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roku won’t connect to phone

i have a roku premier and have never ever had issues with it until about a week ago. i try to connect using my phone(lost the remote) and it just says cant connect even though they’re in range on the same wifi and everything. customer service not available for me and i’m so mad bc it’s the only way i’m able to watch things on my tv.

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Re: roku won’t connect to phone


Do you have just the single smartphone? No tablet? If you have another mobile device, you could add the app to that device.

You didn't say which phone you have, nor the OS, but there have been reports of issues with some iOS devices using iOS 12.5 (current is 15.5). As Roku app claims to support iOS 11 and greater, this issue should not be happening, but it is, at least for some people.

Might this be what's going on with you?

Also, always have a physical remote. If you device ever loses connection to the network, you must have a remote to reconnect it.

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