How to Sync Roku Remote Without Pairing Button

Want to sync your Roku remote to control your TV? Here is a detailed guide on how to sync Roku remote without a pairing button. The methods are easy to follow.

Roku devices, whether it’s a streaming stick, streaming box, or Roku TV, are great devices for smart TV features and streaming online content. The options for watching content on a Roku device are endless. As someone who might be new to Roku, there will be a lot of questions about the service, but we do have a few guides that you can read through about it.

The Roku remote is a useful device, and if you ever lose a Roku remote, you can make use of your mobile phone as a remote itself. Now, what if you want to pair a new Roku remote without using the pairing button? Here is the complete guide on how to sync the Roku Remote without a pairing button.

Sync Roku Remote Without Pairing Button

Roku remotes usually have a pairing button at the back, or probably under the battery cover. Now, depending on what kind of Roku device you have, there will be different ways to pair them up.

In today’s guide, we will be taking a look at different scenarios and what you need to do when you have a particular type of remote or device. While using the pairing button is the only way to usually sync your remotes, let’s take a look to see if you can sync a Roku remote without the spring button,

Sync Remote to TVs with Roku OS (IR Remotes)

There are Roku TVs from different brands, such as Insignia, Toshiba, TCL, LG, etc. Since these are TVs, the remotes for these TVs do not have a pairing button. Instead, they make use of infrared sensors that are present at the top of the remote and also visible on the front panel of your TV.

The remotes for these types of Roku devices will simply work right out of the box. All you need to do is point the remote to your TV and use the remote right away. The need to sync anything here is zero.

Sync Roku Enhanced Remote (RF Remotes)

Now, if you have a Roku Streaming Box or Roku Stick, you will be getting a sleek Roku remote. These are either rechargeable ones or use a battery cell.

The enhanced remotes are also called RF (radio frequency) remotes, voice remotes, smart remotes, and Wi-Fi remotes. Since they use radio or Wi-Fi signals, one can easily operate the TV or device without needing to point the remote directly at them.

Now, there is a way to sync the Roku remote to your Roku Stick or Roku Streaming Box. This method will work perfectly only if you have a Roku remote that is designed to work with the Roku Stick or Roku Streaming box and if it has been previously connected to your WiFi network.

Step 1: Turn on the device and TV, and make sure they connect automatically to your wifi network.

Step 2: Press and hold the Back and Home buttons for around 5-10 seconds until the LED flashes green.

Use the Roku Mobile App

For the next steps, you can make use of the Roku mobile app. Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Connect both the Roku device and your mobile device to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Download the Roku app from the Google Play Store or App Store.

Step 3: Now, launch the Roku app and make sure to sign in with the same account details that you have used to sign in to your Roku device.

Step 4: Once you have logged in, you will see the Remote option on your screen. Tap on it.

Step 5: Using the application, go to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Pair a New Device.

Step 6: The Roku device will begin to search for new remotes nearby.

Step 7: Make sure to keep your unpaired Roku remote nearby so that it can be easily detected and paired.

Step 8: Once it has been paired, you can use the Roku remote with your device without having to use the pairing button.

Use the Browser Extension

If you want to use the app or if it’s not connected to the same Wi-Fi as the Roku device, you can use a browser extension on your PC, given that it is connected to the same Wi-Fi as the Roku.

Step 1: Connect your PC and Roku device to the same network.

Step 2: Open a browser like Chrome and install the Remoku extension.

Step 3: Once done, click on the extension icon and launch the extension.

Step 4: Now, open Settings and scan for the Roku device.

Step 5: Once done, navigate to Settings > Remotes & Devices > Set up a New Device.

Step 6: Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the pairing process, and you will successfully pair your Roku remote.

Note: If for some reason you receive a regular infrared remote with your Roku Stick, well, then there is nothing you can do. The remote needs to have a pairing button to be used. Without the pairing button on your Roku remote for the Roku Stick, the remote becomes useless, and there is nothing you can do about it. In this case, the only option is to get yourself a proper Roku remote that works with the Roku Stick.

Wrapping Up

This concludes the guide on how to sync Roku remote without pairing button. I hope the article helped you achieve the goal. If you have any queries or questions, feel free to drop them in the comments below.

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