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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Roku sound bar on/off

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I'm setting up Roku streaming stick +. My sound bar is connected HDMI to my TV, The Roku remote will not turn on sound bar with TV yet it will turn it off?

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Re: Roku sound bar on/off

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Roku remotes only control tv's, no audio devices. Its upto the tv to control the audio gear via hdmi-cec. So your tv is not completely off its in a state to accept an IR command to power it on, but it may not be in a state to also send a command to third device like your sound bar? Once already on, it can turn off the sound bar as it is put in to standby. 

Edmund

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Re: Roku sound bar on/off

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Try refreshing the HDMI devices in the tv menu. 

Edmund
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Unsuccessful, thanks though

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Re: Roku sound bar on/off

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Roku remotes only control tv's, no audio devices. Its upto the tv to control the audio gear via hdmi-cec. So your tv is not completely off its in a state to accept an IR command to power it on, but it may not be in a state to also send a command to third device like your sound bar? Once already on, it can turn off the sound bar as it is put in to standby. 

Edmund

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I got mine working.

I connected my RokuStick+ into the hdmi input of my sound bar and then hdmi from output of sound bar connected to TV. You may need to enable ARC in your TV settings, My Sony tv was older so the setting was HDMI control. Same thing. Now I can use the Roku remote to turn on the tv, turn off sound bar and tv simultaneously and the volume controls control sound bar volume.

Note: the stick wouldn’t fit to plug into input of my sound bar. I had to order the free extender from the website. Came pretty quickly.

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