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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JCo123
Level 7

Remote code

I have a Roku attached to a tv that now has a new universal remote. I am wondering what IR code I would use to connect my Roku. The remote is a GE UltraPro Universal remote. The provided codes (FOR ROKU) do not do anything. The Roku Model Number is 3800X (Software Version 9.4.0:4210).

 

How could this info not be widely available?

 

Thanks

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Strega
Level 14

Re: Remote code

Sticks use Wi-FI (RF) remotes since they are typically installed behind TVs.  Most universal remotes are IR-only.  (ie those Roku codes might work on a box-style Roku like an Express or an Ultra which have IR receivers.)

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makaiguy
Level 21

Re: Remote code

The Roku 3800 is a Streaming Stick.  It normally plugs directly into an HDMI port on the back of the tv where direct line of sight infrared (IR) signals from an IR remote can't reach. Consequently Streaming Sticks are controlled via wifi-direct radio signals and cannot be controlled by IR remotes that come with most tvs. The codes listed for your remote work with the Roku models that connect via HDMI cable and can be placed where they can receive IR signals.

 

  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi
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makaiguy
Level 21

Re: Remote code

@Strega- you beat me to it.  You know what they say... Great minds, same gutter.  😊

 

  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi
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JCo123
Level 7

Re: Remote code

Hi,

Thanks to both of you. I had a feeling it may be outside the IR remote use, since I never have to aim the real Roku remote anywhere. I also knew things couldn't get easier... I wish that tech detail were clearer, I'll go ahead and just use the new remote as is and leave Roku to its own clicker and app.

 

Thanks

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DBDukes
Level 16

Re: Remote code


@JCo123 wrote:

Hi,

Thanks to both of you. I had a feeling it may be outside the IR remote use, since I never have to aim the real Roku remote anywhere. I also knew things couldn't get easier... I wish that tech detail were clearer, I'll go ahead and just use the new remote as is and leave Roku to its own clicker and app.

 

Thanks


What would you be using the TV remote for? It's likely (though not guaranteed) that the Roku remote will be able to control the power and volume of the TV, meaning the Roku remote might be all you need. What other features do you use the TV remote for?

DBDukes
https://www.dbdukes.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Roku Streambar (9102)
Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810)
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