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Haleelol
Newbie

how to use my phone as a remote and a wifi source

I want to use my phone as a remote but im also using it as a wifi source for my roku, and it wont let me use my phone because its not on the same wifi. what can i do?

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DBDukes
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Re: how to use my phone as a remote and a wifi source

@Haleelol 

You can do one OR the other, not both at the same time.

DBDukes
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makaiguy
Community Streaming Expert

Re: how to use my phone as a remote and a wifi source

Any phone I'm familiar with can act as a wifi-equipped device or as a wifi hotspot, but not at the same time. This is a limitation of the phone not the Roku app.

If your Roku is using the phone hotspot as its wifi connection, you'd need to use the Roku app on a second mobile device connected to the same hotspot to control your Roku.

 

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