Roku Remote Blinking Green Light [How to Fix]

Roku Remote Blinking Green Light [How to Fix]

While green color usually indicates something positive, a green light on your Roku remote isn’t a good sign—it means the device is malfunctioning. The good news is exploiting the right hacks can get your remote in order in a breeze.  

Roku remote blinking green light issue means the remote control is getting unpaired from the Roku device. A quick way to fix this issue is to replace the remote control batteries and re-pair the device with your Roku.

In this post, we’ll show you seven effective solutions you can DIY to fix your Roku remote control that’s blinking green. Don’t worry! This guide is designed so you can do it all by yourself and get your Roku TV in action in one reading. 

FIX 1. Replace the batteries of the Roku remote control

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps5
Time to Perform Fix15 seconds
Things NeededA Roku TV remote control2 AAA batteriesA USB charging cable A USB wall adapter

Using an old pair of batteries on your Roku remote control can cause its pairing with the TV to fail and result in its indicator light blinking green repeatedly. With this in mind, it’s best to replace old batteries regularly. 

If you’ve been using the same pair of batteries on your Roku remote control for a while, it might be a good idea to replace them now. Please note that most Roku TV remote controls require two AAA batteries unless you have a rechargeable model.

Rechargeable Roku TV remote controls only need to be plugged into a wall outlet using a USB charging cable and adapter. Use the ones included in your Roku TV device but any standard USB cable and smartphone adapter will also work fine.

If you don’t have a rechargeable model, you can follow the instructions below to replace the AAA batteries inside your Roku remote properly. Once the new batteries are installed, it should fix the Roku remote blinking green light issue for you.

Step 1: Flip to the back of your Roku TV remote control and press the 3-line arrow to apply a small force on it.

Step 2: Slide the Roku remote control’s back cover to the direction pointed by the 3-line arrow to reveal its battery compartment.

Step 3: Remove the old pair of AAA batteries inside the battery compartment of your Roku TV remote control.



Note: We recommend cleaning the battery compartment before installing the replacement batteries to remove any dust buildup and prevent it from causing any issues.
Step 4: Install a fresh new pair of AAA batteries on your Roku TV remote control’s battery compartment.



Note: The correct way of installing the new set of AAA batteries is to align their flat ends (negative terminal) to the side of the battery compartment with a spring.
Step 5: Reinstall the back cover and lock it in place to secure the battery compartment of your Roku TV remote control.

Once the new batteries are installed on the remote control, its indicator light should start blinking green to pair with your Roku TV device. This should will after a few seconds, indicating that the pairing is successful.

If the Roku remote control keeps on blinking green without a sign of stopping, proceed with the next solutions listed in this guide.

FIX 2. Power cycle your Roku device and its remote control

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps6
Time to Perform Fix< 2 minutes
Things NeededA Roku TV remote controlA working power outlet

Performing a power cycle will eliminate any residual electrical energy on the Roku device and its remote control. This will help shut them down completely. 

Once power is reintroduced to both devices, the issue causing the blinking green light should be fixed.

It means that your Roku TV remote control won’t be stuck in the pairing process and will stop blinking green.

Here’s how to power cycle your Roku device and remote:

Step 1: Remove the batteries from your Roku remote by following the first three steps of the previous fix.

Step 2: Unplug the power cable of your Roku TV from the power outlet to shut it down.

Step 3: Press and hold the Roku TV’s power button for 60 seconds to discharge the residual electrical energy stored in the device.



Note: The location of the power button on your Roku TV might vary depending on its manufacturer, so you may need to refer to your its user manual to find it.
Step 4: Plug the power cable of your Roku TV back into the power outlet to turn it  back on.



Note: You can press the power button of your Roku TV if plugging it into a power source doesn’t automatically turn it on.
Step 5: Reinstall the pair of AAA batteries on your Roku TV remote control’s battery compartment, and then return the back plate to secure the batteries.

Step 6: Wait for the Roku TV and its remote control to pair.

Note: If the pairing is successful, the blinking green light will disappear. If it persists, we recommend moving to our next suggested solution.

FIX 3. Reset the Roku remote 

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps5
Time to Perform Fix< 1 minute
Things NeededRoku TV remote controlRoku device

If your Roku remote control is still stuck in the pairing mode with its green indicator light blinking repeatedly, its software may be suffering from a data overload.

To fix this, you must reset the remote. And while you’re at it, we recommend repeatedly pressing all the Roku remote control buttons to dislodge any dust or dirt buildup in the gaps of its buttons.

Follow these steps to reset your Roku remote:

Step 1: Remove the batteries from your Roku device.

Step 2: Unplug your Roku device for 5 to 10 seconds before plugging it back in. Plug the power cable of your Roku TV back into the power outlet to turn it  back on.

Step 3: Wait for the Roku home screen to load on your TV. Once it has loaded, return the remote’s batteries and press the pairing button for 5 seconds.

Step 4: Move your Roku remote control closer to the TV and wait for the pairing process to begin.

Step 4: Wait for the battery level of your Roku remote control to be displayed on the TV screen, indicating that the pairing is successful.

FIX 4. Re-pair the Roku device with its remote control

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Time to Perform Fix30 seconds
Things NeededRoku remoteRoku device

Your Roku device and its remote control might get unpaired during use as a result of a minor error. It will cause the Roku remote control to start blinking green light as it enters pairing mode with a nearby compatible device.

If you own a simple Roku remote control that has an IR sensor, you only need to point it to the TV to start the re-pairing process if both devices were unpaired for some reason.

To pair the Roku device and remote control again, simply remove and replace the same batteries and then point the IR sensor of the remote control to your Roku device to start the pairing process.

If the pairing is successful, the blinking green light will disappear. 

Meanwhile, a Roku voice remote control will rely on its physical pairing button since it doesn’t use IR technology to communicate with your TV. You can fix the pairing of the Roku voice remote by resetting the remote, as shown on the previous fix.

FIX 5. Reset the Roku device

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Time to Perform Fix< 1 minute
Things NeededA pen or toothpick

Resetting your Roku device to its default factory settings is an effective method for fixing all sorts of issues that might have caused your Roku remote control to get stuck in its pairing mode.

You can perform a factory reset on your Roku device using its built-in physical reset button. Depending on the Roku device’s model, its reset button might appear as a tactile key that you can press with your finger or a hidden key inside a pinhole.

Reset the Roku device

Follow these steps to factory reset your Roku device:

Step 1: Locate the reset button on your Roku device. 

Step 2: Press and hold the reset button on your Roku device for 10 seconds to start its factory reset sequence.



Note: Use the pointy end of a pen or toothpick if the reset button on your Roku device is hidden inside a pinhole.
Step 3: Release the reset button once your Roku device has booted back up.

Step 4: Set up your Roku device by following the on-screen instructions on your TV.

FIX 6. Use the Roku app as your temporary remote control

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps6
Time to Perform Fix30 seconds
Things NeededA mobile Android or iOS deviceA working internet connection

This next solution in our guide is more of a temporary remedy instead of a permanent fix. After all, what we’re recommending you do in this solution is to install the Roku app on your mobile Android or iOS device so it can be used as your temporary remote.

Please note that your Roku device must be connected to the same WiFi network as your Android or iOS device for this method to work. 

Also, the network access option on your Roku device’s settings must be set to default or permissive beforehand. If it’s set to disable, the Roku app won’t be able to control your Roku device over the internet.

Once these requirements are met, you can connect the Roku app to your Roku device. From there, you can use the remote control buttons on the Roku app to operate the Roku device by following these steps:

Step 1: Download and install the official Roku app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Step 2: Launch the official Roku app on your mobile Android or iOS device and click the Devices tile on the menu panel.

Step 3: Select your Roku device once the app detects it.

Step 4: Wait until the app and your Roku device are connected.

Step 5: Click the Remote tile on the menu panel to open the app’s remote control function for the connected Roku device.

Step 6: Use the remote control buttons on the Roku app to operate your Roku device.

FIX 7. Replace the faulty Roku remote

If troubleshooting your Roku device and its remote control isn’t getting you anywhere, your best recourse is to get a new remote control instead. 

This solution is the easiest one by far if you don’t mind spending money on a new remote.

Not only is this solution easier to execute compared to the previous ones, but it’s also a more permanent fix for the Roku remote blinking green light issue. With your new Roku remote control, you shouldn’t have pairing and blinking green light issues.

You can shop for a replacement Roku remote control on the official Roku website or online stores such as Walmart and Amazon. Otherwise, you can visit your local stores so you can buy one in person.

FAQs about Roku Remote Blinking Green Light

Are there any alternative remotes compatible with Roku devices?

The official Roku app is an excellent alternative remote control for Roku devices. You can use the Roku app if you’ve recently lost or broken the remote control that came with your Roku device.

Can I use my Roku device without the remote while troubleshooting the green light issue?

Roku devices are usable without a remote control when troubleshooting the blinking green light issue. In the meantime, you can use the official Roku app to operate your device and perform some necessary troubleshooting actions.

Is the blinking green light a common issue with Roku remotes?

Blinking green light is common on Roku remotes since it can happen due to various simple factors, such as running low on battery level and getting unpaired. In most cases, the solution to this problem is also simple and easy to execute.

What are some preventive measures to avoid the Roku remote blinking green light problem?

Regularly check the battery level of your Roku remote control to prevent it from running low on juice and experiencing the blinking green light issue. If your Roku remote has an IR sensor, move any obstructions that can block its signal’s pathway.

Since the blinking green light issue happens due to the remote control being unpaired to the Roku device, it’s essential always to keep your remote control paired.


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