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How to Restart Android TV / Android TV Box

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Most Android TV doesn’t get into trouble as it has a stable operating system. However, there are possibilities for the issues, when the OS gets outdated. When you face a lag in the performance of your Android Smart TV or if the basic functionalities don’t work, you can restart the device to resolve it. Rebooting the Android TV can be done in multiple ways. If you don’t find a perfect guide yet, you can follow our step-by-step guide instructions to reboot your Smart TV.

When to Restart Your Android TV

  • When your Android TV can’t connect to the WiFi.
  • Lags in performance of the device or app.
  • Frequent app crashes.
  • Videos get stuck while playing.
  • If your Android TV gets a black screen.
  • When your Android TV keyboard is not working.
  • If the TV gets frozen frequently.
  • Technical glitches, like a hassle in installing apps, etc.
  • Can’t be able to modify the device settings.

How to Restart TV Using Settings

1. Go to Settings and select Device Preferences.

2. Select About and click on Restart.

Note: Some TVs offer a Quick Settings section, where you can find Restart. Click on it to restart your TV.

3. The TV will restart and you can continue using the TV.

How to Soft Restart Android TV

To perform a soft reboot, you need the Android TV remote.

1. Press and hold the Power button on your remote for about 5 seconds.

Press and hold the power button to restart Android TV

2. This will restart your TV.

How to Hard Restart Android TV

For making a hard restart, you don’t require a TV remote.

1. Directly unplug the Android TV power cable from the outlet.

2. Wait for a few minutes and plug the wire back in.

3. Then, turn on your TV.

How to Restart Android TV Using Google Home App

If your Android TV Remote is not working, you can try using the Google Home app to reboot your TV.

1. Connect your smartphone to the WiFi to which your Android TV is connected.

2. Install the Google Home app from the Google Play Store / App Store.

3. Launch the app and sign in to your Google account (Use the same Google account as on TV).

4. Open the Google Home app and tap Connect TV.

5. Once your Android TV is visible, tap the Device tile. If your Android TV is not showing on the Google Home app, check the internet connection and try again.

6. Tap Open Remote at the bottom.

7. Enter the Pairing code on your smartphone that is displayed on the TV.

8. Tap Pair.

9. After the devices get paired, you will get the remote interface on the Google Home app.

10. Head to Settings and initiate the reboot process without a remote.

How to Restart TV Using Factory Reset

If the reboot process doesn’t solve the problems on your Android TV, you can step into the reset process. Though restarting Android TV will almost fix the issues, you can still perform a factory reset on Android TV, if the reboot doesn’t solve the issues. You can reset the Android TV either from the Settings menu or by using the TV buttons. Resetting the TV will help you fix the issue and also removes all the data and settings completely. Hence, we suggest you take a data backup before you reset the TV.

You can use these four multiple ways to restart any of the Android TV models like Sony Android TV, Hisense Android TV, Philips Android TV, Sharp Android TV, TCL Android TV, Panasonice Android TV, Toshiba Android TV, JVC Android TV, Insignia Android TV, Android TV Box, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

1 How to reboot Android TV?

You can reboot your Android TV by pressing the Power button for about 5 seconds.

2. Can you start Android TV without a remote?

Yes, using the Google Home app or third-party apps, you can start your Android TV without a remote.

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