fubotv not working on roku

Wondering why is FuboTV not working on Roku? Well, in this guide we’ll cover everything!

FuboTV is an American streaming service, which is available on many platforms including Roku TVs and streaming players.

The FuboTV represents an application on your Roku, just like other apps and when it’s not working, there are many different troubleshooting ways to overcome this!

Whenever only the FuboTV app is not working on your Roku, begin by checking for any FuboTV service outages and then power cycle your Roku setup.

In case that doesn’t help proceed with a thorough inspection of your internet and WiFi, which must be operational.

Let’s continue to unwrap!

Why is Fubo Not Working on Roku?

why is fubo not working on roku

There aren’t many possibilities but there are many different factors involved.

Let’s take a quick look at everything that could make an application simply stop working on your Roku device:

  • An ongoing outage or FuboTV maintenance!
  • A temporal bug or glitch with the Roku device.
  • The Roku streaming device is overloaded.
  • Corrupt FuboTV/Roku cache.
  • An outdated Roku player firmware version.

Let’s jump straight into troubleshooting!

How to Fix When FuboTV Not Working on Roku?

Tip: It’s important to follow the steps in chronological order!

1. Check the FuboTV Server Status!

The first and fundamental step before troubleshooting the FuboTV app on your Roku TV is to check for any ongoing outages.

Whenever the FuboTV services are down (offline), the app will not work on any platform, including on your Roku streaming device or Roku TV.

check the fubotv server status

The table clearly shows the FuboTV services and whether they are currently operational or not.

Since FuboTV is not working on your Roku, you’re mainly concerned about the “Streaming” services and whether they are currently online. 

Note: In case of any outages with the streaming service, you need to wait until restoration!

2. Power Cycle the Roku Television

power cycle the roku television

The next step is to perform the so-called “power circulation” process on your Roku setup, which won’t delete any of your content, apps, or settings.

The power cycle simply refreshes the device operating system, refreshing all services and lowering the internal Roku device temperatures!

Here’s how to power cycle your Roku setup in easy steps:

  1. First, close the FuboTV app on your Roku.
  2. Then power off your Roku with the remote.
  3. Unplug the Roku TV from the power outlet.
  4. Wait for about 60 seconds and reconnect.
  5. When Roku turns on, do not open apps!
  6. Open only the FuboTV application to test.
Tip: If you’re able to open the app but cannot stream, try signing out and in your account!

3. Verify Your Internet Consistency!

verify your internet consistency

One of the most important steps when FuboTV is not working on your Roku is to verify that the Roku TV is currently connected to a working internet.

Online streaming is a very sensitive operation and requires stable and consistent internet for a smooth and buffer-less experience.

How to Optimize Internet Connection?

  • Unplug your router from power for 60 seconds.
  • Disconnect any unused devices from the WiFi.
  • Stop streaming and downloading on your WiFi.
  • Switch Roku from 2.4 GHz WiFi to 5 GHz WiFi.
  • Disable any activated VPN or network Proxy.
  • Run a free online speed test to measure speed.

How to Reconnect Roku TV to WiFi?

how to reconnect roku tv to wifi
  1. First, press the “Home” Roku remote button!
  2. Next, scroll down and enter the Roku Settings.
  3. Then enter the “Network” tab from the options.
  4. Go to “Set Up Connection”, then “Wireless”.
  5. Select the WiFi SSID from the networks list.
  6. Enter the password to connect to the WiFi.

How to Use Roku Wired Connection?

Note: Only Roku Ultra LT, Roku Ultra, and some Roku TVs support Ethernet input.

  1. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to your router.
  2. Tip: Use one of the yellow “LAN” ports on your router.
  3. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Roku.
  4. Then from Roku’s home screen, go into Settings.
  5. Next, select Network and then “Set Up Connection”.
  6. Lastly, choose “Connect to a Wired Connection”.
Reminder: Test other apps on your Roku and if they don’t work, you’re most likely experiencing an internet problem so call your service supplier for assistance.

4. Update the Roku TV’s Firmware

One of the quickest, yet powerful solutions is to update the firmware of your Roku device.

update the roku tv's firmware

In case you haven’t turned on your Roku player in a while, the firmware might be a couple of builds behind, which may ultimately prevent some apps from working, including your FuboTV app!

Here’s how to update your Roku manually in easy steps:

Note: To update your Roku, the player must be connected to a working internet!

  1. Press the “Home” button on the Roku remote.
  2. Next, navigate to Settings and then “System”.
  3. From there simply select “System Update”.

You will be seeing the current version of the Roku OS on your player, and the device will start scanning to find newer versions.

When found, select the “Update” button and allow your Roku to fully upgrade the firmware before testing whether the FuboTV app will work normally.

Note: Roku devices, typically update automatically every 24-36 hours!

5. Clear the Roku TV Cache Data!

clear the roku tv cache data

One of the most frequent reasons why apps simply stop working out of a sudden is corruption in the application’s data or cache files.

The cache files form in the storage of your Roku for each and every app, with the intention of improving the device’s performance in many ways.

Over time, this cache data might become corrupted, which blocks applications from working until cleared or completely reinstalled.

So here you’ll learn how to clear Roku’s cache data!

Note: After the steps below you’ll be signed out of your account on ALL Roku apps!

  1. First, press the “Home” button on the remote.
  2. Then, highlight “Home” from the list of options.
  3. Press the “Home” button 5 consecutive times.
  4. Then simply press the “Up” button only one time.
  5. Press the “Rewind” button 2 consecutive times.
  6. Lastly, press the “Fast Forward” button 2 x times!
  7. Your Roku will display the “Roku” logo and restart.
Reminder: When you open the FuboTV app now, you’ll be signed out of your account so make sure to sign back in, so you can test the streaming.

6. Reinstall FuboTV App on Roku TV

reinstall fubotv app on roku tv

One of the most powerful solutions against non-working apps on Roku would be the complete reinstallation of the suspected application.

If only the FuboTV app is not working on your Roku, the best way to deal with the problem is to uninstall the app and then re-download it cleanly!

Here’s how to reinstall the FuboTV app on your Roku:

  1. Press the “Home” button on your Roku remote.
  2. Use the right arrow to move to the applications.
  3. Then highlight the FuboTV app or Roku channel.
  4. Next, press the Star *” button on the Roku remote.
  5. When the options appear, select “Remove Channel”.
  6. Confirm the uninstallation by selecting “Remove”.
  7. Then, go to “Streaming Channels” and get FuboTV.
Reminder: When the FuboTV app is freshly installed on your Roku, you would need to sign into your account to test whether the streaming is now working.

7. Factory Reset your Roku Player!

factory reset your roku player

In case nothing helps and FuboTV is simply not working, there is one final solution to attempt, which is a bit harsh.

The factory reset process reverts the initial settings of your Roku, just like when you’ve first powered on the device, fresh out of the box.

  • The factory reset will erase all Roku settings, apps, and personal configurations!

Here’s how to factory reset your Roku device in easy steps:

  1. First, press the “Home” button on the remote.
  2. Next, scroll down and go to the Roku Settings.
  3. Then, select “System” and “Advanced Settings”.
  4. Finally, choose “Factory Reset” and then “Reset”.
  5. Follow the remaining Roku on-screen instructions.

When the factory reset is over, you would need to go into the channel store or “Streaming Channels” to get the FuboTV app back.

When instead, sign into your account and then test!

sign in to your fubotv account
Note: The factory reset takes only 2 or 3 minutes to complete!

Quick Recap:

In this guide, we’ve learned why FuboTV not working on Roku as well as the best ways to solve the issue. The troubleshooting involves power cycling your Roku, inspecting the internet connection and reinstalling the FuboTV application cleanly on your Roku device!

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