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

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21 Responses

  1. johanna says:

    thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Mahalo a nui loa!!

  3. Mary says:

    Unplugged, waited 30 secs, plugged in, Voila! This seems to be an easy solution for a lot of electronics, dvr, wi-fi, phone, computer. Turn if off, wait a few, turn it back on. This reset seems to solve a lot of basic problems.

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  5. Alton Chaney says:

    Homes! you astound me. Unplugged everything and changed cable. Put back together and a miracle occurred. Moving pictures on a screen. What next? Telephones in every house. That will be the day.


  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank you very much! My HDMI cord was new. A total unplug, wait, and reconnect worked. I appreciate your excellent help.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for this quick tip! Saved me lot of trouble

  8. RR says:

    Thanks — this blog post saved me a lot of time and frustration. Rock on!

  9. Anonymous says:

    All I did was switch the hdmi side of the cable and everything went smooth but it wasn’t broke so that’s weird

  10. Anonymous says:

    thank you so much this helped BACK TO SUPERNATURAL

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  12. Anonymous says:

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

  13. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much!!!

  14. zara says:

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

  15. 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.

  16. Anonymous says:

    It fixed Ti!!

  17. 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!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Thanks you!

  19. RokuUser1 says:

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

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