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Jovh
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Roku TV disconnects from internet

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My Roku TV (new) disconnects from the internet every evening when turned off.  I have a Spectrum modem - newer one - 2018.  The TV is connected wireless but is not far from the router.  Any help?

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RokuAustin
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Re: Roku TV disconnects from internet

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Hi everyone,

 

Enabling Fast TV Start may help in these cases.

How Does Fast TV Start Work?

When Fast TV Start is enabled, your Roku TV always maintains the connection even when the TV is in standby. 

  • Note: Fast TV Start uses more power than normal standby and overrides default power settings.

When Fast TV Start is not enabled, not only do you lose the benefits described above, but you may also get the false impression that your TV isn't connecting each time you power on your Roku TV. This is because some Roku TVs take a couple of minutes to establish the connection when they are powered on. Enabling Fast TV Start eliminates this behavior.

How do I enable Fast TV Start?

You can enable Fast TV Start on your Roku TV at any time using the instructions below:

  1. Press the Home button on your Roku TV remote.
  2. Scroll up or down and select Settings.
  3. Select System, followed by Power.
  4. Select Fast TV Start.
  5. Highlight Enable 'Fast TV Start', and check the box to enable it.

This should resolve the issue. We'll close this thread, but please start a new post if you continue to experience an issue after enabling Fast TV Start.

Happy Streaming!

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Bert88
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Hi, I have a similar issue....when I turn on my TV, I have to go and manually reconnect to the network (it does remember the settings, but I have to press a lot of keys). It's a 65" TCL ROKU TV. All my Roku sticks (2 others) work fine, but this TCL Roku TV has to be manually reconnected every time I turn it on. Thanks for your help.

jimleolem
Level 7

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You didn't answer the question.

Again... Why does a TV disconnect from the Internet when it is off. Every time you turn the TV back on you have to re connect to the Internet. The issue is not Internet related its program related. And update needs to be made that keeps the roku connected the Internet even when it's off.

Danielgiesey420
Level 7

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Same problem here, I have two of the exact same TCL 55in and they both do the same thing every single time. Remembers settings but have to manually reconnect, Running 300mbs with router 2 feet away from one....Tried using 2.4, tried 5.0, same outcome. Also believe it’s software issue and needs updating

huntergilbert
Level 7

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i think it has something to do with the TCL brand because i have a 32” TCL and it does the same exact thing. but my 65” Hisense doesn’t disconnect at all. 

itsjamiii
Level 7

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I Have a hitachi and it does the same thing says connection is excellent and the Roku and Roku TV keep disconnecting and everything else in my house works fine! 

Haleylholmes
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Has anyone had any luck in resolving this issue? I have a 65” TCL Roku tv with the same problem. Every time I turn the tv on, I have to reconnect to WiFi (actually, it will say I’m disconnected but if I click “check connection” versus actually reconnecting to the WiFi, that seems to fix the issue and takes slightly less time than reconnecting). It’s strange bc I had this tv for a year with no issue. However six months ago I moved and ever since then, it’s been happening. My internet connection is strong and nothing else disconnected including my roku streaming box for my other tv which is way further from my router. I tried talking to support and they weren’t able to help. I would just connect it to the router with an Ethernet cord but I work from home so I have my work computer connected via Ethernet to the router which is in another room and I don’t want wires running all over the house. 

NateO17
Level 7

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I have the same exact issue, every time I turn my 65” TCL Roku Tv on I have to reconnect to my wifi. It remembers the password but I have to go through the steps of setting up a connection for it to reconnect. There has to be an issue with the tv software that needs an update. I have even gone as far as buying a new router to solve the issue and still no change 

Haleylholmes
Level 8

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So frustrating Smiley Sad the simple solution I believe would be connecting via Ethernet but it’s just not possible with my layout. I did move my router up to a higher surface about a week ago and I feel like there’s been improvement but hard to tell bc if I turn it on and leave it alone for long enough, it will reconnect itself. Mine does the same as yours where it remembers the password and everything. In fact, I don’t even have to select set up a connection, usually asking it to just check the connection is enough of a push for the system to realize that it is, in fact, connected. Very frustrating nonetheless - I really like the tv outside of this.

DirtynRed
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My 65 Hisense does it as well

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