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ron92646
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Is there a way to control my elderly Mom's Roku (different house/wifi)

My elderly Mom's starting to lose her memory and sometimes she can't remember how to change apps.  She has an ONN Roku TV, is there anyway I could control her roku TV from my home or phone?  She lives by herself and not on my wifi.  I checked to see if the roku android app might work, but it only recognizes the roku devices on my home wifi network.  I do have myself logged in on her roku TV. Thanks.

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AvsGunnar
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Re: Is there a way to control my elderly Mom's Roku (different house/wifi)

Roku can definitely be a challenge for older users.  Short of using the newer Roku voice remotes that contain 2 programmable shortcut (Channel/app) buttons, kind of limited how to make it easier.

The voice remote will at least help with some of the navigation.  Shortcut buttons beneficial to those that have a couple favorite channels they view regularly.

Only other method may be to create an illustrated guide/cheat sheet of what buttons to press to get to her programs.

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renojim
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Re: Is there a way to control my elderly Mom's Roku (different house/wifi)

This question has come up before, but I don't remember if the OP came up with a solution or not.  One idea would be to place an Internet connected IR blaster at her home.  I don't have any experience with any, but I believe they do exist.  You of course would be sending commands in the blind since there's no feedback.

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