We've recently replaced our old Roku 2. Any ideas on what to do with it now that we've replaced it? The device seems to work but the remote was no longer functioning.
Well, if it does still function, you could put it on a less used TV, and use a phone/tablet app to control it. However, it has to be connected to a network for the phone app to be able to connect, so if a wireless connection is the only way to use it somewhere, make sure you set up the wireless using the app while using a wired connection. I'm hoping that the app will remain connected until it actually attempts to connect to the WiFi. Also, the Roku 2 can be used with a generic IR remote that has Roku codes stored. You can find them for well under $20 in many stores, but make sure the package specifically states that Roku players are supported.
But if you decide to give it away or otherwise dispose of it, I strongly recommend doing a factory reset by holding the recessed reset button for a minimum of 30 seconds. Not one second less. Then all your personal information is erased from the device. Finally, go to the Roku web site, log into your account, and remove the player from your devices list. Just to make sure that no one can access your account in any way from that device.
Dan Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.