How to Connect Roku Remote to TV – Overview
Roku streaming devices have proven to be one of the best ways to get access to all the best streaming services, like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, and many more. The Roku remote makes it so much easier to use all of these services right from the palm of your hand.
Because the remote is simple and easy to use, you can now watch as many of your favorite movies and TV shows as you want without worrying about any problems.
The remote is supposed to work right out of the box, but sometimes it doesn’t and needs to be connected properly. If you have one that doesn’t work right away, you’re in the right place. This guide will show you the exact steps you need to take to connect your Roku remote so that it will work right and you won’t have any problems with it in the future.
Types of Ruko Remotes
There are two kinds of Ruko remotes. The first is a simple remote that uses infrared and needs to be pointed directly at the receiver. The second is a voice remote that uses Wi-Fi and doesn’t need a direct view of the receiver to connect. You can tell them apart because only one of them has a button to talk. So, if you don’t see the button with the microphone icon on it, you are using the simple remote control.
How to Connect Roku Remote to a TV During Installation?
In case this is your first time using Roku, you can connect your Roku remote to the TV during the initial setup. You need to follow some simple steps to connect it, but you have to make sure to enter the right display type and keep the device connected to the internet. Moreover, you should adjust the TV volume.
These simple steps would connect the Roku remote to the TV:
1. Click on “Check remote settings.”
2. Click “Yes” to confirm that you can hear music playing. If you can’t hear the music, use your TV remote to turn up the volume.
3. Your Roku remote will try to mute the volume by using the remote codes for the TV brand it has found. If the music stops, choose “Yes.”
If the music keeps playing, it means that your Roku remote didn’t find the right information about your TV. If this is the case, choose “NO” and then “Enter TV brand” to enter the brand yourself.
As you use the on-screen keyboard to type in the brand, a list on the right expands. After you choose the brand, the music will play again. If you hear it, press “Yes.” And, just like before, the Roku device will mute the sound, but this time it will use the remote codes you entered for the TV brand. When the music stops, choose “Yes.”
4. Your Roky voice remote can now turn on and off your TV and change the volume. Click OK to move on.
NOTE: On some TVs, the Roku voice remote might not be able to control both the power and the volume. On some TV models, it could only change the volume, not the power.
How to Set Up Your Voice Remote After Initial Setup
Once your Roku device is set up and running, you’re all set. You get access to the settings menu, so you can set up your voice remote to control the TV. During setup, you should connect the remote directly to the TV and unplug it from any AVR or soundbar so that it can figure out what brand of TV you have.
1. Press the HOME button on your Roku remote.
2. Scroll through and choose settings
3. Select Remotes & Devices
4. Choose the Remote
5. Select your voice remote from the list and press the Set up remote for TV control button.
6. To finish the process, just do what the screen says.
How to Set Up a Remote-Control TV (Pro Only)
Voice commands are sent to your Roke device through a wireless connection, then sent to your TV through an HDMI cable.
If you want to use the Roku Voice Remote Pro to control your TV without using your hands, you will need to make sure that CEC is turned on for your TV.
After making sure that CEC is turned on, use voice commands like “Hey Roku, turn on the TV” and wait for the right answer.
TIP: Don’t talk slower or louder than you normally do, and don’t say words or syllables too many times.
NOTE: Not all TV models support CEC, so some of these commands might not work for you. Check the manual for your TV to learn more about how CEC works.
With the right settings, you can use the Roku remote to change the volume and turn your TV on and off. And the process is different depending on whether you are setting up Roku for the first time or if you already have it set up. One of the best things about Roku is that you can download their app and use your phone as a remote control.