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Sunday, February 19, 2017

1789. Roku crashing?



I use a Roku box for streaming video from Netflix, and unfortunately sometimes it crashes. I can crawl in the closet to unplug it to force it to reboot, but that's a serious pain. Is there some way to force it to reboot once it has crashed?

Yes I have Roku and I use it and occasionally it does crash. In my case I just have to reach behind it. Unplug it for a few minutes and plug it back in but if yours is inaccessible that can be difficult to do. 

There is an answer you would not believe the answer you lead to write this down. First of all the remote control is still active. Even after it's crashed. So to get it to reboot. Here's what you do:

1. Press the home button five times 
2. Press the up arrow one time. 
3. Press the rewind button two times 
4. Press the fast forward button two times. 

It kind of makes sense home five times up arrow once rewind twice. Fast forward twice and it will reboot. 

Now you're not to remember all that you're probably in your car listening to this. So you can't write it down. It's on our website and it's also available on the web just by searching for "reboot Roku". You'll find the same set of steps. In any case it's possible you don't have to crawl behind your home entertainment system to reboot you're Roku.

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