How to Pair a Roku Remote or Reset It


With Roku, you can access entertainment from streaming services to online content on your television, When your remote has stopped responding or you have purchased a replacement, The process of pairing a new Roku remote or resetting your existing one, you can get back to enjoying your favorite shows and movies hassle-free.

How to Connect a Roku IR Remote

To connect a Roku IR remote to your Roku streaming device, Follow these steps.

  1. Check Roku compatibility.
  2. Insert the required batteries on the back of the Roku IR remote
  3. Turn on your Roku device.
  4. Point the remote at Roku.
  5. Test the remote.
  6. If the remote doesn’t work, try replacing the batteries with new one.

How to Pair a Roku Point Anywhere or Enhanced Remote?

To pair a Roku Point Anywhere or Enhanced Remote (RF remote) with your Roku device, follow these steps.

  1. Insert the batteries into RF Remote.
  2. Turn on your Roku device.
  3. Connect to your TV.
  4. Place the remote near the Roku device.
  5. Pairing process is automatic. When you insert the batteries into the remote, it should automatically pair with the nearby Roku device.
  6. If the automatic pairing does not work for some reason, you can manually pair the remote by following these steps.
    • Press and hold the pairing button inside the battery compartment of the remote.
    • Wait for the pairing light on the remote to start blinking.
    • On your Roku device, go to the Settings menu.
    • Select Remote.
    • Choose Pair remote or Pair a new remote.
    • Follow the instructions to complete the pairing process.
  7. Use the Point Anywhere feature.

How to Re-Pair or Reset a Roku Remote

If you are experiencing issues with your Roku remote, such as it is not responding or not pairing with your Roku device, you can try re-pairing or resetting the remote.

  1. Check Batteries, change if needed.
  2. Unplug Roku device and plug it back after few seconds.
  3. Re-Pair the Remote to Roku by press and holding the pairing button in battery compartment.
  4. Factory Reset the Remote (if re-pairing doesn’t work).
    • Remove the batteries from remote.
    • Holding the pairing button, re-insert the batteries into the remote.
    • Continue holding the pairing button for a few more seconds until the LED light on the remote starts flashing.
    • Release the pairing button.
    • Factory Reset completed.
  5. Reset the Roku Remote.

How to Add a New or Second Remote to Roku

Adding a new or second remote to your Roku Streaming Device or Roku TV is a simple process.

  1. Open Settings in the Home Menu.
  2. Select Remote & Devices.
  3. Choose Set up a New Devices.
  4. Select Remote.
  5. Follow the instructions in next page.
  6. Confirm the process.

How to Unpair a Roku Remote

If you want to unpair a Roku remote from your Roku streaming device or Roku TV, you can follow these steps.

  • Go to Settings in Roku.
  • Select Remotes & Devices.
  • Select your Remote.
  • Unpair the Remote.
  • Confirm the Unpairing.
  • Remote is Unpaired.

Can I use multiple remotes with my Roku devices?

Yes, Roku devices can support multiple paired remotes simultaneously.

Can I pair a remote with multiple Roku devices?

No, you cannot pair a single remote with multiple Roku devices at the same time.

How do I pair a lost remote with my Roku device?

If you’ve lost your paired remote, you can either use the Roku mobile app as a virtual remote.

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