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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Level 8

Roku Voice Remote is a joke!!

Seriously? This is the best you can do? Your voice function makes Cortana look smart. I figured I'd at least be able to at least use voice in place of keyboard inputs. Turns out I still need to use the keyboard if I want to search in the YouTube app. Or am I missing something? And yeah. It's pretty stupid. Try searching for Timothee Chalemet. No can find. It can find Phillip Seymour but not Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Da. Pretty disappointed in your efforts. The only plus of this remote is it eliminates needing to point directly at the TV. 

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Re: Roku Voice Remote is a joke!!

I don't have a problem with voice remote, unless I'm using
Britbox or Acorn. The voice doesn't recognize anything in them. Netflix, Amazon, Pluto etc all work when using voice remote.

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Level 8

Re: Roku Voice Remote is a joke!!

Im talking about the Roku enhanced voice remote sold separately, not the mobile remote app. Want to search for “bike reviews” on YouTube? You have to type it in. Want to search for movies in Prime? Type it in. Search for music? Only gives results in Pandora. See what I’m saying? Ridiculous!! 

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Re: Roku Voice Remote is a joke!!

And to make things worse - I tried the phone app and everything worked EXCEPT the keyboard.  So I'm stuck with one-thumb typing.  And they call this the "Ultra"?

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Level 8

Re: Roku Voice Remote is a joke!!

Yeah I returned mine and bought this one https://www.walmart.com/ip/One-For-All-URC7935-Streamer-Remote/139687346

It doesn't have the voice feature but it's useless anyway. This one is great. It has a very strong IR emitter and works out of the box. Much better than the original remote. In fact it controls my TV and soundbar in both the living room and bedroom's Roku TVs (different brands). I got it it in store for $16. You should give it a look.

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