How to fix TCL Roku TV remote not working (2021)

Many TCL Roku TV users are facing an issue with their remotes. So if you are someone who is suffering from the same, you are at the right place. Keeping your problem in mind, we are back with another article titled How to fix TCL Roku TV Remote not working.

A remote makes our lives convenient, especially when it comes to operating technology. They are used in television sets, sound bars, home appliances and, the list is endless. It allows us to operate the device, which cannot be controlled directly. Now continue reading the article to know the cure to your problem.

Why did my TCL remote stopped working?

Remote allows us to access multiple features of the device which, cannot be accessed directly like the multiple menu options. So it needs to work properly. The voice sensor remotes have made humans lazier. You are just a command away from your wish.

Now, there can be several reasons for your remote not working. The two common reasons are either fault in the remote itself or the TV sensors. TCL TV remotes consume energy from the battery, so they need to be changed from time to time. This is a common reason to stop your remote from working.

Another common reason is TV sensors. Remotes have a LED light that flashes when a message is emitted to the television. The television, in this case, is the receiver. It receives the message emitted by the transmitter which is the remote.

This is how a remote works. Now, if your remote is not working there can be a possibility that your television might not be receiving infrared signals emitted by the remote.

But don’t worry we have solutions to all these problems. Read the article further to know how you can fix the TCL Roku remote not working.


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How to fix TCL Roku remote not working?

Method 1: Troubleshoot connection issues

Remove the objects in front of your television. External objects in front of the TV can become a hindrance between remote and TV. Even a transparent object can obstruct the signals of your remote reach your device. The transparent objects can be the protective plastic wraps of either the television or remote too. The infrared sensor is present on the front side of the TV.

Try replacing the old batteries with the new ones. It will improve the performance of your remote. Make sure you use high-quality batteries.


Method 2: Restart your television and remote

This method will restart your television and remote both together.

  • Step 1: Remove the batteries from the remote

The first step is to remove the batteries from the remote. This will disconnect the remote from every possible connection.

TCL Roku remote with its battery out
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  • Step 2: Push the power button

Push the power button present on the television. You can find the power button at the front on the tv near the logo.


  • Step 3: Wait for 3 minutes

Don’t rush and wait for 3 minutes. It will disconnect the TV completely and heal the problems.


  • Step 4: Turn on the television

After waiting for a few minutes, now you can turn on your television set. Let your television initialize completely.


  • Step 5: Put the batteries back

Place the batteries in their respective slots after the logo appears on your television. The logo indicates that your TV is receiving power and is ready to use.


Method 3: Re-pair your remote and device

Some TCL TV remotes have an option where you can pair them with your television. This helps the remote to work effectively. It also enables the user to access the voice-typing feature. Your remote always listens to your command.

To take an advantage of this you need to pair your remote with the television otherwise, it won’t work. Follow the steps given below in order to pair your remote with TCL TV.

  • Step 1: Press the Home and OK button

The first step is to press the Home and OK buttons together present on your remote. Find them and then press them. Remember to press them together at the same time. This will start with the pairing process immediately.

TCL Roku TV remote
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  • Step 2: Keep the remote within 3 feet

As soon as you press the above-mentioned buttons, the pairing process will start. However, make sure that the remote is within 3 feet from your television set, neither more nor less.


  • Step 3: Press the pairing button

Press the pairing button present on your remote for 3 seconds. Your remote is now paired with the television.

Pairing button on the remote
Image source: TCL Roku(Google)

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How do I reset my TCL Roku remote?

Sometimes the remote stops working due to various problems. The problem can be with its battery or the remote itself. Mishandle of remote can also be one of the causes of the remote not working. Now, we have a few steps which will help your remote reset and restart fresh again. This is the universal method that can be applied on any TCL remote.

  • Step 1: Remove the batteries

The batteries of the remote are in a covered compartment, present at the backside of the remote. Remove them from their respective slots.


  • Step 2: Press number 1 on your remote

Now, press the number 1 button on your remote. Keep pressing it for 60 seconds straight. This will help loosen the buttons on your remote if stuck. This will also reset the remote.


  • Step 3: Place the batteries back

After doing the above steps, it is time to place the batteries back in their respective slots. Place the batteries carefully. Ensure that the batteries are working. If not then, replace the old ones with the new ones.

The reset is done. Turn on your television and check if the remote is now working.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How do I pair my TCL Roku remote?

Answer: Open the battery compartment and locate the pairing button on the remote. Hold it for 3 seconds and the light will start blinking. Now restart Tv. The remote will automatically be paired now.

Q2. How do I fix an unresponsive Roku remote?

Answer: If your Roku remote is unresponsive, your first step should be changing the batteries. If it still doesn’t work then, reset your remote. Read the article to know the step-wise method about resetting your remote.


Hope this article fixed your remote problem. If none of theses methods helped, then you should contact the TCL customer service. You can even change the remote if it’s in warranty.


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