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How to fix a Roku remote that’s not working

If you need to know how to fix a not working Roku remote, the good news is there can be an easy solution. With the advice below, you can instantly get your regularly aired shows, movies, Twitch or YouTube channels or anything else back.

With their small profile and relatively few buttons, Roku remotes are simple and straightforward. This is one of the main reasons why the Roku Streaming Stick 4K holds the throne at the top of our list of best streaming devices. However, occasionally you may find that your Roku is not working and if the problem is with your remote, here is how to fix it.

If your Roku remote has stopped syncing, your first step in trying to fix the problem is to replace new batteries. If that doesn’t work, there are a few other methods you can try before you give up. And if these tips don’t work, you can replace it with another from Roku or turn a device you already have into your new Roku remote. Read on to find out how to do all this.

How to Repair Roku Remote: Pair Your Roku Remote

If your Roku remote is not working, slide the back panel (as seen here) and try to hold the pairing button until the light flashes (as seen here) to pair your Roku remote

How to Fix Roku Remote: Use Roku Mobile App

Roku’s mobile app is extremely robust. You can search the media, discover new channels and broadcast your own content on the screen.

More importantly, for the purposes of this article, you can use your phone as a remote control with this app. Just install the Roku app iOS or android, connect your phone to the same wifi network as your Roku player and tap the Remote tab. A screen with a D-pad and a handful of media controls will pop up, and voila: you have a real Roku remote.

Roku Channel and Remote tabs of the Roku Remote App

How to Repair Roku Remote: Try a Different Remote

Roku remote not working: Types of Roku remotes

Roku Voice Remote Control Pro

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)

Whatever the case, we recommend ordering these remotes directly from the Roku website, as Roku makes the compatibility of each device very clear. Third-party retailers aren’t always so good at this, and you don’t want to run into problems with a replacement remote.

Now that you know how to fix a Roku remote that isn’t working, take a look at our other Roku guides, including how to use screen mirroring on Roku and what we think is the first thing every Roku owner should do. And if you’re looking for some watching inspiration, check out our guide to the best Roku channels.


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How to fix a Roku remote that’s not working

If you need to know how to fix a Roku remote that’s not working, the good news is that there may be an easy solution. With the below advice, you may be back to streaming your regularly televised shows, movies, Twitch or YouTube channels or something else — in no time at all. 
With its small profile and relatively few buttons, Roku remote controls are simple and straightforward. This is a key reason for why the Roku Streaming Stick 4K holds the throne atop our best streaming devices list. However, occasionally, you may find Roku is not working, and if the issue is your remote, here’s how to fix it.
If your Roku remote has stopped syncing, your first step to try and solve the issue is swapping in new batteries. If that doesn’t work, there are a few other methods you can try before you give up. And if these tips don’t work, you can replace it with another one from Roku — or turn a device you already own into your new Roku remote. Read on to find out how to do all of these things.
How to fix a Roku remote: Pair your Roku remote

How to fix a Roku remote: Use the Roku mobile app
Roku’s mobile app is extremely robust. You can search for media, discover new channels and cast your own content on screen. 
More importantly for the purposes of this article, you can use your phone as a remote control with this app. Simply install the Roku app for iOS or Android, connect your phone to the same wireless network as your Roku player, then tap on the Remote tab. A screen with a D-pad and a handful of media controls will pop up, and voilà: You’ve got a bona fide Roku remote.

How to fix a Roku remote: Try a different remote

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)
Whatever the case, we’d recommend ordering these remotes directly from the Roku website, because Roku makes the compatibility of each device very clear. Third-party retailers aren’t always as good at this, and you don’t want to experience any problems with your replacement remote.
Now you know how to fix a Roku remote that’s not working, take a look at some of our other Roku guides, including how to use screen mirroring on Roku and what we think is the first thing every Roku owner should do. And if you’re looking for some viewing inspiration, check out our guide on the best Roku channels.

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