Roku is a popular streaming service where you can watch movies, TV shows, sports, live TV and more. It’s really convenient to use Roku and choose your preferred Roku device: stick, TV or player.
Roku doesn’t store any data in its memory. However, the channels and apps you use on Roku may store cache on the device. Cache is temporary files that are stored on your device when you open an app or visit a website.
So over time, and especially if you’ve installed many apps that overrun the internal memory, you may run into some issues, such as content loading slowly, screen freezing or sluggish performance.
Luckily, you don’t need to buy a new Roku device. You only need to clear the cache on Roku and restart your device to improve the device’s performance. Keep reading to learn how to clear the cache memory on your Roku TV.
There are four ways you can clear the cache files on Roku.
In order to clear the cache on Roku with the remote, first, pair your Roku remote with your device. Afterward, follow the steps below:
After this, wait for 15 to 30 seconds. The Roku device will clear the cache and junk files, and will restart your Roku streaming device.
The quickest and easiest way to remove the cache on Roku is by restarting the device.
The Roku device-connected TV will turn off and on automatically. After this, the cache stored on your Roku device will be removed.
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The cache files stored by the channel will be cleared. Now you can go to the Channel Store and reinstall the app.
Note: If you have Hisense Roku TV, TCL Roku TV, or Sharp Smart TV that are running on Roku OS, you can use the same methods above to clear the cache.
Another way you can clear the cache on Roku is by factory resetting it. However, this method will delete all the stored data on your device.
When the factory reset is over, the cache stored on your Roku device will be cleared.
This fourth method is a bit primitive compared to the ones above. It involves doing a forced reboot. Unplug the Roku device power cord, wait a couple of minutes, and plug it in. This will essentially restart your device.
Keep in mind that this last method should be tried only if the above methods don’t work.
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Clearing the cache on your Roku device is not mandatory for better performance. However, if you notice that your Roku device starts working slowly, the content is not loading or the screen freezes, you can try clearing the stored cache to free space and restore it to its proper working condition.
When you clear the cache on Roku, it will delete all the temporary files stored on your device and free up some memory. Additionally, it will improve your Roku’s performance.
Clearing the cache will also give a clean slate for streaming on Roku. This is especially useful if you experience loading and streaming issues.
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