How to pair a Roku remote control or reset it
A Roku player brings thousands of movies and TV episodes directly to your home, through paid streaming services and free channels. Roku players come with remote control. Here?s how to pair Roku with your remote control.
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How to pair Roku to IR remote control
Roku players come with two types of remote controls. There is the standard IR (or infrared) remote control and there is the improved type of ?point anywhere? by Roko. For the first type, follow the steps below to pair your Roku remote control for the first time:
Connect your Roku device to your TV and to a power outlet.
Insert the batteries into your Roku remote. Depending on your model, you may need AA or AAA batteries.
Press any button on the remote control. When you do this, the remote control will automatically be paired with the Roku device. Since you are using an infrared remote control, it must be in the line of sight of the Roku device so that they can detect each other.
How to connect the Roku enhanced remote control
If your Roku device comes with a standard and enhanced Point Anywhere remote control, follow the steps below to connect it to your Roku player:
Insert the batteries into your Roku remote.
Turn on the Roku TV or player.Place the remote control near the Roku device. When you do this, the remote control will automatically be paired with the Roku device.
How to reset a Roku remote
If your remote control has suddenly stopped working, you may need to reset the pairing. These are the steps on how to reset a Roku remote.
Unplug your Roku player from the power outlet.
Remove the batteries from your Roku remote.Reconnect your Roku player after 5 seconds.Once you see the Roku logo on your screen, replace the batteries in your remote control.Look for the remote pairing screen. If you do not see this screen, you can also use the pairing buttons.
Press and hold the pairing button located in the battery compartment. Do this for approximately 3 seconds, or until the pairing light begins to flash on the remote control.Wait for Roku to complete the pairing process. You will see a message on your TV when the remote control has been paired successfully.Where is the pairing button on my Roku remote?Trying to find the pairing button on your Roku remote? Check out the guide below.
Where is the pairing button on my Roku remote?
Open the battery compartment of your Roku remote.Locate the button near the edge of the battery compartment. This is the pairing button on your Roku remote. Depending on the model, the indicator light may be on the front of the remote control or right next to the pairing button inside the battery compartment.
How to sync Roku Remote without pairing button
If your remote control does not have a pairing button, that means it is the standard IR remote control. Here are ways to synchronize your remote if you seem to have problems:
Remove obstructions. Your standard Roku IR remote control will only work if it points directly to your player. To synchronize correctly, remove objects that may be blocking the signal from the remote control to the transmission device.
Reset the remote batteries. Often, synchronization will not work if the batteries are not placed correctly in their compartment. Simply remove them and replace them. Point the remote control at the transmission device and check if the remedy has worked.
Replace the batteries. If removing blockages or resetting the batteries did not work, it may be time to replace the batteries. Get new ones, place them in the battery compartment, point the remote control towards the player and check if it starts to sync.
If you still can?t make your remote control work, see our guide on how to use Roku without a remote control.