Before you sell it or give it away, it’s best to learn how to factory reset your Roku TV.
A factory reset removes all data stored on your device and restores the configurations to the default.
Once you perform it on your Roku TV, it will feel as if it was out of the box for the first time. It means you need to reconfigure all the settings once again.
All of the personal references, linked devices, playlists, and accounts that you added to your Roku TV will be wiped out.
Those are the things you need to know before you reset your Roku player to the factory settings.
In addition, performing a factory reset on your Roku TV can also fix some issues such as Roku not working, being unresponsive, or other problems.
In this post, we’ll guide you on how to factory reset your Roku TV.
How to Factory Reset Your Roku TV
There are two effective ways to reset your Roku device to the factory settings: from the Settings and press the Reset button.
1. Grab the Roku remote or Roku mobile app.
2. Press the Home button on your remote to go back to the main screen.
3. Select Settings.
4. Select System.
5. Select Advanced system settings.
6. Choose Factory reset or Factory reset everything.
7. Follow the steps on your screen.
Roku devices have a reset button at the back or bottom of the device. It’s either a button or a pinhole button.
Check your device to find out what kind of reset button it has. If yours is a pinhole, you’ll need to prepare a small stick like a toothpick or a paperclip to help you press the reset button.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Turn on your Roku device.
2. Press and hold the reset button for 15 seconds.
3. The status light will flash rapidly when the factory reset is completed.
Once you’ve done a factory reset to your Roku device, it will reboot immediately. Then, you need to configure your Roku device once again.
What should you do after performing a factory reset to your Roku device?
Do you still remember how you set up your Roku device for the first time? If you don’t, then you can check out the guide below.
1. Set up your Roku TV
You need to set up your Roku TV before you can use it. It’s quite simple.
1. Turn on your Roku TV
2. Select a language and press OK on your Roku TV remote.
3. Choose your country using the Roku TV remote.
4. Choose home use if you are using it for daily use at home. Or, select a store display if you use it for display purposes.
5. Connect your Roku TV with your internet network. Choose your network from the list of available networks and insert the password. Then, press Connect.
6. Download the latest update. This will run automatically if your Roku TV doesn’t have the latest software installed.
7. Insert your Roku account. Enter the email address that you used to register your Roku account. If Roku sends you a confirmation email, click the link provided in the email to confirm.
After this, you can connect other devices like a soundbar, Blu-ray player, and other devices to your Roku TV.
Once you’ve done with the Roku setup, move on to the next step.
2. Sign in to streaming services
Do you use any streaming services that require a username and password, such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Apple TV, and others?
You will need to sign in to each streaming service individually in order to stream the content again.
3. Set up a PIN and parental control
When you factory reset your Roku player, all configurations that you have made earlier will be completely removed. Not to mention your PIN and parental control.
If you are sharing the Roku device with other family members, setting up parental control is pretty important. Especially if there are kids in your family members.
Parental control will help you restrict the content that your kids are not supposed to watch. It allows you to hide channels that you think are not appropriate for children.
Here’s what you need to do to access the parental control feature on the Roku player:
1. Press the Home button on your Roku TV remote.
2. Select Settings > Parental controls.
Then, you will need to create a 4-digit PIN to enable or disable this parental control feature.
4. Do a broadcast TV channel scan if you have an HDTV antenna connected to your Roku device.
A Roku TV comes with an ATSC tuner that lets you watch digital TV that is broadcast “over-the-air.” You can watch these channels on your Roku TV if you connect an HDTV antenna to the Live TV input.
When an HDTV antenna is connected to your Roku TV, Live TV Channel Guide can help you find “over-the-air” movies and TV shows broadcasting in your area today and in the coming weeks, as well as free programs from over 150 live streaming TV channels on The Roku Channel, like ABC News, Lively Place, and more.
Live TV Channel Guide combines TV listings into a single channel grid to help you find free, live TV.
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