How to Pair Roku Remote (Fast & Easy!)

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This guide shows you how to pair your Roku remote to your Roku streaming device. The steps to pair your Roku remote will depends on the type of your Roku remote.

If you were wondering, there are two types of Roku remotes:

  • Roku simple remote: Uses infrared light and needs to be pointed directly at a receiver to work.
  • Roku voice remote: Uses WiFi and doesn’t require a direct line of sight to work.

One has a voice button and a Power and on/off button for a TV, which makes it easy to tell them apart.

Roku voice remote

If you don’t see a voice button on your remote, it means you have the Roku simple remote. With that out of the way, let’s check how to pair your Roku remote.

How to Pair a Simple Roku Remote

As previously mentioned, a simple remote uses infrared light to control your Roku streaming device. So it is automatically paired with any Roku device. Just insert batteries in your remote, and point it at the Roku receiver.

Be mindful to remove anything blocking the path between the remote and Roku player. Otherwise, your remote won’t work.

How to Pair a Roku Voice Remote

1. Put batteries in your remote or charge your remote.

2. Unplug your Roku streaming device, wait 10 seconds, then plug it back in. Wait for your Roku to power on so you see the Roku home screen on your TV screen.

3. For 5 seconds, press and hold the pairing button until the green status light slowly flashes, stops, and then flashes rapidly. You can find the pairing button inside the battery compartment or on the back of your remote.

Roku remote pairing button

It may take up to 30 seconds for the remote to pair with your Roku player. When you see the screen “Pairing remote…”, your remote is connecting.

Roku remote pairing with Roku streaming device

Wrap-Up: How to Pair Roku Remote

If you have trouble pairing your Roku remote or it’s unresponsive or slow, you might need to reset it. For step-by-step instructions, here’s how to reset your Roku remote.

If you have any feedback or questions, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

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