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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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MarkT1
Level 7

Upgrade from Roku Premiere to Roku Premiere+ Remote

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I recently purchased several Roku Premiere devices to replace some digital TV cable boxes in my house. With current setup, I have to use the TV remote for ON/OFF and Volume, and the Roku remote to change programs.  I'm getting tired of having to use 2 remotes.  Looks like I should have purchased the Premiere+ device because apparently that remote has TV controls on the remote.

1) If I buy the Premiere+ streaming device that has TV controls and TV volume on the remote, how difficult is the transition? Is it a simple unplug old device/plug in new device ... where I will not have to go through all the trouble of choosing my programs, activating all the indiv channels with codes, etc.?

2) Re the current Roku premiere devices, does Roku have any type of "trade-in" program or something where I can return the Premiere devices in exchange for the Premiere+ devices ... and get some type of credit?

Thank you.

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atc98092
Level 21

Re: Upgrade from Roku Premiere to Roku Premiere+ Remote

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The remote you want is the Voice Remote, found on this page. It can be paired with any Premiere or Premiere+, along with a number of other Roku models. 

Your current remote is IR, which doesn't require pairing to the device. You can pair the new remote by using the existing remote to access the Settings/Remote menu to add a new remote. Once the new one is paired you won't need to use the old one. But keep it around after you remove the batteries. No, nothing else on the device will be changed just by pairing a WiFi Direct remote.

No, Roku has no trade-in program. And Roku no longer sells a Premiere+ version. You would have to buy a Streaming Stick+ or Ultra to get a model with a WiFi Direct remote. Any Premiere+ you find "new" are actually going to be a 7th generation (2018) or older device (the latest Ultra is considered the 9th generation). 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), 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: Upgrade from Roku Premiere to Roku Premiere+ Remote

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The remote you want is the Voice Remote, found on this page. It can be paired with any Premiere or Premiere+, along with a number of other Roku models. 

Your current remote is IR, which doesn't require pairing to the device. You can pair the new remote by using the existing remote to access the Settings/Remote menu to add a new remote. Once the new one is paired you won't need to use the old one. But keep it around after you remove the batteries. No, nothing else on the device will be changed just by pairing a WiFi Direct remote.

No, Roku has no trade-in program. And Roku no longer sells a Premiere+ version. You would have to buy a Streaming Stick+ or Ultra to get a model with a WiFi Direct remote. Any Premiere+ you find "new" are actually going to be a 7th generation (2018) or older device (the latest Ultra is considered the 9th generation). 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), 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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