How to fix Issue Roku Not Working?

How to fix Issue Roku Not Working?
January 28, 2020 No Comments Tech Information John Crist

Todays’ topic mainly deals with the working issues of Roku. Let’s stick to the topic itself. Roku introduced a lot of device models to its streaming platform. These devices offer a lot of interesting features. Complete the setup to start streaming your favorite programs. It is important to resolve the error to obtain uninterrupted streaming. Check out the common troubleshooting tips to resolve the “Roku not working” error.

Roku doesn’t respond

If your Roku is completely locked up, you might want to try hard resetting the Roku. A hard Roku reset requires you to locate the reset button on your device. The location will vary depending on the model. You hold down the button until you see it is actively resetting and the Roku logo has appeared on the screen. From here you’ll get a clean setup and hopefully find your problem is gone.

So, there you have it for this roundup of some of the common problems faced by Roku player owners, and potential solutions on how to fix them. If you have come across these issues, or any others, do let us know in the comments section below, and we will try to help you with them.

While all Roku products come with a simple IR remote, the Premiere+ and Ultra devices also come with “point anywhere” Wi-Fi remotes. As often happens with new devices, you may have some difficulty getting the remote to connect, or have issues with the connection dropping.

The first and most obvious, thing to do is to make sure that the batteries in the remote aren’t dead. Before any troubleshooting, a pair of fresh batteries is definitely recommended.

Fix Roku Not Working on TV

If you find the connection to drop frequently, try clearing the setting and re-pairing the remote again. First, unplug the Roku player, and then remove the battery compartment from the remote. Press and hold the A and B buttons, or the Home and Down buttons, depending on the remote, and then press the pairing button (in the battery compartment), while still holding the first two buttons. Release the buttons once the pairing LED starts flashing. There will be three more LED flashes, which indicates that the remote pairing has been cleared. Now reconnect the player, put the remote into pairing mode by pressing the pairing button, and you will see the pairing message on the screen once the player reboots completely.

Heavy congestion of wireless networks in your area, such as in a residential location, maybe causing some interference as well. Find a channel that is traffic-free, by using an app like Wi-Fi Analyzer (if you have an Android device) that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Channels 1,6, or 11 are recommended, as they have no overlapping frequencies. Check the user manual of your Wi-Fi router to find out how to change the channel.1

Roku streaming device connected but not working

  • Restart the device- to start the process, disconnect all the cables that are connected to the device. Now take out the power and HDMI cables from the respective slots. Wait for a while time and then, connect all the cables back again. This step can resolve most of the errors.
  • Similarly try performing soft, hard and factory reset and also link the cables appropriately in the respective slot.

Use good quality cables

Premium HDMI cables can offer you good quality output. On the positive side, you can check out the reviews to find the compatible cables to use with the device.

Faulty internet connection

  • If you prefer using the wireless network option, check the credentials (username and password). Network passwords are case sensitive and it is important to provide the right password. Users who prefer the wired network connection can check the ethernet cable which they use. Connect it properly to the respective slot.
  • It will be good if you do not connect multiple streaming devices to the router. Some users prefer using the wireless range extenders to improve the wireless signal strength and you can also try using it.

Check the device activation and setup steps

Do not skip any of the channel activation steps. Make sure that you complete all the guidelines without delay. Try deactivating the device and activate it once again. Visit the right page Roku.com/link and provide the activation code to link the streaming device. Get a new Roku activation code if you come across issues using the existing code or try pressing the start button on your remote.

Update your streaming device with the latest software- update your streaming device with the latest version of the software. Check the existing software you use. If it is the old version uninstall the existing software to install the updated version.

Use the settings> system> system update to update the streaming device. So, these were the fix related to the Roku connected but not working.

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