How to pair and reset a Roku remote

Here’s how to pair and reset your Roku remote:

Pairing your Roku remote:

  1. Identify your remote type: Roku offers different remote types, including simple IR remotes and voice remotes with Bluetooth. Knowing your type helps find the correct pairing method.

  2. Simple IR remote (without a pairing button):

    • Turn on your Roku device.
    • Remove the batteries from your remote for a few seconds and then re-insert them.
    • Your remote should automatically pair with your Roku device.
  3. Voice remote (with a pairing button):

    • Locate the pairing button:
      • Standard: Inside the battery compartment, usually near the bottom.
      • Rechargeable: On the back of the remote, near the bottom.
    • Press and hold the pairing button for 5 seconds. The status light will start flashing.
    • Wait for 30 seconds for the remote to connect to your Roku device.

Resetting your Roku remote:

  1. Remove the batteries from your remote.
  2. Wait 5 seconds.
  3. Re-insert the batteries.
  4. For voice remotes:
    • Press and hold the pairing button for 20 seconds. The status light will flash slowly, then rapidly. Release the button after seeing the rapid flash.
    • Then, press and hold the pairing button again for 5 seconds until the status light starts flashing.
  5. For simple IR remotes (without a pairing button):
    • Press and hold the Home button and Back button simultaneously for 5 seconds until the status light starts flashing.

Additional tips:

  • If pairing or resetting doesn’t work, try using fresh batteries or check if your Roku device needs a software update.
  • You can also pair a new remote directly through your Roku device:
    • Press the Home button on your current remote.
    • Go to Settings > Remotes & devices > Remotes > Set up a new device.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions.

For detailed instructions and troubleshooting assistance with specific Roku models, you can also visit the official Roku support website: