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Roku TV No Sound: How To Fix It

There’s nothing like sitting down to enjoy your favorite show on your Roku TV only to discover that the sound is not working.

If you’ve discovered that the volume on your Roku TV is not working because there is zero sound coming from it, then you are not alone.

Plenty of Roku TV owners experience this at some point, and often more than once.

Luckily there is an easy way to fix this problem and get the volume working on your Roku TV.

How To Fix Roku TV Sound Not Working With A Hard Reset

To fix a Roku TV with no sound, you need to reset your television. A TV reset is simply unplugging it and plugging it back in after 60 seconds.

Step 1: Unplug Television From Outlet

Physically remove the Roku TV plug from your electrical outlet or surge protector.

You must fully remove it from the outlet.

Once removed from the outlet, the plug should remain out until a minimum of 60 seconds pass.

Step 2: Drain Residual Power From The TV

Next you must drain all the residual power from the TV by doing a soft reset.

To do this, you need to press and hold the POWER button on the Roku TV for a total of 30 seconds.

It is important that you are holding the POWER button on the actual television, and not on the remote.

Step 3: Plug The TV Back Into The Power Outlet

After you’ve had the TV unplugged for at least 60 seconds, and held the TV’s POWER button for at least 30 seconds, you are ready to plug the TV back into the outlet.

Just simply plug it back in, upon which you will start to hear the sound of it powering up.

Most of the time, this is all you need to do in order to get the volume back to working on your Roku TV.

However, if this didn’t fix it for you, then keep reading for additional solutions.

More Troubleshooting Tips To Fix Roku TV With No Sound

Did the steps above not take care of the sound issue you’re experiencing with your Roku TV?

If not, there’s something else going on here, so let’s move through the other possible solutions.

1. Check The Power Cord Connection

It’s possible that where the power cord connects to the Roku TV you have a loose connection.

This means that you may just need to reseat that connection.

Do this by unplugging the cord where it connects to the TV for 60 seconds, and then securely reconnecting it back to the TV.

Don’t be afraid to give it a strong push into the port because you want that cord to be snug in there.

Now, press the POWER button on the TV (not the remote) to test if that solved the sound problem.

If not, move on to the next step.

2. Check For Software Updates

If you’re like me, then you are bad about installing those software updates when the notification appears on the TV screen.

But, eventually that catches up with you and causes problems…like no sound.

To check if you have any updates that need installed, do the following:

  • Press the HOME button on your remote control
  • Use the UP button to move and select SETTINGS on the screen
  • Navigate to the SYSTEM menu
  • Select SYSTEM UPDATE from that menu
  • Select CHECK NOW to check for any updates that need installed
  • If an update is available, you should see a pop-up message.  Press UPDATE NOW.

Your television will restart after successfully installing the software update.

Once this happens, check to see if the volume is working.

If not, go back through the earlier steps in this article to see if you now get working sound.

If that still doesn’t fix the problem, then move on to the next step.

3. Check Roku TV Audio Settings

Did you know that your Roku TV has audio settings that you can actually turn off?

This setting exists for people who are using external speakers, such as a soundbar.

But if this has gotten toggled and you don’t have external speakers, then you end up with no sound!

Here’s how to check those settings:

  • Press the HOME button on your remote control
  • Use the UP button to move and select SETTINGS on the screen
  • Navigate to the AUDIO menu
  • Select SPEAKERS, and then TV SPEAKERS
  • Confirm that there is a check mark next to TV SPEAKERS and not next to OFF
  • If the check mark is beside OFF, then select TV SPEAKERS to change it
  • Next, select S/PDIF AND ARC from that same AUDIO menu
  • If it is not on AUTO for auto-detection, then make that selection
  • If it is already on AUTO, change it to PCM-STEREO

Now, test the audio on the Roku TV to see if it works.

If not, go back through the earlier steps in this article to see if you now get working sound.

If that still doesn’t fix the problem, then move on to the next step.

4. Factory Reset The Audio Settings

Another method that may restore the sound on your Roku TV is doing a factory reset of just the audio settings.

Here’s how to do that:

  • Press the HOME button on your remote control
  • Use the UP button to move and select SETTINGS on the screen
  • Navigate to the SYSTEM menu
  • Go To ADVANCED SYSTEM SETTINGS
  • Select FACTORY RESET
  • Then, select RESET AUDIO/PICTURE SETTINGS
  • Them press the PLAY button on your remote three times to confirm the factor reset of audio and picture settings

Now, test the audio on the Roku TV to see if it works.

If not, go back through the earlier steps in this article to see if you now get working sound.

If that still doesn’t fix the problem, then move on to the next step.

5. Factory Reset The Roku TV Completely

Another method that may restore the sound on your Roku TV is doing a full factory reset of everything

Here’s how to do that:

  • Press the HOME button on your remote control
  • Use the UP button to move and select SETTINGS on the screen
  • Navigate to the SYSTEM menu
  • Go To ADVANCED SYSTEM SETTINGS
  • Select FACTORY RESET
  • Then, select FACTORY RESET EVERYTHING
  • Them press the PLAY button on your remote three times to confirm the factor reset of audio and picture settings

Now, test the audio on the Roku TV to see if it works.

If not, go back through the earlier steps in this article to see if you now get working sound.

If that still doesn’t fix the problem, then it is time to contact Roku TV customer support.

Is your Roku TV frozen on a green screen? Press the HOME button five times + Up arrow + Rewind + Fast Forward to do a system reset with the remote.

How To Factory Reset Roku TV With No Remote

If you’ve lost your Roku TV remote, or if it’s just not working, then you can still do a factory reset without a remote.

Here’s how to do that:

  • Find the RESET on the back of your TV
  • Press and hold this button for 10 seconds

The RESET button can be located in different places, depending on the exact model of your Roku TV.

Typically, you can find it near the TV’s USB port, or the HDMI or RCA port.

Most of the time it is labeled RESET for easy identification.

Note: if the TV doesn’t reset after pressing and holding the button, then try it a few more times before also trying pressing and releasing the button in rapid succession around 25 times.

Now, test the audio on the Roku TV to see if it works.

If not, go back through the earlier steps in this article to see if you now get working sound.

If that still doesn’t fix the problem, then it is time to contact Roku TV customer support.

Last Resort: Contacting Support

If none of the DIY troubleshooting tips above got the sound on your Roku TV working, then you’re at the end of the rope.

Yup, you’ve got to call customer support.

Check the support number for the manufacturer of your Roku TV.

Most Roku TVs are the TCL brand and you can contact them at 1-877-300-8837 at the following times:

  • Monday through Friday 9 AM – 12AM EST
  • Saturday through Sunday 9 AM – 6 PM EST

The customer support agents are experienced in helping people like you with problems like this.

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