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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HDMI on back of TV to plug in stream stick - will roku remote still work?

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I have a 5 yr old Samsung tv and the HDMI port is on the back. None on the side or front and no USB ports on my tv. If I get the Roku streaming stick, and plug it into the HDMI on the back of my tv, with the Roku remote that comes with it still work, be able to detect the signal from the remote? Thank you.

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Level 20

Re: HDMI on back of TV to plug in stream stick - will roku remote still work?

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Yes, IR remotes need a line of sight to the component, which roku sticks don't use. They use wifi remote a form of RF that goes through walls. You shouldn't power the stick + from the tv usb port, its best to plug in to a wall outlet. 

Edmund

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Level 20

Re: HDMI on back of TV to plug in stream stick - will roku remote still work?

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Yes, IR remotes need a line of sight to the component, which roku sticks don't use. They use wifi remote a form of RF that goes through walls. You shouldn't power the stick + from the tv usb port, its best to plug in to a wall outlet. 

Edmund

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Level 7

Re: HDMI on back of TV to plug in stream stick - will roku remote still work?

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Thank you Tivoburkee for your helpful response.

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