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SunStar
Level 7

Bluetooth

Hi everyone,

 

I purchased a Roku Streaming Stick, which I am using in my bedroom. By accident I realized that by pressing the headphone symbol on my Android's phone remote I can hear the TV through my regular phone Bluetooth, although I never had to pair my phone with my TV. It just worked automatically.

Yesterday I bought another Streaming Stick, which I am using in my living room, and all of a sudden I can no longer hear my room's TV through my phone's Bluetooth. Is it a coincidence? 

I looked it up and need to go to "Remote and Devices" and then click on "Bluetooth Devices" to pair the phone, but the problem is, there is no "Bluetooth Devices" option. Any idea what I need to do? Thanks!

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makaiguy
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Bluetooth


@SunStar wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

I purchased a Roku Streaming Stick, which I am using in my bedroom. By accident I realized that by pressing the headphone symbol on my Android's phone remote I can hear the TV through my regular phone Bluetooth, although I never had to pair my phone with my TV. It just worked automatically.

Yesterday I bought another Streaming Stick, which I am using in my living room, and all of a sudden I can no longer hear my room's TV through my phone's Bluetooth. Is it a coincidence? 

I looked it up and need to go to "Remote and Devices" and then click on "Bluetooth Devices" to pair the phone, but the problem is, there is no "Bluetooth Devices" option. Any idea what I need to do? Thanks!


"pressing the headphone symbol on my Android's phone remote" - does this mean the headphone symbol on the Roku app you've installed on your Android phone?  If not ignore the rest of this post.

The Roku app on a mobile device works over a wifi network connection.  It doesn't use bluetooth.  It can connect to any Roku which is using the same net connection as the mobile device is using. If you have multiple Rokus on this network you can choose which Roku device to control via the app's Devices button.

When using the app as a Roku remote control the earphone button toggles remote listening of the currently-selected Roku's audio through the mobile device's speaker or through earphones or external speakers connected to the remote device.

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SunStar
Level 7

Re: Bluetooth

Thank you! It now works. I went into the Roku "Settings" on the actual TV, then clicked on "System" and then clicked on "System Restart." I had to reenter my email address and wifi password, but now i can hear the audio through my Bluetooth and works like a charm.

 

Thank you for your input, and have a great day!

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