Roku: Manually Set Connection Speed

If you wish to set the speed of your connection for video streaming manually on the Roku video player, there is a code you can enter to access the speed override settings.

  1. Take your Roku remote and go to the Home screen.
  2. Use the following sequence to access the “Select a speed…” screen:
    1. Home 5 times
    2. Rewind 3 times
    3. Fast Forward 2 times.

3. A screen will appear where you can set the speed you desire.


You may want to start by trying the 3.5Mbps setting, test playback, then try a different setting for the best results.

The “Enable playback debugging” option turns on a feature that will display the speed you are getting while playing video. This setting only works with streaming set to “automatic. “

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