Ok, so I bought a Roku express which does not have volume control on the remote, which I did not understand at the point of purchase. My question is: can I purchase just a remote separately that will be able to do this without purchasing the entire box of equipment? Side note: seems a little silly to not include this feature for what looks to be about $10.00 in savings, IMO.
It’s just stupid to not have a volume control on the remote. In this day and age that should be a standard thing. I assumed when I bought my Roku that it had it, SURPRISE! NOT! Blew my mind. Word of advice, check for volume control before you buy. WOW
There is a remote, not sold separately but it should, that will control the volume of tv's with hdmi-cec feature, its the Onn Roku Smart Soundbar IR remote. It will control roku that accept IR commands, even roku ten years old. It has tv power and volume keys, but whats preset to these are roku commands, so when the roku sees them it with initiate a hdmi-cec pulse to control the tv its connect with over the hdmi cable. I have tested this on 3700 express and a very old Roku 2 HD, both send hdmi-cec commands after they see the Roku tv commands. I really think the Roku simple IR remote should be upgraded with these Roku tv keys. There is no programming needed, you don't have to set the tv brand. Reason no matter what tv brand they all respond to the same commands coming over the hdmi cable.
I purchased a Roku HDMI plug in thumb unit that came with a control that has volume control and mute capabilities ears ago. I was astonished to find my recent purchase of a Roku express did not. However, i found that my old Control does work the Express so problem solved for me. I do think Roku took a step back in reputation with the sale of a device without volume control.