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Juffin
Level 7

Roku channel wont play any videos

Roku channel will not play any videos, ill hit play season 1 episode 1 and all it does os refresh that same page. Other channels work and so do roku live tv

 

Help, i use roku express. Yes i tried restarting

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Juffin
Level 7

Re: Roku channel wont play any videos

Help

thanks

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AvsGunnar
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Roku channel wont play any videos

@Juffin 

Do you have the Express 3930 you have pictured above (Settings/System/About)?  Are you having any issues with any other channel/app?  Are you able to go to the online Roku Channel on a laptop connected to the same network and view content? (https://therokuchannel.roku.com/).  Also, are you in US or elsewhere?  Provide some details as to your issue.

Some of the initial troubleshooting when experiencing an issue with a channel/app..

1. Remove, Restart, Reinstall.

Remove the offending channel/app.

Restart the Roku device. (Settings/System/System Restart or Settings/System/Power/System Restart)

Reinstall the channel/app.

2. Reboot all the network equipment (modem, router, extenders, etc)

3. Try using wall power for your Roku device if currently using TV USB power port. (any USB cell phone charging adapet 5volt, 1amp)

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Feel free to post back with an update or if you need more help.

Roku Community Streaming Expert
Just another Roku user... I am not a Roku employee.
Insignia RokuTV, Ultra 4660x, Premiere+ 3921, Express 4k+ 3941
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Juffin
Level 7

Re: Roku channel wont play any videos

@AvsGunnar 

 

- i am using roku express 3930x

-no issues with roku live tv or amazon prime, or paramount channel in Amazon prime. But the roku channel and stand alone paramount plus does not work. I did get to watch one episode on roku channel the day i installed it, the next day nothing played, paramount plus stand alone never worked... only in primes channel

-located in eastern canada

- can't test roku channel on laptop i don't have a laptop. was one of the main reasons i bought roku

 

1- not sure how to Remove, Restart, Reinstall roku channel or paramount plus as they already were installed on device 

2-ill try rebooting network, but not sure if thats it. I did get one day of watching roku then it just stopped.. i didn't change anything.  and roku live and amazon works

3-its plugged into usb charger into my power bar.. not ran on laptop 

 

Thanks 

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AvsGunnar
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Roku channel wont play any videos

@Juffin 

In order to remove any channel/app from a Roku device, you can do two ways.

1. Highlight the offending channel and press the * button (a.k.a. options button)on the Roku remote.  An option to "Remove channel" should appear in this options menu.

2. Search for the offending channel using the Streaming Channels or Search Menu from Home Screen.  After typing in the name, you should see a screen that allows you to "Remove Channel".  (same screen that allows you to install channels).

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For subscriptions channels/apps you may have to cancel subscription prior to being able to remove channel.

Remember to perform a System Restart after you uninstall a channel/app in order to clear the device cache.

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Can you clarify what you mean that the Roku Channel and Paramount+ were already on device?  Do you mean they were simply on the screen after you went through the device setup and activation (meaning you chose them when you set up device), or is this a used device and you received it with some channels/apps already installed?

Since you do not have laptop, try using your phone's browser while connected to your home network wifi and check the online Roku channel. (basically, need to see if other devices while connected to your network are experiencing the same issue with the Roku Channel on-demand content).

Roku Community Streaming Expert
Just another Roku user... I am not a Roku employee.
Insignia RokuTV, Ultra 4660x, Premiere+ 3921, Express 4k+ 3941
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