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Remote with lighted controls

Does RoKu have a remote that light up allowing you to see the controls when watching TV in a dark room?  

Retired Moderator

Re: Remote with lighted controls

Hi @Sorento0214

Thanks for the post.

We don't have that kind of remote at the moment, but thanks for the suggestion. Feel free to keep an eye on our blog at for any future announcements or updates.

Thank you for choosing Roku and have a great day!

All the best,

Kariza D.
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Roku Guru

Re: Remote with lighted controls


Roku doesnt provide such a remote, but there are third-party IR-only (wont work with the Stick models) universal/Roku pre-programmed remotes with backlit functionality that can obtained from Walmart/Best Buy/Amazon/etc.



Reel Rookie

Re: Remote with lighted controls

This is the one thing that I completely dislike about my Roku. I've looked for a backlit remote control but cannot find one. It's so surprising that this isn't included in any remote. I mean, it's basic tech & something that's been around for a long time. I think customers would eagerly buy these if you'd bring your remotes up to date.


Re: Remote with lighted controls

100% agree.  This is not an unreasonable Request. 


Re: Remote with lighted controls

Hey Roku! A backlit remote is long overdue. Amazon Fire Cube now offers one and if I wasn’t a long time dedicated Roku user I would make the switch just for that feature alone. Please come out with one ASAP!


Re: Remote with lighted controls

Completely agree!! It's been years. Unsure why they can't do this.

Channel Surfer

Re: Remote with lighted controls

Amazon released a backlit Fire TV remote and it's exactly what Roku should have done with the voice remote pro. The Roku voice remote pro was a massive let down due to no backlit capability. Roku, listen to your customers and release a backlit remote. I guarantee you people will buy it.

Binge Watcher

Re: Remote with lighted controls

I am in agreement.

Roku needs to make lighted remotes for ALL of their models!

Binge Watcher

Re: Remote with lighted controls

I'm disappointed in Roku that the company did not conceptionalize and implement this idea.

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