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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ecxtd
Level 7

Roku volume control

My question is there a Roku style remote that can be used with a Roku 3 that I can also control my TV volume that I can buy? 
This is the style of remote that I am looking for but this one doesn't say that it works with my Roku 3.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/New-RC280-Re ... 3=&veh=sem


 My TV is a basic LG 720 TV.  Thanks

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Basil
Level 10

Re: Roku volume control

Your best bet is a universal IR remote.
Basil
https://www.basilsblog.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Apple TV (5th gen), TiVo

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Roku boxes from every generation.
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jeffrok
Level 12

Re: Roku volume control

"ecxtd" wrote:
My question is there a Roku style remote that can be used with a Roku 3 that I can also control my TV volume that I can buy? 
This is the style of remote that I am looking for but this one doesn't say that it works with my Roku 3.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/New-RC280-Re ... 3=&veh=sem
 My TV is a basic LG 720 TV.  Thanks


That remote should work with your Roku 3 via infrared commands, but the tv functions (power, volume, mute) are only for TCL Roku TV's.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
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mike1597
Level 7

Re: Roku volume control

The following Roku style remote should work, however it is pricey at $25
https://www.amazon.com/Made-Streaming-P ... B078P6N7DC
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beq
Level 8

Re: Roku volume control

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

You could also get from Roku the $20 Streaming Stick Voice Remote (RC127 or RC150), or the $30 Enhanced Voice Remote (RC135 or RC193) if you want headphone jack.


See below, I had a Roku 3 (4200X) paired to both RC127 and RC135 remotes awhile back.  With both remotes, I could "Set up remote for TV control" in the menu.  Voice commands and controlling TV power/volume worked with both remotes.  The headphone jack (and I think A/B buttons) worked with the RC135, no remote finder though.







You could also open the secret menu to mess with IR codes or HDMI-CEC commands.  Sample screen:




As to why Roku only advertises the older Gaming Remote as compatible with the Roku 3, my guess is the gaming motion control which is only present in that particular remote.  Without it you wouldn't be able to continue playing some legacy Roku 3 games that require motion control, but this is probably of shrinking importance to most people (who might prefer to trade it for TV power and volume control via IR).  The highest profile motion games were the licensed Angry Birds titles that were bundled with old Roku SKU's, which are no longer in the Channel Store (so only applicable to existing installs).  Games that are also available on newer Roku models don't rely on motion control.
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Dom7
Level 7

Re: Roku volume control

the link https://www.roku.com/accessories/remotes  doesn't appear to work.  I would definitely buy a tv control remote.
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Basil
Level 10

Re: Roku volume control

"Dom7" wrote:
the link https://www.roku.com/accessories/remotes  doesn't appear to work.  I would definitely buy a tv control remote.

Huh. The page comes right up for me. In fact, I just ordered a remote I found on that page.
Basil
https://www.basilsblog.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Apple TV (5th gen), TiVo

Previous:
Roku boxes from every generation.
Apple TV (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen)
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Dom7
Level 7

Re: Roku volume control

i think its redirecting me because i am in Canada.  Thanks for the quick reply.
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