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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jhendy
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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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Tivoburkee
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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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Tivoburkee
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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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jhendy
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Re: Which remotes are point anywhere/wifi remotes?

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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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Tivoburkee
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Re: Which remotes are point anywhere/wifi remotes?

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

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atc98092
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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. 

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