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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Eddiesee
Level 7

Remote batteries when using the headset feature

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Morning all,   Just began using the headset feature on my remote during the late evening hours.  Issue I’m having is I have to change the remote batteries about every 2 weeks.   Before the headset was plugged in - it was about 2x a year.   Is this normal?  Unit is about 2-3 yrs old.

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makaiguy
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Re: Remote batteries

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Plugging earphones into a Roku remote equipped with an earphone jack turns on the remote's headset amplifier and runs the remote's batteries down more quickly. The amplifier is on whenever the earphones are plugged in, so be sure to unplug them when not in use.

Doug
Roku Streaming Stick+ 3810 | TCL Roku TV 43S245/C107X | Roku Streaming Stick 3600

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makaiguy
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Re: Remote batteries

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Plugging earphones into a Roku remote equipped with an earphone jack turns on the remote's headset amplifier and runs the remote's batteries down more quickly. The amplifier is on whenever the earphones are plugged in, so be sure to unplug them when not in use.

Doug
Roku Streaming Stick+ 3810 | TCL Roku TV 43S245/C107X | Roku Streaming Stick 3600

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makaiguy
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Re: Remote batteries when using the headset feature

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If you have an Android or iOS mobile phone you can install the Roku app to it.  This enables you to control your Roku(s) from your phone and also provides remote listening capabilities.  You can use your phone's speaker or any attached earphones, and all without putting an extra drain on your Roku remote's batteries.

Doug
Roku Streaming Stick+ 3810 | TCL Roku TV 43S245/C107X | Roku Streaming Stick 3600

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demsd
Level 13

Re: Remote batteries when using the headset feature

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It'll go through batteries, even when the remote isn't being used. I started using rechargeable batteries, and removing them when not in use for that reason.

Roku Ultra 4670X
40" TCL Roku TV
50" TCL Roku TV
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