By inserting Roku into your Vizio TV, you are instantly able to access a wide variety of different content all through the click of a button on your Roku remote. This is a simple process, but what does one do when Roku suddenly stops working on their Vizio TV?
If Roku is not working on your Vizio TV, try switching the HDMI ports, selecting ‘LG’ when pairing it with your TV type, be sure you are inputting the correct password information for your network, change the audio settings to ‘PCM-Stereo’ and ‘HDMI,’ or cycle the HDMI ports.
Roku is a streaming device that allows you to have all of your favorite streaming services directly in one hub, such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, Starz, and many others. Through the simple download of these applications, you can access each and every one directly on your Roku device without ever having to navigate from it on your Vizio TV. If you have Roku but it is not working, what can you do to resolve the issue?
Roku Not Working On Vizio TV
To use Roku on your Vizio TV, you will simply plug in the system directly to your TV through the use of an HDMI port. Once the device has been securely inserted, your TV will recognize the device and you will then be led through the steps to connect Roku to your Vizio TV so that you can instantly have access to its content. Some users though have found that Roku experiences issues when being used on their Vizio TV, making them wonder the cause?
If Roku is not working on your Vizio TV, it could be that you are using an HDMI port that is not functioning properly. Try inserting the device into another HDMI port and be sure that you also have your TV set to the correct input. If on the wrong input, Roku will not appear and thus, work.
Roku Remote Not Pairing/Working With Vizio TV
A common issue when a Roku remote isn’t working with a Vizio TV is due to interference or blockage between the remote and the TV’s IR sensor. Ensure there are no obstructions between the remote and the TV, and try pointing the remote directly at the TV’s IR sensor. Cleaning the sensor on both the TV and remote can also help.
Another reason the Roku remote may not work with a Vizio TV is because the Roku remote might not be paired properly with the TV. If you’re using a Roku remote that supports wireless pairing, you might need to re-pair it with your device. To do this, press and hold the pairing button inside the battery compartment of the remote for 3 seconds. Once the pairing light starts flashing, release the button and wait for the remote to establish a connection with the TV.
Vizio TV Won’t Connect to Roku
Considering that Roku is a streaming device, it needs the use of some type of network in order to function and run all of the applications you plan to use. When setting up your Roku device, you will have to connect to a network before even being able to open Roku and search for content. If you are in the middle of this process and notice that Roku will not connect, what can you do to get your device running on your network successfully?
If your Vizio TV will not connect to Roku, be sure that you are inputting the correct password information for the network you have selected. If this is confirmed, it could be that your network needs to be reset. Simply unplug your router for 30 seconds from the power source and allow it to reset.
Vizio TV Roku No Sound
If your Roku player is connected directly to your TV, be sure that you have not accidentally muted the tv and that the volume is turned up to an appropriate level. Once this has been done, check that (if you are using one), the composite cable has been securely inserted. If this is not the issue, try switching your Roku device to a different HDMI port and be sure to select that same input when setting up your Roku device again.
If Roku has no sound on your Vizio TV after troubleshooting the previous methods, disconnect all cables from your TV then reinsert them securely. Once finished, press the ‘Home’ button on your remote control > ‘Settings’ > ‘Audio’ > change ‘Audio Mode’ to ‘Stereo’ > change ‘HDMI’ to ‘PCM-Stereo.’
Vizio TV Not Recognizing Roku
After inserting your Roku device into an HDMI port on your Vizio TV, you will then be prompted by the TV to continue on with the setup. This happens through the recognition of the Roku device by your Vizio TV. However, some Vizio TV owners have found that even when they have their Roku streaming device inserted into a, as far as they know, functioning HDMI port, that their TV still will not recognize the device.
If your Vizio TV is not recognizing your Roku device, try cycling your HDMI ports. To do this, simply switch between HDMI 1 to HDMI 2 or three to cycle the ports. If this does not work, move your Roku device to another HDMI port or try using a new cable to get your TV to recognize Roku.
Vizio Roku TV Won’t Turn On
If you are someone who is not using a Roku streaming device on your Vizio TV, but owns a Vizio Roku Smart TV, you are able to access Roku content without having to use a separate device. By owning this type TV, you are able to access Roku without ever having to use a separate remote control so that you can quickly find what you need right from the Vizio TV home screen. If your Vizio Roku TV won’t turn on though, what can you do?
If your Vizio Roku TV won’t turn on and you are using your remote control, be sure you have high-quality batteries within the remote. If this is not the issue, try power cycling your Vizio TV by unplugging it from the power source, holding down the power button on the back of the TV for 10 seconds, then try turning the TV back on.
ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on July 7, 2021.