Right out of the box, my voice remote doesn't work. I set up the receiver,a Express 4K+, it blinks. I put the batteries in the remote and it doesn't power up. right after batteries are loaded, it blinks once, faintly then nothing. it doesn't work.
Correct, a voice remote has to be paired to the Roku before it will control anything, always. Press and hold the pairing button in the battery compartment for 5 seconds and release. Let it communicate with Roku.
Edmund Roku Community Streaming Expert
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