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Help, I left my remote at home when I went on holiday

I decided to bring my roku on holiday, however I neglected to bring my remote with me and since I can't type in the wifi password (due to the lack of remote) I can't use my phone to control it either.

Is there any way I can control my roku or am I doomed here?
Note: it's a roku express 2

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Tivoburkee
Level 14

Re: Help, I left my remote at home when I went on holiday

Is there a walmart or target near by? Pick up a rca or any other universal that has roku listed. The express takes an IR remote.
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jeffrok
Level 12

Re: Help, I left my remote at home when I went on holiday

"Tivoburkee" wrote:
Is there a walmart or target near by? Pick up a rca or any other universal that has roku listed. The express takes an IR remote.


"Holiday" implies he's probably in Europe.
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Tivoburkee
Level 14

Re: Help, I left my remote at home when I went on holiday

One-For-All brand of universal remotes are more popular over EU then here nowadays. It probably has working code for Roku.
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Markp
Level 9

Re: Help, I left my remote at home when I went on holiday

All you need to do is download the Roku remote app on your phone, then you don't need your remote.
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Elijah_Baley
Level 8

Re: Help, I left my remote at home when I went on holiday

"Markp" wrote:
All you need to do is download the Roku remote app on your phone, then you don't need your remote.

Actually that will probably not work. For it to work you must be able to log onto the local network on your Roku and you cannot do that without your remote.
There are some workarounds that can work like using the exact SSID/password on the local network but that is usually pretty close to impossible in places like hotels etc.
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