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jkc054
Level 7

Roku Voice Remote Pro - I DO NOT WANT RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

The only Roku remote with private listening is the Roku Voice Remote Pro which has rechargeable batteries. I DO NOT WANT RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES! Can I remove the rechargeable battery and replace it with alkaline AA batteries? If I can't rechargeable batteries are a solution for a nonexistent problem. I don't know how many times a device I use dies at a critical time because the rechargeable battery is dead. If I cannot use regular batteries it leads me to conclude that Roku doesn't give a f*** about its customers.

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Tivoburkee
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Re: Roku Voice Remote Pro - I DO NOT WANT RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

 That just changed recently, they had the Roku Enhanced voice remote for $29.99, which needed two AA batteries and they also had the Gaming remote but I guess they decided to stop selling them. You could try ebay look for RC-AL9 or RC-EL3 remotes. 

You can't remote the rechargeable batteries from the voice pro, there isn't even a battery door. 

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MilesT
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Re: Roku Voice Remote Pro - I DO NOT WANT RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

I definitely have a use for the rechargeable remote but can't (yet?) buy one at an affordable price in the UK. Shipping from US doubles the cost, and I am not paying thick end of £50 on a remote (if I wanted the voice and audio features I could buy a second hand android mobile phone for that money and dedicate to being a remote without a sim card, just WiFi).

My situation: to stop the remotes being lost in the living room by the small people in my house, I have taken a small rounded corner baking tray and wired the remotes to it using garden wire (and duct tape on the back to hold the twisted wire down.

Only problem is Roku wireless remote is used heavily by the small people and needs new batteries about every 8 weeks-so I have to unwire it to replace then rewire it.

Rechargeable? Just plug in every other Sunday night at bedtime. Job done! No need to unwire it.

If you could figure out a cheap way to post it I would buy it from you.

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