How to Turn Off Eco Mode on a Roku TV

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How to Turn Off Eco Mode on a Roku TV

These days, Roku TVs across a variety of manufacturers come with an arsenal of settings pre-installed. This means they’re toggled on before you even have a chance to choose to turn them on yourself. Eco Mode settings are included in this. These power-saving pre-sets are a way to reduce your energy consumption (and save you a little bit of change on your power bill every month to boot). But what happens if you don’t want these settings on your TV? We’ll show you how to turn off Eco Mode on a Roku TV in just a handful of steps.

Why Turn Off Eco Mode on a Roku TV?

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Roku designed Eco Mode to cut down on TV power consumption.

The power-saving settings on a Roku TV — sometimes grouped under the name Eco Mode, other times spread out across various settings and options — are designed to help you save energy. These power-saving settings will automatically dim your TV screen, put the TV to sleep after a designated period of no activity, and cut down on the amount of energy used by the TV during streaming. They’re intended to be both eco-friendly and user-friendly alike. This isn’t always the case, however. On occasion, Eco Mode settings have been known to do more harm than good.

While these settings undoubtedly save you energy, they might not always be the most convenient. For instance, the screen dimming feature might make it harder to see if you’re in a bright room. Plus, the automatic sleep mode could shut off the TV right in the middle of you watching something if the settings aren’t set properly. These power-saving settings are great for cutting down on your energy bill, but some would rather pay slightly more for power to enjoy a more convenient streaming experience.

How to Turn Off Eco Mode on a Roku TV

Follow along with the steps listed below to toggle off your Roku TV’s Eco Mode settings. Not all Roku TVs will explicitly group these settings under the “Eco Mode” label. Nevertheless, every Roku TV has some version of Eco Mode settings hidden in its settings. Here’s how you can turn them off for uninterrupted, full-powered streaming.

Step One: Go to Roku TV Home Screen

Roku TV home page.
Hit the Home button on your Roku remote to get to the home page.

First, go to your Roku TV’s home page (if you aren’t there already). You can get there by hitting the Home button on your Roku remote, or by mashing the Back arrow next to it.

Step Two: Open Settings

Settings on Roku TV.
Navigate to the Settings tab on the left side of the screen.

From the left side of the screen, use the navigational arrows on your remote to find the Settings menu. Because it’s usually found at the bottom of the list, you can simply hit the up arrow from the Home tab to get there faster.

Step Three: Select Power Settings

System settings on Roku TV.
Select the System tab from the Settings menu.

From the Settings menu, scroll until you’ve found the System tab. Press OK on the remote, then scroll again until you find the tab that says “Power.” Hit OK again to go to the Power settings hub.

Step Four: Switch Off Auto Power Savings

Power settings on Roku TV.
Go to the Power settings, then uncheck the power-saving options.

From the list of available power settings, look for the option that reads “Auto power savings.” Once you’re there, hit OK on your remote. Then, uncheck the boxes for “Reduce power after 15 minutes” and “Turn off after 4 hours.” This will officially turn off Eco Mode settings on your Roku TV. If you ever want to turn them back on again, simply re-check the boxes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Eco Mode on a Roku TV?

Eco Mode is a group of settings that helps save energy by automatically adjusting the TV to reduce power consumption when the TV isn’t actively being used. It isn’t always labeled “Eco Mode,” but it is usually found in the TV’s power settings.

How does Eco Mode save energy?

Roku TV’s Eco Mode saves you energy by dimming the screen brightness and putting the TV to sleep after a set period of inactivity. This keeps you from needlessly wasting power throughout the day.

Can I turn off Eco Mode on my Roku TV?

Yes, you can turn off Eco Mode on your Roku TV from the television’s power settings menu. You can also toggle the settings to better suit your needs instead of outright turning Eco Mode off.

Will turning on Eco Mode impact picture quality?

Eco Mode doesn’t typically impact your Roku TV’s picture quality in any meaningful way. It may be slightly dimmer, but it probably won’t be noticeable.

Will turning off Eco Mode increase my electricity bill?

You’re going to use more electricity with Eco Mode turned off, but it probably won’t make a huge impact on your monthly electrical bill. Most modern TVs use much less electricity than they used to.

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