How To Turn Off Roku

How To Turn Off Roku? If you own any of the Roku Players, you may want to know how to disable the device after you've finished using it. Now, this is simple to do. You can deactivate your Roku device easily! However, it all depends on which version of the Roku you are using. How much power does the Roku use? All models use about 4 watts when idle and about 6 when in use. Let's take a look at how to turn off Rroku box! 

Did you know? The Roku Streaming Player, or simply Roku, is a series of digital media player set-top boxes manufactured by Roku, Inc. Roku partners provide over-the-top content in the form of channels. A Roku streaming device gets data (the video stream) via a wired or Wi-Fi connection to an Internet router. The data is output via an audio cable, video cable, or HDMI cable. The device can be connected to any television set (or other devices) with appropriate input connections.

How To Turn Off Roku 4?

  1. The Roku 4 has a new feature that allows you to turn off the box. Just select “Settings” > “System” > “Power“.
  2. You can choose:
    • Auto power off” – Automatically power off the Roku after 30 minutes of inactivity.
    • System Restart” – Reboot the system
    • Power off” – Completely shut down the Roku
How to Turn Off Roku 4 Via Settings

How to Turn Off Roku 4 Via Settings

You can turn on your Roku 4 at any time by pressing any of the buttons on the Roku remote. What about the Roku 3?  How to turn off Roku 3 devices? The method for deactivating a Roku 3 is a bit different. See below for details:

How To Turn Off Roku 3?

Unfortunately, there is no dedicated off switch of setting for the Roku 3. In order to shut down a Roku 3, you'll need to remove the power source, i.e. unplug the power cord from the device.  The Roku 3 goes into power saving mode after about 30 minutes of inactivity, however, it will never turn off completely.  You can use the method under Turn of Roku Using SmartStrip Power Strip.

Did you know? On March 5, 2013, Roku announced the release of their updated media player, Roku 3, with a CPU that's five times faster than the Roku 2 XS, and a Wi-Fi Direct remote instead of Bluetooth. The Roku 3 remote includes a headphone jack (with headphones provided) for a private listening mode.

How To Turn Off Roku 2?

Like the Roku 3, there is no official way to turn off Roku 2 devices. These include the Roku 2 XS and Roku SE. You'll need to disconnect the power source in order to completely shut down this Roku. Also, it features a power saving mode that kicks in after 30 minutes of inactivity. However, the device will still be activated or turned on. You can use the method under Turn of Roku Using SmartStrip Power Strip.

Did you know? The Roku Streaming Player can stream content from services such as Amazon Cloud Player, Amazon Video, BBC iPlayer, Crunchyroll, Google Play Movies & TV, Hasbro Studios, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, MLB.TV, Netflix, Now TV (UK tele only), Pandora Radio, PBS, Showtime Anytime, Sling TV, TheBlaze, Time Warner Cable, Vudu, WWE Network, YouTube, and Iplayer for ITV programs.

How To Turn Off Roku Stick?

You guessed it. The only way to power off the Roku Stick is to plug out the power source.

Turn of Roku Using SmartStrip Power Strip

If you're really concerned about saving energy/lowering electricity costs, then you can turn off the Roku (2 & lower) by using a SmartStrip Power Strip. By using this SmartStrip, your TV will act as the power on/off for your Roku. Turning off your TV would automatically turn off your Roku. The only downside is that you will need to wait for the Roku to boot up whenever you decide to turn it back on. Thanks for reading how to turn off Roku Players. If you have any further tips or suggestions, please feel free to leave us a comment below. You can find more useful tutorials by taking a look at our "Guides" page. Should I unplug my Roku stick when not in use? Its all up to you! What are your thoughts?

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