My standard IR remote won't respond, except when I press home. I hear the clicking noise and see the front LED respond to button presses on the remote. I tried replacing batteries and the restart the Roku and placing the batteries into the remote on the splash page(and have tried on the home screen as well). My roku box exhibits odd behaviors with other remotes not programmed for the device. Defective remote or defective Roku.
I have a Roku Premiere. I am guessing this is an intermittent problem. When the problem occurs. My non-universal TV remote, which uses IR, will control a couple of the functions of the Roku Premiere. Mostly the skip ahead or skip back functions. When this issue occurs, the Roku Premiere remote will have limited functionality. That functionality being the home button and the channel buttons. When this is happening, Pressing any button on either remote gets a sound response from the Roku Premiere, but only with the limited functionality as mentioned. Using Roku the app, is not an issue when this occurs.