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May 30, 2024

How to Clear Cache on a Roku Device

If your Roku device seems to be running slow or the playback of channels and apps is choppy, it may be time to clear cache. There are numerous online resources that claim a particular sequence of button presses on your Roku remote can do this, but it is not accurate. In fact, there is no cache to clear on a roku device; the device simply does not use cache files at all. There are other ways to fix these issues, however, such as restarting the device and uninstalling and reinstalling problematic channels.

When a computer, smartphone or Android phone runs slowly and takes a long time to load apps or videos, one of the first fixes suggested is usually to clear the cache. This is because the more apps you have on your device, the more storage space they take up and can cause performance problems. Roku TVs store cache as well and can become sluggish due to it.

There are several ways to clear cache on a roku device, but the easiest is to restart the device. This can be done by turning the device off, unplugging it for a few seconds and then plugging it back in. Another way is to uninstall and reinstall the problematic app; this can be done by highlighting the app on the home screen, pressing the options or star button (*) on the remote control and then selecting “Remove Channel.” You will need to re-enter your username and password for this process.

If these methods do not work, you can try a factory reset on your device. This will revert your Roku to its original state, but it may take longer than just restarting the device. This can be done by unplugging the device, waiting a few minutes and then plugging it back in. Once the device has restarted, you should be able to watch all your favorite channels again without any problems.

If you have tried all of these tips and your Roku device is still not running fast or displaying choppy video, it is possible that the issue is with your internet connection. You can check this by using the Roku’s settings menu to ensure that your device is connected to your wireless network and has a strong connection. If the problem persists, you can always call Roku customer service for help. They can assist you with resetting your device or even giving you a new one if the issue is severe. They can also help with other problems you may be having with your Roku device, such as a failing remote. They can also help you troubleshoot specific issues with individual channels. Typically, these calls are free of charge and can be made from any location.