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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toscrawford
Level 8

Transfer a remote to a different Roku?

I paired my Roku 4 remote to my Roku Ultra 2020.  Works fine.

Then my TCL Roku TV started acting up.  Buffering more than playing.

I'd like to forget the Roku 4 remote on the Roku Ultra 2020 and don't know how.

I'd like to pair the Roku 4 remote with the Roku 4.  I suspect I can figure that part out.

What would really be cool is pairing the TCL remote to the Roku 4 remote if that's possible.

Suggestions?

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Tivoburkee
Level 20

Re: Transfer a remote to a different Roku?

There's no reason to forget a remote if you're going to pair it to another device, a remote can only be paired to one roku at a time.

Your roku 4 remote can be paired to the Roku tv, no problem. Depending on your model of roku tv if the headphone jack will work? But the rest of the remote and volume will too. 

Edmund
toscrawford
Level 8

Re: Transfer a remote to a different Roku?

Update.  I figured out how to forget a remote on the Roku Ultra 2020.  I didn't know it wasn't necessary.

I re-paired the Roku 4 remote to the Roku 4.  The Roku 4 remote has the headphone jack but not the TV on and Volume like the TCL remote.  Since I use the Roku Ultra with an AVR those buttons don't help me much.  I'll talk to the wife about moving the Roku Ultra remote to the TCL.  If I can't do that I'm thinking I might be better off with the TCL being plugged into the firestick so as not to confuse which Roku remote I should be using.

While watching the Roku 4 add the YouTube TV channel I was shocked by how long it took.  That leads me to believe the old 720p TCL simply doesn't have the RAM necessary to run the bloated YouTube TV app.  It seems to run Netflix and other channels without stuttering.

So last question, can I reprogram my TCL remote to work with my Roku Ultra?  I have to assume so but it's worth asking.  If I do, can I get the TCL remote to turn off my JVC TV?

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Tivoburkee
Level 20

Re: Transfer a remote to a different Roku?

An IR TCL Roku tv remote can not be programmed to work the roku Ultra or any other Tv brand. If the jvc were a roku tv it would just work, but on non-roku jvc tv's not possible. 

Edmund
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