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Marlo15
Level 7

Sharp Roku Tv remote to soundbar?

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Is it possible to connect this remote to my Roku soundbar? The remote doesn’t have a pair button, but it’s the only remote I found that has the infamous DtvNOW button which I desperately need as I still have *AT&TvNow* and can’t be downloaded on my soundbar since it’s no longer available. Thanks. 

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RokuTannerD
Level 19

Re: Sharp Roku Tv remote to soundbar?

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@Marlo15  Thanks for the note. As previously mentioned, Roku TV remotes are not compatible with Roku Streaming Player devices. You would need to use the remote that was included with your Roku Smart Soundbar to control that device. 

 

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Tanner

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Tivoburkee
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Re: Sharp Roku Tv remote to soundbar?

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Sorry but no. Roku soundbars either use wifi remote or the standard Roku IR remote, which is a different IR signal then what Roku Tv's use. You could look on ebay for rc-al2 wifi remote that has a Directv Now key like this one:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/90-New-Original-RC-AL2-For-ROKU-TV-Streaming-Box-Voice-Remote-Control-3600-...

Only problem is it lacks a mute key. 

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RokuTannerD
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Re: Sharp Roku Tv remote to soundbar?

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@Marlo15  Thanks for the note. As previously mentioned, Roku TV remotes are not compatible with Roku Streaming Player devices. You would need to use the remote that was included with your Roku Smart Soundbar to control that device. 

 

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Tanner

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Ericacrow16
Level 7

My ruku tv keeps shutting off

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My 50” ruku tv keeps shutting off by its self while we are watching tv and we have done a factory reset and changed batteries to the remote that came with the tv and it’s still doing the same thing can you help on this cause I’m to the point where I just want to trash it and go buy a new tv it’s only 5 months old

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RokuDanny-R
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Re: My ruku tv keeps shutting off

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@Ericacrow16 

Thanks for the note. I'm sorry to hear about the experience—that's not what we aim for.

Please contact your TV's manufacturer directly to report this issue and request additional support. Each Roku TV manufacturer provides direct support and warranty services for their products running the Roku OS. 

For a list of Roku TV manufacturer's contact information, visit our Community post here: Contacting Support for Your Roku TV


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Danny

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wpeters
Level 8

Re: Sharp Roku Tv remote to soundbar?

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Hi Tanner,

I previously was using the Roku remote for controlling both audio (Vizio soundbar setup) and tv functions with an optical audio connection.

I recently upgraded for the TCL Roku 55 inch QLED. I have been able to get sound working through the sound bar but have not been able to control it.

Something doesn’t quite add up because I can use my previous Sharp Roku remote to control my Vizio soundbar even with the sharp TV no longer connected. While I have had no such luck with the new remote compatible with my TCL TV.

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Tivoburkee
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Re: Sharp Roku Tv remote to soundbar?

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Did the vizio soundbar have a learning feature where you can teach any IR remote to it from then on respond to that remote? 

https://www.google.com/search?q=vizio+soundbar+learning+mode&rlz=1C1JZAP_enUS885US885&oq=vizio+sound...

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wpeters
Level 8

Re: Sharp Roku Tv remote to soundbar?

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Hi Edmund thank you for your quick response. There is not any learning feature possible with my model of Visio sound bar: 

https://cdn.vizio.com/misc/QuickStartGuides/kb/sb3621ne8qsg.pdf

Perhaps my old sharp roku remote out of the box sends signal at the correct frequency for the soundbar whereas the new TCL one doesn’t. Do you think there is a TCL replacement remote I could get that will send signal at this frequency? The main goal is getting back down to one remote the same as my previous set up.

Thank you in advance,

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Tivoburkee
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Sharp Roku Tv remote to soundbar?

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No roku remote will control the vizio soundbar directly. I would go with One-For-All urc-7935 Streamer universal remote. It is one device remote that can control three different devices at once, tv, streamer, and soundbar. Different area of the remote are for different devices. Works great with Roku tv's. Here's photo next to roku tv remote:P1010420 (800x600).jpg

 You can purchase at walmart or open box on ebay. It also a learning remote. That will get you to one remote solution. 

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wpeters
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Re: Sharp Roku Tv remote to soundbar?

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Thanks for the recommendation Edmund - I have ordered the remote and hopefully this resolves the compatibility issue.

Just for your information I am In fact controlling my Vizio soundbar directly with my old sharp Roku tv remote with my sharp tv unplugged in storage under neath my bed so I can assure there is no command being sent via optical audio to soundbar. I can share a video if it would be helpful for your technical knowledge base that this does in fact work. Maybe it’s just certain brand of older remotes.

Thank you,

Will

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