How to Fix It When the History Channel on Roku Is Not Working

Troubleshooting issues Roku Channels

This article explains how to fix issues with the History Channel app on Roku not working.

When apps don't work on Roku, there are rarely application-specific problems and solutions. Most of the time, if there's an issue with a Roku app, there are standard ways to solve these issues across Roku apps. So, whether you have a problem with the History Channel app on Roku or another app, the following steps will almost always work!

Why Is The History Channel Not Working on Roku?

The History Channel might not be working on your Roku for quite a large variety of reasons. Unfortunately, problems with individual services on Roku can be caused by your internet, your Roku itself, the remote, system software, and much more. As such, you won't usually have an issue you can experience and immediately know what's causing it.

The easiest way to find out why a service like The History Channel on Roku isn't working is to take steps to troubleshoot the problem yourself. Try out fixes, and note if they help, hurt, or otherwise don't affect your issue.

How to Fix History Channel Issues on Roku

There are a wide variety of reasons why you could be having trouble with the History Channel on Roku, but luckily, there are standard things across Roku apps you can try to fix your issues that will solve the problem most of the time.

  1. Reboot your Roku. Like with computers, sometimes a reboot can fix temporary issues. This is always a good first step when troubleshooting issues with electronics.

  2. Reinstall the channel. When experiencing problems with a specific app like the History Channel on Roku, uninstalling and reinstalling the app can fix issues with the app not working as intended.

    Also consider checking if other services on Roku aren't working either. If your problems are only with the History Channel, then this is important information you can use to help guide what you try out to fix your issue.

  3. Reboot your router and modem. Sometimes, problems with an app on Roku aren't because of the app, your remote, or the TV, and rather it's an internet issue. Rebooting your modem and router is a good way to make sure your problems aren't internet-related.

    Depending on your internet connection, sometimes your personal connection can slow to a crawl during certain times of day, making streaming services start to fail to work. Make sure your connection, in general, is up to the task of streaming by testing out streaming on other services.

  4. Reset your remote. Sometimes, when an app stops responding, it's because there's an issue with your remote and not the app itself. If you use the Roku app as your remote, sometimes you can experience connection issues between the app and your Roku.

  5. If all else fails, consider resetting your Roku to factory defaults. While a somewhat drastic step, if there's a problem with the Roku system itself, resetting it back to default can sometimes fix issues. Make sure you try the above steps first!

  6. Lastly, contact customer support. Things can go wrong internally in your personal Roku that can't be fixed easily, and if nothing else fixes your problem, contact Roku support and explain your issue as well as what you tried to fix it.

  • How do I get the History Channel on Roku?

    To get the History Channel on Roku, navigate to the Streaming Channels option on your Roku home screen, select the Search tool, and then enter History Channel. Choose the app when it appears and select Add Channel.

  • How much is the History Channel on Roku?

    It's free to download the History Channel app on Roku and view full episodes and clips from shows like Pawn Stars, American Pickers, and more. To watch live TV with the History Channel app, you'll need to sign in with your cable provider.

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