Last Updated on June 12, 2021 by Mark Roberts
Have you ever had the problem of your Roku remote light blinking? If so, then this article is for you! This is usually a sign that there is something wrong with the connection to your TV.
There are many things that could cause this, such as interference from other devices or changes in WiFi signal strength but We will still discuss more possible reasons behind blinking lights on a Roku remote and offer some troubleshooting steps to fix it.
Unsure of the reason why your Roku remote starts blinking? Keep reading to find out more.
It can be frustrating when your Roku remote light starts to blink, especially when you’re trying to watch a movie or show. It’s not the end of the world you, just need to know how to fix it!
A blinking green light on a Roku TV remote control may indicate a couple of things about the remote’s condition, however in most cases, it may be because the remote is not working.
You may take your remote for servicing to get rid of this problem and any others. However, if you need it immediately, you can go through any of the following steps to come to a solution for this.
Contents on this page
- What Does A Blinking Roku Light Mean?
- What Does Roku Remote Yellow Light Flashing Indicate?
- Why Is My Roku Remote Blinking?
- How To Fix Blinking Green Light On Roku Remote
A blinking Roku light could be caused by a few variables, such as:
- motion sensor turned on
- the battery is low and needs charging
- Roku remote is out of range or not paired correctly with your TV
What Does Roku Remote Yellow Light Flashing Indicate?
Possible reason for flashing yellow light is ROKU unable to connect with your TV.
Sadly, this does not happen too often and there are several things you can try before throwing in the towel. This issue usually occurs when trying to set up a new device on an existing network or after resetting your router.
When attempting such a connection, make sure that both devices are plugged into power outlets and close by one another preferably within 15 feet of one another.
After plugging them in wait about fifteen seconds then turn off your modem/router (wait 30 seconds) and unplug it from its outlet. Finally, turn it back on (let it boot fully). When turning the modem/router back on make sure that you plug it back in first and then turn on the TV.
Roku remotes have a small green light that blinks continuously when the remote is powered on. The purpose of this blinking is to help you locate and use your Roku remote in the dark or at night for watching TV, movies, or playing games with friends and family members.
If the light turns off or starts flashing erratically, there may be an issue with one of its components like the battery level. Make sure you are using good quality AA batteries not cheap AAA ones from discount stores as these don’t last very long and can cause issues because they aren’t always reliable in cold weather (which gets into the low 20s).
What are the different Roku remotes?
There are three different types of remotes that come standard with each new Roku player: Standard IR Remote, Enhanced Point Anywhere Remote (E), and Voice Search enabled wireless TV Headset Attachment(T).
Solution 1 – Check the Batteries
- Step 1 : First, take out the batteries in use by opening the battery compartment in the remote. Check if they are in a good condition. Try re-inserting them back again. Make sure your Roku TV is turned off when you do this.
- Step 2 : Now, hold the pairing button on the remote control for a few seconds. See if the error still persists. Wait for a few minutes and see if the green light is still blinking or not.
- Step 3 : If no improvement is noticed, then try replacing the batteries with newer ones.
If even after doing so, you are facing the problem, then you may go for further solutions as listed below.
Solution 2 – Reset The Remote
- Step 1 : Open the battery compartment of the remote
- Step 2 : You will find a reset button at the bottom of the remote. Press and hold it.
- Step 3 : Keep it pressed until it starts blinking with a yellow light. If you do not see the yellow light, repeat this until you see it. This light may be located at either front or back of the remote based on the remote model.
- Step 4 : If you notice the light has started blinking, wait for some time till your remote gets paired to your Roku TV.
- Step 5 : If pairing is completed successfully, then you will notice that a success dialogue box appears on the TV.
Solution 3 – Unplug the TV from Source
- Step 1 : Try unplugging the Roku TV from the power source and plugging it back once again. Doing this often makes the Roku TV receptive to the pairing request from the remote.
- Step 2 : Now open the remote’s battery compartment and bring the remote near the Roku TV. Trying this from a distance may not prove effective.
- Step 3 : Allow the Roku TV to boot back up from stage one. Press and hold the pairing button located in the remote battery compartment for about three seconds or more. A quick push may not prove effective.
- Step 4 : The LED located in the remote control compartment should start flashing and continue to blink until the pairing is complete.
If any of the given solutions do not work, you can opt for another one, which, however, requires you to buy a new remote :
Solution 4 – Factory Reset Roku TV
- Step 1 : You need to factory reset your Roku TV. Purchase a new remote which can be replaced with the one that you were already using.
- Step 2 : Disconnect the Roku TV from the power source. Now, connect it back again.
- Step 3 : Now pair your new remote with the Roku TV.
- Step 4 : Also, replace the batteries with alkaline ones and make sure they are properly inserted. Now see if the problem still persists.
Solution 5 – Use Roku App as Remote
You may also opt to switch to a software alternative and try downloading the Roku app from playstore. This app is available for both Android and IOS devices.
In the app, there is a remote button that allows you to access the remote. Now it is time for you to connect your Roku TV to the WiFi network. This mobile remote has to be connected to the WiFi network in order to control the Roku TV.
In order to do this :
- Step 1 : Press the Home button available on your remote.
- Step 2 : After scrolling down, select the Settings option.
- Step 3 : Now, you have to choose the Network option followed by the Wireless option with the help of the Right-Arrow button.
- Step 4 : Now, a scan for available networks will start.
- Step 5 : When a list of networks is displayed, scroll the screen downwards, and select the wireless network you want to connect to.
- Step 6 : Now enter the correct security key and tap the Connect option.
- Step 7 : Your Roku TV will now be connected to the Internet.