We can't get enough of our Roku players, which allow us to stream our favorite music, movies and TV shows directly to our TVs.
With just a a few clicks (or commands), users are able to pull up their favorite channels like Netflix or HBO Go, or search for exactly what they are looking for based on title, actor or director. This can be done using the Roku mobile app, the new voice search or via the remote.
However, regardless if you currently have a Roku 4 set-top box or a Roku TV, there are always some new tips and tricks to learn to make us streaming masters.
For example, there are a few secret menu screens that can be accessed by using the Roku remote. Users beware: there is a chance that you'll mess up the settings and factory reset if you are not careful when playing around with these hidden screens.
Before we get into how to access these secret menus, it's important to know the key buttons on the remote. Obviously, the directional arrows correspond with the direction the user wants to move in, such as up or down and left and right. Another more obvious button is the "Home" button, which is located at the top left of the remote. However, other key buttons used in these menus are the "Reverse Scan" button that has the rewind icon, the "Play/Pause" button located underneath "OK," and the "Forward Scan" button that features the fast forward icon.
Here's the code to get to the secret menu screen 1:
Press the Home button five times, press the Fast Forward (FF) three times, press the Rewind (RW) button twice.
• This menu will allow you to factory reset, run a USB test, and update the server or software. Use this one at your own risk.
Secret menu screen 2:
Press Home five times, Up direction, RW twice, FF twice.
• This will reboot your Roku device.
Secret menu screen 3:
Press Home five times, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up.
•This code will bring up a secret Wi-Fi menu to see things like signal strength.
Secret menu screen 4:
Press Home five times, FF, Down, RW, Down, FF.
•This will give you access to a hidden antenna menu.
Secret menu screen 5:
Press Home five times, RW three times, FF twice.
•This will bring up a bit rate menu where you can see quality settings and set bitrates.
Secret menu screen 6:
Press Home three time, Up twice, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left.
•This code will give access to the channel info menu.
Secret menu screen 7:
Press Home three times, Up twice, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right.
•This will give you access to developer mode.
Secret menu screen 8:
Press Home five times, Up, Right, Down, Left, Up.
•This hidden screen will allow you to remove auto-pair, cycle screen shot, cycle ad-banner, log theme info.