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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jeffrok
Level 11

Roku 3 remote stopped pairing after 5 years

I've tried everything suggested as far as removing batteries, rebooting the Roku, and putting the batteries in goes.. tried that several times.
I've rebooted my network..

Sometimes I go into the settings/remote pairing settings and it says the remote is paired, but it's not working.

I generally get the 2 lights at the bottom of the remote blinking for a few minutes, and that's about it.

Any suggestions before I try a factory reset on the box? Probably will end up getting either a Roku stick or an Amazon Fire Stick to replace it. I have a Chromecast on the TV, but I don't think my wife or I could use that as our full-time streamer.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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bdpopeye
Level 8

Re: Roku 3 remote stopped pairing after 5 years

On ebay you can by a roku remote that will work with any 1,2,3 or 4 roku. This is an IR remote with no pairing required;

Universal Roku IR remote[/url:29fd3b9i]

I have one as a standby....
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jeffrok
Level 11

Re: Roku 3 remote stopped pairing after 5 years

I want an RF remote.. I also want to know if it REALLY needs replacing before I invest in a remote for a 5 year old Roku.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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Basil
Level 10

Re: Roku 3 remote stopped pairing after 5 years

Run up the Walmart store and pick yourself up a $6 universal remote. Just make sure it lists "Roku" on the list of supported devices on the package. If it doesn't work right, take it back and get your money back.
Basil
https://www.basilsblog.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Apple TV (5th gen), TiVo

Previous:
Roku boxes from every generation.
Apple TV (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen)
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jeffrok
Level 11

Re: Roku 3 remote stopped pairing after 5 years

"Basil" wrote:
Run up the Walmart store and pick yourself up a $6 universal remote. Just make sure it lists "Roku" on the list of supported devices on the package. If it doesn't work right, take it back and get your money back.


I need the RF remote for headphone use and point-anywhere capability.. the box is tucked away a bit.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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Basil
Level 10

Re: Roku 3 remote stopped pairing after 5 years

Sorry. You said RF and I read IR. I'm an idiot.
Basil
https://www.basilsblog.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Apple TV (5th gen), TiVo

Previous:
Roku boxes from every generation.
Apple TV (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen)
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jeffrok
Level 11

Re: Roku 3 remote stopped pairing after 5 years

Haha! FIXED!

For some reason, my wife had a Roku 2 XS (Bluetooth) remote in the same drawer with the Roku 3 (WiDi) remote, and the first time I thought the remote wouldn't pair is because I had the wrong remote! When I created this post, I didn't have any idea I was using the wrong remote! Oops!

I put new batteries in the Roku 3 remote, and MAGIC!

Physical differences in the two remotes include:

Roku 3 remote has a headphone jack and volume buttons on the side- Roku 2 XS button doesn't.

Roku 3 remote only has ONE light at the bottom of the front of the remote- Roku 2 XS has two.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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wildsprite
Level 7

Re: Roku 3 remote stopped pairing after 5 years

"jeffrok" wrote:
Haha! FIXED!

For some reason, my wife had a Roku 2 XS (Bluetooth) remote in the same drawer with the Roku 3 (WiDi) remote, and the first time I thought the remote wouldn't pair is because I had the wrong remote! When I created this post, I didn't have any idea I was using the wrong remote! Oops!

I put new batteries in the Roku 3 remote, and MAGIC!

Physical differences in the two remotes include:

Roku 3 remote has a headphone jack and volume buttons on the side- Roku 2 XS button doesn't.

Roku 3 remote only has ONE light at the bottom of the front of the remote- Roku 2 XS has two.

I have done similar then sat there feeling like a fool afterward but it does feel nice to have it working doesn't it?
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jeffrok
Level 11

Re: Roku 3 remote stopped pairing after 5 years

Feels great! Now I have to bring all my apps up to speed since abandoning my Roku 3 for so long Smiley Very Happy
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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