How to Pair a Roku Remote Control

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What there is to know

  • To automatically pair a Roku Point Anywhere remote, insert the batteries, turn on the device, and hold the remote close to the box.
  • To re-pair a remote: remove the batteries > restart the device > replace the batteries > press and hold the pairing button in the battery compartment.
  • To pair a new remote, go to Settings > Remote > Associate the remote control > right arrow and follow the on-screen instructions.

This article explains how to auto-pair a Roku IR or Point Anywhere remote, reset or re-pair a remote, add a new remote, and unpair a remote.

How to Pair a Roku Remote

All Roku TVs, streaming sticks, and boxes come with wireless remotes.

Some Roku remotes use IR (infrared light) and require line of sight to work with a Roku, but do not require pairing. Standard and improved point wherever remote controls use RF (Radio Frequency), Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi Direct and do not require line of sight.

However, they must be paired with a Roku device before they can be used. Press some of the buttons on the remote to see if your TV or Roku player responds. If not, it needs to be paired.

Here’s what all the buttons on a Roku TV remote are for

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Pairing a Roku Infrared Remote

If your Roku device came with an infrared remote, insert the batteries (AA or AAA), then point and press the buttons you need to use. No additional pairing is required.

IR remotes ship with or are compatible with the following Roku models:

  • Roku LT
  • Roku HD, XD and XDS
  • Roku N1
  • Roku 1, 2 and 3
  • 2 HD, XD and XS
  • Roku Express and Express+
  • First
  • Select Roku TVs

Pairing a Roku Dot Anywhere or Enhanced Remote

Point Anywhere Standard and Enhanced remotes are compatible with Roku Streaming Stick and Streaming Stick+, as well as Roku 2 (4210), 3, 4, Premiere+ and Ultra. For Roku TVs, the remote control varies by brand and/or model.

To identify an enhanced remote, look for one or more of the following features:

  • Voice command.
  • Power and on/off button for a TV.
  • Two game control buttons (A and B).
  • Headphone jack.
  • Remote search alert.

If this is your first time setting up a box, stick, or Roku TV that comes with a Point Anywhere/enhanced remote, follow the instructions below.

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Insert the batteries.

Make sure the TV or Roku player is turned on.

Roku Enhanced Remote Pairing Indication Example

Hold or place the remote near your device. The TV or Roku player will detect the remote and perform pairing automatically.

Re-pair/reset your remote

If you need to re-pair or reset a Roku remote, the process is simple.

Unplug your Roku device from power and plug it back in after about 5 seconds.

When the the home menu appears on your TV screen, insert the batteries into your remote control, but leave the battery compartment open.

Locate it pairing button in the battery compartment of the remote control.

If there is no pairing button, you have a standard infrared remote control.

After locating the pairing button on your remote, press and hold the button twinning for 3 seconds or until the pairing light on the remote starts flashing.

If the light does not flash, try again. If the light still does not flash, try another set of batteries.

Wait 30 seconds while the Roku device completes the remote pairing process. You should see a message on your TV that the pairing is complete.

Added new remote

You can add a new remote or add a second remote to control the same TV or Roku player. This is handy if you have gaming remotes, as it will allow two-player play on compatible games.

In the Home menu, scroll to Settings in the category menu on the left side of the screen.

To select Remote.

Roku Settings - Remote Settings

To select Associate the remote control.

Roku Remote Settings - Pair Remote

The next screen will show you the currently paired remote.

Improved Roku Pair Remote

Select the right arrow.

The next page will provide you with the instructions you need to pair your new remote.

Roku Enhanced Remote Pairing Instructions

If the pairing does not work on the first attempt, repeat the steps.

How to Unpair a Roku Remote

Sometimes unpairing a Roku remote can fix issues you’re having with it. The decoupling process is about as simple as pairing.

Simultaneously press the button Residence, Backand Twinning remote control buttons for 3-5 seconds.

The light should flash 3 times.

You can confirm unpairing by pressing some of the buttons on the remote to see if your TV or Roku player responds. If not, it has been unlinked.

FAQs

  • How do I sync my Roku remote without a pairing button?

    Download the free Roku mobile app to pair your physical remote to your Roku device. (Before pairing, make sure your smartphone and Roku device are on the same Wi-Fi.) On the Roku app, tap Remote. Then use the app to access Settings > Remotes and Devices > Pair a new device on your Roku device.

  • How do I connect my Roku device to Wi-Fi without a remote?

    To connect your Roku to Wi-Fi without a remote, download the Roku mobile app. On the app, tap Settings > Network > Configure the connection and follow the on-screen prompts.

  • Why won’t my Roku remote pair?

    The remote may not pair because it needs new batteries. Or maybe the remote isn’t connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Roku device. Also, if you have an infrared remote control, objects may block the device from the remote control. Another issue could be HDMI connection interference. If so, you can get a free HDMI extender from Roku to fix the Roku remote.


More information about How to Pair a Roku Remote Control

Tips to get you up and running quickly

What to Know
To pair a Roku Point Anywhere remote automatically, insert batteries, turn on the device, and hold the remote near the box.
To re-pair a remote: Remove batteries > Reboot device > Replace batteries > Press and hold pairing button in battery compartment.
To pair a new remote, go to Settings > Remote > Pair Remote > Right Arrow and follow on-screen instructions.

This article explains how to pair a Roku IR or Point Anywhere remote automatically, reset or re-pair a remote, add a new remote, and unpair a remote.

How to Pair a Roku Remote Control

All Roku TVs, streaming sticks, and boxes come with wireless remote controls.

Some Roku remotes use IR (Infrared Light) and require line-of-sight to work with a Roku, but don’t require pairing. Standard and Enhanced point anywhere remotes use RF (radio frequency), Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi Direct and don’t need line-of-sight.

However, they must be paired with a Roku device before they can be used. Press some of the remote control buttons to see if your Roku TV or player responds. If it doesn’t, it needs to be paired.

Here’s What All the Buttons on a Roku TV Remote Are For
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Pairing a Roku IR Remote

If your Roku device comes with an IR remote, insert the batteries (either AA or AAA), then point and push the buttons you need to use. No additional pairing is required.

IR remotes come, or are compatible, with the following Roku models:

Roku LT
Roku HD, XD, and XDS
Roku N1
Roku 1, 2, and 3
2 HD, XD, and XS
Roku Express and Express+
Premiere
Select Roku TVs
Pairing a Roku Point Anywhere or Enhanced Remote

Point Anywhere Standard and Enhanced Remotes are compatible with the Roku Streaming Stick and Streaming Stick+, as well as the Roku 2 (4210), 3, 4, Premiere+, and Ultra. For Roku TVs, the remote varies by brand and/or model.

To identify an Enhanced remote, look for one or more of the following features:

Voice control.
Power and on/off button for a TV.
Two gaming control buttons (A and B).
Headphone jack.
Remote finder alert.

If you’re setting up a Roku box, stick, or TV that comes with a point anywhere/enhanced remote for the first time, follow the instructions below.

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Insert the batteries.

Make sure the Roku TV or player is on.

Hold or place the remote close to your device. The Roku TV or player will detect the remote and execute pairing automatically.

Re-Pairing/Resetting Your Remote

If you need to re-pair or reset a Roku remote, the process is simple.

Disconnect your Roku device from power and reconnect it after about 5 seconds.

When the home menu appears on your TV screen, insert the batteries into your remote, but leave the battery compartment open.

Locate the pairing button in the battery compartment of the remote.

If there is no pairing button present, you have a standard IR Remote.

After locating the pairing button for your remote, press and hold the pairing button for 3 seconds or until you see the pairing light on the remote begin to flash.

If the indicator light does not flash, try again. If the light still doesn’t flash, try a different set of batteries.

Wait 30 seconds while the Roku device executes the remote pairing process. You should see a message on your TV stating the pairing has been completed.

Adding a New Remote

You can add a new remote or add a second remote to control the same Roku TV or player. This is convenient if you have gaming remotes as it will accommodate two-person gameplay on compatible games.

In the Home Menu, scroll down to Settings on the category menu on the left side of the screen.

Select Remote.

Select Pair Remote.

The next screen will show you the remote that’s currently paired.

Select the Right Arrow.

The next page will provide you with the instructions you need to pair your new remote.

If the pairing doesn’t take on the first attempt, repeat the steps.

How to Unpair a Roku Remote

Sometimes unpairing a Roku remote can fix issues you’re having with it. The unpairing process is about as easy as pairing.

Simultaneously press and hold the Home, Back, and Pairing buttons on the remote for 3-5 seconds.

The indicator light should blink 3 times.

You can confirm unpairing by pressing some of the remote control buttons to see if your Roku TV or player responds. If it doesn’t, it has been unpaired.

FAQ

How do I sync my Roku remote without a pairing button?
Download the free Roku mobile app to pair your physical remote to your Roku device. (Before pairing, make sure your smartphone and Roku device are on the same Wi-Fi.) On the Roku app, tap Remote. Then use the app to navigate to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Pair New Device on your Roku device.

How can I connect my Roku device to Wi-Fi without a remote?
To connect your Roku to Wi-Fi without a remote, download the Roku mobile app. On the app, tap Settings > Network > Set up connection and follow the on-screen prompts.

Why isn’t my Roku remote pairing?
The remote might not pair because it needs new batteries. Or, maybe the remote is not connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Roku device. Also, if you have an infrared light remote, objects may block the device from the remote. Another issue could be HDMI connection interference. If this is the case, you can get a free HDMI extension from Roku to fix the Roku remote.

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