Updated: June 13, 2023
Was it helpful?
by Sofiia Tsiunyk
Tech Expert & Writer
428 resolved issues

I need to turn on my roku tv but i lost the remote

Short summary:

  1. Download and install the Roku mobile app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Connect your phone or tablet to the same Wi-Fi network as your Roku device.
  3. Turn on your Roku device by pressing and holding the power button.
  4. Open the Roku mobile app.
  5. Select the Remote icon to access the virtual remote control.
  6. Use the virtual remote to control your Roku device.
  7. If you need a new Roku remote, visit the Roku accessories store to purchase one.
Top answer

Hello, thank you for using Howly.
You can use the Roku mobile app:

  • If you have a smartphone or tablet, you can download the Roku mobile app (from here: -> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.roku.remote&hl=en_US&gl=US ).
  • The app allows you to control your Roku device directly from your mobile device.
  • Make sure your phone or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Roku device, and you should be able to use the app as a replacement remote.
Customer Replay

Yes, need some help

You may need to turn it on with physical buttons first and continue control with your phone. To turn on a Roku device using the physical buttons on the device itself, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the power button: The power button is usually located on the front or side of the Roku device. It may be represented by a power symbol (typically a circle with a line).
  2. Press and hold the power button: Press and hold the power button for a few seconds until the Roku device powers on. You may need to wait for a moment as the device boots up.
  3. Wait for the Roku home screen: Once the Roku device has powered on, it will display the Roku home screen on your TV.

Please, let me know if you have difficulties with any of these steps

Customer Replay

Yes, tv still not coming on. Where r the on/off button on.a TCL ROKU TV

The power button is below the TV's power indicator light, right under the TCL logo.

Customer Replay

Thanks it's on now. I need to know how to change channels

banner 3

Have you downloaded the Roku mobile app?

Customer Replay


When you launch the Roku mobile app, select Remote remote icon on Roku mobile app to access the remote.
Tapping a button on the mobile app causes the same response that you would expect if you pressed the corresponding button on your Roku remote.

Customer Replay

Got it ! How can I get a new Roku remote.

You can purchase a new remote on the Roku accessories store.

Customer Replay


banner 6

Thank you for choosing our service! Should you have any further questions or requests, do not hesitate to get in touch with us again. We’re more than happy to offer additional support whenever needed.

Get answers until you're satisfied
14 verified experts are online now
Expert's Assistant
Ask your question here
Share on:
Copy to clipbord
Was it helpful?
Howly expert is ready to help you with your TV problem

No comments yet...

What about starting a discussion? Be the first to share your thoughts!

Write a comment

We use cookies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, and analyze site traffic.
More info