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Roku Bluetooth Not Working

Bluetooth is such an awesome thing. You can enjoy music and movies from any smart device while being wirelessly connected. Being able to connect to Roku via Bluetooth is a dream come true because now you can have the speakers or soundbar you’ve always wanted.

If Roku Bluetooth is not working, make sure your Bluetooth setting is turned on. Check the network connection. The Roku device and Bluetooth must be on the same network. Verify that your Bluetooth device is compatible with Roku.

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It can be frustrating when Bluetooth is not working. This article will address some of the reasons why Roku Bluetooth is not working and what you can do to troubleshoot the issue. The steps may seem lengthy but the process is simple and takes less than a minute.

Roku Bluetooth Remote Not Working

Roku remote controls are small but mighty. You can use the remote for obvious reasons, such as changing Roku channels. But we also want the remote to control our connected Bluetooth devices.

If the Roku Bluetooth remote is not working, the device connected via Bluetooth may not be connected at all. Make sure the device is connected as well as paired. If the device is not paired to Roku, the Roku remote will not work.

Roku remotes in themselves are not Bluetooth devices. They will not control other Bluetooth devices individually.

If a device is connected via Bluetooth to Roku, the Roku remote will work. If you are having trouble with the remote, the remote may need to be reset. There are two types of Roku remotes and each one is reset differently.

Infrared Remotes

Infrared remotes require a direct line of sight to work. This remote will not have a reset option. You simply remove the batteries from the back of the remote. Wait 30 seconds and then replace the batteries.

Enhanced Remotes

Enhanced remotes can be pointed in any direction and still work. The enhanced remote will have a reset button. Here is how you can reset this type of remote.

Step 1: You will first need to turn the Roku TV or device off.

Step 2: Remove the batteries from the remote.

Step 3: Unplug the Roku TV or device.

Step 4: Let the Roku TV or device rest without power for at least 30 seconds.

Step 5: After 30 seconds, plug the TV or device back in.

Step 6: Power on the Roku TV or device.

Step 7: When the Roku home screen appears, replace the batteries in the remote.

Step 8: Press and hold the Reset button on the back of the remote.

Step 9: Hold the reset button until the pairing lights start flashing. You will see a notification on the TV screen when the pairing process is complete. The process will take about 30 minutes.

Roku No Bluetooth

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We automatically assume that Bluetooth connections always work. But this, sadly, is not true. The Bluetooth feature may not appear for a few reasons.

If Roku does not have Bluetooth, make sure you are connected to the same network. When using a smart device to connect, make sure the Bluetooth setting is turned on. If the device you are trying to connect is still not showing, the device is not compatible with Roku.

Roku Bluetooth speakers are the only Bluetooth-supported speakers. Aside from that, Roku TV’s in general do not support Bluetooth. You may want to connect your Google Mini to Roku but you will not be able to.

All hope is not lost though. If you want to connect your headphones to Roku so you can watch a late-night movie without disturbing anyone, we’re here to tell you how you can do this.

Private Listening

Roku has a feature called “Private Listening”. When enabled, you can listen to anything on Roku in your earbuds or headphones. You can also set it up so that four of your buddies can join you.

You will need to download Roku onto your smartphone for this. Once the app is downloaded, you will be able to search for Roku devices that are nearby. Your Roku TV should automatically appear on this list.

Since your Roku TV is technically not Bluetooth compatible, the Roku remote will not work when you are using the “Private Listening “ feature. Your smartphone can take its place, though.

Step 1: Make sure your phone is connected to the same wireless network as your Roku TV.

Step 2: Open the Roku app on your smartphone.

Step 3: Go to Remote and then click on the headphones icon. This will activate ‘Private Listening’.

The “Private Listening” feature also allows for multiple people to listen at one time. This option is available only on Roku TVs that are running an operating system of 8.1 or later.

If you are not sure which version you are running, you can go to Settings > System > About for these details.

In order to have several people, four max, listening at the same time, each person must have the Roku app downloaded and be connected to the same network.

Step 1: Press the Home button on your Roku remote.

Step 2: Go to Settings.

Step 3: Go to Remotes and Devices.

Step 4: Select Pair Bluetooth Device.

Step 5: You will need your smartphone now. Open the Bluetooth settings on your smartphone.

Step 6: When you see your Roku device listed, select it.

Step 7: You should see the confirmed “Connected’ status appear next to your Roku device.

Roku Bluetooth Won’t Connect

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You finally have the speakers you’ve always wanted. You get them home and excitedly start connecting them to your Roku TV. But you quickly realize there is an issue with Bluetooth.

Roku Bluetooth will not connect if there are more than 30 feet between it and the device you are trying to connect. Move the devices closer together and remove anything that could obstruct the signal. Make sure Roku is in pairing mode and the speakers are powered on.

If you have Bluetooth connected to another device, make sure that the device is disconnected. Bluetooth will try to connect to the device that is closest.

Repeat The Pairing Process

A recent power outage or power surge can sometimes disrupt the connection between Roku and Bluetooth. If the device will not connect, you will need to remove the old device and reconnect it to Bluetooth.

Step 1: Go to the Roku Home Screen.

Step 2: Go to Settings.

Step 3: Select Remotes & Devices

Step 4: Select Bluetooth Devices

Step 5: Select Forget This Device.

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Step 6: To re-pair your device to Bluetooth, repeat steps 1 through 4. When you get to step 5, you will look for Connected instead of Forget This Device. If Roku is connected but not Paired, you will need to go through those steps again.

To re-pair your Bluetooth device, follow steps 1 through 4 again and then select Pair Bluetooth Device.

Can You Connect Roku To Bluetooth Speaker/Headphones/Soundbar

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The advantage of a home theater system is that you can have the speakers you want, creating the sound you want. As we mentioned though, not all speakers are compatible with Roku.

Generally speaking, you cannot connect Roku to any speaker, headphone, or soundbar. Roku Bluetooth only supports Roku speakers and Roku soundbars. You also cannot connect a Bluetooth device to a standalone Roku TV.

If you have Roku speakers or a Roku soundbar, the steps outlined below will walk you through connecting them to Bluetooth.

Step 1: On the Roku remote, press the Home button.

Step 2: Select Settings.

Step 3: Select Remotes & Devices.

Step 4: Select Audio Devices.

If your speakers or soundbar are not listed under Audio Devices, they have not been paired and you will need to go through the process of setting the speakers up.

If the speakers or soundbar are listed but the status says Disconnected, disconnect the speakers or soundbar power cable. Move the speakers closer to the TV and power the speakers back on.

Can You Connect Bluetooth Keyboard To Roku

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You would think Bluetooth is a universally compatible option, but it is not. While Roku has some pretty cool features, it is not yet designed to support all Bluetooth keyboards. As with most things, though, there is a workaround for this.

Roku App

Within the Roku app is a keyboard. The keyboard is laid out vertically, but it is easier to use than sitting there using the tiny Roku remote to type anything in the search bar.

Gamer Keyboards

If you just really want a keyboard, there are some options out there. The most compatible is Gamer Keyboards. If you are not a gamer, the zillions of button controls will probably be more of an irritant than anything else.

There are some regular keyboards out there that you can set up with Roku but they are expensive and will require Jedi-Master patience to pair with the Roku TV.

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If you cannot connect your Bluetooth keyboard to Roku, you can use your smartphone or tablet as a keyboard. Open the Roku app from your smart device and connect to your Roku TV. Once you are connected, your smart device is now your keyboard.

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