How to Reset Roku Remote || 2 Working Ways

Why reset Roku Remote?

Roku is one of the most famous streaming devices in the world. When you purchase a Roku device you get Roku Player and a Remote in the box. You can use this Remote for navigation, play/pause, rewind, fast forward, and many more. It works perfectly fine but sometimes, Roku Remote won’t function properly and even won’t do very basic tasks. You can however Connect Roku to Wi-Fi without a Remote and using the smartphone app.

What to do when your Roku Remote stops working? Well, you need to Reset Roku Remote. How to Reset Roku Remote should be your next query, and in this article, I will show you How to Reset Your Roku Remote but before that, we need to identify the remote type. Also, it is important to note that there are different types of Roku devices so, you will get a different Roku remote in terms of design for each Roku device model.

How to Identify Remote type?

If you are not sure about the type of Remote for your Roku device, then make sure that first, you find out the exact type because resetting steps for both types of remotes are different. So basically there are two types of remotes. One is Standard IR remote and the other one is Enhanced Remote or Point Everywhere remote. A brief description of both types is mentioned below.

Standard IR Remote

The Roku IR remote uses a beam of infrared light to control your Roku device or Roku TV. Same as the majority of TV remotes work, the Roku IR Remote requires a direct line of sight to the Roku device you want to control. 

Enhanced Remote (Point Everywhere)

The Roku Enhanced Remote or Point Everywhere Remote uses radio frequencies or “RF” to control the Roku device through your wireless network. It doesn’t require a direct line of sight to the Roku device. Also, the Enhanced Remote needs to be paired with a specific Roku device and not more than one.

To identify your remote type, open the battery cover on the back of your Roku remote. If you see a small pairing button at the bottom of the remote (used to pair to a Roku device), then it is an enhanced remote. If you can’t find that button, then your Roku remote is the standard IR remote.

How to Reset Roku Remote

How to Reset Roku Remote (Standard IR)

Unfortunately, there is no formal way to reset the Roku Standart IR remote. It is because the Standard IR remote is a very basic one and doesn’t offer much to customize. Still, I will show you a few simple methods that might help you in resolving your remote issues.

If you have Standard IR Roku Remote and it’s not working, check if there is a visible physical blockade between the remote and the player. For an IR remote, the line of sight must be clear. Remove the blocking object if any, then try and it should work. If it is still not resolved, then try your remote from a little higher position or shift it left or right. 

There is another major cause of the Roku remote not working and that is the Batteries being drained out completely. Or the batteries may not be properly installed or not properly aligned, or the polarity might be the other way around. Replace your batteries with new ones and this will most probably resolve your issue.

How to Reset Roku Remote (Enhanced Remote)

  • First of all, unplug your Roku device from the power source and then remove batteries from the remote. Wait for 10-15 seconds, plug the Roku player into a power source, and insert the batteries again.
  • Press and hold the “Reset” button located at the bottom of the remote on the backside near the battery compartment. Press the reset button and hold it for 5 seconds.
How to reset Roku Remote
  • Near the pairing button, you will see the pairing LED will start blinking usually in green color.
  • Once that LED stops blinking, it means that your Roku Remote Reset is successful and you have restored factory settings on your remote.

This is not the only solution to “How to Reset Roku Remote” but it will also resolve your blinking green light issue on Roku.


You will never have a smooth experience with your Roku if its remote is not working properly. If you don’t know How to Reset Roku Remote properly, then the above article will help you fix that issue. If you Reset Roku Remote and it still doesn’t work properly, then better get a new one or contact Roku Support.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I fix an unresponsive Roku remote?

First of all, remove the power cable from the Roku device, wait for about 10 seconds and then plug it in. Remove batteries from the remote and reinsert them again.

Where is the pairing button on my Roku remote?

It depends on the Roku player model but usually, you will find it in front of the remote. In some models, it is located near the battery compartment under the lid.

Why is my Roku remote blinking and not working?

The green blinking LED means that it is trying to pair. If it is blinking for a longer period of time, then remove batteries from the remote. While TV is turned ON, unplug it and wait 30 seconds. Plug TV back in.

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