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Why Does My Roku Remote Drain Batteries?

The fact that your Roku remote is draining batteries faster than usual isn’t necessarily a problem with the remote itself. In fact, it’s likely that the issue is caused by something else in your home — like an old or faulty cable box or DVR.

The first thing you need to do is make sure your Roku remote is set up properly. If yours came with a pairing code, enter this into the “Pairing” field on your Roku device and then press “Enter.” If not, you’ll need to connect your Roku to your TV using HDMI and then use the remote’s “Home” button to find your Roku device on the screen of your television.

If all else fails and you’re still having problems with slow-wearing batteries, try these tips:

Verify that all batteries are installed correctly: Remove each battery from its compartment and check that they match up with “+” symbols facing up. Reinsert them until they click into place firmly.

Remove any obstructions from around the infrared sensor on the front of your Roku remote control: Make sure there are no objects between 6 inches (15 cm) and 12 inches (30 cm) away from your remote control or between 3 feet (1 meter) and 6 feet (2 meters).

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Last modified: September 21, 2022

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