Roku: Search Option is Missing

Roku users may have a problem where the “Search” option is missing from the Home screen. You can often fix this problem with these steps.


Most of the time, this problem is cleared up with a simple restart.

  • Go to “Settings” > “System” > “Power” > “Restart“.

Once the Roku completes the restart, check to see if the search option has returned.


Check to see if there is an update to the Roku software.

  • Go to “Settings” > “System” > “System Update“, then restart the system once it has completed the update process.

Clear Cache

Press the following buttons on the remote while in range of the Roku to clear the cache and restart.

🏠🏠🏠🏠🏠 + ▲ + âĒī¸âĒī¸ + ⏊ī¸âŠī¸

  • Home 5 times
  • Up 1 time
  • Rewind 2 times
  • Fast Forward 2 times

If done correctly, the screen will go black for a few minutes, then your Roku will restart. Be patient as it may take several minutes for the restart to complete.

Hopefully, the troubleshooting steps above has helped you solve the problem where the Search option disappeared on the Roku menu. If it hasn’t drop me a note in the comments. I’d like to hear about your experience.

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