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How to Restart a Roku Streaming Device in 3 Different Ways

If your Roku is frozen or not responding, you can perform a system restart to fix the issue.

Roku is a device that provides access to various streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, Hulu, and many more on non-smart TVs. With a standard internet connection, you can stream favorite shows, movies, live sports, news, and more. Like other electronic devices, Roku may become freeze or slow to respond to your commands. In those situations, you can restart your Roku device to fix them quickly.

There are three ways to restart your Roku:

  1. By navigating to the device settings.
  2. Using the remote control.
  3. Disconnecting the device from the power source.

Note – The following guide is also applicable to TVs that runs of Roku OS.

Restart Roku Using Settings

You can try this method when your Roku is slow to response.

Step 1: Press the home button on your remote.


Step 2: Select Settings by scrolling down the menu pane.


Step 3: Select the System settings menu.

System Settings

Step 4: Scroll down and select System restart.

System restart

Step 5: On the right-hand side pane, select Restart.


Step 6: Now, your Roku device will reboot automatically.

Restart Roku TV

Restart Roku Using Remote Control Buttons

You can use this when your Roku device has become frozen or not responding. Follow the below-mentioned sequences correctly in order to restart.

Step 1: Press the home button for five times.

Home button

Step 2: Press the up arrow once.

Up arrow

Step 3: Press the rewind button twice.


Step 4: Press the fast forward button twice.

Fats forward

Step 5: If the above steps are done perfectly, the device will restart automatically.

Restart Roku TV

You can also force restart your Roku device by unplugging the device from the power source and connecting after 2-5 minutes. If the restart hasn’t fixed the issue, you can reset Roku to factory settings and start using it from scratch.

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