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ncoppola
Level 7

Roku Remote Quick Buttons

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I'm wondering if it is possible to reprogram one or more of the remote quick buttons to a different Roku App than is listed on the remote.  Thank you. 

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Community Manager
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Re: Roku Remote Quick Buttons

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Thanks for the question here!

You cannot re-program a channel button on any Roku remote that has a channel name printed on it. 

The latest Roku Ultra (mdoel 4670) is sold with our latest Enhanced Voice Remote, which offers 2 personal shortcut buttons that can be programmed with any supported voice command, including 'Launch [insert channel name]'. See more here: https://www.roku.com/products/roku-ultra

 

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Tanner

Tanner D.
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renojim
Level 10

Re: Roku Remote Quick Buttons

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Nope.
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mikebdoss
Level 10

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Nope. Those are placed there through advertising agreements between the channel owners and Roku, and can't be edited/changed. 
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ncoppola
Level 7

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That's too bad.  I'm new to Roku and have now purchased a number and I don't recall being given the option as to which buttons come with the remote.  I simply noticed they were different and thought, surly they can be changed ( even if it is flashed to the remote) seeing I have different preferences.  It is not a big deal, but a backdoor way to set these buttons could provide valuable information to Roku and the Channel providers.  A user making such a change would be an indication of "preferred" use.

Of course, if the agreement is for placement only and not increased usage, then set em and forget em.

Thank you.

- N
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twiceover
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Re: Roku Remote Quick Buttons

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"ncoppola" wrote:
That's too bad.  I'm new to Roku and have now purchased a number and I don't recall being given the option as to which buttons come with the remote.  I simply noticed they were different and thought, surly they can be changed ( even if it is flashed to the remote) seeing I have different preferences.  It is not a big deal, but a backdoor way to set these buttons could provide valuable information to Roku and the Channel providers.  A user making such a change would be an indication of "preferred" use.

Of course, if the agreement is for placement only and not increased usage, then set em and forget em.

Thank you.

- N

The different buttons depends on where it was purchased.  Walmart will have a Vudu button on it, Target will have something else in that spot, etc.
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OddBallMan
Level 7

Re: Roku Remote Quick Buttons

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If it is an enhanced roku remote that is paired to the TV you can change the buttons function but the standard remote that does not have a pairing button in side the battery compartment is only what is programed from the factory.

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Re: Roku Remote Quick Buttons

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Thanks for the question here!

You cannot re-program a channel button on any Roku remote that has a channel name printed on it. 

The latest Roku Ultra (mdoel 4670) is sold with our latest Enhanced Voice Remote, which offers 2 personal shortcut buttons that can be programmed with any supported voice command, including 'Launch [insert channel name]'. See more here: https://www.roku.com/products/roku-ultra

 

Thanks,

Tanner

Tanner D.
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ryngard
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Re: Roku Remote Quick Buttons

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Just to chime in... it would be REALLY nice to allow us to pick and choose which apps to have in those button shortcuts. 

For instance, I use Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube the most. Having those as my four would be optimal. Instead, I have a remote where three out of the four apps have been discontinued... so they are completely USELESS to me. It'd be nice if you designed it so we could reprogram them and even swap out the button caps to match.

I've been thinking of picking up newer Roku models, and while the remote buttons aren't a big deal, it's a selling point to me and sort of frustrating.

Da1chozen
Level 7

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Why? I do not use espn and will never use it. What's the point of having quick buttons if you can't put them to things you use?
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ryngard
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Yeah... that's my point... I would like to be able to customize them or at least pick them from a list and have them assigned when I purchase my Roku/remote. 

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