Roku Stick 2017

You Can Now Buy The 2017 Roku Remote With TV Controls For Older Roku’s


One of the main selling points of the 2017 Roku lineup is the new remote. With the new Roku remote not only can you control your Roku but also your TV. The new Roku remotes auto-detect your TV and allows you to power on and off the TV and control the volume.

Now Roku is for the first time selling the 2017 Roku remotes as a stand-alone item in their store. The best part is you can use it with older Roku players.

Here is how Roku describes the new remotes:

Roku® Voice Remote with TV Power and Volume Buttons plus Gaming Buttons

The Roku Voice Remote now gives you the convenience to power up and change the volume on most televisions, control your Roku player and use your voice to search for your favorite shows across 500+ channels. It’s fully loaded with features, including a headphone jack for private listening, lost remote finder and gaming buttons.

There are two versions of the remote one for boxes and one for sticks.

Here are the Roku Boxes that are supported:

This remote does not support motion control gaming. It works with all Roku Ultra models (models 4640 and 4660), Roku 4 (model 4400) and Roku Premiere+ (model 4630) streaming players.

Here are the Roku Sticks that are supported:

Works only with Roku Streaming Stick (models 3500, 3600 and 3800) and Roku Streaming Stick+ (model 3810). Does not work with the Roku Streaming Stick (Roku Ready Version).

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  • CX1

    Cool. Picked up an Ultra and returning it. Sick of it freezing and rebooting every time I use it. Between the input lag and the constant reboots i’m not sure where the “ultra” comes in.

  • jjimg1474

    I am thinking about giving the new remote a try. My old remote (Roku 4) can control the volume and power on the TV, but it cannot power off the TV.

  • Vegas Steve

    So the power on/off works for your TV. Does the voice search work on an older Roku (Premiere+)?

    BTW, the link above takes you to the Roku Express page, not just the remote.

  • BloodLust

    I have not understand why they do not include a universal remote so you can control everything. Also, Remove that stupid worthless roku tag!

  • HeyRadar

    Luke, the links are wrong.

    Also there are two now. One with the gaming buttons for $30 and one without for $20. I may update my Premiere+. That headphone remote destroys batteries.

  • Kathy Glaser

    I have an older Roku (at least 1.5 years old) and a new Roku Express and BOTH of those remotes power on my TVs without me doing anything special.