How to Delete a Channel on a Roku TV

There are a lot of streaming channels available for your Roku TV, and you can browse through them at the Roku Channel Store. But the number of channels and the ease at which you can add them can lead to a situation where your Roku TV is either becoming slow, or it’s simply too difficult to find a channel you want due to the volume of channels on the device.

Fortunately it is possible to delete a channel on the Roku TV if you aren’t using it anymore. Our tutorial below will show you how to use your Roku remote control to delete an unwanted channel.

How to Remove a Roku TV Channel

The steps in this article were performed on an Insignia TV with the Roku TV software. However, this method will also work for other Roku models that have a remote control with an options button.

The first part of this section will give a brief overview of how to delete a channel from your Roku TV. If you want to see the full tutorial with pictures for each step you can keep scrolling, or click this link to jump directly to that part of the guide.

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How to Delete a Roku Channel

How to Delete a Roku Channel

Learn how to delete a channel from your Roku device or your Roku TV if you are no longer watching any of the content on that channel.

Active Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Tools

  • Roku device
  • Roku remote control

Instructions

  1. Press the Home button on the Roku remote.
  2. Use the arrow buttons on the remote to navigate to the channel you want to delete.
  3. Press the * button on the Roku remote, which opens the Options menu for the channel.
  4. Select the Remove channel option.
  5. Choose the Remove option to confirm that you wish to delete this channel from your Roku.

Notes

You can repeat this process for each additional Roku channel that you want to delete.

You can always reinstall the channel from the Roku Channel Store later if you decide that you want it back. However, some channels get removed from the store or are discontinued, so you may not be able to reinstall that channel later if it is no longer available in the store.

Full Tutorial – How to Delete a Channel on Roku

Step 1: Turn on your Roku TV and press the Home button to get the Home screen.

Step 2: Navigate to the channel that you wish to delete from your Roku TV.

find the channel you want to remove

Step 3: Press the * button on your Roku TV remote to open the Options menu for that channel.

select roku tv channel to delete

Step 4: Select the Remove channel option.

how to remove a roku tv channel

Step 5: Choose the Remove option to confirm that you wish to delete this channel from your Roku TV.

how to delete a channel on the roku tv

You can then repeat this process to delete any of the other channels that you don’t want.

You can always add a channel back from the Streaming channels menu at the side of the Home screen, provided that the channel is still available. Occasionally channels will be removed from the Roku Channel Store, which will prevents you from re-adding it to your Roku TV. If you are concerned that you might want a channel again in the future, but aren’t sure if it will still be available, then it’s probably best not to delete the channel.

Do you have trouble remembering which input you are using for a Blu-Ray player or a video game console? Find out how to rename an input channel on a Roku TV and make them easier to identify.

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