We’ve seen Apple offer a similar solution with its Apple TV HD and 4K set-top boxes, which use its proprietary Lightning cable to recharge (just like its AirPods and iPhone).
Along with the battery change, Roku is making it easier to find the remote when you lose it down the side of the sofa. The minute you can’t track it down, simply ask “Hey Roku, where’s my remote” and it should bleep to help you find it.
If you already own a Roku box and want to try this new remote then it appears to be short supply right now. The film is thought to have just 2,000 of them available via a limited early test to see what consumers make of the concept.