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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johnguy51
Level 7

Change Roku remote settings to not control TV

Is it possible to change the settings so that when I hit the power button only the streaming

stick turns on. I am afraid that if I unlink the remote that I will not have access to my Roku account and channels

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Strega
Level 12

Re: Change Roku remote settings to not control TV

The power button on the Roku remote is only for the TV.  The Roku streaming stick is on all the time. (When it has power.)

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Tivoburkee
Level 20

Re: Change Roku remote settings to not control TV

And if it is no longer controlling your tv the volume keys won't work either. The only way to get it to not control the tv anymore is to go through tv programming again but lie to it. After you tell it you hear the music playing, keep clicking NO even if the music stops, only click YES when it doesn't stop. 

settings> remote & devices> remote> remote in use> program tv> follow prompts

Edmund
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makaiguy
Level 20

Re: Change Roku remote settings to not control TV

All of your channels and any subscriptions you've taken out through Roku reside in your Roku account.  As long as your Roku is linked to your Roku account, it (and any other Rokus linked to this same account) will have access to your channels and subscriptions.  The power button on the remote only controls the tv and has no affect on your Roku(s) or Roku account.

The only ways to UNlink your Roku from your account are:

  1. Do a deliberate factory reset of your Roku.
  2. Log into your Roku account at https://my.roku.com and unlink your Roku from there.
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