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What is Roku Secret Menu? How to Use?

Learn to master the Roku Secret menu to take advantage while you stream.

Secret Menu is nothing short of accessing the basic Roku menu much quicker. It will be highly useful during streaming to access specific functions through a set of button presses in the Roku remote. Roku offers a handful of secret menus to cater to a variety of functions. It is applicable to Roku devices as well as Roku TV OS for TCL, Hisense, Sharp, JVC, and other Roku Smart TVs. You should need a Roku remote paired with Roku to use the Secret Menu on Roku. The Secret menu also helps in using the device efficiently.

How to Get Roku Secret Menu

We have consolidated the secret menu that any RokuOS users can access.

Know the basics!

Roku Remote
  • FF – Fast Forward
  • RW – Rewind
  • PP – Play/Pause
ResetHome (5 times) → FF button (3 times) → RW button (Twice)This reset secret menu enables you to perform a Factory reset on Roku, run a USB test, and update the server software. It also has the option to update the Channel Store server.
Restart/ RebootHome (5 times) → UpRW (2 times) → FF (2 times)It enables you to reboot your Roku device. When your Roku device is not working fine, you can do a reboot using this code.
WiFiHome (5 times) → UpDownUpDownUpThis menu helps you to view the WiFi signal strength on a secret screen. It also offers a Speed test and Glitch rate.
ScreenshotHome (5 times) → UpRightDownLeftUpIt lets you remove auto pair, log theme info, cycle screenshot, and cycle ad-banner.
PlatformHome (5 times) → FFPPRWPPFFYou will get four options under Platform Secret Menu: System Operation Menu, RF Remote Menu, Wireless Secret Screen, and View Remote Button Presses.

In the System Operations menu, you can control functions like System Reboot, Network Pings, System Suspend, and Screen Resolution. You can also check device temperature, CPU Speed, IP address, Pairing status, Battery percentage, and CPU voltage.
AntennaHome (5 times) → FFDownRWDownRWWith this secret menu, you can view the hidden antenna menu and the status of the connected antenna.
Bit RateHome (5 times) → RW (Thrice) → FF (Twice)It lets you view the bit rate menu, where you can set quality changes and bitrates along with playback debugging.
Developer ModeHome (Thrice) → Up (Twice) → RightLeftRightLeftRightYou will get access to the Roku Developer Mode.
Channel InfoHome (Thrice) → UpLeftRightLeftRightYou will get the channel info menu to know the app version and build number.
ThemeHome (5 times) → UpRightDownLeftUpIt allows you to control Roku theme settings, auto pair options, ad banners, and screenshots. You can also disable the scrollable ads in this menu.
Network Home (5 times) → RightLeftRightLeftRightIt lets you view the Network menu, and it has Connection Type, Internet Download Speed, IP address, MAC address, Connection Status, and more.
HDMIHome (5 times) → DownLeftUpUpUpYou will get the HDMI Secret Screen with supported formats. You can switch from 4:2:2 color to 4:2:0 color to resolve compatibility issues and HDCP problems in HDR mode.

Screenshots of Roku Secret Menu


Roku Secret Menu to Factory Reset

Wireless Secret Screen

Roku Secret Menu to check Signal Strength

Roku Interface Customization Screen

Roku Secret Screen Menu

Platform Secret Screen


Bit Rate Override

Roku Secret Menu to Check Bitrate

Developer Settings

Roku developer settings

Channel Info

Channel Info

HDMI Secret Screen

Roku Secret Menu - HDMI settings

Remembering such shortcut commands will be helpful in any case. But ensure you don’t end up with a factory reset and other settings. Although the device seems to hold limited functionalities, users can still make the most with the help of the secret menu.


1. How do I get the secret channels on Roku?

To get private channels on Roku, you must add them using its secret code.

2. What to do when Roku secret menu not working?

Whenever Roku secret menu is not working, check whether the set or order of buttons is correct. You can also update the Roku device to the latest version to get the secret menu.

3. Can you sideload apps on Roku?

No, you can’t. There are no sideloading apps available for Roku.

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  1. I have tried the Bit Rate Menu but my ROKU Stick goes back to AUTOMATIC at 12mps.

    Thank you for all this ROKU info.

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