How to Fix Roku Remote Problems?

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Sometimes you will face issues with your Roku remote. These issues will differ depending on the type of remote you have which come different for Roku streaming player or Roku TV. Please consult the guidelines for determining type of remote you have if you are unsure which type you have. The type of Roku remotes available are:
Enhanced Point – Anywhere Remote, and
Standard Infrared Remote.
Enhanced Point – Anywhere Remote Control
This type of remote control uses your home wireless network to send signals and does not necessarily require you to point at your Roku to work. In the event of a malfunction, you may try the following steps:

1. Restart Roku remote control and Roku player
Switch off Roku player by removing ac cable for about 5 seconds, proceed to reconnect the ac cable after this.
For the remote, access the batteries by removing the cover on the remote then take out the batteries.
Allow the Roku device to get to the home screen and then put back the remote batteries.
Give the remote 20 seconds while it attempts to reconnect with your Roku device.
2. Repair your remote control
Take out the batteries from the remote
Switch off Roku player by removing ac cable for about 5 seconds, proceed to reconnect the AC cable after this.
Insert batteries in to the remote when the Roku player displays the home screen.
Proceed to long press the pairing button on the remote for 5 seconds or until the pairing led flashes.
If the light does not flash, try again and in the event that it doesn't please consider changing the batteries.
The remote will establish connection with the Roku player after 20 seconds.
A remote pairing prompt will show on your TV when the remote has successfully paired.
3. Change the remote batteries
Open the battery cover and take out the batteries.
Switch off Roku player by removing the ac cable for about 5 seconds, proceed to reconnect the ac cable after this.
Allow the Roku player to get to the home screen and proceed to insert new remote batteries.
Give the remote 20 seconds while it attempts to reconnect with your Roku player.
A remote pairing prompt will appear on your TV when the remote has successfully paired.
4. Replace the remote
When you have tried the above steps and they fail to solve the issue, you must consider replacing your remote. You may buy a new remote from the Roku store.

Fixing the Standard Infrared Remote

Unlike Enhanced point anywhere Remote the standard Infrared remote must be pointed directly at your Roku player in order to work. Placing your Roku in places where the signal can be blocked will cause the remote not to work. Another common cause for remote malfunction is when the batteries have run out of power. To resolve some of the issues please try the following:
1. Ensure that the front panel of your Roku is directly visible from where you sit
Hold out your remote pointing at your Roku, make sure nothing blocks the device and the remote control. If there are any obstacles please remove them or move the Roku device somewhere it has no interference. The remote should start working properly.
2. Make sure batteries are set properly
Remove the battery cover on the remote and check if the batteries are set properly. Take out the batteries and reinsert them properly.
3. Replace the batteries
Sometimes batteries might be dead try replacing the batteries. Remove the battery cover, remove the old batteries and insert new batteries.
4. Use your smartphone camera
To check if the remote control is functional open the camera app on your phone and point the camera at your remote.
Press any button on your remote and you should see a flashing light on your remote.
Smartphone cameras have the ability to see light wavelengths that our eyes cannot. Use this to check if the remote is still functional.
5. Replace the remote
When you have tried the above steps and they fail to solve the issue, you must consider replacing your remote. You may buy a new remote control from the Roku store.