Each and every Roku device comes with a voice remote or IR remote. During the initial Roku setup process, you may be required to pair your Roku remote to control your TV. During the process, some Roku users felt it to be difficult. However, you can easily sync your Roku remote without a pairing button.

Can I Sync My Roku Remote Without a Pairing Button

You need to note that except for IR remotes, all other Roku remote models come up with the Pairing button as it uses the wifi signal to control your TV. Without the Pairing button, it will be impossible for your Roku device to recognize your Roku remote. That means you can’t sync your Roku remote without a pairing button. However, your IR Roku remote doesn’t need the pairing process as it requires a direct line of sight with your Roku device to control it.

How to Use Roku Simple or IR Remote

Using the Roku Simple Remote is very easy. The only requirement is that you need to place your Roku remote indirect with your Roku device.

IR Remote supported Roku Device Models:

Roku LT
Roku Express
Roku Express Plus
Roku N1
Roku HD
Roku XD and XDS
Roku 1, 2 and 3
Roku Premiere
Certain Roku TVs
Roku 2 HD
Roku XS

To pair IR Roku remote, follow the steps mentioned below:

[1] Connect your Roku device or Player to your TV and set it up.

[2] After that, take your IR or simple Roku remote on hand and insert the batteries on it.

[3] Next, place your Roku remote in direct contact with your Roku device and press any button.

Now you will be able to control your Roku. Then, you can connect Roku to wifi and stream your favorites.

Using Standard IR remote to Sync Roku

How to Control your Roku If your Remote is Not Working

In case your Roku remote is not working, you can use your Roku app to control your TV.

[1] On your Android or iOS device, go to the Google Play Store or App Store and install the Roku app.

[2] Next, connect your Android or iOS device and Roku to the same wifi network.

[3] Launch the Roku app and sign in with your Roku account.

[4] Next, tap on the Devices tab from the bottom of the screen.

Tap on Devices

[5] From the scanned devices list, select your Roku device.

[6] Once your Roku device is connected to the Roku app, tap on the Remote tab.

Tap on the Remote tab

[7] Now, you can use the Remote interface to control your Roku.

Remote Interface - Sync Roiku remote without Pairing button


1. Does every Roku remote have a pairing button?

No, only the Enhanced Roku remotes come with the Pairing button.