I am seeing what appears to be an OEM Roku IR Remote on eBay with a model number supposedly “Roku RC41 3226000117”.
I purchased one and attempted to pair it to a Roku2 using the pairing button and it failed multiple times. At that point, I noticed it did not have any IR window and appears to be a wireless only remote. After several minutes of the remote not working, it suddenly started to control the Roku.
I looked all over the Roku site and old Roku marketing materials and can find no mention that Roku ever made a basic (non-mic) remote that was WiFi based and not IR. Secondly, the remote failed to pair multiple times using the recommended method in the Roku settings, even after a reboot. Finally, it occurred to me that if a remote is given the network name and WiFi password from the Roku2 in order to be in the WiFi network and control the Roku, then the remote technically has internet access and can potentially scan for other devices or open a port to the outside world.
Can anyone confirm if Roku ever made a remote that was basic without IR?