How to Restart Google TV || Streaming Issues Fixed

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Chromecast with Google TV is a streaming device introduced and managed by Google. It is basically an updated version of Chromecast and the addition is remote within the box and the ability to install applications from the Google Play Store. In the former version, you couldn’t install any application and only supported the Cast feature. You can stream in 4K resolution, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos.

It was launched in 2020, and it is the latest among other types of Chromecast with the first one launched in 2013. If you’re into the Google ecosystem, subscribe to YouTube TV or simply want to try a new way to discover TV shows and movies, the Chromecast with Google TV is an excellent choice.

How to restart Google TV

When to Restart Google TV?

There are certain reasons that will need to Restart Google TV. However, it is not mandatory that the issue will resolve after restarting the Google TV device.

  • You need to restart Google TV when the application you installed on Google TV doesn’t work properly.
  • If you find issues while downloading new applications, restarting Google TV may help you out.
  • If your Google TV is not connecting to Wi-Fi, consider restarting it.
  • One of the most common issues with Google TV that needs restarting the device is the frozen screen. Restarting Chromecast with Google TV may also resolve errors while playing media.

How to Restart Google TV using device Settings

Before you proceed with restarting your Google TV, make sure that your TV is turned on and also remove any external USB devices if any connection to the smart TV.

  • First of all, launch your Google TV.
  • Go to your profile in the upper right corner of your screen.
  • Now click on Settings.
  • While in Settings, scroll down to “System Settings“.
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  • In System Settings, scroll down to the bottom of the settings and select “Restart”.
How to restart Google TV
  • Once you tap on “Restart”, it will ask you to confirm the restart. Select “Restart” to initiate the process.

It will take a while to restart while you can see the progress on your screen. Once the restart process is complete, you will land on the Homepage automatically.

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How to Force Restart Google TV

If due to certain reasons, you can’t access the Settings, then you have no option but to force restart your Google TV. It is a simple procedure and not recommended to use frequently.

  • Unplug your Google TV from the power source.
  • Wait for a while and then plug it back into the power source.
  • Turn it on again and check whether the issue is resolved or not. Hopefully, the issue will be resolved.

Wrapping Up

If your issue is still not resolved, consider resetting your Chromecast with Google TV to factory settings, but keep in mind that it will remove all of your data and you will use the device as new. It is quite obvious that you won’t encounter restarting your Google TV device, but due to certain errors like a frozen screen, you are left with no other option but to Restart Google TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I restart my Google TV?

Other than above-metioned method, you can also restart Google TV while using the voice command on the remote. Using your Chromecast Voice Remote, in the upper right of your TV screen, select your profile >> Settings >> System >> Restart.

Why did my Google TV stop working?

If your Chromecast with Google TV has stopped working, then try the following

  • Unplug the power cord, wait 20 seconds, and plug it back in.
  • If you’re connected to the internet but still have trouble, try to connect to another Wi-Fi network.
  • If you are using a mobile network, connect to Wi-Fi instead.

Why does my Google TV keep restarting?

If your Chromecast with Google TV is restarting time and again, then it is a power supply problem. Usually, it needs a 5V 1Amp supply and if you plug in the USB directly to the TV, it may not provide enough power to maintain it.

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