How to Reset Your Roku Remote

So you can get back to watching as soon as possible

What to Know

  • Remove the battery cover on the remote and take out the batteries.
  • Disconnect the power to the receiver. Wait 5 seconds and reconnect the power. Reinsert the batteries in the remote.
  • Press and hold the pairing button on the remote for 3 to 5 seconds or until the pairing light flashes.

This article explains how to re-pair a Roku Enhanced Remote that stops working with a Roku receiver.

How to Re-Pair a Roku Enhanced Remote

Whether you're using a Roku box or streaming stick, when the Enhanced Remote decides to not cooperate, it has most like lost its pairing.

The Roku IR remote doesn't have pairing features like the Enhanced Remote and cannot be paired with a Roku receiver. To determine which remote you have, remove the battery cover on the back. If it's an IR remote, there won't be a pairing button at the bottom of the remote. Enhanced remotes have either a single pairing button or a pairing button with an indicator light.

Here are the steps to re-pair your Roku Enhanced Remote.

  1. Remove the battery cover on the bottom of the remote and remove the batteries.

    Roku remote with batteries taken out
  2. Remove the power cable from your Roku receiver. Wait 5 seconds and then reconnect the power cable.

    Roku Ultra back with ports
  3. Reinsert the batteries in the remote when the Roku receiver displays the home screen.

    Roku remote with batteries being inserted
  4. Locate the pairing button on the bottom of the remote. Press and hold the pairing button inside the battery compartment for approximately 3 to 5 seconds or until you see the pairing light on the remote begin to flash. Older remotes do not have the indicator light.

    If the light doesn't flash, repeat this step. If it still doesn't flash, replace the batteries in the remote.

    Roku remote with the back taken off
  5. Wait approximately 30 seconds for the remote to establish a connection with the Roku receiver.

    Roku pairing screen on a TV
  6. A remote pairing dialog appears on the TV screen when a successful pairing occurs.

    Roku paired
  7. Get back to your TV streaming entertainment.

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