What to do if you see a “device too hot” warning


If your Roku streaming player is placed inside a cabinet or other enclosed space, especially with other electronic equipment, it may overheat.

“Device too hot” warning message

Your Roku player may display a message saying “Device is too hot. Please move the device to a cooler location”, or you may see the following message:

What should I do?

WARNING: Be careful! The unit may be hot.

  1. Carefully unplug the power cable from your Roku player and allow it to cool down.
  2. Find a cooler location for your Roku player; avoid placing the unit:
    • Inside a cabinet or other closed space;
    • On top of other electronic devices such as cable boxes, routers, or AV receivers; 
    • In direct sunlight.
  3. Wait at least 10 minutes for your Roku player to cool down. Once cooled, plug the power cable back in and wait for the Roku player to power-on. If you still see the above message, then immediately unplug the power cable.
  4. Repeat step 3 one more time. If the problem persists, then you should stop using your Roku player.
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