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Roku remote flashing green light: Quick Fix

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Roku is one of the many devices available for people interested in online streaming. The company offers TV, audio systems and smart home devices that you can use for viewing and other purposes.

In this article, we discuss why are you seeing green lights on your Roku remote and 7 fixes that you can try to resolve the issue.

Why are you seeing green flashes on Roku remote?

The flashing green light on Roku remote indicates that the remote is still in pairing mode and is still trying to connect to your TV. As long as the green light is flashing, you won’t be able to pair your Roku remote to the TV.

There can be a number of reasons for this:

  • The remote batteries are either dead or damaged.
  • There is a data overload and Roku is unable to manage it.
  • There are some minor bugs in the system.

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Roku remote flashing green light: 7 Fixes

For an optimal Roku experience, you will have to troubleshoot the flashing green light issue. Here are some quick fixes that you can try:

Change the batteries

Dead or damaged batteries might be one of the reasons for the problem. Just replace the batteries and check again.

If you think that the current batteries are alright, then take out the batteries and wait for a minute or so before inserting them again. It should work this time.

Power cycle Roku device

To power cycle your Roku device, you will have to turn off the device and then unplug it from the main power source.

Next, wait for 30 seconds to a minute and then plug the device back into the power source and then start the device. This process usually clears some minor bugs that might be hampering the device’s performance.

When it is done, try pairing your remote again by holding the pairing button for 3 seconds.

Reset your Roku device

Resetting will remove all the stored data and preferences on your device. So, factory resetting should be your last resort and should only be used when all the other options fail.

You can factory reset your Roku device by using a couple of ways:


Locate the small Reset button or a pinhole at the back of your device. Press the Reset button or insert a pin in the pinhole.

Before performing the factory reset, make sure that the device is powered on. After the reset is complete, you will see an indicator light on most devices.

System Setting

Perform the following steps with the Roku remote or the mobile app:

  • Press Home on Roku remote and then scroll to Settings.
  • Next, go to System > Advanced System Settings.
  • Select Factory Reset. For Roku TV, select Factory Reset Everything. After that follow the instructions carefully.

Restart your Roku WiFi router

Maybe there is an interference in the network signal causing the remote to blink green light. You can restart your router to fix the issue.

Just unplug the router from the main socket and then wait for a few minutes and then plug back the router. Wait for the router to finish booting and let it stabilise.

Use the Roku app for pairing

The app will be a substitute for the remote until you figure out the problem. Just download the app on your phone or tablet and it will act as your remote for the time being.

Also read: Why is my Roku light blinking?

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: