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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MrAngelus
Level 7

Roku remote recommendations

I have a 4200x Roku and the remote the same with it.. I am a cord cutter so the Roku is all I use
the remote has seen better days after being dropped quite a bit over the years... my question is what is the best 2017 Roku remote that works with my model?
Roku Ultra, 4660X : Serial : YJ00EM709512 Ethernet connected
Roku 3, 4200X, : Serial : 1GS3A2128326, Ethernet connected
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Streams
Level 7

Re: Roku remote recommendations

I don't know anything about that model or the remotes that will work with it.  

But I just wanted to mention that right now there is a really good sale on the 2017 Sticks.  They come with a remote that will control your TV's power and volume, which I have been wanting since the first Roku was released.

$40 for the Stick https://www.amazon.com/Roku-Streaming-Stick-Portable-power-packed/dp/B075XN5L53/ref=pd_sim_504_5?_encoding=UTF8
$50 for the Stick+ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075XLWML4/ref=s9u_simh_gw_i1?ie=UTF8
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jeffrok
Level 11

Re: Roku remote recommendations

Your best replacement for a Roku 3 would probably be the Roku 3 Gaming remote.. it's got the gaming buttons if you need them, as well as the very handy headphone jack. You also don't need to point it directly at your Roku to use it.

https://www.roku.com/accessories/remotes

Fourth from the top.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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MrAngelus
Level 7

Re: Roku remote recommendations

I'm assuming the Roku remote that can also controls your television and has voice is not capable with the Roku 3?
Roku Ultra, 4660X : Serial : YJ00EM709512 Ethernet connected
Roku 3, 4200X, : Serial : 1GS3A2128326, Ethernet connected
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jeffrok
Level 11

Re: Roku remote recommendations

According to that link, no it's not. I'm sure the infrared functions would work but I can't confirm that. Your best bet is to get a new Roku stick if you want the remote that controls TV power.and volume.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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beq
Level 8

Re: Roku remote recommendations

"jeffrok" wrote:
https://www.roku.com/accessories/remotes

Looks like Roku has simplified their remote accessory line-up to just 4 models?  The 2 new remotes (from the 2017 Streaming Stick and 2017 Ultra), plus the old-style Roku 3 remote and a basic IR remote.

Luckily the 2 new remotes can pair to the old 4200X Roku 3.  With the Roku OS 8 update, Roku 3 can set up the TV power and volume on these new remotes (Settings -> Remote -> Set up remote for TV control... or use the Secret Screen).  Voice search also works, naturally.


What's different:

- The headphone jack on new remotes works with Roku 3, but pressing the volume up/down buttons often steps 2-3 levels at a time, for some reason?  Note I didn't test for any difference in audio quality vs original Roku 3 remote.

- Roku 3 does not support the remote finder feature.

- Older enhanced remotes were Wi-Fi Direct only, whereas the 2017 enhanced remotes have Wi-Fi / IR dual mode.

- Original Roku 3 remote has motion control for games, in addition to A/B gaming buttons.  But new remotes with the A/B buttons no longer have motion control.  I think that's why Roku is still selling the original Roku 3 remote, for those older motion-controlled games still playable on the Roku 3 model (Roku has been phasing them out as incompatible on newer Roku's).

- Original Roku 3 remote has the old layout where the OK button is directly below the D-pad.  Newer remotes have the OK embedded in the D-pad (freeing up space for another button below).  Muscle memory could very well be the biggest change to get used to if you've had the Roku 3 for years.  IIRC the 4200X Roku 3 remote had the Instant Replay button to the left of OK, whereas the 4230X Roku 3 replaced Instant Replay with a new Voice Search button.  It looks like the Roku 3 remote being offered is from the 4230X version.


Unless you prefer the old OK button layout or need motion gaming control, the 2017 Enhanced Voice Remote might be worthwhile vs the Roku 3 Gaming Remote at the same price of $29.99.  You get both Instant Replay and Voice Search, plus IR control for the TV, etc.   
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MrAngelus
Level 7

Re: Roku remote recommendations

Yes I want the enhanced WiFi "Point Anywhere" version that works with the Roku 3 4200x most of them I find on Amazon are IR
Roku Ultra, 4660X : Serial : YJ00EM709512 Ethernet connected
Roku 3, 4200X, : Serial : 1GS3A2128326, Ethernet connected
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Basil
Level 10

Re: Roku remote recommendations

"MrAngelus" wrote:
Yes I want the enhanced WiFi "Point Anywhere" version that works with the Roku 3 4200x most of them I find on Amazon are IR

As jeffrok said, the Roku Gaming Remote is a replacement for the remote that came with your Roku 3. https://www.roku.com/accessories/remotes
Basil
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beq
Level 8

Re: Roku remote recommendations

I'd gotten 20 Roku devices 2017, but still have another 20 old Roku 3's.

Don't have time to set up a new batch to replace the remaining Roku 3's for family members (most of their Roku accounts have 50+ channels).  So I'm trying to get some of them the 2017 Wi-Fi remotes so they can control the TV power and volume all in one.  The "Enhanced Voice Remote" (RC135) if they still need the headphone jack, or the "Streaming Stick Voice Remote" (RC127) if they want a slimmer/lighter controller.  They'll also get voice commands (while still keeping the Instant Replay button).

They'll still have their original Roku 3 remotes if they ever need the gaming motion control (since one Roku can pair with multiple Wi-Fi remotes at the same time).  Then again they no longer play any of those old motion-controlled games that were available on the Roku 3 (which is just as well, some of these original remotes are in bad shape from kids/pets).
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MrAngelus
Level 7

Re: Roku remote recommendations

This is the one i ended up ordering should work with my 4200x  here
Roku Ultra, 4660X : Serial : YJ00EM709512 Ethernet connected
Roku 3, 4200X, : Serial : 1GS3A2128326, Ethernet connected
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