reset button on your TV, you can use other buttons like Mute and Power. Heres what youll need to do:
- Press both the Mute and Power buttons on your Roku TV. During this, unplug your TV from the power outlet and then plug it in again.
- Let go of the buttons when your TV is starting up.
- Then, you can follow the on-screen instructions and enter your account details.
How to put Roku TV into Recovery Mode?
The last but not recommended method to reset your Roku TV is through the Recovery mode. Using this, its easy to reinstall/restore the entire OS, remove all user data, and fix major errors and bugs. You can even use a USB flash drive for this method instead of the internet.
However, this is a very advanced/developer-level mode, and it comes with several data and security risks. So, we dont advise performing it unless its very important.
But prior to referring to the below methods, its important that you check if your Roku TV supports the Recovery mode. To verify this factor, youll need to look for the Roku model number by checking the System info page. This number is exclusive to your device and is not the manufacturers model number. Heres how you can check it:
- Go to the Home menu > Settings.
- Then, select System.
- Go to About to open the System info page.
- Check Roku TV and view the Roku model number.
If your Roku model number is Cxxxx, CxxxGB, Axxxx, 8308x, or 8309x, then your TV supports the Recovery mode. Now, here are the steps to put your Roku TV in recovery mode.
- Use either a bobby pin or a paperclip, or a similar object to press down on the pinhole on the back of your TV. Continue doing this for around twenty seconds.
- Your Roku TV will now restart and show the Recovery Mode page.
- Using the controls on your remote, select your language and then select OK.
- Youll now notice the Connect to the Internet screen where you can connect your Roku TV to your network.
- Then, select the Update Now option. Doing so will install the latest operating software.
- Your TV may ask you to follow the Guided Setup and activation process.