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JazzyMom13
Level 7

Re: Best remote for seniors to use with ROKU?

RCA has several streaming and ROKU compatible remotes. I purchased this RCA 5-Device Remote for my elderly mother https://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-5-Device-Universal-RemoteStreaming-Player-and-Sound-Bar-Compatible/19.... The remote is larger than the ROKU remote, but it is a bit slippery to handle (I added stick on grip pads). Check the RCA website (https://www.rcaaudiovideo.com/remotes/) for additional options.

NikNanner
Level 7

Re: Best remote for seniors to use with ROKU?

I recently purchased a Hisense Roku TV for my elderly family member who has dementia. The tiny Roku remote with volume buttons on the side is a poor design for him. The remote never works when he tries to use it due to unintentionally holding mute or volume down while attempting to use the up or down buttons. And the other buttons only further confuse him. 

He has a digital antenna that picks up over 50 channels on a clear day. So he only uses the Live TV option. And we found his old remote (that he knows how to use) works only on Live TV. So, I altered the Power On Settings from Home Screen to Live TV. The old remote’s power button luckily powers the Roku on and off - this is the only button that functions outside of Live TV. 

In the event it’s an option for others:

Settings > System > Power > Power on > Live TV (or any available input) > press OK to save selection 

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Tivoburkee
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Best remote for seniors to use with ROKU?

Could the old remote have a punchthrough on the volume keys from another device on the remote? Like the aud or cable? 

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MilesT
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Re: Best remote for seniors to use with ROKU?

Put a suggestion into the suggrstion forum here on this website.

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Iona-D
Level 14

Re: Best remote for seniors to use with ROKU?

What does last couple of posts have anything to do with the physical/mental problems of the aged?  

Why don't you create a separate topic for your concerns.  Instead of "piggybacking" with unrelated topics and cluttering this one up.

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MilesT
Level 13

Re: Best remote for seniors to use with ROKU?

I wonder if a mechanical adaptation of the original remote (or any remote) would be possible.

I. E. a case that you slot the original remote into which has bigger buttons that mechanically press the original buttons, hides unnecessary buttons, has a wrist strap and back strap, etc.  

I have done something like that at the other end of the age range.. I wire the 3 main remotes I need to a small smooth metal tray to stop the small people in the house loosing them into the sofa cushions etc.

 

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