We all know that Roku devices are extremely popular. From smart TVs to Streaming Sticks, the Roku OS can be used on almost any smart TV nowadays. And just like most modern electronics out there, Roku TVs and Streaming boxes have cache files. What are these cache files? Well, they are important data that has been stored on your device which is later used by apps or the system itself. Read along to know how to clear cache on Roku TV.
Why would you want to remove or clear the cache files on your Roku TV? Well, there are many reasons. It could be that a particular app might not be loading correctly issues with subtitling, playback problems, or for that matter, these cache files might even be eating up your Roku device’s storage space. There could be many other reasons such as the Roku device not functioning or behaving properly. In such cases, the best you can do is clear the cache before you attempt to perform a factory reset.
How to Clear Cache on Roku
Now in all fairness, the only way you can clear the cache of your Roku is the cache files from the channels or apps that are installed. There is no specific way to clear the cache of a Roku device. So, if you have an app or a channel on your Roku, acting up or being troublesome follow these steps to clear the cache.
- First, of all. have your Roku device powered on and connected to a working internet connection.
- Make sure that you have your Roku remote with you. This will work even if you use your mobile phone as a remote control for the Roku TV.
- Press the Home button on your remote to be taken to the Roku’s home screen.
- Now, simply navigate and find the app that is causing a lot of issues or trouble for you. It could be any of the issues that have been mentioned earlier.
- Press the Star or Asterisk button on your Roku remote.
- You will see a menu option that pops up. From this list select Remove Channel
- The channel will now be deleted or uninstalled from your Roku device.
- Next, you will want to enter the Settings menu of your Roku device.
- Select System from the list. Under System, choose the System Restart option.
- The system should now shut down and restart.
- With the device restarted, visit the Roku Channel Store on your Roku device.
- Simply search for the app or browse through the store for the app you just installed.
- When you find the app, select it and install it.
- With the app installed, login into the app and check if it has the same issues. If it doesn’t, that means the cache files were the issue which has now been fixed
There is another way that you can use to perform a quick restart for your Roku device. Press the Home button five times. Next, you will want to press the Up button once, the rewind button twice, and finally the fast forward button twice. Your Roku will freeze, turn black and then restart right away.
And this is how you can clear the cache of your Roku device. Another way to clear the cache is by disconnecting the Roku from its power source and leaving it for a minute or two. Plugging it back in should solve your issue. If at all the issue is still not solved, the best you can do is perform a factory reset on your Roku device. This will let the device and start afresh.
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