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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RogerinDusty
Level 7

Universal Remote

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Is there a universal remote with keyboard that works with Roku?

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atc98092
Level 21

Re: Remote

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Short answer: no.

More detailed response: it doesn't matter what buttons a remote might have. If the device being controlled isn't programmed for it, the buttons will do nothing. Roku has not programmed their devices to recognize any button that isn't included in a normal Roku remote. 

Also, the sort of remote you are referring to would likely only be IR, and that too will restrict the number of different buttons that can be pressed. Most remotes with keyboards I've seen for other devices use Bluetooth as the connection. Roku has only had one player in their history with a BT remote, the 2 XS. The latest Ultra and the soundbars support Bluetooth, but only the audio streaming protocol. They cannot use a BT remote. 

Dan
Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.

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atc98092
Level 21

Re: Remote

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Short answer: no.

More detailed response: it doesn't matter what buttons a remote might have. If the device being controlled isn't programmed for it, the buttons will do nothing. Roku has not programmed their devices to recognize any button that isn't included in a normal Roku remote. 

Also, the sort of remote you are referring to would likely only be IR, and that too will restrict the number of different buttons that can be pressed. Most remotes with keyboards I've seen for other devices use Bluetooth as the connection. Roku has only had one player in their history with a BT remote, the 2 XS. The latest Ultra and the soundbars support Bluetooth, but only the audio streaming protocol. They cannot use a BT remote. 

Dan
Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.

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makaiguy
Level 21

Re: Universal Remote

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Alternate solution for users of cell phones or other portable devices with wifi connections.

Install the Roku app for Android or iOS on your mobile device.  This can connect to any Roku that is on the same local network as the mobile device and provide remote control of the Roku, plus add the ability to type input on the mobile device's keyboard instead of that miserable keyboard grid on the Roku.

  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi
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