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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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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

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Re: Roku Remote Quick Buttons

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Nope.
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Re: Roku Remote Quick Buttons

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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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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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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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is there a way to change the naive buttons

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is there a way to change the 4 buttons on the remote to other channels?

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Re: is there a way to change the naive buttons

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Nope.
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Re: is there a way to change the naive buttons

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Don't be naïve...


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Re: is there a way to change the naive buttons

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If you search the threads here, you'll see it's an often suggested subject, and Roku never will do it because companies pay Roku money to put their buttons on the Roku remote.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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Re: is there a way to change the naive buttons

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"andrewefr" wrote:
is there a way to change the 4 buttons on the remote to other channels?

No, but there's a cult of Handheld Advertising Haters that surgically remove un-programmable buttons:
1) exacto knife
2) black tape
3) trash can/bio-hazard bin (to flip extracted buttons into)

Kind of a learning curve to endure, but by the 3rd Button Extraction Surgery, you'll be pretty good at it.
(Note to Roku Remote Advertisers: Those buttons you're paying for reside in the landfill where they are basically unclickable - have a nice day)