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RokuAustin
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If you could add ONE feature to your Roku remote, what would it be?

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AvsGunnar
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Re: If you could add ONE feature to your Roku remote, what would it be?

Perhaps an Input/Source button.

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oksure415
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Re: If you could add ONE feature to your Roku remote, what would it be?

i would like to hold down a channel button (like netflix or apple tv) for a few seconds, and have it do a voice search only for that channel.

Emissary35
Roku Guru

Re: If you could add ONE feature to your Roku remote, what would it be?

I want a setting created to completely disable ALL pop up notifications from the remote. This includes the battery level as well as "Hands Free Voice" notifications.

ROkooFlix
Streaming Star

Re: If you could add ONE feature to your Roku remote, what would it be?

[Previous Channel Return]  Watching Over-The-Air local broadcast channels, it'd be nice to have this dedicated button for ease of switching between two different local broadcasts.

We just ordered one of the Roku TV Pro Series televisions yesterday for pickup Saturday.  It comes with a new Roku Voice Remote Pro (2nd edition) .  It'll be interesting to see how this compares to the original Voice Remote Pro's we picked up for all our Roku devices.

edit to add..WOW, just discovered the Roku Voice Remote Pro v2 does have a [PREVIOUS CHANNEL] button.  It's the, wait for it ↪️ button.  At least on the new RokuTV Pro Series television running Roku OS 13.0.  Our TCL Roku sets rewind a little in OTA, we do have USB sticks in them to pause LIVE TV.

 

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atc98092
Community Streaming Expert

Re: If you could add ONE feature to your Roku remote, what would it be?

A remote with a numeric keypad. Not only for the TVs to select an OTA channel, but there's a number of apps that use numerical channels within their app. Pluto TV is a prime example. It's the main reason I won't buy another Roku TV (or Fire TV or Google TV, as they all seem to suffer the same issue). 

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MissSunnie
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Re: If you could add ONE feature to your Roku remote, what would it be?

BACK LIGHT!!!!  Please! It's the reason I might not buy another Roku tv. the remote is a struggle at night

atc98092
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Re: If you could add ONE feature to your Roku remote, what would it be?


@MissSunnie wrote:

BACK LIGHT!!!!  Please! It's the reason I might not buy another Roku tv. the remote is a struggle at night


Your wish has been granted. The new Voice Remote Pro version 2 has a backlight. 🙂

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FarAwayDeb
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Re: If you could add ONE feature to your Roku remote, what would it be?

Move the mute button somehow. When I pick up the remote I frequently hit the mute button. Also, I frequently hit the button with the moon on it (sleep timer) accidentally, mainly when I mean to hit the down arrow. I never use the sleep timer! Thank you for the opportunity to make suggestions.

Emissary35
Roku Guru

Re: If you could add ONE feature to your Roku remote, what would it be?

Not just the mute button but all the side buttons should be on the top of the remote, putting them on the side was a really stupid decision.