Remotes

Learn how to reset a Roku remote, how a Roku remote works, or pair a new remote.
cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Shareyn
Newbie

Re: Roku Remote is asleep - how do I wake it?

Jump to solution

This worked for me!!! My remote randomly stopped working too and no matter how many times I tried to reset it nothing worked except this. Thank you!!!

0 Kudos
HarleyGurl
Newbie

Re: Roku Remote is asleep - how do I wake it?

Jump to solution

EXACT SAME ISSUE! I have a Roku voice remote with a Roku stick, power and volume buttons work fine! Sometimes the other buttons work but most of the time they don't. I have to restart my Roku to use the remote EVERY TIME. It's super annoying 🤬

RokuDanny-R
Retired Moderator

Re: Roku Remote is asleep - how do I wake it?

Jump to solution

@HarleyGurl

Thanks for the post.

Can you please specify the issue you are experiencing? When do you see this issue occur?

With more detailed information, we will be able to assist you further.


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Community Moderator
0 Kudos

Re: Roku Remote is asleep - how do I wake it?

Jump to solution

Hi,

Sounds like she's having the same issue I'm having with my new Streaming Stick 4K. At random, the remote stops controlling everything but the TV volume. The only fix I've found for it so far is to unplug the USB from my TV to force the stick to restart but it goes right back to not responding a few hours later.

This is super annoying and I'm considering returning the device.

0 Kudos
chrismonk
Reel Rookie

Re: Roku Remote is asleep - how do I wake it?

Jump to solution

Hi @RokuDanny-R ,

I have a similar problem. After a few days, the voice remote gets disconnected. Only the infra red commands work to control Roku and the TV.

I’ve tried power cycling Roku, removing the remote batteries and pressing the pairing button. The green light blinks but no pairing happens. 

I have to do a factory reset to re-establish a connection.

What else can I do?

edit: I’m using a Roku Express 4K+

Pdhousley
Newbie

Re: Roku Remote is asleep - how do I wake it?

Jump to solution

This did not work.

0 Kudos
chrismonk
Reel Rookie

Re: Roku Remote is asleep - how do I wake it?

Jump to solution

Turns out this works

1. Using alkaline batteries instead of rechargeables

2. Keeping Roku constantly powered via a USB charger instead of the USB on my TV 

Important: If you switch off the power to Roku, remember to remove the batteries or they’ll drain in a few days. 

0 Kudos

Re: Roku remote asleep? How to wake it to turn on my streaming device

Jump to solution

It says the gaming remote is in use how to I clear this off 

0 Kudos
chrismonk
Reel Rookie

Re: Roku remote asleep? How to wake it to turn on my streaming device

Jump to solution

Hi! Where are you seeing this ‘in use’ message? 

I don’t have a gaming remote, just a voice remote and I only see ‘in use’ when I go into settings > remotes & devices > remotes > about. 

Not sure if your remote shows different alerts/notifications 

Here’s another thread with a similar issue. 
https://community.roku.com/t5/Remotes/Gaming-Remote-In-Use-I-have-a-Roku-Ultra-NOT-a-gaming-remote/t...

0 Kudos
Need Assistance?
Welcome to the Roku Community! Feel free to search our Community for answers or post your question to get help.

Become a Roku Streaming Expert!

Share your expertise, help fellow streamers, and unlock exclusive rewards as part of the Roku Community. Learn more.