How to Clear Cache on Roku?

We all know the frustration of dealing with a glitchy gadget. As awesome as Rokus are for streaming all our favorite shows, they can sometimes get a little clogged up and act funny. But don’t freak out! Clearing the cache is an easy way to give your Roku a fresh start.

First Things First: What Exactly is “Cache”?

  • Cache is data that your Roku stores temporarily to help apps run faster. Clearing it out periodically helps keep things running smoothly.
  • It’s basically your Roku’s short-term memory. And just like with our own brains, sometimes you’ve just got to clear out the junk so it can work properly!

Quick and Easy Steps to Clear the Cache

Resetting your entire Roku to factory settings is a bit of a pain. The good news is that you can probably fix a lot of common issues without going that far. Just follow these simple steps:

  • On your Roku’s home screen, highlight the app that’s acting up
  • Press the * button on your Roku remote to bring up options
  • Select “Remove Channel”
  • Confirm that you want to remove the app
  • Restart your Roku
  • Re-add the app by going to the Roku Channel Store
  • Sign into the app again

This quick refresh should get things working good as new! If you still have issues after trying these steps, here are a few other things to try:

  • Try restarting your Roku with this special button code:

    • Home (press 5 times)
    • Rewind (press 2 times)
    • Fast Forward (press 2 times)
  • As a last resort, unplug your Roku to force a hard reset

  • If none of the above fix things, it unfortunately might be time for dreaded factory reset. But let’s hope not!

Here’s hoping some tlc gets your Roku back on its feet! Now get back to bingeing those shows my friend 😊.

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