The regular Roku remote is as simple as they come. There's no way to have a Roku turn on and open a specific channel without requiring any user input.
All Roku players, other than the Roku Stick, can be used with a universal IR (infrared) remote, and there are programmable remotes that can have macros to auto-run things. However, the most common were the Logitech Harmony line, and Logitech has discontinued them.
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