How to factory reset a Roku device

Roku is a company that produces set-top boxes that turn an ordinary TV into a “smart” one. The devices are connected to the Internet and allow you to watch programs, movies, and TV series in applications or on online cinema sites.

Sometimes it happens that your streaming device doesn’t work correctly. In this case, resetting to factory settings can help. But before you reset your device to factory settings, try just rebooting it first. Maybe that will fix the problem. If not, we’ll tell you in this article how to reset your Roku to factory settings.

How to reset a Roku device to factory settings

If you want to reset your Roku streaming device to factory settings, you have to follow these steps:

  • Press the “Home” button on your Roku remote to open the home screen;
  • Go to the “Settings” menu by scrolling up or down until you find it;
  • Select “System”;
  • After that, choose “Advanced system settings”;
  • Click “Factory reset” from the available menu items;
  • Select “Factory reset everything” and follow the on-screen instructions of the reset wizard that appears.

You can also reset your Roku device with a hardware reset option. Most new devices have a reset button. Other devices have a pinhole button. So, to make a hardware reset, just follow these steps:

  • Search for the reset button on the outside of the Roku. This will either be a tactile button or a button with a hole in it;
  • Press and hold the button for 10-20 seconds. If your device has a reset pinhole button, you will need an object such as a paper clip or pin to press and hold the button;
  • Most Roku devices have an indicator light that will flash quickly when the reset is complete.

Once your device has been reset, it should launch the home screen. After that, you can sign in to your Roku account on your computer or mobile device. Your Roku channels will start downloading after your device is added to your Roku account. You will have to sign back in to all channel apps.

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