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BillQ
Level 7

Neutral Remote

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Are there any Roku remotes that don’t have the pre-assigned buttons for certain services?  My original Roku remote doesn’t ... it just has the navigation controls.  The only thing keeping me from upgrading is that I like that.  I want a neutral remote that doesn’t favor any specific services.

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atc98092
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Re: Neutral Remote

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Short answer: no. Roku receives payment for those button placements, so there's no way to reprogram or disable them. Some users have used a small knife, removed the rubber button, and then taped over the opening so debris doesn't get inside. Then it's almost impossible to press one accidentally. 

Now, you can use a 3rd party universal IR remote with any Roku player other than the Stick models. And those won't have any such buttons. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.

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atc98092
Level 21

Re: Neutral Remote

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Short answer: no. Roku receives payment for those button placements, so there's no way to reprogram or disable them. Some users have used a small knife, removed the rubber button, and then taped over the opening so debris doesn't get inside. Then it's almost impossible to press one accidentally. 

Now, you can use a 3rd party universal IR remote with any Roku player other than the Stick models. And those won't have any such buttons. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.

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BillQ
Level 7

Re: Neutral Remote

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Thanks.  I’d suspected as much, but held out the hope there was a high-end ad-free model I’d somehow overlooked.

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