Not sure why my remote no longer works. Tried changing batteries, checked all connections, checked internet, and cannot figure it out. It worked a few days ago. Any thoughts? Do I need to buy a new remote?
Need to know your Roku model number (not just its name), which I realize is difficult to get without a remote. You can download an app for your phone to control the Roku (iOS or Android).
Roku remotes come in two flavors: WiFi Direct or IR. With an IR remote, there's no pairing, but the remote must have direct line of sight. So if something has blocked the front of the Roku, the remote can't see it and won't work.
A WiFi remote doesn't require line of sight, but does have to be paired to the Roku. If you have a voice button or a headphone jack on the remote, then it's a WiFi model. It doesn't use your network to function, so it doesn't matter about your Internet or router. WiFi remotes do go through batteries faster than an IR remote, so make sure you've tried a new set.
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I have same problem. Remote is not that old. new batteries don't solve the problem it is a wifi remote. I have one in my bedroom also that I have to replace batteries daily. don't want to use my phone all the time because you can't control the volume
I am having a similar strange problem. Moved to a new house about 4 miles away and have 3 Rokus all working fine. One is an Ultra the others are 2's. All the remotes are paired and have new batteries, but even standing in front of the receiver and hitting the button a dozen times it might move the selection in the menus once or twice. The button for TV volume and On/Off works fine. I use the App on an iPhone and all is fine. My guess is the WiFi in the new house is so powerful (Spectrum Wave Gig) that it interferes with the frequency the remote uses?? I can't be the only one with this issue. I have 3 useless Rokus now. H-E-L-P!