If your Roku remote suddenly stopped working then don’t worry. You are not alone. And it’s frustrating when the remote stops working when you are streaming something important. First, you need to find what is the problem with your remote before rectifying it. You can follow the below steps to Fix Roku remote not working issue.
Find which remote you are using
Roku has two remotes and the solution for each remote varies. The two variants of the Roku remote are IR Remote and WIFI remote. If you are using IR remote you can find the IR transmitter at the top of the remote. If you are using Wifi Remote, you will find the pairing button at the pairing compartment. Make sure to find which remote you are using and follow the steps accordingly.
How to fix if your IR Roku Remote is not Working?
If you are using IR Remote you can follow this diagnostic procedure to find the fault in your remote. Make sure there are no obstacles between your remote and Roku streaming stick. Since it communicates with the Transmission of IR radiation, we need to make sure that it reaches the streaming stick. And also point the remote to the Roku streaming device in the straight line.
Try changing batteries. Though it may sound cheap changing the batteries would work sometimes. If you are still facing the same issue, follow the below FIX.
If your remote is not working irrespective of all attempts, then we have got an alternative. You can just use an app to control your Roku Streaming Stick at free of cost! Yep, you can connect your smartphone to the same network and control Roku streaming stick. Go to the Play store or App Store and download the Roku official app for your device.
You if you still feel the remote is much comfortable, then you can buy a new one from the Roku official site. The minimum cost of the remote is $15. And it goes all up to $30, depending on the model. Before buying the remote, make sure to check the compatibility with your device.
Wifi Roku Remote Not Working Fix
If you are using a wifi remote, you can follow the below steps to fix the issue. Before proceeding, make sure that the batteries are inserted properly and working. Now reconnect to the same network by using the connectivity button at the battery chamber. Wait for 30 seconds for the process to take place. Now you will be connected to the Roku streaming stick.
If not, try restarting your streaming stick and remote. When the home screen appears, insert the batteries in the remote and wait for 30 seconds. Now start to pair your remote to the same network as your streaming stick. On successful pairing, you will receive a notification on the screen. If you are unable to pair, then you need to use the Roku app or get a new remote. Make sure to check the compatibility before buying a new remote.
Well, these are the steps to fix your Roku remote not working issue. We highly recommend you to use an official Roku app as a remote. If you are facing any other issue, let us know in the comment section.