How to Factory Reset a Roku Device


Roku offers a range of top-quality streaming devices across various price points. With streaming services overtaking traditional cable TV, Roku devices are essential for accessing platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO Max. In addition to streaming devices, Roku also produces wireless soundbars and smart home devices. Occasionally, you may encounter issues with your Roku devices that require troubleshooting, including a factory reset. This guide will walk you through the steps to factory reset different types of Roku devices.

Preliminary Troubleshooting Steps

Before performing a factory reset, which is an advanced troubleshooting step, try these simpler solutions:

  1. Restart Your Roku: Rebooting your Roku device can resolve temporary bugs or glitches. Simply power off the device, wait a few seconds, and turn it back on.
  2. Check Remote Batteries: Ensure the batteries in your Roku remote control are working. Replace them if necessary.
  3. Verify Cable Connections: Make sure all cables, including HDMI and power cords, are properly connected.
  4. Check Wi-Fi Connection: A strong Wi-Fi network is crucial for your Roku device to function correctly. Verify that your Wi-Fi is working and offers optimum speed.
  5. Update Your Roku Device: Ensure your Roku device has the latest software update, which can bring new features and fix existing issues.

If these steps do not resolve the issues, proceed with a factory reset.

Factory Reset Instructions

For Responsive Roku Devices

This method applies to all Roku devices, including Roku TV, Roku streaming players, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku Streambar, and Roku Smart Soundbar.

  1. Press the Home button on your remote.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Select System.
  4. Choose Advanced system settings.
  5. Select Factory reset. For Roku TV, choose Factory reset everything.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reset.

For Unresponsive Roku Devices

If your Roku device is unresponsive, use the physical reset button located on the back or bottom of the device. This button might be a standard button or a pinhole that requires a pin.

  1. Locate the reset button.
  2. Press and hold it for 10 to 15 seconds.
  3. The device’s LED indicator will blink rapidly, indicating a successful reset.

Factory Resetting Roku Smart Home Devices

Roku Smart Home Cameras

For Roku Indoor Camera SE, Indoor Camera 360° SE, Outdoor Wired Camera SE, and Floodlight Camera SE:

  1. Plug the camera into the power source.
  2. Press and hold the Setup button on the back of the camera.
  3. Wait for about 30 seconds for the camera to reboot. The front LED light will flash red upon a successful reset.

Roku Camera Base Station

  1. Ensure the base station is powered on.
  2. Insert a paperclip or pin into the reset pinhole and hold for 10 to 15 seconds until the LED light turns yellow. The light will flash blue when the reset is complete.

Roku Video Doorbell

  1. Unmount the doorbell and connect it to a power source.
  2. Press the Reset button on the back of the doorbell.
  3. Wait until you hear “Ready to connect” and the status light turns yellow.

Roku Smart Bulb SE

  1. Power on the bulb.
  2. Turn the light switch off and on three times. The bulb will pulsate if the reset is successful.

Roku Smart Light Strip SE and Smart Light Strip+ SE

  1. Connect the light strip to the controller and power it on.
  2. Press and hold the side button for 10 seconds until the status light pulsates blue.

Roku Smart Plug SE

  1. Power on the plug.
  2. Press and hold the Power button for at least 5 seconds until the light flashes blue.

Factory Resetting Roku Wireless Audio Devices

From the Settings Menu

  1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Select Remote & devices.
  4. Choose Speakers.
  5. Select the device to reset (Wireless speaker, Wireless soundbar, or Subwoofer).
  6. Choose Factory reset and enter the pin displayed on the screen.

Using the Physical Button

  1. Press and hold the Reset button on the back of the device for 10 seconds.
  2. The status light will blink, indicating a successful reset.


After completing the factory reset, follow the initial setup process to get your Roku device back up and running. For tips on maximizing your Roku experience and the best Roku channel apps, refer to our comprehensive guides. Factory resetting can resolve persistent issues and ensure your Roku device operates smoothly.