Roku Remote Flashing Green? Here’s Why

If your Roku remote has a green light flashing, don’t panic! There are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the problem. In this blog post, we will walk you through some of the most common causes of this issue and how to fix them. We will also provide some tips on preventing this from happening in the future. Keep reading for more information!

Why is the green light blinking?

A blinking green light on your Roku remote usually means that the remote is attempting to pair with the Roku device.

To fix this, first, remove the batteries from the remote. Once the batteries have been removed, unplug your TV from the power outlet and wait 30 seconds before plugging back on. Once the home screen has loaded, place the batteries back in the remote and press/hold the pair button. You should successfully pair the remote with the Roku device now.

Don’t give up if it doesn’t work the first time, and try a few more times.

Switch the Roku Device Off

If your Roku remote still isn’t pairing, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the issue.

Power off your Roku device and remove it from its power source or from the back of your TV. While your Roku device is unplugged, replace the batteries in your remote. Don’t forget they are placed in the remote with the positive and negative poles facing the correct direction (I do this wrong occasionally).

Once the batteries have been replaced, plug your Roku device back in and turn it on. It should now have the green light blinking green but that’s expected.

The next step is to power the Roku device back on by switching the power back on or plugging it into the TV. The Roku device will take a minute or two to power on and the green light will stop blinking when it has successfully paired.

If you still can’t get it to work…

Perform a hard reset of the Roku device

A bit of a drastic measure, but sometimes it’s necessary. A hard reset will clear any settings or data causing the issue.

There are a couple of ways to do this:


To perform a hard reset via hardware, look for the reset button on the back or bottom of your device. The button should be raised or a small pinhole once you find the button, press and hold it for 10 seconds until the device resets.

System Settings

A hard reset is also possible via the system settings. To do this, open the Settings menu on your Roku device and navigate to System > Advanced system settings > Factory reset. Once you select Factory reset, you will be prompted to enter a code. The code is 0000; after entering the code, choose Reset and confirm by selecting Yes.


If you’re experiencing the Roku remote flashing green issue, we hope one of these solutions worked for you. If not, please leave a comment below and let us know what happened. We would love to hear from you!

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About Mike Herrera

Mike is a freelance journalist who specializes in writing about technology. He has a degree in computer science, and he likes to stay up-to-date on the latest software releases. He's an avid reader, and he enjoys spending time outdoors. When he's not working, you can usually find him playing video games or exploring new hiking trails.

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