I have a Roku TV Model 50S535, purchased Sept 2020. We’ve had no issues until this week and it’s now impossible to navigate to any of our apps. It is NOT a remote problem: the issues are identical if I use the digital remote on my iPad AND I purchased a brand new remote just to exclude that as the problem. We have unplugged the TV 3 times, waiting 60-120 seconds before plugging back. We have restarted through the Settings Menu. We have cleared the cache so many times its belly is close to growling from being emptied. Once in a long while I’ve been able to select a channel but something entirely different shows up. Also, because the Options button remains grayed out, we can’t delete anything, even if we wanted to. Basically, we’ve followed every recommendation except a factory reset, which I would love to avoid. Any other things to try?
You may wish to begin following the thread that another person started a few days ago who is having the same issue - I have been adding my comments to it as well and have also contacted Roku support. They got back to me this morning with suggestions that revolved around the remote being the issue despite the fact I stated in my support ticket that I have a generic remote also paired with the Roku unit and it too has the very same issue of not being able to navigate the Home menu - here is a link to that thread:
Thank you. I am now following your similar Roku issue. In my initial problem description I did not mention that we had also checked multiple times to see that our system was running the latest software version. Each time there was no update version given. Today, when I saw the latest version identified in another post, I could tell that our 10.5.0 / Build 4210 was outdated. I have attempted multiple time to download the latest (now identified) software. Frustrating on multiple levels!
I can not get the system to update. I’ve unplugged the TV and I’ve restarted the TV through the System. Nothing!
I know I have ample (very ample) internet connectivity through my wired connection, so that issue can be excluded.
It would be great if @RokuDanny-R would read this post and the other one I referred you to above but it is doubtful based on my latest reply from the email support.
Basically they stated "It seems to be an issue with the hardware of the device." and offered a discount to purchase a new unit.
As I have stated previously, our unit is only 3 years and 2 months old and the only issue is the inability to navigate the Roku home menu. We will continue to use as-is because even with the discount they offered, we would be spending more money to replace the current unit than we paid to buy it on a special after Thanksgiving sale in 2019. When it or the remote finally give out completely then we will look at other streaming devices. I understand Comcast is coming out with their own device to compete with Roku later this year so that may be an option.
You write, "Basically they stated 'It seems to be an issue with the hardware of the device,' and offered a discount to purchase a new unit."
I am a 75-year-old grandmother... and I only mention this to confirm the fact that I have been through more technology migrations and upgrades and updates than those who may not be able to envision a time when telephones were on walls and you had to use an attached hand crank to call a neighbor.
NEVER.... and I mean NEVER have I encountered a technology company with this kind of abhorrent customer service.
I regret--and I truly mean this-- I regret having to push ROKU to the bottom of any list of companies who pretend to value its customers.
Now... should Roku offer to replace my TV with one that will work with its most recent update, that might take it up a notch or two----but I'll not hold my breath.