How To Troubleshoot “Roku Remote blinking green light” Issue?

Published & Fact Checked by
Published on:
Last Updated on September 5, 2023

» Home » Error Codes » Roku

Roku remotes in general come equipped with an array of features and distinct functionalities, making it extremely easy for users to use the device and even fix issues on their own which may arise from time to time while the device is being used.

How To Troubleshoot "Roku Remote blinking green light" Issue?

One such feature which Roku remotes make use of quite frequently to tell users whether something is wrong with it or not is with the help of LED lights. 

Roku remotes can flash and glow lights in a number of different colors, each representing a distinct and separate problem from one another. 

And since you are already here looking for a solution on How to Fix the blinking green light  issue on Roku Remote, I believe you must have already been dealing with the problem by now. 

For those of you who are curious to know why the Roku remote light blinks green in the first place. It may either be because your Roku remote can’t seem to pair itself with the TV set or if the Roku remote controller has just simply stopped working as it should have. 

And although a yellow blinking LED light in the Roku remote actually indicates a pairing problem, we can also consider it in the case of a blinking green light as well. 

A blinking green light may also be the cause of less reception of signal or interruption in it. Such interruptions can occur when you have other wireless devices near your Roku device or in the same room as your controller device as well.

Additionally, having a low battery or charge on your Roku device can also result in your Roku controller device light to blink green.

However, when such an issue occurs on your Roku controller device, a message may automatically be displayed on your TV screen calling out the problem as well as the cause on its own in most cases.

How to fix blinking green light on the Roku Remote?

Well, now that we know what causes the green light to blink green on your Roku device. Let us next have a look at ways on how to fix the issue of the blinking green light on your Roku Controller device.

Method 1: Remove any kind of obstruction

For those of you who are using an IR (InfraRed) equipped Roku Controller, having any kind of object between your controller’s IR transmitter and the set-top box’s receiver can prohibit it from working properly. 

Hence, it is very important that you see to it that there is absolutely no kind of object or obstruction between your remote controller and the Set-top box while using it.

Method 2: Check on your HDMI connection

Apart from simple IR Roku Controllers, there are also more Enhanced controllers as well, which work quite opposite to what we had seen in the case of IR controllers above.

With enhanced Roku controllers, you need not worry about any obstructions between your remote and the streaming device, since you can point the remote anywhere in the same room and still control your streaming device quite easily and efficiently.

For such Enhanced controllers however, instead of checking for obstructions. You will instead need to check your TV’s HDMI connection and see whether your Roku stick is properly connected to it or not. 

Unplug and plug in the streaming device to your HDMI port and if the problem still persists due to a loose HDMI connection, try plugging in your stick to a different jack or even better get an HDMI extension for a better and cramped free experience.

Method 3: Replace old batteries

If your roku device is performing poorly due to old batteries, then the answer to that is quite obvious I believe. Simply change your old batteries with newer ones and see whether the problem still persists. 

Until and unless, there is some kind of hardware malfunction around the battery case inside the controller device, changing the old batteries with newer ones should take care of the problem. 

You can also try adjusting the batteries or rotate them in either direction, if you believe that your batteries are still new and should work fine.

Somehow, even after trying out all the above options, you are prompted with the same message of ‘battery being low’. Then there must be some issues with the hardware itself.

Method 4: Abrupt Power Reset

This step is actually quite straightforward and easy to implement. All you need to do is simply follow the steps as shown below:

  • Firstly, leaving your TV set ‘ON’, plug out the batteries from your Roku remote as you did for the earlier method. 
  • Next, leaving your TV set still ‘ON’, depending upon what type of connection you have set up. Either plug out the Roku streaming device from your TV set or switch off the Set-Top box completely at the source..
  • Then, plug in the batteries back to your Roku controller and next set up the Roku stick or Set-top box as it was before and switch on the power to the above device.
  • This hard power reset should help solve the issue, if no major fault persists. 

NOTE: For the above method, when you plug off the device or set-top box from the TV set or power source. It is advised that you atleast wait for 5 minutes or more, before plugging them back to their respective ports or power source.

Method 5: Set up Roku Remote properly

Well, before you go on resetting the controller device altogether as we will see below, it may be a good idea to once again go through the initial setting up process once again, just in case. 

For setting up your Roku Remote once again, simply follow the below instructions:

  • Firstly, try to connect your remote to your home’s wireless Internet connection.
  • Then, go to the Remote Settings option from the home screen being displayed on your TV screen.
  • Next, you should be prompted with a message showing your TV model or brand on the screen. However, if for some reason the brand of your TV is not being displayed or the device can’t seem to figure out on its own. Then, manually try to feed in the name of the manufacturer yourself and click on the Yes button.
  • Once that is done, confirm your selection and then see whether your remote is working fine again.

Method 6: Go for a System Restart

If none of the above solutions work, you can try to go for a system restart. Doing this is pretty much similar to what you had done earlier in the third and fourth steps, but without having to plug in and plug out anything. 

Now, obviously for this method you will need a working remote, which in our case I believe you are without one at the moment. If so, then as an alternative to your Roku remote, you can download the Roku remote app from either Apple and Google Play store to be able to use your phone as a remote quite easily and efficiently.

To download the Roku remote app for Apple smartphone devices go to Roku for Apple. (Apple store)

To download the Roku remote app for Android smartphone devices go to Roku for Android. (Google Play Store)

Once you have downloaded and installed the Roku Remote app on your smartphone devices. You can pretty much use your smartphone as a Roku remote controller itself. 

Now, in order to System Restart the device, you can follow the steps as listed below:

  • Firstly, press on the Home button on your Roku remote to go to the Home windows.
  • Next, go and click on the Settings option.
  • Under the Settings option, click and select on the System option.
  • Then, look for the Power option. If not, then simply go on to selecting the System Restart option. 

And thus, in this way you will be able to successfully system restart your Roku device and fix the problem with your Roku controller as well.

Method 7: Go for a Factory Reset

Factory resetting your Roku device may very well be the most invasive method so far. This is because once you have reseted your Roku device to its original factory settings, the changes which you have made so far will all be lost.

So, if you think you are ok with losing all the changes you had made to your Roku device and wouldn’t mind remaking those changes. Only then is it recommended that you go on with the following solution.

Now, Factory Resetting your Roku device can be done in two different ways:

  • From the Settings Menu
  • With the help of the Physical Button/Hole.

Factory Resetting from the Settings Menu

In order to reset your Roku device to its factory settings, you will need to follow the steps as shown below:

  • On your Roku controller, you will need to first press on the Home button.
  • Next, go and click on the Settings option as displayed on the Home screen.
  • Then, click on the System option, afterwhich click on the Advanced System Settings option. 
  • Finally, click on the Factory Reset or Factory Reset Everything option as being displayed on the TV screen and hit Next.
  • After all this is done, you will just need to follow the remaining on-screen instructions and your Roku device should reset itself to its original Factory Settings.

Factory Resetting with the Physical Reset Button/Hole

You can also reset your Roku device physically, without having to follow any of the steps as shown above. 

Simply pick up your Roku device and search for the button or point marked as Reset.

For the tactile buttons, all you need to do is simply press on it for a minimum of 10 seconds and the device should reset itself to its original factory settings. 

In the case of pinholes, simply pick up a pointed object, preferably something like a paperclip and plug it into the pinhole. Doing this will reset the device to its factory settings.


Hence, in this way by trying out any one or all of the above solutions, you should be able to fix the issue of your Roku remote blinking green light on your own. If for some reason, none of the above solutions seem to work. Then you can try calling up or contacting Roku’s help desk for further assistance.

You can contact Roku’s customer support by clicking on the following link: Roku Support.

You can visit here for more Error Code guide.

Like This Post? Checkout More

Photo of author
Rishikesh Hazarika is a tech enthusiast who is always curious to learn and absorb facts and data in the world of science and technology as well as tries to share his opinion. He has an M.Tech degree from North-Eastern Hill University, later he did a certificate course in Computer Hardware and Software, and a certificate course in Introduction to Architecting Smart IoT Devices