Remotes & Accessories

Help with Roku remotes and accessories, including pairing a remote, setting up TV power & volume control, using voice commands, power adapters, cables, headphones, and wireless speaker accessories.
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bbarchw
Level 7

1 remote 2 tv's

One Roku remote changes all the tvs when someone uses the Roku remote. Is there a way to change frequency for each tv? We have 3 rokus and 1 remote changes all even if they all are not using the Roku box at that time. It is very frustrating to be watching something and the kids netflicks or youtube shows pop on because they are searching on another tv. Help! 

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Basil
Level 10

Re: 1 remote 2 tv's

If the remote is an IR remote, you need to ensure there’s only one Roku in sight. For the WiFi Direct remotes, each one should be paired with one Roku.

It would be helpful if you listed the Roku device models.
Basil
https://www.basilsblog.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Apple TV (5th gen), TiVo

Previous:
Roku boxes from every generation.
Apple TV (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen)
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bbarchw
Level 7

Re: 1 remote 2 tv's

I have a 2017 Roku Express on living room tv and I have a 2014 or 2015 Roku 1 on the kids tv
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twiceover
Level 11

Re: 1 remote 2 tv's

"bbarchw" wrote:
I have a 2017 Roku Express on living room tv and I have a 2014 or 2015 Roku 1 on the kids tv

Are they in separate rooms, right next to each other?  I think we are confused on your setup that could possibly cause this.  The only way I can see this happen is if both units are in the same area and you are pointing the remote at them.
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bbarchw
Level 7

Re: 1 remote 2 tv's

Yes, there are 2 in 1 room and the other is in my bedroom. The 2 that I posted the roku types are in the same room.
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twiceover
Level 11

Re: 1 remote 2 tv's

"bbarchw" wrote:
Yes, there are 2 in 1 room and the other is in my bedroom. The 2 that I posted the roku types are in the same room.

The remote is infrared, so both units pick up the signal.  Not much you can do about this if they are both in the line of sight of the remote.
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bbarchw
Level 7

Re: 1 remote 2 tv's

Do you happen to know if I get a different streaming box for one of the tvs, will that work, even if it is ir also? Like the Roku on one and a sony box on the other? 
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twiceover
Level 11

Re: 1 remote 2 tv's

"bbarchw" wrote:
Do you happen to know if I get a different streaming box for one of the tvs, will that work, even if it is ir also? Like the Roku on one and a sony box on the other? 

Yeah that should work fine.  For the most part, all Roku units that will respond to IR commands will respond to any of the Roku IR remotes.  If the other TV has a different manufacturer's box on it, then the remotes will not interfere.
You could use 2 rokus if one of them used an RF remote instead.  Something like the Roku Ultra or Roku Streaming Stick.  I'd probably replace the Roku1 with a Roku Stick and that should fix your problems.  The only problem then is that you'll probably like the Stick more than the Express unit and need to switch which TV they are on...  Smiley Very Happy
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Basil
Level 10

Re: 1 remote 2 tv's

Only the Sticks won’t recognize IR commands.
Basil
https://www.basilsblog.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Apple TV (5th gen), TiVo

Previous:
Roku boxes from every generation.
Apple TV (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen)
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twiceover
Level 11

Re: 1 remote 2 tv's

"Basil" wrote:
Only the Sticks won’t recognize IR commands.

Yeah I should have been more specific in that if you shove the Ultra behind the tv or cover the IR receiver...
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