How To Remove YouTube from Roku?

How To Remove YouTube from Roku

Roku streaming devices are becoming immensely popular because of their versatility and easy usage. And yes it provides access to a wide range/ options of channels and streaming services. The most used channel on Roku streaming devices is YouTube. However, under some situations or conditions, you may want to remove the YouTube channel from the device. There can be several reasons you may want to free some space, take a break from YouTube, or streamline your channel lineup. The following article will help you understand the process of removing the YouTube channel from the Roku device.

Exploring the Options to Remove YouTube from Roku

If you want to remove the YouTube channel from Roku, there are three different options that you can try. You can select the method according to your preferences. 

Uninstall YouTube:

The easiest method is to uninstall the YouTube channel. To remove a YouTube channel you need to go to ‘Home’ and then ‘Channel Store’(select ‘My Channels). Then you have to select YouTube. Hit the options button represented by ‘*’ and select ‘Remove Channel’. Confirm your choice by clicking ‘OK’.

Hide YouTube: 

In the case where you don’t want to delete the YouTube channel completely, then you can hide it from view with the help of the parental controls feature.

First, go to Settings and navigate ‘Parental Controls’ and add a PIN code. After that, hit ‘Hide/Unhide’ and then check mark the appeared box on the screen next to the YouTube option.

Block YouTube:

You can use third-party software (Open DNS FamilyShield or Net Nanny) or router-level filters. Note: Blocking YouTube affects all connected devices, not just Roku devices.

Step By Step Guide: How To Remove YouTube from Roku Device?

How To Remove YouTube from Roku
How To Remove YouTube from Roku

Following are the steps to remove YouTube from a Roku device:

Step 1: Navigate to the Home Screen

First, you need to press the ‘Home’ button on the remote that comes with your Roku device to go to the home screen.

Step 2: Navigate Channel Store

Go to the channel store.

Step 3: Search the YouTube Channel and select ‘My Channel’.

After reaching the ‘My Channel’ option, with the help of arrow buttons on the remote go through the channel list and find an icon of the YouTube channel. 

Step 4: Highlight the YouTube Channel

Highlight the YouTube Channel

Now, you need to highlight the YouTube channel. Then press the options button on the Roku remote and hit the ‘option’ button. Note: Make sure you select the YouTube channel.

Step 5: ‘Remove’ Channel

Remove’ Channel

Now, you will see a menu with various options. You need to select ‘Delete’ or ‘Remove’ if you want to uninstall YouTube.

Step 6: Confirm Removal

After you press the ‘Remove Channel’ option Roku device will ask you to confirm your choice. You can use the arrow buttons (of your remote) to select/ highlight Delete or Remove. Afterward, press ‘OK’ to confirm your choice.

Step 7: Channel Removed

After you press ‘OK’ the device will proceed and remove the YouTube channel. After the removal of the channel, you will get a notification on your screen.

Note: These steps may vary slightly depending on the software and model of the Roku device. If you face difficulties or issues or require assistance, you can get help from the Roku support official site.

How To Add A Roku Store PIN?

How To Add A Roku Store PIN
How To Add A Roku Store PIN

After removing YouTube from your Roku device, you have to go to your Roku account and add a PIN (Channel Store Pin) from a browser.

Channel Store PIN is used as a parental control. With the help of this feature, you can prevent and block the installation of YouTube) and other premium channels.

Steps For Adding A PIN To The Roku Channel Store:

Step 1:

First sign in to your Roku account from your browsers.

Step 2:

You will see an option ‘PIN preference’ section. Select the Update option.

Step 3:

After that, you need to click ‘Require a PIN to make purchases and add channels’. Hit the ‘Create a PIN’ option.

parental controls

Step 4:

Type in a four-digit PIN that only you know.

Step 5:

Don’t forget to Save Preferences option (you’ll find this at the end of the web page).

Step 6:

Now you need to restart your device.

Step 7:

Now, if anyone instals a YouTube channel, he can find it in the Channel Store. However, he will be asked to enter the PIN you added. This means you have effectively blocked YouTube from Roku.

How to Set YouTube Parental Control?

If you don’t want to delete YouTube on your device, you can also block content on the YouTube app. 

You need to go the the YouTube app on your Roku device and enable the ‘Restricted Mode’. Under this setting, YouTube will only show appreciated content. Note: This doesn’t mean it will be flawless.

Deleting Channels On Roku Using The Roku App

You can delete channels by using the Roku application (IOS or Android). 

The following steps will help to learn the process of deleting channels by using your phone:

Step 1:

Go to the Roku app on your phone.

Step 2:

You find ‘Devices’ at the bottom right of the screen. Select it. Then, select your device from the list. 

Step 3:

Now select ‘Channels’.

Step 4:
Now select the channel you want to delete. Press the channel icon and tap Remove.

Troubleshooting Issues When Removing YouTube From a Roku Device

The process of removing YouTube from the Roku device can be a tricky process. Users may face some issues which will not fully delete the app. 

If you encounter the error ‘ Channel Removal Failure’. Check if the channel is running in the background. To overcome this problem make sure you first turn off the channel and try again. 

You may face another face while removing YouTube, from Roku which is freezing or crashing during playback. To overcome this issue reset your network settings by unplugging (both router and modem) for 30 seconds (at least). 


Q1: How Do I Remove My Netflix Account From Roku TV?

Ans: To remove Netflix from Roku, first press the ‘Home’ button to see the Roku Home Menu. From there select ‘Settings’. Now choose’ Netflix’ Settings.

After selecting Netflix settings, you need to select the option that says ‘deactivate this player’ from your Netflix account.

Q2: Can I Block Apps On My Roku?

Ans: The answer is, no. You cannot block any app from Roku. However, you can delete (app entirely) add a PIN, or use the native parental controls to manage permissions.

Q3: How To Remove YouTube From Roku?

Ans: To remove the YouTube channel from Roku, first press the ‘Home Screen’ option to see the Roku Home Menu.

Then you need to go to select ‘Settings’. Go to the Channel store and select ‘My Channel’. Highlight the YouTube channel and select ‘Remove’. You need to select OK to confirm your cancellation. 

Q4: Can I Set Up Multiple Profiles On Roku?

Ans: No, you cannot save multiple profiles on the Roku for kids and yourself. They only offer one profile, to manage your profile according to your choices you can use the parental control filter. 


Hope you can block or restrict YouTube on your Roku device with the help of the above guide. Make sure you add a PIN to Parental controls otherwise, they are useless as kids in this digital world know how to discard them.

The PIN is the best way to block a channel such as YouTube completely. 

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