Out of all the streaming devices available today, Roku is one of the best choices to make. There is no limit to entertainment with the channels streaming on Roku. In addition, this device has a very simple and user-friendly interface so that everyone can use it with ease. It is not a very common issue, but there are times when the Roku device might not work up to your expectations. For instance, Roku comes up with an audio delay issue often. If you have come across this audio delay issue on Roku, then in the section, you can find useful troubleshooting tips to fix it. So let’s get started with the same deal.

Audio Delay on Roku: Troubleshooting Tips

The audio delay issue on Roku can also be considered as your device audio being out of sync. If you follow all of the upcoming troubleshooting steps, you will be able to fix the audio delay issue.

Power Cycle

Power Cycle of Roku device refers to rebooting or restarting your Roku device.

Roku device

1. Unplug the power cable of your Roku device from the power source.

2. Wait for a few seconds without connecting the Roku device to the power.

3. After waiting for the required time, connect your Roku device back to the power with the power cable.

4. With that, your Roku device has completed rebooting, and you can see that the delay issue has been resolved.

Change Audio Settings

If you feel like the reboot of your device did not fix the audio delay issue, then you need to change the Audio Settings of your Roku.

1. Launch the Settings menu from the Roku home screen.

Settings - Network

2. From the Settings menu, choose the Audio option.

3. Next, you need to change the Audio Mode of your device to Stereo.

4. Also, change the HDMI mode to PCM Stereo.

Check the Connections

Changing the Audio Mode fixes the issue at most times. If that did not work on your Roku device, you need to check the internet connection on your device. As you know, a weak internet connection can affect the streaming quality of your device. Therefore, it can result in an audio issue as well.

1. Make sure that your Ethernet cable is not damaged and is properly connected to both the router and your TV if you have a wired internet connection.

2. Next, check if your Power Cable is loose or damaged.

3. Also, check the HDMI cable that you are using on your TV, if any.

Volume Mode on Roku Remote

You can enable and disable the Volume Mode with the help of a Roku remote. With this feature, a lot of Roku users have reportedly fixed the issue with the audio lag. So let’s try the same technique.

1. Take your Roku remote and press the Star or Asterisk button.

Star Button

2. From the menu, scroll to the Volume Mode option.

3. Next, turn it off by Scrolling Right.

Audio Leveling

Audio Leveling is yet another audio adjustment that you can do on your Roku device with the help of its remote.

1. When your TV is playing something, press the Star or Asterisk button on your remote.

Star Button

2. With that, you get the Volume Settings menu on which you need to select the Audio Levelling option.

3. If you see that the Audio Leveling option is turned on, you need to turn it off.

4. With that, you can see that the audio is back in sync with your video.


Just like your smartphone and your computer, when you clear the cache, most issues on your Roku device will be fixed. The same is the case with the audio delay issue as well.

1. Launch the Main Menu on a Roku device and remain on the Home tab.

2. Next, press the Home Button 5 times.

3. Following that, press the Up Button.

4. Next, press the Rewind button two times and the Fast Forward button twice.

Audio Delay on Roku

5. Now, the device clears the cache within 15 to 30 minutes.

6. Finally, your device restarts.

Video Refresh Properties

Sometimes it might be because of your video that the audio seems out of sync. For example, it might be because of continuous buffering that the audio delays on your device. So let’s fix this issue with your video.

1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote five times.

2. Press the Reverse button three times and the Fast Forward button two times.

3. Select the Manual Selection option from the menu that appears on your screen.

4. From the menu, select a lower rate and check if your issue is fixed.

5. If it doesn’t fix the issue, you can repeat the same and select an even lower rate till you feel like the issue is fixed.

Reset the Roku Device

If none of the above troubleshooting steps work for you, you need to reset your Roku device. Note that you will lose all the data and saved settings on your device once you reset it.

1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote and then launch the Settings from the menu.

2. Next, select the System option and then the Advanced System Settings option.

Audio Delay on Roku

3. Next, select the Factory Reset option and then the Factory Reset Everything option.

4. Follow the instructions on your screen and complete the reset of your Roku device.

Wrapping Up

Now we have discussed all possible methods to fix the audio lag on your Roku device. None of this works. You might have to contact Roku support. We believe that this section was useful enough for you to fix the issue on your Roku device. You can visit our blog to find more interesting updates regarding your device.