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Chrispcritter
Level 7

Disable voice remote feature

Is there a way to disable the voice feature on the remote? 

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atc98092
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Disable voice remote feature

I've never seen any menu setting for controlling the voice function. But if you don't press the mic button it's not listening. 

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Chrispcritter
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Re: Disable voice remote feature

Thanks for responding atc98092. I went into Settings and it said it was listening. I attempted to find an on/off toggle, but I couldn’t find one. Maybe it’s not actually listening until I hit the mic button on the remote? 

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atc98092
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Re: Disable voice remote feature

I was always under the impression that the mic button has to be pressed for anything to happen. I don't think it's like an Amazon Echo device that always has a hot mic. If someone knows otherwise, I'd love to hear about it. 

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Rosesbullet1505
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Re: Disable voice remote feature

I don’t know if you ever found your answer. Go to home. Settings. Privacy and should find it there 

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swayne
Level 7

Re: Disable voice remote feature

What I do with all of my remotes with the Voice/microphone button is to take a knife and cut the button off. I did this with the shortcut buttons as well because they go too channels I don't use. Because some Roku remotes have the OK/Select button where the Voice button is on these remotes, it's far too easy to hit one of these buttons by mistake. So removing them is best.

It requires a sharp knife so be careful. Roku really needs to add an actual setting to disable or reprogram all of those buttons.

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