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How to sync Roku remote without the pairing button? 

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Roku is one of the many streaming services available to people who are interested in online streaming. But sometimes, you can lose the pairing button or the remote is not working properly. The situation can be frustrating if you don’t know how to sort out this issue.

In this article, we’ll show you how to sync a Roku remote without the pairing button. We will start with what devices you will need and then we will proceed with the steps. In the end, we will present a few frequently answered questions related to this topic that people usually search for so that all your questions are answered.

What you will need?

To sync your Roku remote without the pairing button, you will need the following items:

  • A Roku streaming device.
  • A Roku remote.
  • A smartphone or a tablet.
  • Roku mobile app.

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Two ways to Sync Roku remote without the pairing button

There are a few ways to sync Roku remote without the pairing button:

Using the Roku app on a smartphone or tablet

The Roku app comes with an in-built remote option that you can use to control your Roku TV. Follow the steps given below to sync the Roku remote using the Roku app:

  • Download the Roku app from Google Play Store or the App Store.
  • Now, open the app and then sign in with your Roku account and password.
  • Once you have accessed the app, tap the Remote option at the bottom of the remote.
  • Next, tap on Settings > Remotes and Devices.
  • After that, select Set up a New Device.

Using the Pair Remote option

This is another method that you can try to sync Roku remote without the pairing button. Remember, this option will only work if your TV allows you to change the settings without using the remote.

  • Press the home button on your Roku remote and open the home screen.
  • Now, select Settings on your Roku device.
  • Select Remote and Devices and then select Remote.
  • After that, select Pair remote and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process.

Your remote will automatically pair with your Roku device. If this doesn’t happen, it means that there’s a problem with the remote and you will have to troubleshoot the remote.

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Frequently answered questions (FAQs)

Now, let us dive into some FAQs:

What should I do if my Roku remote doesn’t have a pairing button?

If your Roku remote doesn’t have a pairing button, then this means that you have a simple infrared Roku remote and it doesn’t need pairing. Simply, point the remote to the device and press the buttons.

What should I do if my Roku remote still won’t sync after trying all the methods?

If you have tried all the methods and still are not able to sync the Roku remote, then you should contact Roku customer support asap.

How can I tell if my remote is synced with my Roku device?

Once your Roku remote is synced with your Roku device, you can now control your Roku device without any hassles. Also, you should see a confirmation message on the TV.

How often do I need to sync my Roku remote?

Typically, you need to sync your Roku remote only once when you first set up your device. Or, if you replace the batteries, you need to once again sync the remote.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

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