Many users of the Roku box have been asking how to turn the device off. The steps involved depend on which version you use.
Roku 4 & Newer
- The Roku 4 has a new feature that allows you to turn off the box. Just select “Settings” > “System” > “Power“.
- You can choose:
- “Auto power off” – Automatically power off the Roku after 30 minutes on inactivity.
- “System Restart” – Reboot the system
- “Power off” – Completely shut down the Roku
When powered off, the Roku 4 can be awakened by pressing any button on the remote.
Roku 3 & Lower
Roku 3 and lower boxes do not havea power button or other way in the software to shut it completely down. You can unplug it from the wall, and that would really be the only way to remove power from it. The Roku 3, 2, and 1 will go into a power saving mode after about 30 minutes of inactivity, but will never turn completely off.
If you’re a freak about saving energy and you want another way to turn off the Roku without having to pull the power cord, a good option would be to purchase a SmartStrip power strip. Using a SmartStrip, you could use your TV as the power controlling device. Doing so would automatically shut off the Roku whenever you turn the TV off. The only thing you might be concerned with this approach is that you’ll have to wait for the Roku to boot whenever you turn your TV back on.
How much power does the Roku use?
All models use about 4 watts when idle and about 6 when in use.