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mikeeds
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Two devices in the same room.

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I have two TV's in one room, mostly for sports. My question is which two Roku devices can I buy where the remotes won't affect each other? I think the standard Roku has an IR remote so maybe another with an RF remote. Any suggestions?

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renojim
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Re: Two devices in the same room.

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Check out the players here:  https://www.roku.com/products/players

If it states "Simple remote", it's an IR remote.  If it states "Voice remote", then it's an RF remote.  I think only the basic Express (not the 4k+) comes with an IR remote these days.  You could get any two that use an RF remote or one Express and any of the others.  The sticks only use RF remotes. The others will respond to IR or RF, so if you got one Express and one that isn't a stick you'd have to cover the IR sensor on the one that isn't the Express.

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DBDukes
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Re: Two devices in the same room.

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@mikeeds 

It depends on the device model number. I suspect you have a Roku Express, but there are different model numbers. Settings > System > About

If your Roku supports the Voice Remote (depends on the model number), you could get one for each Roku and they won't impact each other.

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renojim
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Re: Two devices in the same room.

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Check out the players here:  https://www.roku.com/products/players

If it states "Simple remote", it's an IR remote.  If it states "Voice remote", then it's an RF remote.  I think only the basic Express (not the 4k+) comes with an IR remote these days.  You could get any two that use an RF remote or one Express and any of the others.  The sticks only use RF remotes. The others will respond to IR or RF, so if you got one Express and one that isn't a stick you'd have to cover the IR sensor on the one that isn't the Express.

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