How to fix “HDCP unauthorised. Content disabled.” (Roku)

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Primary focuses include internet security and web spam. Google+

14 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    thank you so much this helped BACK TO SUPERNATURAL

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you!!
    I unplugged cable and power;
    Waited 1 minute; plugged it;
    Problem solved!!
    Again, thank you!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much!!!

  5. zara says:

    hey..thanks a lot.. My hdmi cable was just a little loose.. Its fixed now.

  6. Carl says:

    Unplugging the Roku has fixed the probem for me, but the problem occurred again the next time I tried to stream a movie from Amazon. I have only used my Roku twice and had problems both times and restarting fixed it both times. I would hope that Roku Engineers can solve this problem if they care enough. Users should not have to unplug and restart the Roku if their technology is ready for prime time.

  7. Anonymous says:

    It fixed Ti!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I had the same problem with two different HDMI cords that worked fine with other devices. Restarting my Roku several times did the trick. Thank you so much!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thanks you!

  10. RokuUser1 says:

    Great advise. We just need to restart in order to get it running! Thanks!

  11. Tal says:

    Actually most of the time you just need to unplug and restart your roku

    • Sean Doyle says:

      I disagree. Most of the time you need to replace your HDMI cable… “MOST” of the time. However you are correct that the issue may be solved by restarting the Roku… But most people have tried restarting the machine prior to visiting this website therefore this solution is listed.

      I will add the information you provided into the article in the future – so thanks for bringing it up Tal!

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