A number of issues could halt the functioning of Roku device. While we are aware of most of those issues, but there are a few that we have no information about. Today, we are going to discuss those two issues along with their solutions, so that whenever you come across those issues, you have the knowledge to fix it.
There could be a number of reasons behind a non-functional Roku media-streaming player. While we all know about the most common reasons, but it is also important to discuss lesser-known reasons as well, as those can also create issues at times. If you are using Roku device, which recently has stopped working, then you need to check as to what has caused it. If the apps are crashing or freezing in your Roku while you use it, then here is what you probably are dealing with:
- Bugged Applications: If you have found the applications installed on your Roku getting crashed or frozen quite often, then there could be a problem with those applications. So, what you are going to do is close those applications that are creating problems and open those, which you think are working fine. If all the applications are crashing or freezing, then you will have to reboot your device. You can do this by unplugging your Roku device, then waiting for a few seconds before plugging the device back again.
- Roku’s firmware is out of date: The firmware at which your Roku device is operating could be out of date, and Roku isn’t able to get the new updates. If you are dealing with this particular problem, then you can easily fix this by going to the home screen followed by ‘Settings’. Under ‘Settings’ option, you need to select ‘System’ > ‘System Update’ > ‘Check Now’. If there is an update available, then you need to download and install the update and then, check the functionality of the apps.
If you are dealing with update related issues, then here are the reasons that have resulted in those errors:
- Firewall is blocking the connection with your Roku device update server: If your Roku device is not being updated, then it could be due to the firewall. You will have to disable the firewall, which you can easily do by logging into your Router settings. If you have a Windows device, then you need to launch your web browser followed by connecting the same to 192.168.1.1 (the default IP address). Find the firewall section in the control panel, and then click it to turn off the firewall.
- TV isn’t communication with Roku update server: If your TV isn’t connecting with Roku update server. To resolve this problem, you can connect to the secret screen and update from that screen. In order to get to the secret screen, you will have to use your Roku remote. Press ‘home’ button five times, ‘fast forward’ button three times, and ‘rewind’ button two times. Next, scroll to the ‘update software’ followed by clicking ‘Ok’.