If you wish to manually set the speed of your connection to a specific value for video streaming on the Roku video player, there is a way. Follow these steps to enter a code to access the speed override settings.
Update: This option has been disabled by Roku. You can still access the “Select but rate” screen, but it will not have any effect.
- Break out the Roku remote and go to the Home screen.
- Use the remote control to enter the following sequence to access the “Bit Rate Override” screen:
- Home 5 times
- Rewind 3 times
- Fast Forward 2 times.
- A screen will appear where you can select “Manual selection“.
- Choose the desired selection on the “Select bit rate” screen, then press “OK“.
Note: You may want to start by trying the 3.5Mbps setting, test playback, then try a different setting for best results.
What is the “Enable playback debugging” setting?
The “Enable playback debugging” option turns on a feature that will display the speed you are getting while playing video on the screen. Enabling it could help you figure out which setting works best for you.