If you’ve lost your Roku remote, there are several methods you can use to find it or control your Roku device without the physical remote:
- Using the Lost Remote Finder Feature: Some Roku models, like the Roku Ultra, come with a built-in Lost Remote Finder feature. If your model has this, you can press the finder button on the Roku device, which will cause the remote to emit a beeping sound, allowing you to locate it by following the sound.
- Using the Roku Mobile App: If your Roku device doesn’t have a physical lost remote finder button, you can use the official Roku mobile app as a virtual remote. To use this method, both your Roku device and smartphone must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. After connecting, you can use the ‘Ping Remote’ option in the app to trigger the sound on your Roku remote.
- Using Hands-Free Voice Command: Some Roku devices support hands-free voice commands. If your remote has this feature and it’s switched on, you can say, “Hey Roku, where’s my remote?” The remote might respond with a beep if it’s within range.
- Using a Universal Remote: If your Roku remote is lost or broken and you have a Roku model that supports infrared, you can replace it with a universal remote. Universal remotes compatible with Roku devices can be programmed to control your Roku.
- Purchasing a New Roku Remote: If none of these options work for you, you can always purchase a new Roku remote. Make sure to buy one that is compatible with your Roku model. You can pair the new remote using the Roku app on your smartphone.
- Troubleshooting Tips: Before concluding that your remote is lost or broken, try simple fixes like changing the batteries or ensuring that nothing is blocking the signal (for infrared remotes). A soft reset of the remote can also help re-establish the connection with the Roku device.
These methods should help you find your lost Roku remote or provide alternatives to control your Roku device.