How to Sync Roku Remote Without Pairing Button [QUICKLY]


Pairing your Roku TV or Player when you have a pairing button is pretty easy and straightforward but what would you do If you don’t have a pairing button in your Roku remote?

If you have the same question in your mind, then let me answer that for you.

So, How to Sync Roku Remote Without Pairing Button?

To sync your Roku device without pairing button in your remote, you can:

  1. Check if the pairing button is located in a different spot.
  2. Use the Roku Remote app on your smartphone.
  3. Use the standard IR remote.
  4. Get a new remote.

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These are the 4 things you can do If you don’t have a pairing button in your Roku remote or it isn’t working properly.

To be honest, there are only limited solutions to this specific problem and there’s nothing much you and I can do about it.

Let’s talk about these 4 things in a detailed way so that you can get a better idea of what you can do in this situation.

1. Identify the location of the pairing button

Usually, the pairing button in your Roku remote is located at the backside close to batteries. You have to manually check If you have got a new model of Roku remote where Roku has placed the pairing button in a new spot.

It won’t be the case for everyone however, it is worth checking for sure as I said earlier there are only a few things you can do If you don’t have a pairing button in the remote. This is the first thing you should do to use the Roku remote.

2. Use the Roku app

If you can’t use the Roku remote because it doesn’t have the pairing button, you can use Roku Remote app to control the TV just like you do with the actual remote.

If you couldn’t find the pairing button in any other location of your Roku app, don’t worry. You can use the official app by Roku itself that lets you control Roku on any of your devices. The app is available on both Android and iOS platforms and works perfectly fine.

Here’s what you need to do now;

  • Open the Google Play or App Store and download the “Roku” app.
  • After installing the app, select the Roku device and confirm the pairing.
  • Next, sign in with the account details.
  • And finally, tap on the “Remote” option which is usually located in the center of the app.

3. Using the Standard Remote:

If the remote of your Roku device doesn’t have the pairing button, then simply it means it’ll work even without the pairing button because it is an IR remote.

To put this in simple words, there are two types of Roku remotes i.e Simple and Enhanced ones.

  • Simple remote works with Infrared and it is compatible with all the Roku players except for the Streaming Stick devices.
  • The Enhanced ones use radiofrequency for commands and it works with almost all the Roku players however, some of the old models may not be compatible with this one.

If you are using any old Roku players, chances are that you don’t need a pairing button at all. It’ll work just fine. In case you have any latest models, then you may have to look for other ways to solve the issue.

4. Get a new remote

If you have damaged the Roku remote and you are trying to sync it with any Roku TV or player, then I’m sorry to say, you have no choice but to get the replacement of that one.

If you don’t like the 3 things which I have mentioned above, then you have no choice other than to get a new remote for your Roku device. There is almost no other way to solve your issue.

Don’t worry it won’t cost you more than $25 to get a new enhanced Roku remote. If you don’t mind spending $25 on a new remote, then you should get it without any hesitation. It’ll be worth it.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Can I connect to the Roku device without Wi-Fi or a remote?

Yes. By installing the Roku Remote app on your Android or iOS device, you can easily connect to any Roku device and control it.

2. How do I reset my Roku TV without a remote?

With the help of the reset button located on the rear side of the Roku TV, you can easily reset the TV even without a remote.

3. Will the Roku remote work with any Roku devices?

If you have an IR remote, then it’ll work with almost any Roku device except a few old models.

4. Is the Roku app free?

Yes. The Roku remote app is completely free to use for both Android and iOS users.

5. How do I fix my Roku remote when it isn’t working?

One of the main reasons why your Roku remote is not working is because of the dead batteries. Just replace the old batteries by getting the new ones and it’ll work just fine.

Final Words:

When you have a “Pairing Button” in your Roku remote, your task becomes much easier as you don’t need to put a lot of effort to sync your remote however, that’s not the same case when you don’t have that one and that’s the reason I have published this post.

I’ve made it easier for you guys to sync the remote without the pairing button and I hope till now you may have paired the Roku remote with your device by following any of the suggestions.

Do let me know If you have found this post helpful and If you have any tips or suggestions, do not hesitate the share them in the comments. Cheers!

Christoffer K

Christoffer is the man behind Gaming Simplified. He has been an avid gamer and Tech lover and that has motivated him to share All Things Tech on this blog!

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