If you’ve ever watched a movie on your Roku streaming device and found yourself frustrated by the tiny remote, that’s because it only has six buttons. If you have a bigger TV or an older model Roku, though, this is still an issue: to navigate through your shows and movies, you often have to use the arrow keys on your keyboard (or even reach for a mouse). Luckily for us all, there are some new models out with 11-button remotes! In this post, we’ll walk through how to connect them together so that you can control both your Roku streaming device and whatever else is plugged into its HDMI port at once
1. Power key
Press the power key to turn on or off your Roku device.
Press and hold the power key for 10 seconds to reset your Roku device to factory defaults.
2. Home key
The home key is the central button on your Roku remote. It’s used to go back to the main menu or start playing a movie, and it also serves as a control for your Roku player itself.
To get started:
- Press the home key once (to go back).
- Press and hold that same button for at least three seconds (to turn on/off).
3. back key
The back key is the fourth button from the left on your Roku remote. It allows you to scroll back through content, just like it does on your TV screen. You can also use this feature if you’re using a smartphone app or web browser that doesn’t allow for navigation by arrow keys (like Netflix).
4. Options and play/pause key
Now you can use the options and play/pause key to access your Roku remote. If you’re having trouble connecting your Roku remote, try using these buttons instead of the ones on the side of the device.
5. Up, down, left, and right navigation keys
- The up, down, left and right navigation keys are used to navigate through menus and channels.
- Up is used to select a menu item that you want to view or perform an action on.
- Down goes back one step in the same direction as the arrow key pressed when using your remote control.
- Left moves you forward one step toward the left of your current position (i.e., if you were on Channel A and pressed left once more then moved to Channel B; when moving from A-B again pressing left would cause it to move back up one level instead).
- Right moves you forward one step toward the right side of your current position (i.e., if you were on Channel A and pressed right once more then moved over to channel B; when moving from A-B again pressing right would cause it to move back up one level instead).
6. Rewind and forward keys
The rewind and forward keys are used to move through the stored content on your Roku remote.
To use them:
- Press the “Rewind” key once to fast-forward through recorded shows, then press it again when you want to rewind. For example, if one of your favorite shows has just started and you want a moment before starting it at the beginning of its recording session, press Rewind twice so that it starts playing at its full length (or as much as possible).
- Press Rewind or Forward once more after each additional time you want to skip ahead or back for convenience’s sake—it won’t affect anything onscreen!
Roku remote is a small device that you can use to control your Roku player. It connects directly to your TV, so if you have an HDMI port on the back of it, or if there’s another way for it to connect (like through a USB port), then that’ll work just fine.
Once you have hooked up the remote control, follow these steps:
- Go into Settings by pressing either down on the Roku button or the Home key on your remote control; this will bring up a menu with several different options listed under “Settings.”
- Select System>General Device Info >Update Software Update Media Player Software Update Remote Control Update Firmware
We hope this article has been helpful in teaching you how to use your Roku remote. Even if it’s not, we know you can always get help from other members of our community! Keep an eye on this post for more tips, tricks, and advice on using the Roku OS. We’ll see you next time!