You’re excited to stream Netflix on your new Roku TV.
But what do you do if the volume is too low?
Poor audio quality is the perfect downer for an amazing binge-watching experience.
No worries. I got you.
Read on to find out:
- 5 easy ways to fix low volume on Roku TV.
- The reasons why your Roku TV volume is too low.
- Whether the issue is in your remote and how to re-pair it with the Roku TV.
- And many more…
Why is the volume on my Roku TV too low?
The volume on your Roku TV may be too low because of some wrong audio settings. Roku TVs also have remote compatibility issues. This makes it difficult to adjust sound and volume settings for its users. Your Roku TV may also have a broken built-in speaker, thus the low and poor quality sound.
Roku TV volume too low: 5 ways to fix it
#1: Check your Roku TV’s remote
Before you dive deep into Roku TV’s audio fixes…
Check whether your device’s sound is set on “low”.
Just grab the remote and turn the volume up.
However, some users deal with remote connectivity issues. This can make it impossible to adjust the volume on their Roku TV.
To know if the same’s happening to you…
See if your remote volume and mute buttons are working properly. If the device is not responding, you are most likely dealing with a Roku TV remote issue.
To start, your remote may be simply dealing with battery problems.
Change batteries and see if you can turn up the volume.
If this doesn’t work, you may have to reset your Roku TV remote‘s connection.
#2: Repair the remote’s connection with the TV
Roku TV’s Enhanced Remote sometimes disconnects.
Here’s how to reset and re-pair your Roku TV Enhanced Remote:
- Open the remote cover and remove the batteries.
- Unplug the power cable from the Roku receiver.
- Wait 30 seconds to 1 minute before plugging the Roku receiver back in.
- Reinsert the batteries to power the Roku TV Enhanced Remote.
- Press and hold the pairing button on the remote for 5 to 8 seconds.
- Wait until you see a flashing light that indicates that the device is ready to pair.
- Go back to your Roku TV and wait for it to finish pairing with the Enhanced Remote.
- Check if all buttons, including volume and mute, are working properly.
If an unresponsive remote is all you’re dealing with, you can turn up the volume easily.
#3: Change broken built-in TV speakers
Much like any electronic device, your Roku TV is susceptible to hardware problems.
It can have deteriorating parts and electrical components, especially TV models that are already a few years old.
Broken built-in speakers can explain the poor sound quality coming from your Roku TV.
You may first notice some inconsistencies. The volume would sound:
Sooner or later the built-in speakers would fail and your Roku TV wouldn’t have sound at all.
If your device is still under warranty, you can contact Roku Customer Service. You can either process a refund or ask for help with troubleshooting and repair.
However, if the device warranty has passed, you can buy an external speaker to connect your device to.
Bluetooth speakers and soundbars work perfectly with Roku TV. Not just that, they can also provide you with even better sound quality.
Related article: 5 Steps To Connect Bluetooth Speakers To A Roku TV (How-To)
#4: Change Roku TV Sound Settings
Roku TVs have an expansive sound setting for users to fidget with. These options allow people to adjust and personalize audio based on their preferences.
Depending on the model, the Roku TV may have:
- Volume Mode.
- No Sound Settings.
- DTS® TruSurround.
- DTS® Studio Sound.
- Dolby® Audio Processing.
- Sonic Emotion™ Premium.
- Roku Smart Soundbar Connectivity.
Most audio fixes simply urge users to fiddle with the sound settings on their Roku TV. Each sound mode available on the device has its specific preference options.
Roku TV also features a handful of audio modes:
- Night Mode.
- Speech Clarity.
- Dialog Enhancer.
- Automatic Volume Leveling.
- Dolby AC-4 Dialog Enhancement.
Fiddling with Roku TV’s expansive sound settings can fix your volume problems.
Certain volume modes can fix the volume being too low by boosting the audio. However, some volume settings can also cause audio to sound soft and low.
Let me give a quick example.
Roku TV has several sound options to boost dialogue and speech. This includes Speech Clarity and Dialogue Enhancer.
On the other hand, Roku TV also has Night Mode which softens loud sounds.
For more information, check out this video:
Try to change settings and modes to see if the prior setup caused the initial audio problems.
Keep in mind that some Roku TV models do not support these volume modes and settings.
Check out Roku’s list of devices that support these advanced audio features.
Tip: Frequently jumping from one app to another? Use Roku TV’s Automatic Volume Leveling. This feature will keep the volume level consistent across streaming platforms and apps.
#5: Reset your Roku TV audio settings
Dealing with the device’s audio setting can be time-consuming. This fix is also mostly trial-and-error which can be frustrating for some.
If you don’t want to deal with this, you can factory reset your device’s audio settings. This process will revert the settings back to their original setup. However, it will only affect the audio and not the rest of the TV.
To do this:
- Go to your device’s Advanced System Settings.
- Click on the Factory Reset option.
- Choose to Reset TV Audio/Picture Settings to avoid completely resetting your device.
Note: Some Roku TV Models do not have this option. If that’s the case, you would need to completely reset your device. This would require you to completely revert back to factory settings. However, a hard reset like this would delete all user information including your apps.