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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Level 7

How do I disable voice commands?

Hello, I have the Roku Ultra and I don't want to have my kids to install channels without my knowing about it.  I have set a PIN for installing any new channels, however, my kids recently discovered by simply saying the channel name into the remotes search feature it will install the channel without prompting for a PIN!  For example, if they said "YouTube" it will be installed.

I would like to disable the voice feature since nobody in my household uses it for anything.


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Re: How do I disable voice commands?

Sorry there isn't a way to disable it, except stop using the original remote go with a roku IR remote or an aftermarket universal. I like the following One-for-all model pretty cheap on ebay for open box models:

Its one device that can control three types of devices, tv, streamer, and soundbar. Its learning remote so you teach the keys anything you what.

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Level 9

Re: How do I disable voice commands?

Doesn't seem to be a way. Wish there was a way to disable voice control though. I hate it sometimes. I got a Roku Ultra last year. Once & a while it would randomly acivate while holding the remote, fingers wouldn't be anywhere near the voice control button & for the record I don't have a ghost problem in my house far as I can tell. I think its just glitched & needs fixes in the firmware or something. Hopefuly they get to it in an OS update someday.