A remote control can be used with a Roku but is not necessary. Many people opt to program their universal remote control to operate the Roku TV.
To do this, a person must have their remote control instructions available, as this walks them through the programming process. Each remote is different and requires different programming. The person will also need the code for their specific TV or cable provider. The remote model may also require a specific code.
Once programmed, consumers can use the remote to work all of their equipment. This eliminates the need to manually changed channels or other items and also the need for multiple remote controls.