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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MisterBLK
Level 7

Can the iPhone Roku app turn the TV on and off, and adjust volume?

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I asked Roku support chat this question. They said yes it can, and they said to set up the iPhone as a remote in the stick's settings "add remote." Well, I can't make it work. I don't think it can be done. Can it be done?

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AvsGunnar
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Re: Can the iPhone Roku app turn the TV on and off, and adjust volume?

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@MisterBLK 

It can turn on/off and control the volume of my Insignia RokuTV.  (Volume & Power Control)

It can wake up my Roku devices connected to non-RokuTVs but cannot control their volumes or Power them on or off.  (No Volume and no Power Control)

The Android Roku Remote app was updated to remove those controls not available to the user, and show these controls when they are available.  I am not sure if they also did this to the Apple Roku Remote app.

Short Answer - Yes, if you have a RokuTV.   No, if you have a Roku device (Streaming Stick or other) and a non-Roku TV.

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AvsGunnar
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Re: Can the iPhone Roku app turn the TV on and off, and adjust volume?

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@MisterBLK 

It can turn on/off and control the volume of my Insignia RokuTV.  (Volume & Power Control)

It can wake up my Roku devices connected to non-RokuTVs but cannot control their volumes or Power them on or off.  (No Volume and no Power Control)

The Android Roku Remote app was updated to remove those controls not available to the user, and show these controls when they are available.  I am not sure if they also did this to the Apple Roku Remote app.

Short Answer - Yes, if you have a RokuTV.   No, if you have a Roku device (Streaming Stick or other) and a non-Roku TV.

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Just another Roku user... I am not a Roku employee.

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dathead2
Level 10

Re: Can the iPhone Roku app turn the TV on and off, and adjust volume?

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Can be done with non-Roku tv with iPhone shortcuts.  Power toggle is simply:

http://rokuIP:8060/key press/Power

can do volume too but it’s a bit clunkier. 

Roku Ultra 4660X
RokuOS 10.0.0 build 4195
Sony Bravia 55A8G TV
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MisterBLK
Level 7

Re: Can the iPhone Roku app turn the TV on and off, and adjust volume?

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Thanks. That is above my pay level. I can turn our LG TV off with their ThinQ app, but it needs to be simpler than that. It needs to be in the Roku app, otherwise it's easier to use the Roku remote to turn the tv on and off.

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dathead2
Level 10

Re: Can the iPhone Roku app turn the TV on and off, and adjust volume?

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Once you have short cuts though you can use Siri voice command and just say TV on TV off or volume up volume down etc.   I couldn’t live without it cuz I always have phone with me. 

Roku Ultra 4660X
RokuOS 10.0.0 build 4195
Sony Bravia 55A8G TV
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AvsGunnar
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Re: Can the iPhone Roku app turn the TV on and off, and adjust volume?

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@dathead2 

Please provide a quick, easy to follow instruction how to do this. (or a link) May prove useful to the Community.  If I understand you correctly, I think you are referring to programming Siri shortcuts in addition to using the Roku remote app.

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MisterBLK
Level 7

Re: Can the iPhone Roku app turn the TV on and off, and adjust volume?

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Yes, instructions would be very helpful. Thanks.

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