How To Turn Off Roku 3

Today we will discuss a simple thing but also an important issue for most of the Roku users that are How to Turn off Roku 3/Player. Yeah! Many users still have doubt about how to deactivate their Roku Box. It is simple to turn off your Roku easily, so read the article carefully to get a solution for your issue related to shut off Roku.

What Is Roku?

The Roku streaming player or Roku is a series of digital media player set top boxes. They are manufactured by the Roku Inc. Roku allows you to watch free and paid contents on your TV Via the internet using Wi-Fi or an internet router. In more elaborate, Roku TV or video player or HDMI stick is a device which allows you to watch your favorite contents from the internet on your TV and provides channels which help you to select your favorite contents easily.

Contents are available from top channels such as Netflix, Amazon Video, Amazon Cloud Player, HBO Now, Showtime, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, Tubi TV, Sling TV, YouTube, Pandora Radio, Google Play Movies & TV and from much more resources. The much more content available in Roku is preloaded. For example, Sling TV allows you to view the contents such as live concerts and In Hulu, you can view the contents after its initial airing on television. Netflix allows you to watch a wide variety of TV shows, Movies, documentaries and Amazon video allows you to stream thousands of movies and TV shows.

So through Roku streaming player, you can view the top channel contents on your TV via the internet connection. So, without a cable TV, you can watch the contents on your TV whenever you want. Roku comes with Roku remote, by using Roku remote you can search channels easily. Roku remote type varies for different versions.

Basics Of Roku

In Basics of Roku, we will see the Generations of Roku, Features of Roku, How to set up Roku and what are the things needed for to set up a Roku Stream player or Roku TV.

Roku Generations

Roku has five generations and released the series of Roku streaming players. Each generation Roku player has new features when compared to the previous version. They are quietly improving their features from previous generation Roku player to next one.

The first generation of Roku Streaming players includes the Roku Models such as Roku DVP (N1000), Roku SD (N1050), Roku HD (N1100), Roku HD-XR (N1101), Roku HD (2000), Roku XD (2000), and Roku XDS (2100)

Second generation of Roku Streaming Players includes the Roku Models such as Roku LT (2400), Roku LT (2450), Roku HD (2500), Roku 2 HD (3000), Roku 2 XD (3050), Roku 2 XS (3100), Roku Streaming stick, MHL (3400, 3420) and Roku Streaming stick, HDMI (3500).

The third generation of Roku Streaming Players includes the Roku Models such as Roku LT (2700), Roku 1 SE (2710), Roku 2 (2720), Roku 3 (4200), Roku 2 (4210), Roku 3 (4230).

The fourth generation of Roku Streaming Players includes the Roku Models such as Roku streaming stick (3600), Roku 4 (4400).

The fifth generation of Roku Streaming Players includes the Roku Models such as Roku Express (3700), Roku Express+ (3710), Roku Premiere (4720), and Roku premiere+ (4730), Roku Ultra (4740).

Features of Roku

Roku has many features which attract the user to buy a Roku for them. The features of Roku are

  1. Roku devices are simple to set up and easy to use.
  2. In Roku, You can watch a ton of free and paid contents such as movies and Tv shows on your TV via the internet.
  3. In Roku, Not only TV shows and Movies but also you can access the channels for the purpose to see a sports, news.
  4. Roku can act as a Live TV and offers live programs using channels such as Hulu.
  5. In Roku, you can access over 3,000 channels using Roku.
  6. All Roku versions can support 1080 p HD video.
  7. Roku devices can be controlled by using free Roku Mobile App.
  8. Roku needs an internet connection. We can provide internet connection using Wireless 801.11 (b/g/n) or internet router (Ethernet connection modem).

Two Important Things You Needed After Buying A Roku Stream Player Or Roku TV

Roku Account

After buying a Roku you have to create Roku account for you to access thousands of streaming channels. Payment methods will depend on the channels you subscribe. So, choose channels or apps depend on your interest that may be either free or paid content. So, to access a Roku Channels, Roku account for yourself is much needed.

Internet Connection

Internet connection is much needed to play the streaming channels. Without the internet, you can do nothing with Roku. You can provide an internet connection by using either internet router ( Ethernet modem) or Wireless Connection 802.11 (g/b/n).

Roku Stream Player

If you have already a TV with HDMI support, then you can buy a Stream player. Then, you can stream tons of free and premium channels on your TV using Roku stream player. To set up a connection between your TV and Roku stream player use either Internet router or Wireless connection. Use the Roku Remote to access your TV. The features of stream players vary depend upon the Models of Roku Stream Players.

Roku TV

Roku TV manufactured by other companies and it has the stream player capabilities built into them. Roku TV interface just like Stream player interface but it also some features to give an input via HDMI, Cable, A/V, Antenna. Available features of Roku TV may vary depending upon the model and the manufacturer.

How To Set Up Roku

Roku setup is very simple. The steps to set up your Roku device are,

  1. Power up your Roku device. If you have Roku player then plug it into your TV or if you have Roku TV then plug your TV into the socket. Remember, you can only connect Roku TV to your TV by using HDMI cable.
  2. After power up your device, you should connect the Roku device to the internet either by using internet router or using a wireless internet connection.
  3. Now, create your Roku account and activate your device. after creating Roku account, you can stream thousands of channels for entertainment, news, sports.

How To Turn Off Roku

Above, we saw the basics of Roku. Now, we will see the most important issue encountered by the Roku users. The issue is How to turn off Roku. If you have the Roku Stream players or Roku TV and want to know how to shut off or switch off your Roku device, then you come at right place.

Here we will tell you How to turn off the different models of Roku such as Roku premiere, Roku premiere+, Roku ultra, Roku express, Roku express+, Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 3, Roku 4. So, read carefully below about how to turn off Roku box.

How To Turn Off Roku 4

Roku 4 has a new feature that cannot be found in previous models of Roku. The new feature of Roku 4 is it has a power button to turn off the Box.

The steps to turn off a Roku 4 are

  • Select Settings->> System->> Power on your Roku 4.
  • Now, it will show you following options. Select the appropriate options you want.
  • Auto Power Off: Automatically power off the Roku player after 30 minutes of no interaction.
  • System Restart: this option will help you to reboot the System.
  • Power Off: this option will help you to completely shut down the Roku 4.

At anytime you can turn on your Roku 4 by pressing the buttons on your Roku 4 remote.

How To Turn Off Roku 3

Unfortunately, there is no dedicated power off button in Roku 3 like in Roku 4. The developers said the reason for a power off button not in the Roku that is it is easy to install the updates when you are not using your Roku. Roku will stand entire night or when you not using it, it will be in standby mode.

Roku uses little power to stay in standby mode. So it is clear, the fact is there is no way for a complete shutdown of your Roku device. don’t worry! Here we will tell you the way to turn off Roku 3 completely. To turn off the Roku 2 completely, we use SmartStrip Power Strip.

  • Unplug the power cord from the device in order to remove a power source.
  • Roku 3 will go to power saving mode after 30 minutes of inactivity.
  • Now, Roku in power saving mode. But, now the Roku will never completely shut down.  
  • It will remain in power saving mode and there is a chance of wasting your power and data.
  • You can save both your data and power by purchasing a SmartStrip Power Strip.

How to Turn Off Roku 3 By using SmartStrip Power Strip

If you really want to reduce your electricity bill cost and want to save your limited internet data, then you should use SmartStrip Power Strip to turn off your Roku 3.

  • Using SmartStrip Power strip, you can use your TV  as power controlling device for your Roku 3.
  • The power controlling device means you can turn on/ off your Roku 3 by turning on/off your TV.
  • So now, you can turn off Roku 3 by turning off your TV.  This method will help you to turn off your Roku 3 completely. So, you can save both your data and power.
  • The only thing you should concern about this approach is that you will have to wait for Roku 3 to boot whenever you want to turn your TV back on.

How To Turn Off Roku 2

The Roku 3 and other lower boxes (lower models) do not have any power off or turn off buttons to turn off the Roku device completely. The reason for this we explained in Roku 3. So, here we will follow the same methods mentioned in the Roku 3 for all Roku 2 and its lower boxes.

So, when you are not using Roku, it will be in standby mode. The Roku uses little power to stay in standby mode. So it is clear, the fact is there is no way for completely shut down your Roku device. But, there is a way to turn off the Roku 2 completely by using SmartStrip Power Strip.

  • Unplug the power cord from the device in order to remove a power source.
  • Roku 3 will go to power saving mode after 30 minutes of inactivity.
  • Now, Roku in power saving mode. But, now the Roku will never completely shut down.  
  • It will remain in power saving mode and there is a chance of wasting your power and data.
  • You can save both your data and power by purchasing a SmartStrip Power Strip.

How to Turn Off Roku 2 By using SmartStrip Power Strip

If you really want to reduce your electricity bill cost and want to save your limited internet data, then you should use SmartStrip Power Strip to turn off your Roku 2.

  • Using SmartStrip Power strip, you can use your TV  as power controlling device for your Roku 2.
  • The power controlling device means you can turn on/ off your Roku 2 by turning on/off your TV.
  • So now, you can turn off Roku 2 by turning off your TV.  This method will help you to turn off your Roku 2 completely. So, you can save both your data and power.
  • The only thing you should concern about this approach is that you will have to wait for Roku 2 to boot whenever you want to turn your TV back on.

How To Turn Off Roku 1

The Roku 3 and other lower boxes (lower models) do not have any power off or turn off buttons to turn off the Roku device completely. The reason for this we explained in Roku 3. So, here we will follow the same methods mentioned in the Roku 3 for all Roku 2 and Roku 1.

So, when you are not using Roku, it will be in standby mode. The Roku uses little power to stay in standby mode. So it is clear, the fact is there is no way for completely shut down your Roku device. But, there is a way to turn off the Roku 1 completely by using SmartStrip Power Strip.

  • Unplug the power cord from the device in order to remove a power source.
  • Roku 3 will go to power saving mode after 30 minutes of inactivity.
  • Now, Roku in power saving mode. But, now the Roku will never completely shut down.  
  • It will remain in power saving mode and there is a chance of wasting your power and data.
  • You can save both your data and power by purchasing a SmartStrip Power Strip.

How to Turn Off Roku 1 By using SmartStrip Power Strip

If you really want to reduce your electricity bill cost and want to save your limited internet data, then you should use SmartStrip Power Strip to turn off your Roku 1.

  • Using SmartStrip Power strip, you can use your TV  as power controlling device for your Roku 1.
  • The power controlling device means you can turn on/ off your Roku 1 by turning on/off your TV.
  • So now, you can turn off Roku 1 by turning off your TV.  This method will help you to turn off your Roku 1 completely. So, you can save both your data and power.
  • The only thing you should concern about this approach is that you will have to wait for

Roku 1 to boot whenever you want to turn your TV back on.

How To Restart / Reboot Your Roku

If you encounter any problem or malfunction in Roku, then the most suggested troubleshooting guide is a restart of your Roku.

To restart your Roku box follow the steps mentioned below

Perform the following task from Menus of Roku 4.

From menu:

  • Press Home button to go to the home screen.
  • Scroll down to Settings option and press ok button on your remote control.
  • Scroll down to system option and press ok button on your remote control.
  • Scroll down to System Restart option and press ok button on your remote control.
  • Now, press OK button to restart/ reboot your Roku. Your device Roku will turn off and restart.

In some models you have to navigate to Home->> Settings->> System->> Power->> System Restart.

Steps to reboot your device even your system frozen

The above-stated method is simple, but it does not help you if your Roku has crashed. Don’t worry! We have another trick to reboot your device that will help you even your system is frozen.This method will work for all models of Roku.

Perform the following operations using Roku Remote

  • Press the Home Button five times.
  • Press up Arrow one time.
  • Press the Rewind Button Two times.
  • Press the Forward Button Two Times.

Please press the buttons in order. You can see the side menu of your device scroll a little bit. Finally, your system will be turned off and after few seconds; you will see the Roku boot animation on your device. Now, the Roku will restart normally.

How To Reset Your Roku Box or Streaming Stick

Sometimes your gadgets will be messed up and it won’t restart properly and there is a chance of freeze the screen and won’t start properly. So, you can reset your Roku into the factory is very simple and you won’t lose much data because all of the apps are stored in the cloud. It is the best option when we stuck in middle. But, the drawback is you will sign into all of your accounts again.

How To Soft Reset Your Roku

If you encounter any problem with Roku then you can perform a soft reset. Soft restart will simply restart your Roku without losing your data and settings. This will be very helpful if your Roku is frozen.

Perform The Following Operations Using Roku Remote

This method will work for all models of Roku.

  • Press the Home Button five times.
  • Press up Arrow one time.
  • Press the Rewind Button Two times.
  • Press the Forward Button Two Times.

Follow the above steps in order; your system will turn off. After a few seconds, it will turn on and Roku Boot animation will be appearing on the screen. It is just like normal restart or reboot of your Roku.

Perform The Following Operation Using Menu (Roku 4)

  • From the Home Screen, select Settings->> system->> system restart.
  • Now, press OK button to restart/ reboot your Roku. Your device Roku will turn off and restart.

In some models you have to navigate to Home->> Settings->> System->> Power->> System Restart.

Perform The Following Operation Using Button (Older Models)

  • Find the Reset button above the power port on the backbone of the device.
  • Now, press the button using the paper clip then release it after about one second.
  • Now, the Roku will restart successfully.

Perform Power Pull Operation

If none of the methods are stated above is not worked for you, then unplug the power cord for a minute and plug it again.

Hard Reset Or Factory Reset

Perform a factory reset, if the problem cannot be fixed by a soft reset. All your settings will be lost in hard reset and it will set settings into factory defaults. If you want to sell Roku, perform Hard Reset it will erase your all your account details and it will remain exactly as with the default settings.

Hard Reset For Your Roku 4

Via Menu:

Navigate to Home->> Settings->> System->> Advanced System Settings->> Factory Reset.

There it will show you some numerical number on the screen and it will ask you to enter those numerical numbers. Enter the code using your Roku Remote. Eventually, it will leave you the Roku exactly the same way when you bought from the manufacturer. It will clear all of your settings, channels, and accounts you created.

In some models you will navigate to Home->> Settings->> Factory Reset->> Factory Reset->> Yes.

Hard Reset For Your Old Roku Models

Type 1: Using Remote

Some older model does not use the above method for factory reset. So, try the following using your remote.

  • Press Home Button Five times.
  • Press Fast Forward Button Three times.
  • Press Rewind Button Two times.

This will launch you the secret screen. The secret screen will contain all the information about your Roku and contains some options. In those options, you can find Factory Reset option.  In secret screen, select Factory Reset->> Perform Factory Reset.

Type 2: Using Button

  • Remove all cables except the power cord.
  • Press and hold the Reset button on the back of the Roku device for about 15 seconds using a paperclip.
  • Hold the reset button continuously and remove the power cord button from the device.
  • Now, Release the Reset button and then plug all cords onto the back of Roku device.
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