Roku device comes as a best-in-class for converting your normal TV to a Smart TV. But how the best the Roku seems to be, it also some issues in it. That is the frequent glitches and Roku not working on the TV issue. However, how big the problems don’t matter as you already have the feature on your Roku to troubleshoot the issues; that is the Factory Reset feature. But the only problem with using this feature is that it will delete all the settings and channels added to Roku. So, if you are OK with resetting your Roku device to default, let us discover all the possible ways to reset your Roku device or TV.

How to Factory Reset Roku device?

There are two ways to Reset Roku. They are:

  • From the Roku Settings
  • Using the Physical button

Factory Reset Roku from the Settings

1. Turn on your Roku and press the Home button on your remote.

2. Scroll down and select the Settings menu.

Select Settings

3. From the Settings, choose the System option.

Select System

4. Scroll down and select the Advanced System Settings.

Select Advanced System Settings

5. Choose the Factory reset option.

6. Enter the Pin displayed on your screen and then click OK to start the reset process.

Select OK - Factory Reset Roku

7. Finally, click on the Start factory reset button from the pop-up window and complete the resetting process.

Select Start Factory Reset - Reset Roku

Now, your Roku will automatically turn off and turn on automatically.

Factory Reset Roku Using Physical Button

If your Roku-connected TV screen is frozen, you may not be able to navigate through the Settings. If that’s the case, in some Roku devices, a physical reset button can be found on the backside of your Roku device.

1. Connect your Roku to the TV using the HDMI port and power it on.

2. Next, press the Reset button for about 10 seconds.

Reset Roku

Note: Depending upon your Roku device model, you can find a physical button or a pinhole to reset Roku. If your Roku device has a pinhole, you may need to use a long paperclip and gently push on the pinhole for 10 seconds. Here are the Types of Roku Devices available.

3. When the reset is complete, you will be notified with the LED light being blinked rapidly.

BONUS: How to Reset Roku Without a Remote

In case your Roku remote is not working and your TV screen is not frozen, you can use the Roku app available on the Google Play Store or the App Store to control your Roku temporarily.

1. Launch the Roku app on your Android or iOS devices.

Roku app for Android device: Google Play Store

Roku app for iOS device: App Store

2. From the bottom of the Roku app, tap on the Devices tab.

Tap on the Devices tab

3. Ensure that you have connected your Android or iOS device and Roku to the same wifi network.

4. Next, your Roku device will appear on the list of available devices in the Roku app.

5. Select your Roku device from the list of available devices.

6. Once you connect the Roku device to the Roku app, a list of options will appear.

7. Tap on the Remote tab, and you can see the Remote interface.

Tap on the Remote tab

8. Now, you can use the remote interface to go to Roku Settings > System > Advanced System Settings > Factory Reset.

9. After resetting Roku, you need to do the following:

  • Set up Roku
  • Sign in to your Roku account
  • Create a Roku PIN for Parental Control Settings
  • Broadcast channel scan if you have connected HDMI antenna to Roku

FAQ

1. How to reset Roku with a black screen?

You can use the Reset button that you can find on the back side of the Roku device if there is a black screen issue on your TV.

2. Where is Roku reset button?

On certain models, you can find the Reset button on the backside of your Roku device.