A Roku 3 or streaming stick uses Wifi Direct to communicate with the remote control. If your Roku is near your wifi access point or between your device. the Roku continues to cheerfully chase the wifi signal up and down.
Nov 10, 2018 – It’s also used for screen mirroring on supported mobile devices. It shouldn’t use any significant WiFi bandwidth, as it’s always on the same channel as the device’s.
May 27, 2018 – For streaming video (like Netflix) a Roku usually connects to an “infrastructure” WiFi access point / router / gateway. On some Rokus, “Roku Direct” allows certain devices (such as remote controls) to connect directly to the Roku, bypassing other WiFi infrastructure. This avoids any ‘lagginess’ in performance.
Mar 22, 2018 – WiFi Direct is required with almost all Roku players for their remote to function. Some, like the Stick player, have no IR ability at all. So there will be a wireless signal from both the remote and the player. Can’t avoid it.
Jul 22, 2018 – Lately, apparently after the previous software update , the wifi signal. to contact Roku directly and give me the main number for Roku support.
Check your wireless signal strength. Let’s start. that it’s not enclosed in a cabinet or an enclosed area, and that it’s not sitting in direct sunlight.
I don’t know about 2.4ghz interference (that spectrum is unusable where I live due to overcrowding) but I was able to solve the problem in 5ghz.
Note: If you have a Roku TV or Roku Ultra, y.