Before how to reset a Roku remote, you need to determine the type of remote you are using with your Roku streaming player.
Types of Remote:
- Standard IR (infrared) remote
- Enhanced “point-anywhere” remote
If you are not sure, a simple method for determining the type of remote is to remove the cover from the battery compartment and look for a pairing button.
A remote with a pairing button is called a Roku Enhanced Remote and any remote that does not have a pairing button is a standard IR remote.
HOW TO RESET A ROKU IR REMOTE
The infrared remote can’t (and doesn’t need to) be reset, as it will work with any compatible Roku player just by being pointed directly at it.
In case if it doesn’t work then do the following steps to reset IR Remote.
- Test for visible obstructions: Make sure you can see the front of your Roku device from where you are sitting. Try holding your remote higher (e.g., above your head) and point it downwards at the front of your Roku device. Move the remote to the left and right, making sure it is always pointing directly at the front of your Roku device. If your Roku device becomes more responsive when testing from various positions, check that no obstructions are blocking the front of your Roku device, or the signal from your remote.
- Reseat the batteries: If your Roku device is still not responding to button presses, try removing the batteries from your remote and re-insert them.
- Replace the batteries: If your Roku device continues to be unresponsive to button presses, try replacing the batteries in your remote.
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HOW TO RESET A ROKU ENHANCED POINT-ANYWHERE REMOTE
- Remove Batteries: Remove the batteries from your Roku remote battery compartment.
- Remove Power: Unplug the power cable from your Roku player, wait for 5 to 10 seconds, and plug it back in again.
- Reinsert Batteries: When you see the Roku’s home screen on your TV, insert the batteries in the remote.
- Time to Pair: On the bottom of the remote, locate the pairing button. Press and hold the pairing button inside the battery compartment for approximately 3-5 seconds or until you see the pairing light on the remote begin to flash. Older remotes do not have the indicator light.
Note: If the light does not flash, repeat this step. If it still does not flash, then you should replace the batteries in your remote.
- Establishing a Connection: Wait approximately 30 seconds for the remote to establish a Wi-Fi connection with your Roku receiver.
- Successful Pairing: A remote pairing dialog should appear on the TV screen once a successful pairing has occurred.
- Get back to your TV streaming entertainment.
When establishing a connection you need to look at it
Degraded video or audio quality, overall slowness of your Roku when responding to commands, or you see “not connected” in the top right corner of your home screen is an another problem faced by Roku users after resetting a remote or required multiple times to reset a remote to be able to work properly.
Check the status of your Wi-Fi signal strength by going to Settings > Network. Assuming you’re actually connected to Wi-Fi, the signal strength will be listed as Excellent, Good, Fair, or Poor. If it’s Fair or Poor, you should try to improve it.
Obviously, relocating your TV won’t be an option very often, but you might still benefit from relocating the Roku itself. Try repositioning it and see if it helps. Roku Sticks are harder to reposition because they’re usually plugged right into the TV, but an HDMI extender cable can give you the extra play you need to reposition them. If you own a Roku Streaming Stick, Roku will send you one of these cables for free.