With the extremely low button count on a Roku remote (ignoring the four preset buttons), is it really necessary to be able to see them? I never even look at the remote, going solely by touch and memory.
Besides, with my eyesight, I couldn't read the buttons even if they were backlit unless I grabbed my reading glasses. And I don't keep them with me in bed.
Having an easy to reach button to light the others up sounds like a good idea. I had not thought about it, but if the buttons were lit up all the time, might drain the battery.
We've had a Roku device for years and now a Roku TV... And I can agree that the biggest inconvenience is when I have to shine the light from my phone onto the remote just to see what I'm pressing. It's now almost 2020...so where's this remote option???
AGREE!!! or at least list compatible remotes that DO have a backlit feature. Don't most folks watch movies with the lights turned down? C'mon Roku!!!
Insane that there isn't a backlight remote for Roku sticks. So far I have found the voice option unhelpful since I can't find the button in the dark anyway.