You may have experienced that your smart devices where it is unresponsive. At that time you cannot you may not completely use your device that is facing issues. Likewise, there are a lot of Roku users who have complained regarding the same issue. During this issue, you cannot use your channel Store or Roku channel and thus becomes unresponsive or Frozen. However, there is a way that you can use to fix the issue. To do the same, you can restart your Roku device-connected TV.

How to Restart Roku TV

Restarting your Roku TV is simple, and you can simply restart the device by following the steps below:

With the help of the Roku TV Remote

There are two methods that you can use to restart your Roku device with a remote.

System Restart

Follow the below steps to restart your Roku TV from the settings menu.

[1] Press the Home button on your Roku remote.

[2] Now select Settings from the left pane.

[3] Next, choose System in Settings.

[4] In the System section, select System Restart.

Various Methods to Restart Roku TV

[5] Choose Restart and press OK on your remote.

The system will proceed to update once you complete all this method.

Roku Remote Code

By following the steps mentioned below, you restart can your TV using a few buttons on your Roku Remote if in case your Roku TV is frozen.

[1] Click the Home button of the Roku remote 5 times.

[2] Now press the Up arrow once.

[3] Click the Rewind button twice.

[4] Press the Fast Forward button twice at the end.

Now the restart will be completed in a few seconds to minutes.

Without the help of Roku Remote

You can also restart your Roku remote without a Roku remote. The following are the steps to do the same.

Forced Restart

If in case both Roku TV and your Roku TV remote are not responding, you can try Forced restart.

[1] Unplug the Power Cord and wait for a few minutes.

[2] Remove the Battery of your Roku TV remote.

[3] Hold Down the Power button until the LED indicator stops blinking.

[4] But back the battery into the remote.

[5] Plug back in the Roku TV to a power source and turn it on.

Both your Roku remote as well as Roku TV remote will have completed a complete restart.

With the help of the Roku TV Remote App

The best alternative if your Roku TV Remote is not working is to get the Roku remote app. The application is available on both Android and iOS. Follow the steps to pair your Roku TV remote app.

[1] Connect both your Roku TV and Smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network.

[2] Launch the application on the smartphone.

[3] Tap on Devices in the bottom right corner.

Tap on Devices

[4] Now select your Roku TV.

[5] Tap on the Remote below the name of your TV.

Once you do that, the phone will function almost, if not fully, like a Roku remote. Now the steps to restart are the same as that of a Roku remote that is working as listed above already.

Restarting the TCL Roku TV

We have chosen to address TCL Roku TV separately as the steps vary a little bit.

[1] Press the Home button on the Roku remote.

[2] Now select Settings on the home screen.

[3] Next, press the Right Arrow button and select System.

[4] In System, select the Power option.

[5] Now choose System Restart in Power Settings.

[6] Select Restart on the right.

Restarting the TCL Roku TV

Press the OK button of your TCL Roku remote. Once you do that, the system will restart automatically.

As mentioned earlier, you are most likely doing this to fix any underlying issue causing Roku TV to not work. Once the system has completed the restart, try retracing the steps to the issue you faced. This will help you determine whether the issue is resolved to not.

If restarting your Roku doesn’t fix the issue, reset your Roku TV.


1. Where is the Reset button on Roku TV?

On the back of your TV, close to the HDMI, audio, and antenna ports, look for the little Reset button. Press and hold the reset button for at least 20 seconds using a straightened paperclip (or something similar). Your Roku TV will restart after a brief interval and show the Recovery Mode interface.

2. What happens when you restart Roku TV?

Errors that are present on your Roku TV will be cleared after the restart.