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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Which remotes are point anywhere/wifi remotes?

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Can someone explain which replacement remotes listed for sale are "point anywhere" remotes? There is no indication on the descriptions. Specifically I'm thinking I should by the "Roku TV Voice Remote," but I don't want to get it if it uses IR. 

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Re: Which remotes are point anywhere/wifi remotes?

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Look for remotes with Voice in the name, only wifi remotes have voice search. THats the $19.99 Voice remote, $29.99 Enhanced Voice remote. And then there's the $29.99 gaming remote, which is Wifi and has the headphone jack, but doesn't have tv controls like the Voice remotes do. 

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Look for remotes with Voice in the name, only wifi remotes have voice search. THats the $19.99 Voice remote, $29.99 Enhanced Voice remote. And then there's the $29.99 gaming remote, which is Wifi and has the headphone jack, but doesn't have tv controls like the Voice remotes do. 

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Thanks. I wanted to confirm because there's both a "Roku Voice Remote" (back ordered) and "Roku TV Voice Romote" (in stock) and I wasn't sure what the difference was. My original Roku TV remote is IR so that's why i needed to make sure that wouldn't be the case with the replacement. 

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There is absolutely nothing different between the two, its the same remote, the RC-AL7R. 

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Re: Which remotes are point anywhere/wifi remotes?

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@jhendy wrote:

Thanks. I wanted to confirm because there's both a "Roku Voice Remote" (back ordered) and "Roku TV Voice Romote" (in stock) and I wasn't sure what the difference was. My original Roku TV remote is IR so that's why i needed to make sure that wouldn't be the case with the replacement. 


You better make sure your TV supports a WiFi Direct remote. Check the Settings/Remote menu on the TV and see if it offers the ability to set up a new device. Some TVs might not have the capability. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), 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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