Getting Started - Setup & How-to

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Brie82
Level 7

Can I use a roku stick on any TV? Please help

Hi guys, I need help!!!!

I bought a TV and Roku came with it. My TV quit working but I’m wondering if I can use the stick still and get a new remote for it? The remote I have is for a Visio
Thank youSmiley Happy
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jeffrok
Level 11

Re: Can I use a roku stick on any TV? Please help

I'm guessing not.. if the TV came with a stick, it's one of the very old sticks that are MHL port compatible only, and only with certain MHL TVs at that.

Your best bet is to just buy a newer HDMI Roku stick that you'll know is compatible with all HDMI TVs.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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Brie82
Level 7

Re: Can I use a roku stick on any TV? Please help

Thank you! Yeah I just went to Walmart and picked one up..
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atc98092
Level 13

Re: Can I use a roku stick on any TV? Please help

According to the Roku Wikipedia page, even the old MHL Sticks support the Wi-Fi Direct remotes. However, if it is an MHL stick then it will only work with a TV with an MHL input. It looks like an HDMI port, but isn't. But I agree with Jeff that you're probably better off with the latest model Stick than an old MHL version.
Dan
Nvidia Shield, Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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