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Roku Voice Remote Pro | Rechargeable voice remote with TV controls Review 2022

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Product Description

The Roku Voice Remote Pro is the company’s latest voice remote, and it’s packed with a few neat tricks. The remote—which costs $35—is rechargeable, meaning you can take it with you wherever you go. Plus, the remote’s companion app lets you track where you’ve misplaced it, which is perfect for remotes like the Apple TV, which don’t have a remote finder built into their hardware. (You can also track the Voice Remote Pro’s last known location.) Other cool features on the remote include a headphone jack for private listening, shortcut buttons that let you play music or fast-forward through commercials, and a dedicated “OK Google” button, which lets you search through your Roku’s menu. The Roku Voice Remote Pro is a device that can control many devices in your home. You can speak commands to the device to control your Roku Player, Roku TV, and Roku Streambar. The remote has a microphone for voice commands and a laser pointer. It has a rechargeable battery, so you can keep it charged and use it at home, at the cottage, or when you are on vacation. You can control volume and stable your TV’s power.

Facts About Roku Voice Remote Pro | Rechargeable voice remote with TV controls, lost remote finder, private listening, hands-free voice controls, and shortcut buttons for Roku Players, Roku TV, & Roku Streambars

Is the usb charging port type c?

The charging port into the remote is micro-USB. The included charging cable goes from that micro-USB to regular (type A) USB. The assertion in another answer here that the micro-USB port is unfortunate because of its limited plug/unplug cycles is interesting; I get 2-3 months per charge on this remote, so I should neve… The charging port into the remote is micro-USB. The included charging cable goes from that micro-USB to regular (type A) USB. The assertion in another answer here that the micro-USB port is unfortunate because of its limited plug/unplug cycles is interesting; I get 2-3 months per charge on this remote, so I should never wear out the charge port; but maybe if you use a headphone that sucks out your battery charge every day, then the charging port durability might indeed matter.

How is the quality of the private listening audio (via headphones) compared to audio quality using the Roku app on smartphone?

The audio is decent. You don’t get the volume range like tv, so I find myself putting it at 50. I like it better than the app since mine always glitches when I lock my phone

Is the rechargeable battery removable?

Hello, no the recharable battery is designed to stay in the remote. You will only need to plug the remote in using the micro-USB cord provided. This allows the remote to be in use while it’s charging!

When will it be available again on the roku website?

It’ll be back… you can bank on that.

Can you connect a portable speaker to remote instead of head phones?

Yes but it drains the battery. Most modern TV’s have 3.5 mm audio out on the back, I’d use that instead. If you’re getting interference, I recommend buying a ground loop isolator

can you use voice control to enter email and passwords?

Hello! We’re always making improvements and upgrades to our voice control’s capabilities. While this is not supported at the moment, feel free to download the Roku Mobile App. It works like a remote control for your phone or tablet. Here, you can use your phone’s normal keyboard in order to efficiently enter all of you… Hello! We’re always making improvements and upgrades to our voice control’s capabilities. While this is not supported at the moment, feel free to download the Roku Mobile App. It works like a remote control for your phone or tablet. Here, you can use your phone’s normal keyboard in order to efficiently enter all of your channel usernames and passwords.

Will this remote pair with my 65r635 and my sonos playbar (via ir)?

Hello! The Voice Remote Pro is compatible with all Roku TVs (including the 65r635).

It cannot directly control other devices connected to your TV, such as an audio/video receiver (AVR) or soundbar. However, your TV may be able to issue volume commands to your AVR or soundbar using a technology called HDMI CEC. In th… Hello! The Voice Remote Pro is compatible with all Roku TVs (including the 65r635).

It cannot directly control other devices connected to your TV, such as an audio/video receiver (AVR) or soundbar. However, your TV may be able to issue volume commands to your AVR or soundbar using a technology called HDMI CEC. In these cases, your new remote can indirectly control volume for your AVR or soundbar. For this to work, all your devices must be connected via HDMI, and all devices must support HDMI CEC and have this feature enabled.

Will this work with all roku

The Roku website says this: “This remote is designed to work with any Roku TV™, Roku audio device, and most Roku players.”

My current Roku remote interferes with my Vizio soundbar. Will this remote help to stop this from happening?

This remote does not interfere with my m51a-h6 Visio home theater soundbar. It uses the same channels over wi-fi to communicate as the other Roku remotes use so I would be surprised if you would not have the same problem with this as your current remote. You may want to look if you can change the channel used by your… This remote does not interfere with my m51a-h6 Visio home theater soundbar. It uses the same channels over wi-fi to communicate as the other Roku remotes use so I would be surprised if you would not have the same problem with this as your current remote. You may want to look if you can change the channel used by your Visio soundbar before trying a new remote.

Can i program this to work with both a tcl roku tv and a roku ultra?

It will work with both but you can only use it on or the other. Just like any other remote. 1 remote per device

Is this compatible with my 65” element 4k uhd hdr10 roku tv?

Only if your element TV has the built in roku if it’s not than you’ll have to go with the regular TV remote that is compatible.

Any idea why i have to charge this (via usb) every two days? i only use it to listen to the headphones about 3 hours per night. is it a dud? thanks

I purchased mine to use the headphone output hoping to save on batteries. The headphone amp is a new deign that has less power output, a smaller internal footprint, and a weaker inferior amplifier that is power hungry. I went back to my old remote and use rechargeable batteries. I also use a studio grade AKG Pro headph… I purchased mine to use the headphone output hoping to save on batteries. The headphone amp is a new deign that has less power output, a smaller internal footprint, and a weaker inferior amplifier that is power hungry. I went back to my old remote and use rechargeable batteries. I also use a studio grade AKG Pro headphones. I replace the rechargeable batteries every couple of days. The old remote is sonically superior with a higher gain output, I measure the output with an HP Distortion Analyzer, a $4000. pro audio measurement tool used in my professional audio recording studio.

I have charged my new roku voice remote pro for 6-10 hours and the green light continue to blink. when its fully charge, should it just remain green?

It does this sometimes. I think battery conditioning was omitted when they placed it inside. You can use the voice feature to ask “What’s the remote’s battery level.” I rarely need to charge mine, typically after listening for 3+ hours.

Will this remote control the volume and power on an older sharp aquos tv with a connected roku express 2 ?

A Roku 2 was released back in 2015. It is way outdated. You can buy a brand new Roku Stick for less then this remote.

Will this work for a Onn Roku tv ?

Yes! The Voice Remote Pro is compatible with all Roku TVs.

Info About Roku Voice Remote Pro | Rechargeable voice remote with TV controls, lost remote finder, private listening, hands-free voice controls, and shortcut buttons for Roku Players, Roku TV, & Roku Streambars (Reviews From Amazon)

NOT USB C TYPE? other than that fantastic

pros: new mute button, no more burning thru AA batteries, personalizable buttons 1 and 2, lighter weight, the first review i saw was a guy who said the remote always listens but thats not true they have an off switch i circled it in my picture and also a note roku said on their device
cons: so far right out of the box i already noticed a problem the charger port is NOT usb c type its still micro usb which would have been fine in 2014 but in 2021 when all new android phones are ubc c that is unexcusable, also minor nitpick they changed the preset buttons on the bottom of the remote, i have sling, paramount + (aka cbs all access) both of which 2 of 3 have been replaced one by vudu which im pretty sure is less popular than paramount plus wish they would have left them all blank so you can pre-program them

Worth every penny!

I got the pro model for my TCL Roku tv and I love it! I use prime video alot and having the programmable buttons is nice because 1 opens Prime Video and 2 opens my PlayStation.
The preprogrammed buttons that came on mine were Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and sling. I use them all but sling, but like I said with the two programmable buttons I have instant access to the other things I use!
The remote has a textured surface which I really like, because my older remote was smooth and would slip out of my hands easily.
Definitely worth the $30 I spent on it!

It has a MUTE button on it!!!! …and more cool parts.

My first Roku Voice Remote did not have a mute button. The remote is great, even has two programmable buttons on it (which the four button buttons were programmable too). The setup to control my TV without having to enter any TV codes…FABULOUS! The voice controls are not Alexa, but still very good.

An update, I just discovered that this new Voice Remote versus my older Voice Remote (the one without a mute button) does not have the “A” and “B” buttons. The older remote did and I never use them except I had downloaded a Galaga game) just to try it out on Roku). The game uses the A&B buttons to play the game. Just discovered that the new remote does not have these. This is not important to me, but if you do use them, be aware of these missing buttons.

Update: Amazon saved the sale! Better, my wife knows how to use it!

EARLIER: I bought this a week or so ago. When I got it I plugged it in and charged it. No problems there. It controls both the TV and the Roku well. What it does NOT do is recognize the earphone! I have not once been able to get it to work with the Roku earphones I already have.

NOW: Kudos to Amazon Customer Service for saving the sale. They sent a replacement remote with blinding speed! Wow!

Now I review a WORKING remote! The original remote would not work with any headset/earphone, not even Roku’s own earphones. The remote finder feature was also totally dead.

The replacement works 100%. It DOES recognize earphones when they are plugged in, and it has PLENTY of volume. The remote finder works properly, and our dog loves one of the 3 finder tones! She sings when the remote finder goes off! Amazing! And fun…

It took maybe 4 seconds to get the remote paired and another 10 seconds to get it controlling our TV. That’s REALLY fast. We have control again. Very nice!

Setting up the remote finder was easy. More importantly (says the guy who always loses the remote) the remote finder is loud, making it easy to find the remote!

I’m ambivalent about the rechargeable battery…. I can find batteries in seconds, but finding that nonstandard charging cable can be a miserable chore. I druther have the batteries, but that isn’t an option. It charges. Roku claims the charge will last for months. I don’t believe them. I’ll get back to you on that in a month or two.

I can’t speak to the voice control because I refuse to let the internet (and hackers) have any access at all to my home or what is said in it, and as an internet security guru I know that ANY enabled “voice assistant” is on and recording every word said within 50 feet 24/7/365. Unlike most, I value my privacy, and these voice assistants are nothing less than privacy destroyers. Sure, they tell you they don’t listen in on us, but they lie. Sorry, but that is a fact.

I tested all buttons. The 2 programmable buttons -require- you to use their voice assistant, which I refuse to allow, so I can’t tell you much there (see above). The four pre-programmed buttons are for Netflix, Disney, Hulu and Vudu, none of which I use. I did check, and they do take you directly to those four services. I wish I could reprogram these buttons to services I do use, but… If bullfrogs had wings they wouldn’t bump their butts every time they jump.

I thought the remote was rather pricy, but now that I have a -working- remote I’m happy. My only requirements are that the headphone jack works, the remote finder works, and I can tune in my channels and services. It fits the bill with ease and simplicity.

Everything you REALLY need is here with a FRACTION of the keys. It has 14 keys I actually use compared to the 44 keys on my TV remote and the 63 keys on my DVD changer or the 72 keys on my audio system’s remote.

14 keys replace 175 keys. Works for me!

Not as flexible, but my wife doesn’t have to ask how to do anything now, and that alone is worth more than 28 bucks – by far!

Solved my private listening problem

I have multiple devices plugged into my Roku TV using HDMI cables and the TV has an HDMI connection to a soundbar. Everything works fine but private listening has been an issue. The TV is in a cabinet so the headphone jack is inaccessible. Also, using the TV headphone jack disables the optical and HDMI outputs so I would have to plug/unplug my headphones (or wireless transmitter).

Each of my source devices supports private listening but, as with the TV, the output ports are not easily accessed. Another possibility I considered is an elaborate setup using extra cables, adapters, and an HDMI audio extractor — I rejected this because it would have been messy and expensive.

The Voice Remote Pro solves the problem by providing a headphone jack that, when used, diverts the TV audio output to the plugged-in headphones. I can now listen to anything on the TV, regardless of the source — this is a cheap, effective solution to my private listening issue.

I’ve only encountered two issues so far. First, there is a slight audio lag (lip-synch error) but it is so slight that it does not interfere with the viewing experience. Second, the signal provided by the headphone jack is not strong so you’ll need to use low impedance headphones or be prepared to raise the volume. I’m using 16-ohm in-ear headphones right now and they work well enough. If you use higher-impedance headphones and therefore need to raise the volume, the demand on the rechargeable battery is increased so you’ll need to recharge more often. Headphones with some type of noise isolation would probably be helpful.

Voice Activation vs Forgetful Wife

My darling wife, bless her, has a problem with absently picking something up and putting it down later in a random place. This can be keys, wallets, anything, but especially remote controls for the television. Is it in some folded laundry in the dresser? Perhaps it’s on top of the microwave in the kitchen? Why not in the nursery on top of the diaper bag? Every day is an adventure… but it doesn’t HAVE to be.

“Hey Roku, find the remote.”

What was once an occasional frustrating search is now a fun guessing game of “where did she leave it this time” as we follow the beeping to its source.

This! The Holy Grail of ROKU Remotes!

THIS! This is THE Roku Remote to get! Finally! BEST FOR THE NEWER ROKU DEVICES.

Having had Roku since 2012 I have gone through many remotes over the years both purchased separately or come with a newer version device. Each one had its pros and cons, and evolved over the years. One thing that had always been available with a new ROKU was the “Private Listening” feature i.e. headphone jack.

If I purchased a separate remote that included a headphone jack it was usually about $50. I noticed the in the more recent versions of ROKU this feature was being phased out. Not happy about that. I LOVE the headphone jack because I can turn my crappy sounding TV into stereo and listen to whatever movie as loud as I want without bothering my neighbors.

I love the fact that the remotes are RFID which means you don’t need to point it to the TV for them to work.

Purchasing a separate remote has always been hit-or-miss (mostly miss). Some wouldn’t pair up properly, some would be missing a feature that would be present in another. All would cost a lot if they had the headphone jacks. All of them were major power hogs and would glitch out on sound if the power went below a certain level. Keeping a COSTCO 100 pack of AA batteries was a necessity because I had to go through them every month or so.

Another problem was that every remote had pretty quickly broken the battery cover. It happens so easily; all it takes is one drop on the kitchen floor and you are left with exposed batteries for the rest of the life of the remote.

When I realized that ROKU was not going to be including the headphone jack in their newer devices, I decided to get a new remote. I wasn’t expecting to find this one for $30 bucks. I honestly was expecting to be disappointed when I got it because $30 bucks was too low for a “private listening” remote. However, it is a ROKU branded remote and it specifically listed headphone jack. This was all I was really looking at. I didn’t even notice the other features listed.

When it came, I was so happily surprised! Not only did it come with a headphone jack, it is –BATTERY FREE! You can charge it on a USB. No batteries to buy and no cover to break! It also CAN BE USED WHILE CHARGING.

This remote included ALL THE BEST FEATURES FROM PREVIOUS REMOTES.
Power on/off
Voice command/search
Programmable buttons to turn on/off closed captioning or go to a set channel
Did I mention it’s RECHARGABLE!

ALSO, it is the only remote that actually makes the remote finder sound. Not even the remote that CAME with the ROKU that had remote finder would make the sound.

Oh, and yeah $30.

I came back and bought another one.

JUNK!!

I’ve had 3. It’s one stopped working. Bought another one. I thought it was cool bc you can find the remote by saying hey roku find my remote & it will start linking… cool right? Well it is a concept that isn’t working bc our remote started pinging ALL THE TIME day & night!!!!!!!!!! We would wake up to it going off all hours of the night! My son would come up from his room in the basement to silence it if we weren’t home. That’s how annoying it was! So I call customer service. I had the remote too long I have to pay re-stocking fee. Fine. Send me a new one. I got it yesterday. I charged it & BING BING BING BING BING… BING BING BING… it’s only been 1 day & its ALREADY FAULTY? I woke up at 130. Dog going crazy again staring at me. He just wants some damn sleep. We ALL DO BUDDY!! I’m returning this pos but want to f*******g throw it against a wall & make it stop bing’ing. I want my $30 bucks back more tho. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT Unless you want to buy air for someone you really really don’t like. It will drive them crazy.

Great Remote with Rechargeable Battery

I recently upgrade my dad’s entertainment system to include a Roku SmartBar, Surround Sound, and Subwoofer. The setup worked like a charm making it easier for him to hear the TV without blasting the house(he is deaf in one ear). However, the remote that came with the system was buggy. All I can figure was it had a short, because it would DESTROY batteries. You could put in a brand new pair of long lasting AAA batteries and by the next day(without much use) they would be dead.
I got him this one in the hopes that it would simply fix the battery problem, but it also responds better and has less issues communicating with the smartbar(which doesn’t have the best line of sight for a remote) than the previous “basic” remote. I plan to replace the remotes for my other Rokus with this Pro remote.
I guess my only complaint is that the remote charges off a micro USB. Would be nice if it was either USB-C or wireless charging.
My father does complain about the audio buttons being on the side of the remote. He often hits the mute button when he is just trying to pick up the remote, but this is something most people are used to with Roku remotes…

Be aware of rechargeable batteries

Pros – Has a good nice voice/privacy search slide switch
– Better price than Roku direct
– Ability to purchase the extended warranty from Amazon not avaliable from Roku

Cons- Rechargeable battery will eventually not be able to charge. This is just inherent to built in batteries.
I would rather have user replaceable batteries as with original remote but price and extended warranty from Amazon balances this out.

*** Always disconnect headphones / earphones from these Roku remotes because they will drain the battery dead. 🔋

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