This buffering problem you experience when watching a show on our Roku can be very irritating.
One of the main reasons you may be experiencing Roku buffering problems is because of unstable internet connections, hardware-related issues, or an outdated Roku operating system.
Let us look at the buffering problems with Roku in detail.
Why Roku Keeps Buffering and How To Get Rid of buffering problems with Roku
Here are the best ways to stop Roku buffering problems.
1. Restart your Roku.
A restart is the quickest way to fix your buffering problem and other issues.
2. Update your Roku.
Select Settings > System > System Update
3. Check for overheating.
Overheating is another cause for Roku Buffering; to avoid overheating, clean your Roku device so often.
The overheating is as a result of the internal hardware getting too hot and as result affecting data storage functionalities required in streaming.
4. Check internet connections
Slow internet is another cause for Roku buffering. The recommended speeds for standard definition are 1.5Mbps and 3Mbps for HD content.
5. Clear cache
Excess cache on your device is another reason for Roku buffering. Follow the steps outlined below to clear the cache.
To clear the cache on your Roku , press home five times, rewind twice, and fast forward.
6. Factory Reset.
From the Settings menu
Perform the following steps with your Roku remote or the Roku mobile app.
- Press Home on your Roku remote
- Scroll and select Settings
- Select System
- Select Advanced system settings
- Select Factory reset
- If you have a Roku TV, select Factory reset everything. Otherwise, move to the next step.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.