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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xsvfootr
Level 7

Two remotes?!!!

Love the speed and functionality of the Roku Ultra over the Firestick+!!  But, I have the Firestick+ remote to control the volume of my Yamaha AV amp.  When will Roku control an AV amp?  This is crazy.

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boogernose
Level 18

Re: Two remotes?!!!

waddaya mean? just plug it in.

---A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved---.
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xsvfootr
Level 7

Re: Two remotes?!!!

Plug what in?  My Sony TV is connected to my Yamaha AV Amp via an audio optical connection.  The volume needs to control the Amp, not the TV.  I find it just absolutely ridiculous that Roku hasn't been able to control an AV amp, but every cheap universal remote and Amazon firestick remote can do it.  If the Firestick+ wasn't such slow flakey product, I'd keep it just to consolidate remotes.

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boogernose
Level 18

Re: Two remotes?!!!

If a cheap Universal does it why wouldnt you use one? Theyre like 12 bucks.

I assume there is no remote with your amp.

---A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved---.
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xsvfootr
Level 7

Re: Two remotes?!!!

The goal is one remote.  Are you saying bail on the Roku remote and use a universal remote for both?  Or, Roku can add support for external AV amps like every other remote out there.

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AvsGunnar
Level 9

Re: Two remotes?!!!

The Roku remotes can only control the Roku devices and the television's volumes but not accessories as they are unprogrammable.

The best solution is to use a universal streaming remote if you are trying to consolidate into one remote.  (even the $10 ones will let you control the tv, the roku, and your accessories like the AV amps). 

Just dont throw your Roku remote away though, sometimes you need it to set Roku back up before pairing to a new remote.

EDIT:  If you enable the HDMI CEC on your TV and has ARC support, the Roku remote may actually work the volume of the amp similar to the RokuTVs.  Going to be in the TV settings though if using a Roku streaming device as opposed to the RokuTV that has that feature in its settings.

boogernose
Level 18

Re: Two remotes?!!!

@xsvfootr 

Yes just use a Universal. Some of them look fancy.

---A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved---.
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