Fix & Troubleshoot: Roku TV remote delay in easy steps [2022]

Roku TV is an online digital media streaming platform with an extremely easy-to-use interface. With the help of Roku TV, you can stream any of your favourite videos, movies or TV shows straight from the internet to your TV! It’s an amazing and affordable way to create a home theatre experience! They come in various screen sizes and resolutions (720p, 1080p, and 4K Ultra HD)

What do you need to set up Roku tv?

The requirements meet the bare minimum. You need a stable internet connection to which Roku TV is connected to stream your favorite shows.

Roku TV comes in three variations and you can pick one that suits your needs.

First off, we have the Roku box. This is a standalone box that connects to the internet via your internet modem or router whether it’s Ethernet or WiFi. The Roku box can directly connect to your TV or through any media player like a DVD or Blu-ray player.

Next, we have the Roku streaming stick. This is a compact, lightweight device and it is slightly larger than a normal USB. It has an inbuilt WiFi connection. You can plug the streaming stick directly into your HDMI cable port in your TV or home theatre system. 

Finally, there’s Roku TV which is the only TV you’ll ever need to get that full-on home theatre experience you’ve been wanting for so long. With Roku TV, you don’t need an external box or any hardware to stream content directly from the internet to your TV. Many popular smart TV brands such as Hisense, Hitachi, Insignia, Sharp, and TCL offer Roku TVs in their product lines. 

What does Roku TV offer?

Roku TV provides a collection of 4500 channels on internet streaming for its users to choose from. Of course, this depends on your location.

Channels include some of the popular streaming services like Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Pandora, and iHeart Radio!  Here’s another Coll thing about Roku TV! Not only can you stream content from the internet but you can also access video or music content stored on your PC or other media servers.

Roku TV has its own remote device to provide users with a smooth user interface. Depending on the type of Roku device you are using, there are two types of Roku remote devices compatible with the Roku devices: Roku simple remote and Roku voice remote. Users can easily navigate through channels and control the content being streamed online. As convenient as this is, sometimes a few problems arise with the Roku remote device. Maybe, it stopped working or you experience a delay when you use the remote. Reasons for this could be several. It may be due to some issue with your internet connection or device issues or software glitches.

Whatever may be the reason, let’s focus on what to do if your Roku remote device won’t work as expected.

Restart your Roku remote device

If you are experiencing a slow performance with your Roku remote, you can try restarting your Roku TV as well as the remote device.If you’re unsure how to do that, follow the steps below.

  • On your Roku remote, press the Home button.
  • Go to the Settings page on your TV.
  • Click on System
  • Click on Power and select System Restart,

Wait till your Roku TV restarts. Meanwhile, you can restart your remote device by removing the batteries. Wait for a couple minutes and put the batteries back in the remote.Once your TV has restarted, check if the remote works as expected.

Repair the Roku remote with your TV

If your Roku remote is not working, unpair the remote device from the Roku TV and try to pair it again. This will surely solve any remote delay issues you may be facing. Disconnect the Roku remote from the device. Now, press and hold the pairing button on the remote for five seconds. Only release the button when the light on the remote device starts flashing.

Note, that your remote’s status light will turn green and stop, then it will start flashing rapidly. At that time, release the pairing button on the remote. Your remote will pair up with the Roku TV again and your issue will be resolved.

Try replacing the Batteries 

Roku TV remote devices need batteries to run. If your remote is running on less powerful or used-up batteries, it may work slowly causing delays. If you haven’t replaced the remote batteries in a long time, this could very well be the reason for your remote delay issues. Remove the old batteries and replace them with new ones. Your Roku remote device should work fine after the battery replacement. You will be prompted to re-pair the remote device to your Roku TV after replacing the batteries.

Use the Roku remote app

If the above steps didn’t get your Roku remote device working again, you can try using a temporary fix instead. You can download the Roku remote app on your mobile phone for Android or iOS and pair it with your TV. This app lets you control the Roku TV as you normally would with a physical remote. It even lets you search with your voice! Make sure the mobile device in which your app is installed is connected to the same network connection as your Roku TV.

It is recommended that you buy the Roku remote device from Roku’s official website. You may notice that you face frequent problems with the remote devices if you buy them from third-party retailers. So, make sure you check thoroughly before you purchase any Roku device. Try out the troubleshooting steps mentioned in this article and they should be more than enough to get your Roku remote device working again with no hassle!