How To Fix Roku Remote Flashing Green Issue

Are you experiencing the Roku remote blinking green light issue? There are several factors that can cause this issue such as drained remote batteries, interference from wireless devices, HDMI connection issue, or a software glitch. To fix this you will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps.

A Roku device is a streaming media player that allows your regular TV to connect to the internet and access the various streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video just to name a few. Similar in function like the Fire Stick or Chromecast, it connects to a vacant HDMI port in your TV and your home wireless connection, allowing your Tv to act like a Smart TV.

Fixes for Roku Remote Blinking Green Light

Fixes for Roku Remote Blinking Green Light

One of the issues that you might encounter on your Roku streaming stick, Roku TV, or Roku streaming device is when the remote control has a blinking green light. This blinking green light means that the Roku remote control is attempting to pair. You won’t be able to control your Roku Tv, Roku Streaming stick or Roku device if the remote control is not paired.

Here’s what you need to do to fix this Roku remote blinking green light issue.

Solution 1: Change the Roku remote controllers battery

You will get the Roku remote blinking green light issue if it’s batteries are weak or almost drained. In order to fix this you should open the controller’s battery compartment at the back and remove the batteries. Insert fresh batteries on your remote’s battery compartment then wait for the remote control to be paired with your device.

Solution 2: Reset the Roku remote

In some instances Roku remotes will lose their pairing status to the Roku device. This usually occurs due to a remote control glitch or if you have a new Roku remote.

You will need to manually pair the Roku remote again to your Roku device or Roku TV to fix this.

Resetting the Roku remote

Open the battery compartment of the Roku remote.

You will find a reset button at the bottom of the remote. Press and hold it.

Keep on pressing the button until you see the Roku remote blinking yellow.

If you notice the light has started blinking, wait for some time till your remote gets paired to your Roku TV.

You will see a success dialogue box appears on the TV once the pairing is successful.

Solution 4: Power cycle the TV and Roku device

In some instances the Roku remote blinking green light issue is caused by a temporary software glitch on the Roku device. To fix this you just need to do a power cycle.

Restart Roku device and TV

Turn off the Roku device and TV.

Unplug the streaming box’s power cable as well as the power cable of the TV.

Wait for a minute.

Plug back the power source of the Roku device and TV.

Turn on the Roku device and TV.

Try checking if the flashing green light issue still occurs.

Solution 4: Turn off your Wi-Fi router

If your Roku remote can’t pair to the Roku device then try checking if an interference from the Wi-Fi router is causing the problem. This issue usually happens if the router’s wireless channel uses the same frequency as the Roku remote.

If the blinking green light issue does not occur when the router is off then you should consider changing the wireless channel being used by your router. You can make this change from the router admin page. Since each router has a different way to access the admin page it’s best to consult your router manual on how to do this.

Solution 5: Check the internet connection

The blinking green light issue on your Roku remote will usually occur if there is an issue with the network.

What you will want to do first is to check your internet connection speed of the network that the Roku device is connected to.

Checking your internet speed

Open a browser on your Roku device.

Go to speedtest.net. This is an online speed test tool that is free to use.

Click on Go. This will start the speed test.

In to prevent any blinking green light issues you should have a stable internet connection. The results should match your subscription plan from your internet service provider.

The recommended speed to view shows on the Hulu app are as follows:

  • 3.0 Mbps — Standard streaming.
  • 8.0 Mbps — Live TV streaming.
  • 16.0 Mbps —UHD (4K) streaming.

If you have a slow or no internet then you can check if this is caused by an issue with your Wi-Fi network.

Turn off your the Roku device.

Unplug your Modem and Router from the power source.

Wait for a minute then plug your modem and router back into the power source.

Wait until the lights turn back on.

Turn on the Roku device.

Reconnect your Roku device to the internet.

Try to check if the blinking green light issue still occurs.

Here’s what you can do to get a stable internet signal.

Try to disconnect other devices connected to the Wi-Fi router while you use Roku. This will allow the Roku device or Roku TV to use the maximum internet bandwidth.

Move the Roku device or Roku TV closer to the router . This will allow the device to get a much stronger Wi-Fi signal strength.

If you have a dual band router try to connect the Roku streaming device to the 5Ghz band instead of the 2.4.

Solution 6: Factory reset Roku device

In case the issue persists then you should consider performing a hardware factory reset. This will allow the device to revert back to its original factory default settings.

Hard reset Roku device

Find the Reset button on the back or bottom side of your Roku device.

Press and hold the reset button for at least 10 seconds or until the indicator led light starts blinking rapidly.

Set up your Roku after the factory reset and check if this fixes the blinking green light issue.

Solution 7: Get a new Roku remote

Defective Roku remotes also cause the blinking green light issue. If your Roku remote is damages then you will need to replace this with a new one.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does it mean when my Roku remote's green light is blinking?

    If you see a green blinking light on your remote control then this means that it is trying to pair with your Roku device.

  2. Is there an alternative to using the Roku remote?

    Aside from using the Roku remote to control your Roku device you can also use the Roku remote app which you can download on your smartphone. This allows your smartphone to act as a handy remote control.

  3. Can I use two Roku remotes simultaneously?

    You can only use one Roku remote on a device at any given time.

  4. What can I use as a temporary remote on my Roku streaming player?

    If you are waiting for a replacement Roku remote then you can use the Roku mobile app in the meantime. When installed in your smartphone it will allow you to control your Roku device.

  5. Why is the green light flashing on my Roku controller?

    This usually indicates that the battery of the controller is weak or there is a wireless interference. You will need to install a new battery or try turning off the router.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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