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Level 7

Roku restarts to home screen

Roku app repeatedly kicks me out of any channel I’m watching to home screen. What causes this? How can i solve this?

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Level 18

Re: Roku app

These things are just little special purpose computers. Like their big brothers sometimes you need to clear things out by restarting them.

Restart via Settings > System > System restart (Or for Roku TV: Settings > System > Power > System restart)

If a restart doesn't do it, try pulling the power plug to the device for a minute or so then plugging it back in.

Let us know how you make out.

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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Roku restarts to home screen


Thanks for the inquiry.

In addition to what @makaiguy suggested, how are you powering the Roku device? Is the device plugged into the TV USB port or is it plugged into a wall outlet? We highly recommend the latter.

Please keep us posted.


Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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