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Level 7

Roku streaming stick+ draining batteries

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My remote battery life is about 3 days before they need to be replaced. Is there a fix?

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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Roku streaming stick+ draining batteries

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the posts.

Please send me a PM (private message) with your Roku account email address, and include the serial number of the Roku device from Settings>System>About along with a summary of the issue you are experiencing. I'll be able to assist you further from there.

For more information about how to send a private message (PM), visit our Community post here: Welcome to the Community

Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Roku streaming stick+ draining batteries

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@ACEO @shah_vishwa 

Thanks for the posts.

As I have previous stated, please send me a PM (private message) with your Roku account email address, and include the serial number of the Roku device from Settings>System>About along with a summary of the issue you are experiencing. I'll be able to assist you further from there.

For more information about how to send a private message (PM), visit our Community post here: Welcome to the Community

Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator

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Level 7

Streaming Stick+ 3810X Remote Battery Drain

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I bought 3 Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810X) a month ago. They are all running 9.4.0 build 4200-50. Two of the three remotes won't even last a week before they need new batteries. Those two Rokus were only used for a couple days and the TVs they're plugged into were off all the rest of the time. The 3rd Roku gets used every day. Strangely, the batteries in that remote are still at 60%. The only difference is this Roku is plugged into a wall AC outlet where the other two are plugged into the TV's USB port for power. Could using the TV's USB port to power the Roku somehow cause the remote batteries to drain much more quickly than the AC powered ones?

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Re: Roku streaming stick+ draining batteries

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Same issue, except mine last between 1-2 weeks.

pretty frustrating 

Level 7

Re: Roku streaming stick+ draining batteries

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Mine does as well. I purchased 5 of the roku 4k stick and only one remote does this. I am very disappointed because Charter didn't come to an agreement with roku, I will be selling all roku and going something else that supports charter. Big mistake roku.

Level 7

Re: Roku streaming stick+ draining batteries

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I have the same issue. I have to change the batteries in the remote about once a week. Oddly enough, I have another Roku Stick+ that doesnt have this problem at all. Same model and everything.

Level 7

Re: Roku streaming stick+ draining batteries

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I have the same problem.  I bought 3 Streaming Stick+ and 2 of the remotes drain new batteries in about a week with little use.  The other remote that we actually use heavily every day has the original batteries from November and they still have 61% battery left.  The only difference with this one is the Roku stick it's paired with is plugged into an AC outlet.  The other 2 Rokus that battery drain the remotes quickly are plugged into the TV's USB port.  Coincidence or hit & miss factory defects?  I wish Roku representative would directly respond here with a solution.

Re: Streaming Stick+ 3810X Remote Battery Drain

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I have the same problem and am on my second streaming stick from Amazon (returned the first one).  The replacement does the same thing.  I have to remove the batteries from the remote to prevent complete drain in a week.  What's up ROKU?

Level 7

Remotes drain batteries within a day

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We are enjoying ROKU streaming devices, having switched from an internet TV provider.  At first everything was going well, and then recently two of our remotes quit working.  We replaced the batteries in the remotes and they worked again.  By the next day, the remotes quit working and we needed to install new batteries.  The batteries only last one day before the remotes stop working again.  We are hoping that there is products support to provide remotes that will not require new batteries every day.  Thank you!

Level 8

Defective remote eats batteries; second Stick with this problem

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The remote for my Streaming Stick 3810 is eating batteries and needs to be replaced. A stick I bought my mother had the same problem. You just replaced that remote and we are waiting to see if it is an improvement. 

I had hoped I would be lucky when I bought this stick, but the remote that came with mine also eats batteries. I never use voice or headphones, and I return the unit to Home each night before turning off the TV. 

Why did you ever go to these smaller remotes with AAA batteries? The AA batteries for my heftier remote for my Ultra last ages.

Please replace this remote with one that doesn't need batteries two or more times a month.

I tried to find some way to contact Roku support directly, but could find only something for returning the Stick. Is it the Stick or the remote that is the issue?

Thank you.

Level 8

About not posting support questions here; then how do I get help with defective remote?

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I don't understand the message at the side of my screen about support, so I don't know where to post an issue about a remote that is eating batteries. Your message says: Please DO NOT post support questions in this section of the Community—they will be moderated. Visit the Roku Player Support, Roku TV, or Roku Audio categories to post any support or help related questions.

Where and how do I post my message if I have a defective remote?

The remote for my Streaming Stick 3810 is eating batteries and needs to be replaced. A stick I bought my mother had the same problem. Roku just replaced that remote, and she is waiting to see if it is an improvement. 

I had hoped I would be lucky when I bought my Stick, but the remote that came with mine also eats batteries. I never use voice or headphones, and I return the unit to Home each night before turning off the TV. I never would have bought this Stick if I knew ahead of time about this issue.

I wonder why Roku ever went to these smaller remotes with AAA batteries? The AA batteries for my heftier remote for my Ultra last ages, as they should.

Please replace this remote with one that doesn't need batteries two or more times a month.

I tried to find some way to contact Roku support in the proper way, but could find only something for returning the Stick. Is it the Stick or the remote that is the issue? I have no idea.

Roku, please help me.