Sleep Timer is a necessary feature for those who are watching TV, especially at night as it turns off the device, when not in use. Fortunately, the Sleep Timer is available on Roku devices, similar to Firestick and Apple TV. You can enable Sleep Timer on Roku easily within the device settings.

If you have been watching live TV on Roku or on-demand content late at night, and you fell asleep, the Sleep Timer will turn off your Roku device only when you have set the specific time period. This article will guide you through the ways for a smooth setup of Sleep Timer on Roku.

How to Turn On Sleep Timer on Roku TV Settings

1. From the Roku home screen, select Settings.

from the home page move to the settings option.

2. Scroll down and click the System option from the menu.

select  the system option from the settings

3. Then, click on the Time option.

Move to the time option from the menu

4. Choose Sleep timer from the available options.

5. Pick any one of the time intervals that appears on the screen (30 minutes, 1 hour, 1.5 hours, 2 hours, 3 hours).

Choose Sleep Timer

The sleep timer will be enabled. After that, your TV screen will turn off automatically within the saved time.

How to Enable Sleep Timer on Roku Home Screen

With the updated Roku, you can find the Sleep Timer option on the home screen.

1. Press the Home button on your remote.

2. Hit the Right Arrow button on your remote to open the channel’s grid.

3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and select the Sleep Timer option.

4. Follow the on-screen prompts to enable the Sleep Timer feature.

How to Activate Sleep Time Using Roku Stick Remote

You also have the separate option to turn on the Sleep Timer on Roku while streaming music, movies, and TV shows.

1. Press the Asterisk (*) button on your remote while playing a movie or TV show.

Press Asterisk button

2. Next, scroll down and select the Sleep Timer option.

3. Choose the time interval you need and press the OK button on your remote.

Thus, you have successfully enabled the Sleep Timer feature.

How to Set Sleep Timer Using Voice Command

You can also turn on the Sleep Timer option using voice commands.

1. Press and hold the Voice button on your Roku remote.

Hold the Voice Button to set Sleep Timer on Roku

2. Then, you can specify the time interval :

Turn off the TV in 1 hour

set Sleep Timer for 2 hours

or by using a specific time

Turn off the TV at 10 pm

Set sleep timer for 1 am

With the voice command feature, you can easily enable the Sleep Timer straight away without going through the options.

How to Turn On Sleep Timer Using Bandwidth Saver Setting

Enabling Bandwidth Saver Setting will turn off your Roku Express device to avoid data usage.

1. Head to the Settings on your Roku device.

2. Select Network and choose Bandwidth Saver.

3. Click ON to enable the feature.

Turn on Bandwidth Saver

By doing so, if you haven’t used the remote for 4 hours Roku notifies you by a display message. If you don’t respond, the Roku device will be turned off.

How to Switch On Sleep Timer from iPhone

Fortunately, you can set Sleep Timer on your streaming device using an app on your iPhone.

1. Head to the App Store on your iPhone.

2. Install the Ro To Sleep app and launch it.

3. Connect iPhone and Roku to the same WiFi.

4. When you open, select Scan the app searches for Roku devices.

5. Tap on your Roku device.

Select your Roku device

6. Choose the timing and tap Set Timer.

Set the timer


1. How to turn off Sleep Timer on Roku Ultra?

After setting the sleep timer, you can also discard it anytime. To turn off Sleep Timer on Roku Ultra, go to SettingsSystemTimeSleep Timer Off.

2. Does Roku turn off automatically?

No, Roku doesn’t have an auto sleep feature, which identifies no activity from the user and turns off the TV. But you can enable the sleep timer to turn off your TV’s screen automatically.

3. Why there is no Sleep Timer on my Roku device?

If your Roku device is outdated, you can’t find the Sleep Timer feature. Try updating Roku firmware to the latest version and check again.