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TCL Roku TV Not Working

TCL TVs offer owners the ability to have a quality product that offers a great price, but also gives them the ability to use the features of a smart TV to their advantage. If you have a TCL Roku TV, but Roku is not working on it, what can you do to get this feature up and running?

If your TCL Roku TV is not working, it could be due to a simple power issue. Unplug the TV from the wall, wait for about 60 seconds, and then plug it back in. This can reset the system and often resolves temporary glitches.

Another reason your TCL Roku TV might not be functioning properly is due to network connectivity problems. If the TV is not connected to the internet or if the connection is weak, it may fail to stream content or update software. To resolve this, check your Wi-Fi connection and restart your router. If the issue persists, try connecting your TV to the network again or use a wired Ethernet connection for a more stable internet.

Lastly, software issues can also cause your TCL Roku TV to malfunction. If the firmware of your TV is outdated or if there’s a glitch in the system, it might not work as expected. To fix this, check for any available software updates for your TCL Roku TV. You can do this through the TV’s settings menu. Keeping the TV’s software up-to-date is crucial for its performance and compatibility with apps and features.

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When it comes to televisions, many potential owners are looking for a product that is not only going to give them a great picture, features, and overall quality, but also comes at a great price as well. TCL is able to offer individuals this reality with competitive pricing, but even more, the TCL Roku TV offers all the advantages of TCL TVs while also having the benefits of Roku built right in. If Roku is not working on your TCL TV, continue reading below to find the right solution.

TCL Roku TV Not Working

There are few things more frustrating than having a plan for the day to sit down and watch a new series that just came out, tune into the big game, or grab some popcorn with your favorite movie than sitting down only to find out that your TCL Roku TV is not working. Not only is this issue inconvenient, but it may also leave owners puzzled as to what the right solution is to fix the problem. If your TCL Roku TV is not working, read on to see what you can do.

If your TCL Roku TV is not working, a simple restart may be a quick fix to the issue. To restart your TCL Roku TV, unplug the TV directly from the power outlet and allow it to sit for 30 seconds. Once this time has passed, plug the TV back in and see if your problem is resolved.

TCL Roku TV Can’t Find Internet Wifi

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Not all TVs require a network connection in order to function, but if you own a TCL Roku TV, a network connection must be present to allow working access to the features that are offered within Roku. Without a network connection, you will not be able to run any apps from within Roku, but makes for a TV that nearly renders useless. If you have a TCL Roku TV and you cannot find internet or wifi, read on to see how to get your device connected.

If your TCL TV can’t find internet or wifi where your TV is set up, it could be that your router is positioned too far from the device. Try moving the router closer to your TV to allow for better transmission, allow the router to reboot, then turn the TV back on to see if the network is found.

TCL Roku TV Won’t Connect/Disconnects Internet/Wifi

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Stemming off of the previous problem, some TCL owners don’t have an issue with their TV connecting to their network, but have a problem with it connected, but then disconnecting after the connection has been verified. This can happen immediately after the network shows it has connected, or it can happen when you are in the middle of streaming a show or using an application within Roku. If this is the case for you, how do you resolve such a problem?

If your TCL Roku TV won’t connect or continually disconnects from internet or Wifi, try rebooting both the router and the TV together. Unplug the TV for 30 seconds, then also unplug the router from the power source for 60 seconds. You can then turn the TV back on and see if connection is improved.

TCL Roku TV Not Loading/Opening Apps

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Once you turn on your TCL Roku TV, you will be taken straight to the Roku home screen which will allow you to then select a number of different applications for watching or streaming content. Once you select the app, there should be a brief moment where the app loads and opens before you have access to the content within. However, if you turn the TV on and select different apps but they are not loading or opening after some time, what is the fix?

If your TCL Roku TV is not loading or opening apps, complete a system restart. To do this, press the ‘Home’ button on your remote control and click on ‘Settings’ > ‘System’ > ‘Power’ > ‘System Restart’ > ‘Restart’ > then select ‘OK’ to confirm then allow the TV to completely turn off and back on.

Roku System Restart Screen
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TCL Roku TV Frozen/Keeps Freezing/Crashing

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The main objective of any TV is overall function, as in, when you turn on the television, the most basic operation should be that it is able to run without an issue. In a perfect world, this would be the case for every TCL Roku TV owner out there, but it is not always the case. Some owners have found that even though their TV will turn on and run different applications, it is freezing and crashing enough to cause serious interruption. Take a look below to see how to stop this.

If your TCL Roku TV is frozen, keeps freezing, or is constantly crashing, check to see if there are any new software updates that need to be installed. To do this, press the ‘Home’ button on your remote and go to ‘Settings’ > ‘System’ > ‘System Update’ > ‘Check Now’ to see if an update is available.

TCL Roku TV Sound/Audio/Volume Not Working

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If you are able to turn on your TCL TV, can run Roku without an issue, and can use and play content from the apps located within Roku, you may be caught off guard when you find out that the sound is not working on your TV. Sound is a necessary component to the user experience with your TCL TV, therefore, when it goes out, a resolution must be found. If the sound, audio, or volume is not working on your device, read below to see how to resolve this inconvenience.

If the sound, audio, or volume is not working on your TCL Roku TV, check the TV’s audio settings. For this, press the ‘Home’ button on your remote and go to ‘Settings” > ‘Audio’ > ‘Audio Mode’ > then select “Audio (Stereo) and press ‘OK’ to confirm this setting.

TCL Roku TV No Sound/Volume

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If you are having problems with the sound of your TCL Roku TV and have already confirmed the audio settings on your device, there are a few more troubleshooting methods you can take to get things back into working order. Before proceeding, check to make sure that you do not have the TV muted and that you have the volume set to a reasonable level for it to be audible. If you can confirm this, try this next step to get the sound or volume working on your TV.

If there is no sound or volume coming from your TCL Roku TV, be sure that all cable connections are securely connected. On your TV, verify that any red and white cables are inserted securely and that there are no loose connections. Once secured, try increasing the volume to see if it is audible.

TCL Roku TV Sound Delay/Lag/Out of Sync

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The volume on your TCL TV may be working, but if the sound is out of sync with the picture, you are faced with an incredibly frustrating issue. This means that when the picture is running smoothly on your TV, the sound coming from the channel is either delayed or lagging, causing the picture to go faster than the audio coming from your device. If you are dealing with such an issue, what solution can be the one to promptly stop this problem from persisting?

If your TCL Roku TV sound is delayed, lagging, or out of sync, be sure that you ‘PCM-Stereo’ selected for ‘S/PDIF and ARC.’ To do this, press the ‘Home’ button on your remote and go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Audio’ > ‘S/PDIF and ARC/eARC’ > then check the ‘PCM Stereo’ option.

TCL Roku TV Black Screen/No Picture

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When turning on your TCL TV, it is not an unrealistic expectation to be met with a working TV screen which you can operate with ease. However, some TCL Roku TVs have faced a rather odd and alarming issue of their TV, when turned on, displaying a black screen with no picture. This can be more perplexing than other problems, as there is no way to control the screen, but there is a likely issue causing the problem, which can be easily resolved.

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If your TCL Roku TV is showing a black screen with no picture, this is likely caused by a disconnected or loose cable on the TV. To resolve this, be sure every cable is secure and inserted properly. If you are unsure, disconnect the cables and reinsert them to be absolutely positive.

Once you have reconnected all cables and can confirm they are firmly connected, check to see if a working screen appears on your TV. If not, try restarting the TV by unplugging it from the power source for 30 seconds. Once this time has passed, plug it back in and turn the TV on. Once this reset has occurred, you should be able to see your TCL Roku TV screen once again.

TCL Roku Won’t Update or Keeps Updating

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Updates to a TCL Roku TV are essential to fix any bugs that the TV may have as well as keep the system running on a functioning system to keep up with other application advancements, such as Roku. Updates are typically auto-installed, but when they are not, some users are left with either a TV that will not update or a TV that updates continually. If this is the case for you, how do you resolve one, or both of these problems?

If your Roku TV won’t update or keeps updating, try connecting your device to a mobile hotspot to interrupt a network that could be causing the issue. To do this, open the hotspot on your mobile device and connect your TV to it through ‘Settings’ > ‘Network’ > then select your individual hotspot.

Roku Network Settings
Check your Internet connection by going into your Roku settings and looking for the Network menu. You’ll see several options to choose from.

TCL Roku TV Not Casting/Stream

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With a TCL Roku TV, you have the ability to cast or stream different content from other smart devices. This means being able to take content from your phone, computer, or tablet and enlarge the picture by putting it directly on your TV screen. This can be incredibly convenient for those trying to watch or collaborate with others, but when this feature stops working, you are left wanting a quick fix. Read on to find what you need to get your TV casting and streaming again.

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If your TCL Roku TV is not casting or streaming, it could be caused by one device being on a different network. Check to see the network that your TV is on by going to ‘Settings’ > ‘Network,’ then verify that the device you are trying to cast or stream from is connected to the same network.

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