How to reset Roku Remote without Reset button [Steps]

Tips to reset Roku Remote:

In this post, we are going to discuss on How to reset Roku Remote, How to reset Roku Remote without Reset button. You will be guided with easy steps/methods to do so. Let’s starts the discussion.

‘Roku Remote’: Roku Remotes are mostly interchangeable, as long as you have the right Roku Player. Roku Remotes are split into two types including ‘IR’ and ‘Enhanced’ remotes and each one only works with certain Roku players. Roku Remote’s IR remotes can control any compatible Roku Player without the need to pairing while Enhanced remotes need to be paired by holding down the pairing button in the remote’s battery compartment.

However, several users reported they can’t get their Roku Remote to connect their Roku Player. The Roku Remote is not essential – you can also control your Roku player via Smartphone App on your iPhone or Android device and it is pretty convenient. But if you want to control Roku player using Roku Remote and you can’t get your Roku Remote to connect to your Roku player for some reasons, then you might need to reset it.

You can also perform Roku Remote reset operation if you want to use the remote on a different Roku player. As mentioned, Roku Remotes are of two types including IR Remote and Enhanced Remote. If you are not aware, you can only reset Enhanced Remote and IR (Infrared) Remote can’t be reset, as it will work with any compatible Roku player just by being pointed directly at it.

If you facing pairing issue with Roku’s IR Remote, then you can try replacing the remote batteries with new one in order perform IR remote reset operation and fix the pairing issue. On other hand, most Roku models including Roku Streaming Stick, Roku 2, Roku 4, Roku Premiere, and Roku Ultra come with Roku’s Enhanced Remote.

How to reset Roku Remote?

Step 1: At first, you need to remove batteries from your Roku Remote

Step 2: Unplug the power cable from your Roku player and wait for about 5-10 seconds and then plug it back in again

Step 3: Once Roku’s home screen is appeared on TV, insert the batteries in Roku Remote. Now, press & hold ‘Reset’ button on remote which is located in battery compartment for about 5 seconds.

Step 4: The pairing light on remote should start flashing. The Roku Remote should reset and pair with your Roku playe, and check if paring issue with Roku player and Roku Remote resolved.

How to reset Roku Remote without Reset button?

Roku Remote ‘Reset’ button is either located on side or back of your Roku Remote. You can reset your Roku Remote (Enhanced Remote) using above method. However, if you facing some issue with ‘Reset’ button on Roku Remote and you are unable to perform Roku Remote reset operation, chances Roku Remote’s Reset button is damaged due to liquid spillage or dropping.

Hence, you will not be able to connect the Roku Remote to Roku device using the button. You can use ‘Roku Controller’ App to connect the Roku Remote without Reset button. If paring/reset button on Roku Remote is not working or is damaged, you can use Roku Controller app to pair it. Let’s go for the steps.

‘Roku Controller App’: Roku Controller App is all-in-one system helps you control your Roku device even if you don’t have a Roku remote. It also allows you to pair a Roku Remote with the device in case its pairing button is damaged.

Step 1: Open ‘Google Play Store’ and ‘Apple App Store’ ion your Smartphone or tablet

Step 2: Search for ‘Roku Controller App’ and download & install it in your device. Make sure your Smartphone/tabetl and Roku device are connected to the same network.

Step 3: Now, launch Roku Controller App and go to ‘Settings > Remote and Devices’ and tap ‘Pair New Device’. The app will automatically detect the Roku Remote.

Step 4: If not, using the buttons on home screen of Controller app, go to ‘Settings’ of your Roku device, select ‘Remote’ from Settings, and click ‘Pair Remote’. Press the right now. This will open a set of instructions.

Step 5: Follow on-screen instructions to connect your Roku Remote to Roku Device.


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