How To Reset Roku Stick And TV With & Without Remote?

To reset Roku with remote, go to Settings, navigate to System, Advanced Settings, and select Reset option, enter the pin code and your device will restore to factory settings.

You can reset the Roku TV stick without remote by pressing the reset button located at the base or back of the device. An alternate method to reset the Roku streaming stick is using Roku mobile app.

After sharing a guide on resetting Roku with a remote, we have received a lot of requests to share steps for resetting the device without a remote. There can be multiple reasons why you want to reset your streaming device. Like:

  • Your Roku stick is stuck or frozen
  • Unresponsive apps, programs, or screen
  • Stuck at the logo or startup screen
  • Roku is sticking not working
  • Audiovisual issues

If you have tried various troubleshooting methods, like restarting the device, updating the software, or clearing the Roku cache, it’s time to reset the device.

You can quickly hard reset the Roku TV or streaming player with a remote. Follow the instruction below to initiate a factory reset on your Smart TV:

  • Press the Home button on the Roku TV remote.
  • Go to the ‘Settings’ menu in the left sidebar on the home screen.
  • Select the ‘System’ by pressing the ok or right direction button on your remote.
  • Now choose Advanced system settings.
  • Then select factory reset.
Factory Reset Option in Roku TV and Stick
  • You will see a code on your screen, enter it, and select ok.
  • Now select ‘factory reset everything’. It will immediately reboot your Roku device.
  • After the reset, you will need to set up your Roku TV again.

Manually Resetting Roku Stick Without Remote?

You can restore your Roku stick to factory settings in the following ways. Keep rolling and learning!

Factory Reset Using Reset Button

The second method you can try to manually reset your Roku stick is to use the reset button. 

  • Locate the reset button on the Roku device. It must be at the back of the stick.

Note: Some models have a pinhole instead of a button. You can use a pin or pen to press the button in the pinhole.

  • Press and hold the button for 20 seconds.
  • When the light starts blinking after 20 seconds, release the button. Your Roku streaming device is restored to its factory settings.

How To Factory Reset Roku TV With Reset Button

To factory reset your TV with the help of the reset button, follow these easy steps:

Roku TV Reset Button
  • Turn on your Roku TV
  • Press and hold the reset button for about 20 minutes.
  • Your Roku TV will restart.
  • You will see an indicator light blinking when it starts resetting.

Resetting The Device Using Roku Mobile App

Roku Mobile Application

The third method you can adopt to factory reset your Roku stick is using a virtual remote. You can download and install the Roku app on your tablet and mobile phone and use the remote to control your TV and streaming device. Follow these steps:

  • On your virtual remote, press the ‘Home’ button
  • Select ‘Settings
  • Click on ‘System
  • Select ‘Advanced System Settings’
  • Click on ‘Factory Reset
  • Confirm that you want to factory reset your Roku stick and enter the special code provided.
  • By pressing OK the factory reset process will begin.

Alternate Method To Restore Roku Stick To Factory Settings

The methods shared above are good, but in the end, you will need a Roku remote to control your device. That’s why we recommend getting a Roku replacement remote.

It will help you to control the functions of your stick and also make resetting the device a breeze. Roku offers two types of remotes:

  • Roku Voice Remote Pro
  • Roku Voice Remote

You can get one of them and make things easier for yourself.

Compatible Devices List

The above-shared methods are compatible with the following Roku devices:

  • Roku Streaming Stick 4K
  • Roku Express 4K+
  • Roku Express
  • Roku Ultra LT
  • Roku Ultra
  • Roku Streambar
  • Roku Streambar Pro
  • Roku Streaming Stick+
  • Roku TV
  • TCL Roku TV
  • Hisense
  • Philips
  • Sharp
  • ONN.
  • JVC
  • RCA
  • Magnavox
  • Westinghouse
  • Sanyo
  • Element Roku TV


How To Soft Reset Or Power Cycle The Streaming Stick

In order to reset the Roku stick without losing data, you can follow this method. 

  • Unplug your Roku stick from the back of the TV.
  • Press and hold the reset button on the Roku stick for 5 seconds while being unplugged.
  • Plug the Roku stick back into the HDMI port of your TV.
  • The stick is reset. Now you can turn On the TV and stick.

How To Reset TCL Roku TV With Black Screen?

To factory reset your TCL Roku smart TV with black screen and no picture, hold the reset button preset at the back of the TV and wait until it reboots. When the TV is restarted it is restored to default settings.

Where Is The Reset Button On Roku Stick?

The reset button on the Roku stick is either at the back or bottom. It can be a tactile button, but sometimes it is a pinhole button. You need a pin-like thing to access the button and keep it pressed for 20 seconds to reset the device. You may also like to learn Where Is Reset Button On Roku Remote.

Where Is the Reset Button on My Roku TV?

The reset button is located on the back side of the TV panel. You can find this small embedded button near the HDMI ports on the TV. This button can be pressed with a pin to reset Roku TV manually. 

What If My Roku Has No Reset Button?

Every Roku stick has a reset button. It can be a physical button that you can touch or a pinhole button embedded inside a hole. These buttons are located either at the back or bottom of the stick.

What Is The Roku Factory Reset Code?

The factory reset code saved in the device, by default, is 1234. When you factory reset your Roku stick, it asks for confirmation. Also, you need to enter the code to start the reset process. So, by entering this code, you will allow the device to reset.

How To Force Reset Roku Streaming Device?

By pressing the reset button on the Roku stick for 20 seconds, you can force reset it. Or you can also unplug the device from the TV and press the reset button for 5 seconds. After releasing the button, plug the device back into the HDMI port. Your Roku stick is reset now.

Final Words

You can adopt any of the above mentioned tricks to reset your Roku stick. These methods reset the device, delete temporary bugs and glitches, and resolve the issues. I hope the article was helpful and answered many of your questions. However, if you have further queries or want to share your experience while resetting the device, feel free to comment in the section below.

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