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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Ziffer
Level 7

Can I power Roku ultra through TV instead of using power cord

 
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makaiguy
Level 20

Re: Can I power Roku ultra through TV instead of using power cord

The answer to this is a definite maybe. All USB ports supply 5v, with a max current on most tvs of 0.5 amps, in accord with the first version of the USB specs. This is not enough to run a Roku reliably. It may start up and work okay for a while but when some program or channel puts a higher demand on it the Roku will falter.

Some tvs however do supply the 1 amp needed, but the general recommendation is to plug the Roku into house power to avoid potential problems.

  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi
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Ziffer
Level 7

Re: Can I power Roku ultra through TV instead of using power cord

What type of cable do I use? I want to try this. Hdmi on between Ultra and the tv like always, but what between Ultra and tv for power?

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Tivoburkee
Level 20

Re: Can I power Roku ultra through TV instead of using power cord

You can not power the Roku Ultra from the Tv USB port, there is no such cable that will allow this anyways. 

Edmund
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