How To Fix Roku Remote Flashing Green Light Issues? If your Roku remote is blinking a certain color it usually indicates there’s a certain problem with it that you need to fix. Roku remotes can flash a variety of colors, so you’ll need to know what each color means in order to fix the problem quickly.
The most common issue with Roku remote controls is flashing or blinking green lights. Let’s take a moment to explain what each color on your Roku remote means.
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Green flashing light
It is usually an indication that your batteries are running low or have completely run out of power, but it can also indicate a problem with pairing. As a result, you won’t be able to use the Roku remote on the Roku TV and you won’t be able to pair it with it.
Yellow blinking light
Normally, a yellow blinking light indicates that your hardware is not receiving any power. If the yellow light blinks, you won’t be able to pair your device with your TV.
Types of Roku remotes
There are two different types of Roku remotes. EPA, which allows you to point your remote anywhere and your TV will pick up the signal, or the standard infrared (IR), which requires a direct line (without obstructions) to connect with your TV. Understanding which one you have will make troubleshooting much easier.
Open the battery compartment of your Roku remote and check if the device has a pairing button.
How To Fix Green Blinking Light On Roku Remote
There are several different fixes you can try to fix the green blinking light on your Roku remote. We’ll cover them in the steps below.
Fix #1 – Remove All Obstructions
You can use the first method only if you have an infrared Roku remote. Make sure no objects are blocking the infrared signal from your remote from reaching the TV’s sensor. Infrared remotes usually work after completing this simple step.
Fix #2 – Examine Your HDMI Connection (For EPA Remotes And Streaming Sticks Only)
An easy way to diagnose a Roku streaming stick is to check the HDMI connection. Put your streaming stick in a second HDMI port if you have one. You can purchase an HDMI extender from Roku if you don’t.
Fix #3 – Switch Out Your Batteries
The easiest way to fix a blinking green light on your Roku remote is to change the batteries. You should check that your existing batteries are adjusted properly first as this could lead to your remote not working.
Make sure your batteries are in good condition as well. Likewise, if they leak, your remote will overheat and cease to function. When your remote overheats, leave it in a cool place until it reaches a normal temperature.
Fix #4 – Make Sure Your Roku Remote Is Actually Set Up
The Roku remote may also be blinking green if it wasn’t set up correctly in the first place. Follow the instructions below to set up the remote;
- Connect your remote to the internet
- So that you can configure the display type on your screen
- You can select your TV’s manufacturer from the screen, or if it doesn’t appear, you can manually enter the information.
- Click yes, then OK to confirm your selection.
Fix #5 – Perform A Hard Reset
In some cases, you may need to perform a hard reset to restore your device to full functionality. To do this, follow these steps;
- Take the batteries out of your remote control
- Unplug your TV and/or your streaming stick
- Wait for 5 minutes
- Reconnect your remote’s cable to your power source and replace the batteries
Fix #6 – Change/Reset Network Settings
Occasionally, your Roku remote might start blinking a green color due to network issues. Your Roku TV will want to stream after all. Simply press the reset button on your router to restore your network.
Alternatively, you can also change the network settings. Here’s how:
- Log into the admin tools of your router
- to see if you can access a more stable connection. Preferably this should be between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
- Save your changes and reboot your router
Fix #7 – Download The Roku Controller App
You can download the Roku controller app for your mobile phone if you cannot fix your Roku remote using the methods above. The app functions as a virtual remote control that has all of the functions of your physical remote. For it to work, you need a stable wireless connection.
Fix #8 – Buy A New Roku Remote
If all else fails, you may need to buy a new Roku remote if the green light keeps flashing. You’ll need to pair it with your streaming device once you’ve purchased it. Here’s how:
- Download the Roku remote application on your smartphone
- Navigate to Settings and select Remotes & Devices and click ‘Pair a New Device’
- Select your device from the list to pair it
To fix the green light blinking on your remote, follow these steps. One of these methods will usually resolve the error causing the green blinking light. You may need to contact Roku directly if you continue to have trouble with the remote, but you can use the controller app while you wait.