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Lashelle69
Level 7

Star on remote does not access options

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I am trying to access options from the home screen. When I press * on my roku remote I hear a tone and nothing comes up on the screen.  It stays on the home screen. The word options on the top right of the screen is grayed out. I'm supposed to go to options to request a code.  Any suggestions? 

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RokuDanny-R
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Re: Star on remote does not access options

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@Lashelle69 

Thanks for the inquiry.

When pressing the * button on the home screen. Make sure that you are selecting a channel tile to open the options menu. If you are on the left hand side Roku menu, the * options will be greyed out as there will not be any options for those selections as there are in the channel tiles.

Please keep us posted.


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Danny

Danny R.
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renojim
Level 21

Re: Star on remote does not access options

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If the word Options is greyed out then that's the indication that the button will do nothing.  What/who told you to press Options to obtain a code?

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RokuDanny-R
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Re: Star on remote does not access options

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@Lashelle69 

Thanks for the inquiry.

When pressing the * button on the home screen. Make sure that you are selecting a channel tile to open the options menu. If you are on the left hand side Roku menu, the * options will be greyed out as there will not be any options for those selections as there are in the channel tiles.

Please keep us posted.


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
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julia1
Level 7

Re: Star on remote does not access options

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I have the same problem. I cannot move the button to choose a channel or the option button

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RokuDanny-R
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Re: Star on remote does not access options

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@julia1 

Thanks for the note.

What Roku model device do you have? If your remote is an IR remote, make sure that there are no obstructions to the IR receiver on the Roku device. Your remote should have a clear line of sight to the Roku device.

For more information regarding troubleshooting steps for an IR remote, visit our Support page here: How do I resolve problems with my Roku IR (infrared) remote?

Please keep us posted.


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Danny

Danny R.
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Jude2016-
Level 7

Re: Star on remote does not access options

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I don’t understand how to get captioning on Netflix with my Roku remote

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Tivoburkee
Level 20

Re: Star on remote does not access options

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While playing a program on Netflix, press the up cursor key it will show what looks like quote box in the left upper corner, highlight the box and click on it will drop down a menu in the right corner will you can turn on and off the CC.

Edmund
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avalon344
Level 7

Re: Star on remote does not access options

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That is the whole problem.  I do not want to access a channel.  I want to send a new code so that I can sign up Roku,  Once you select a channel then you can only chose options for that channel.  You should give people a little more credit.

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Tivoburkee
Level 20

Re: Star on remote does not access options

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Yeah, go into someone else's thread and start asking about a completely different subject, hope you like staying buried. 

Edmund
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RokuDanny-R
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Re: Star on remote does not access options

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@avalon344 

Thanks for your recent post. 

It doesn't look like your are experiencing the same issue of the thread that you posted in. We would recommend creating a post in a new thread regarding your issue.


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Danny

Danny R.
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