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Roku - Official remote
Get to know the must-have app for streamers Use the free Roku® mobile app to: • Control your Roku devices with a convenient remote • Use your voice or keyboard to quickly search for entertainment • Enjoy private listening with headphones • Stream free movies, live TV, and more on the go with The Roku Channel • Cast media files from your phone, like videos and photos, to your TV • Add and launch channels on your Roku devices • Enter text on your Roku device easier with your mobile keyboard You must connect your phone or tablet to the same wireless network as your Roku device to use certain features of the mobile app. Some features require a compatible Roku device and may require logging into your Roku account. Feature availability: • Voice search is available in English in the US, UK, and Canada. It’s also available in Spanish in Mexico and the US. • The Roku Channel can be viewed in the mobile app in the US only. • Some channels require payment, can change, and vary by country. For more information and troubleshooting, go to and
by rundmcman on 2020/07/13 14:33
Awsome,sick, handy, deserve every penny you made and more
Review on Roku Tv 📺
by Suckafreegilly on 2020/07/13 06:54
This is the next best thing to slice bread 🍞
I wish it were better- Connectivity is terrible.
by Utgradd92 on 2020/07/13 06:33
Connecting to your device was easy, at first, then terribly frustrating to accomplish each time you try to use the remote function. The earphone function is buggy and there are a lot of buzzy sounds and gaps in the audio.
Why I hate this app
by shaxeli on 2020/07/13 05:01
It’s so stupid it’s not working on the tv and it was writing by itself and it looked up horror stories and pictures and it said soy la llorona if you know what that means it’s so creepy I cried 4 times I have pictures that I can’t post because there so ugly
Good App
by nintendofanboy1234 on 2020/07/13 04:36
I Don’t Like People Taking My Remote Or Losing it. My Roku Remote Is Destroyed So I Downloaded This App I Can Listen To The Tv From My Talblet. It’s Under My Control!
Awesome App
by Yathzee Inman on 2020/07/13 04:29
Awesome app very intuitive. Works very well with my Roku TV connects to the Internet seamlessly. I look forward to enjoying more of the content.
Won’t upload to desktop on my iPhone
by Ba'Je' on 2020/07/13 03:32
No problems other than it won’t upload to my desktop on iPhone. Ba’Je’
Best thing ever one problem
by bro2009 on 2020/07/13 03:12
It’s a really good app and let you do everything there’s only one problem your TV lags a lot
No remote for your Roku
by agijklsdfuongvresantodwerfguil on 2020/07/12 23:27
Well seek no farther you will be able to control by connecteing to your roku
Literally the perfect companion but...
by xWithOutADoubtx on 2020/07/12 23:15
I've used Roku TV's for some time now and the Roku TV app has never once let me down. The only issues I run into come when I either A) Move. or B) Cast to Roku. The 2 features I would request that would give this must-download, a full 5 STARS would be- The Roku app only works AFTER a tv has been linked to Wi-Fi, so when the app is being used more than the remote, it's easy to lose said remote, and once that happens, there is no way (at least that I'm familiar with) to reconnect the phone if the Wi-Fi info or source changes. Suggestion, maybe allow for a wired remote connection through the USB port via lightning cable. The second and final feature would be better formatting for casting to Roku. With competitors like Amazon, Samsung, and Apple in the 21st Century, there is no excuse for the lack of visual formatting options available from say, camera roll. Other than that- 5/5 the day I see those happen.
Tired Of Searching For The Remote!!!
by Happi Risuna on 2020/07/12 22:02
This app is an emotional lifesaver. I never used to get frustrated over finding the remote, but after being home for the past couple months on quarantine I find this has become a pet peeve of mine. Is it an inconvenience to search for the remote by looking under the sofa, chasing the puppy or questioning loved ones integrity by asking them to stand up to confirm they aren’t sitting on the remote? No matter how many times I ask for the remote to be put on the tv stand or side table it is an extremely outstanding request because it can never, ever, under any circumstances, happen. If you come to my house and want to turn on the tv it is a chore. By the time you find the remote, the urge you had to be lazy and pig out in front of the tv is gone. You may even be sweating. Lord knows I am when I’m down the hunt. So I might as well go cut the grass or replace a light bulb or some other honey do nonsense. I got this tv as a Father’s Day present and can’t ever watch it because everyone else is always on it. My wife watching twilight or vampire diaries for the millionth time, my son watching shows on Netflix that make me inwardly groan or my mother in law attempting to find something interesting that she found on her tv but can’t find on ours and it becomes a 30 minute affair. I just want to sit down, turn on my tv and operate it. I haven’t tried the voice commands and could care less about them. I just praise the face that I can turn on the tv and can switch channels and apps now through my phone. No more searching. Thank you for this app that is literally changing my life. I love you ❤️
Needs an update
by alexperez1511 on 2020/07/12 21:53
Never connects to my tv. Goes on and off on connecting to my tv
Was good but last update ruined it
by Will hates Snapchat now on 2020/07/12 18:38
Everything was working well until after the update and now every 5-10 minutes I have to pause and redo the private listening because there are major audio issues with the YouTube app on my Roku TV. Not to mention the pause button doesn’t actually pause anything!!
by 1313hemlock on 2020/07/12 15:58
Needs voice control button on basic remote control. Needs to hire more Latin people and much more diversity in charge.
A must if you got kids
by Wolverine-riya on 2020/07/12 15:51
I got tired of searching for the remote. With the app you dont even beed to find the remote, it does everything the remote does and more.
by BORICUBA#1 on 2020/07/12 15:42
This is the best tv in my life I love it
by turtle 2009 on 2020/07/12 13:32
Worst app ever
by Jaiceona on 2020/07/12 13:08
I thought Roku was free all except channels we add yet I’m being charged 9.99 every month
Works great with my TCL TV
by mlittle5 on 2020/07/12 12:01
The TV remote and private listening features are excellent! Great app overall.
by NOICCCEEEER!!! on 2020/07/12 08:01
This is such an annoying app. Just recently I had my Roku remote battery died , and so as you know, I decided to download the app instead. Firstly, I was already hesitant with this about, knowing it would give me this bull crap that it’s giving me now. Literally every 4 seconds this sh** disconnects! Like wth??! I legit can’t even skip a stupid ad because of this app. In the world? My TV IS ON!! WHAT DO YOU MEAN I HAVE TO POWER SOMETHING THATS ALL READY ON?!!!!! I can’t wait to get a new battery! UGH JEEZ MAN!
Works very well
by Very well recommended writer on 2020/07/12 06:06
The Roku app is the best to use if u have broken or lost a remote all u have to do it connect to the the roku tv u have and the it has all the buttons the roku remote has.very well recommended
by Bubguvna on 2020/07/12 05:21
Sometimes have trouble resigning in to apps
by glomiguy on 2020/07/12 04:46
The TCL Roku is awesome .. these guys really care for the people .. I got a 50 4K for under $300.00. Amazing deal . Video games look amazing too ... It’s just wonderful..
by angieama34 on 2020/07/12 03:39
Is perfect , I love how I don’t have to get up and get the controller of my tv , I can turn it on with my phone and use it as a controller I love it !😍😍😍😍😍 if there would be be 100 stars to rate I will give it 100!
Roku update
by Dominikanets on 2020/07/12 03:17
nice app guys, there is only one function needed, volume control button, and it will be perfect!!!
Mostly good app, but...
by Review12345678900 on 2020/07/12 02:44
Frequent crashes interrupt private listening or close app entirely when using with Streaming Stick or Express devices (listening is an ongoing issue; the crashes are new). Might be related to Prime Video freezing often, even when Netflix runs just fine on same Roku devices. I like your system/content usually, so please figure this out. Thanks.
1st Roku
by big screen guy on 2020/07/12 02:37
My 1st Roku and we love it very fast to stream never lag
10 ptos
by jessi.dse on 2020/07/12 01:40
Muy buena. Ningún inconveniente
New audio feature
by joojoo123435 on 2020/07/12 01:11
Add a new audio feature where you can take the audio from the tv and play it from your phone so you can listen with headphones without having a super long headphone cable
by flossy possy8765 on 2020/07/12 01:04
Good but sometimes private listening disconnects out of no where
Waste of time
by mrlan888 on 2020/07/12 01:01
I already have a YouTube app on my Roku. There’s no point in streaming YouTube for my phone to the Roku. But I want to do is stream Safari or chrome from my phone to the Roku. Why is that so hard?
Good app
by 1g7o9t on 2020/07/12 00:33
Great app just like a remote
Poor service
by annhwms on 2020/07/11 23:51
The app picks up other devices in home and do not disconnect to reconnect to new device for days. Very annoying
Movies I can’t watch
by whereyougotthat on 2020/07/11 23:37
I’m trying to watch some movies with my Son. So I search up Despicable me and I can’t watch it. Then the second still can’t watch it. Then the third one still can not watch. I do t know what to even do now?
It is Real
by diegdio_j3 on 2020/07/11 23:33
I’ve tried to find so many apps like this but this one actually works on my TVs I can even take it to other peoples houses and use it when we lose the remote
Log in
by Eli Bomar on 2020/07/11 23:15
If I have to login every time I go in the shower this is going to piss me off
Awesome app
by FPV355 on 2020/07/11 22:04
Awesome app awesome sauce!
Love it!
by SAL;)$&$ on 2020/07/11 20:58
I find the app easy to use and a fast loading time. But I would prefer a volume button.
Perfect Remote Tv App
by Harryyeeh on 2020/07/11 20:48
I would give this five stars. Really recommend this.
Best Thing EVER
by 🌈Merc🌈 on 2020/07/11 17:52
I Can finally present my new projects and show what I am working and play what I want
Charged without consent
by okayno! on 2020/07/11 17:20
Was not told I was being charged, set up in a guest bedroom and was unaware of the fee until I got bank statement!
It doesn’t wanna work
by michaeljsmesboast2003 on 2020/07/11 16:46
It doesn’t wanna work
It is 2020, 10 years since ipad1 and still no support?
by Fred-ahhhhhhhhhh on 2020/07/11 15:50
No support for landscape mode is nuts and renders the app nearly useless. Keyboard support could be great for anyone (including my 82 year old Mom) who has tried and failed to use rokus onscreen keyboard (or per app implementation?). In any case, it pushes chars too quickly and overruns the keyboard buffer, try a paste of 4 or more chars from a password mgr ... Confuses chars, loses its place in the buffer (I understand why, but hey, use a real API vs a keyboard stuffing hack, this *is* all roku properties right?) Personal listening feature is super handy. App just needs some good product objectives to make it usable.
Won’t Connect
by Jilzy74 on 2020/07/11 14:05
Won’t connect with my iPhone
by KJIOSUSER on 2020/07/11 12:19
This app is awesome! No manual setup just connect your mobile device to the sine wireless network as your TV and, boom! Magic happens!!
Keeps asking to wake my device
by Rawrbreee on 2020/07/11 09:27
It’s super annoying never know when it’s going to work and it rarely connects
by justme47474747 on 2020/07/11 09:10
Being able to listen to the rev through Bluetooth headphones is everything Uhm, but I just updated, and now the sound from my Roku TV won’t stream through my iPhone Max to my Headphones. Halp.
Don’t download
by niggr hater69 on 2020/07/11 04:57
I download this app thinking I could cast to it and when I try to cast to it tells me that there is no device that can connect to it and I’m connected to the same network. If I could I would give it a 0/5 of stars
This app is really cool
by constantineiscool on 2020/07/11 04:08
I love this app cause it controls your Roku ✅👍😃🤨🍕🤒😯😧🤯
by LaeyahSmiles on 2020/07/11 02:20
This app is a life saver!
Roku app
by grants poooop on 2020/07/11 01:50
This very useful and ya I dknt have anything else to say about it
Hi I Wyattkim
by wyattkim on 2020/07/11 01:44
Great for pranks too!
by Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzcxvbnmug on 2020/07/11 00:43
So I decided to play a prank on my five year old brother, telling him that the tv grew a mind of its own and he believed it! Besides being great for planking little kids it’s worked without a hitch for me, and is great for the frequent times we lose the remote.
I nice app
by pokemon dodo on 2020/07/10 23:48
Perfect app no adds and easy to find your Roku
RCA ROKU TV has a great picture
by cpanm on 2020/07/10 23:36
It is a QLED 4K Ultra HD Roku TV and it is amazing all the way around. It also has a bunch of movies and programs.
Won’t connect
by Victorykidz on 2020/07/10 23:15
Won’t connect to my Roku tv
issue when listening with headphones
by Lizzie the llama on 2020/07/10 18:39
i’ve used almost every earbuds i have and i still got the same issue. when i hook the tv up with my phone so i can listen with my earbuds after 5ish minutes it gets so staticky. i have to exist the app and reopen it for it to work. homeboy, you gotta fix this. it’s not cute lol. i’m just tryna watch gaming vids in peace.
The app stinks
by afgklchjhg on 2020/07/10 07:21
The app doesn’t stay connected to your tv. I have to keep uninstalling and reinstalling it and it is becoming a problem
Equipment failures...
by Brooklyn salsa on 2020/07/10 03:32
And it’s ridiculously difficult to contact customer service. It seems clear that they don’t want to interact and therefore assist there customers.
Great App, 1 Problem
by A_Roku_User on 2020/07/10 02:10
I love the app it functions well and overall it’s a good app, my only issue lies in the 7.0.0 update, when this update went live I saw a lot of great changes with the app, it wasa really good improvement overall, HOWEVER when this update happened, they took out the main reason why I used this app, the headphone functionality. Other than that this apps good
Limits of Roku
by J Melvin Freedy on 2020/07/09 23:36
You need to expand your list of channels to include BitChute, Minds, or everybody is going to bypass Roku and just use a smart TV.
When it worked it was great.
by Chrispatsox on 2020/07/09 23:35
UPDATE: 7/9/20: ITS STILL GARBAGE. The more they change for the sake of change the worse it gets. Its completely useless now. The App on my iphone tells me the TV is in Eco mode. Only one problem with that. There isn't an Eco Mode Setting on the TV. Just Another garbage app.
Love the app started using it after I lost my remote
by cronaismyhomie on 2020/07/09 23:03
Xbox username: GhostK1D18
New (UPDATED )remote
by abreahXOXO on 2020/07/09 21:19
Why is the remote so tiny now ? Please change it back
The best app
by awwwww❤️ on 2020/07/09 21:04
It is a good app l love it
Work’s very good
by grande senor on 2020/07/09 20:58
Work’s very good
Disconnecting issues
by amgray92 on 2020/07/09 20:56
Ever since the last update, it continuously disconnects from my tv and the only way to reconnect is to reset my WiFi. Please fix this issue
by Ellis 🦄💓🤑 on 2020/07/09 20:31
This app is so great so if you lose your Remote it so cool
by nsvsvrlakvnrnsbxjl on 2020/07/09 20:17
i love this! i’m always losing my remote and now i don’t have to worry about not being able to watch tv! i love how i can watch on my phone anywhere i go! i love how you can watch on your tv but the volume can come from your phone it’s perfect if you don’t have the best hearing! 10/10 would definitely recommend it’s so cool!
Volume buttons
by Karrie2011 on 2020/07/09 19:44
This is a great app but one area of improvement is in the volume buttons I believe the app would be even better if a volume button/s were to be added.
by roku1335 on 2020/07/09 17:29
Much easier to use than my Roku remote Nice app Thank U
Gets worse with each update
by Eri143 on 2020/07/09 16:59
Now they made buttons smaller with microphone search next to play so I keep accidentally pressing everything else! Why waste all the remote space?!?! Why did they need to be smaller and pushed together tighter??? Ugh 😑
by gvc XX y y. f GB gvrhjjr on 2020/07/09 16:40
I Love this app
love it
by TheDerpySquadYT on 2020/07/09 14:15
this is the equivalent to a roku remote, I use it to very time I lose my remote
This is trash
by zaradwhitney on 2020/07/09 13:52
This is trash
Please fix
by Rebecca.Marie on 2020/07/09 12:25
I just purchased my Roku and want it for private listening, please fix the feature it keeps disconnecting.
Remote feature does not work for travel
by jaimifa on 2020/07/09 06:27
I bought a Roku stick for travel and trying to limit what I bring with me on trips I decided to use the remote feature on the roku app. Bad idea. I can’t use the app to connect the roku stick to the wifi. The app/mobile unit and stick have to be on the same wifi to use the remote feature on app, and in order to connect the roku stick to the wifi I have to have the physical remote. There is a work around, but you have to have a mobile hot spot and have a second mobile device to use as a remote app. Although I didn’t try it, so who knows if that actually works. It means in the future I have to bring the physical roku remote with me too, and then honestly what’s the stupid app for?
I love it
by mr.Cutt on 2020/07/09 05:38
The best system to me ...fasho
by Vantastic 1 on 2020/07/09 04:50
I’ve had & used this app for a year or more. My most frustrating issue is that the app is ALWAYS losing connection to the WiFi 😑. I saw reviews about the private listening & have very few if any issues using this feature. Please fix the WiFi connection issue. Thanks
Private listening disabled
by schweedmcgeed on 2020/07/09 04:44
They finally did it they got rid of the one feature that is the only reason half these people use this garbage fire of an app. Now if you try to use private listening on netflix it says it is an analog tv channel. I hope every single one of the developers of this product defecates there organs into the toilet.
by ofc Ford on 2020/07/09 03:14
This application in t
Very reliable
by i am new boi 2.0 on 2020/07/09 01:41
I can lose stuff very quickly ESPECIALLY my remote so this is a very reliable app if you have Roku
I miss my live msnbc!
by Rhondinella on 2020/07/09 00:30
I miss live news
Won’t Connect
by Greg19484 on 2020/07/09 00:02
App won’t connect to my roku sticks despite being on the same network. Worked well weeks ago and with recent updates sporadically connects
by Bccsr on 2020/07/08 22:26
Barely works! Fix it.
Amazinggg 10/10 READ
by TikTok Marissa on 2020/07/08 20:26
This app is awesome I have a Roku tv in the living room and a roku stick in my bedroom. With the actually remote u have to point it to the sensor witch can get annoying put with this app you can point wherever and it will work also you can put the sound to your phone so at night a i can have my AirPods on and hear the TV!!! This app is awesome 10/10 recommend
I love it be I can trick my mom
by ash327725 on 2020/07/08 20:19
And is to Fun to
by freanned on 2020/07/08 19:56
I love it! Five stars all around!
by Mrhmllr on 2020/07/08 19:31
I literally never connect to our Roku right away... it takes a couple tries and it’s so frustrating.
Easy to use app
by bobbyz2moon on 2020/07/08 18:07
Like app !!
My que section.
by Dsthomas5445 on 2020/07/08 17:30
Could there be a feature where you can add movies and television shows that you are wanting to watch? Kind of like what Netflix and Hulu has.
by busy&tired on 2020/07/08 16:36
I am thankful to have this app because I’ve misplaced my remote, but it is so glitchy that it almost never opens up without 2 or 3 attempts. It is annoying and I wish the problems could be fixed.
Hi I’m this is good I am just so yeah
by ffhcfg dcdbd on 2020/07/08 15:15
Hi I’m just got done with my money back and then I have to get my laundry cleaning done
by NinerGC on 2020/07/08 14:25
Once was very useful. Recent update means it doesn’t connect at all. Useless.
Can’t find network
by judge2005 on 2020/07/08 11:14
It repeatedly just says “can’t find network” when I try to connect to a device. Which is a joke, as the WiFi icon in the iPhone toolbar, right above this message, shows that the phone is connected. If, by some miracle, it does decide it is connected, it soon loses the connection. This is an extremely frustrating app.
Please work
by mec Daddy on 2020/07/08 06:34
It needs some work the headphones they go in and out and every time I try to play something it goes back a couple of seconds but after that people say something
The app remote function does not work
by MichaelSK1971 on 2020/07/08 06:04
Only download the app if you want to watch on your phone. The remote app does not work most of the time, and private listening only works for five minutes at most.
by CryBabyKFever on 2020/07/08 05:35
the app is great when it decides to work. the remote always works then suddenly i try clicking the up down etc buttons and it’ll freeze on my phones screen so then i would have to swipe out of the app and get back in which is a tad bit annoying. the main annoying issue is the headphone option. fantastic idea! poorly executed. it has been good for the couple months i’ve had it now recently it’ll become choppy and glitchy audio when connected. my wifi is fine, my signal is fine, therefore this isn’t causing this issue to happen. then on my tv screen i will get “video buffering check for a stable connection” and on my phone “audio issue detected”. i kinda found a semi fix. when the audio starts glitching, i go to the remote app and click the headphones icon off then back on. my audio will be back to normal for only a couple minutes then mess up again. it’s very annoying and shouldn’t be an issue considering a lot of people downloaded this app. but i’ll be deleting the app and trying to find a new roku remote app that will hopefully be better.
by Keishlian_28 on 2020/07/08 04:53
I love it, excellent ❤️
by Jasmineplaysgames on 2018/11/14 06:53
I have a few Ruko TVs in my house. Got tired of my toddler running off with the remotes and my other child stealing mine leaving me with no remote. I downloaded this app, and I am ready to upgrade my non smart TVs that I use Firestick’s with, and just use Roku. This Roku remote app is amazing. You can turn the tv up with the volume on your phone, you can adjust settings without interrupting the actual tv, as well as browsing on my phone to see what’s on tv, again without interrupting the actual tv. The coolest part I thought was that I was able to turn the sound off my tv and play the sound through my phone! Reminds me of being in the hospital, watching the tv and listening through the remote(my phone). It is an awesome feature. This apps speed and uninterrupted tv makes a huge difference in how I feel about Ruko TVs now. I thought I liked firestick, but I am an Apple person and firesticks remote almost never works when I need it to. This app for Ruko doesn’t ever let me down.
Great app when it decides to work
by Cerealkelr on 2019/07/27 12:19
I mainly use this for when I lose my physical remote or private listening when I want to watch TV, but not wake up housemates. It seems quite frequently it has stopped connecting to my TV saying that my TV may be in “eco mode” and asks me to “wake it up.” My TV is never in “eco mode” and I’m usually in the middle of a show when this happens. The only way I’ve figured out how to get it to recognize my TV again is to completely unplug my TV for about 20 seconds and plug it back in to completely reboot it. Then it usually works, but will often disconnect during the same watching session. It’s very random, too. Sometimes I can go a whole day without this problem. Sometimes I give up and just watch stuff from my phone because I can’t get it to private listen for more than 5 minutes. I have a strong WiFi connection and my bed where I try to private listen from isn’t far from my Roku TV. I don’t think I’ve ever reviewed an app before, but this needs to be fixed. I’ve looked at reviews from a year (and longer) ago complaining of the exact same issue. PLEASE GET THIS FIXED, roku developers!
Private listening issue
by lisa4931 on 2020/04/19 23:41
I got this for two reasons. The first is because I lose my remote a lot and I hate changing batteries in that stupid remote constantly. But the second reason is because I’m losing my hearing after chemo. I feel like if I can use a headset for private listening I would be able to hear better. Also the family wouldn’t complain that I have the TV turned up too loud. The problem is I don’t know how to set up private listening and I can’t find anything in the support to help me. With 246 similar questions in frequently asked questions, it would take me days to find, if not weeks, anything that might remotely help. I’m not sure why instructions aren’t included with some of these apps for setting it up with basic functions. I’ve searched everywhere within the app that I can think of and everywhere outside of the app I can think of, yet I still cannot set this up for private listening. Is there anyone that can help me?
Can’t prevent phone from auto lock?
by nicknames_r_stupid on 2018/02/03 19:45
One glaring omission from this app is that there is no option to prevent the screen from auto-locking. That seems like such an oversight of something so essential in a remote app. Imagine you have a physical remote that sleeps and may or may not reload when you want to use it. Behold Roku app. Turning off auto-lock for the entire device just to keep the remote open is really a bad and unsafe alternative. Unfortunately with all the great features this app provides (especially the swipe controls and keyboard) this app becomes completely useless because eventually you will find yourself taking the path of least resistance and just reach for the physical remote. Please please add an auto-lock prevention option. IOS has this capability and from experience it’s relatively minimal effort to implement this functionality. Also Roku doesn’t seem to have an email to suggest missing features, so I’m going to be pessimistic here and assume Roku probably won’t read this and this app will never get this option. I so hope I’m wrong because I really want to use this app 🖖.
Why I love this app
by best tv and everything is good on 2019/12/15 01:51
I love this app because I don’t have to move when I wake up lookin for my control I just grab my phone and there is my control then I find it when I’m awake and I love not having to move out of my bed it’s like having your tv on your phone and don’t start me on that I can watch my. MY tv in my phone I just feel like my tv is in my pocket or in my purse at any time I need it and I feel important for having my tv in my pocket/purse. I just love the quality no hacking no lagging no need of standing up in the mornings anymore and I love how I just can do whatever in this app involving my tv and don’t start me on the tv the tv is the best quality ever EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER Athens best one EVER I don’t know what can be best than this it just needs to not stop being itself don’t change anything to that tv or ima return all the TVs I bought of you because their perfect just like they are that’s my review 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️rating ever EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER there that’s my best review.
Very Convenient When you Misplace the Remote
by Mystiquekitty on 2017/11/19 19:28
I was very excited when I found out Roku made an app for the iPhone. My remote is often knocked over by the cats and lands under my wheelchair which makes it hard to find. Or when I misplace the remote which is why I wrote this review since I couldn’t find it and the rate screen popped up. Lol I find it especially simple to use and though I only have one Roku still hooked up it always finds the right one. I’ve had my Roku for several years and was wondering if the app would work. The app works just fine on my iPhone 5. Plus it looks exactly like my remote the one without the channel buttons. If it is possible to change the skins I do not know I haven’t searched it out. I read one reviewer mention it often can’t find their connection that has happened only once I just restarted the app and it was fine. This is one of my most useful and helpful apps I have on my phone!
Very good but TAKE THE 17+ RATING OFF!!!!!
by jacee d on 2019/07/16 04:00
I used to use this app literally every day because the remote was so useful! My roku tv at home is so finicky. It has a sweet spot that is hard to find and I have a shaky hand so it is also hard to keep consistent. But when I found this app it was a game changer. You don’t even have to aim the remote with this app. Private listening is also very useful. I like to have my tv loud, so late at night when I don’t want to disturb my parents watching tv, I can just turn on private listening and listen through my headphones. But with the latest update they added a 17+ rating. Which is super annoying. My mom has a restriction on my phone to where I can’t download 17+ apps. So thanks Apple. Now I have to have an app that is super bobo and doesn’t even have private listening. And btw, this app doesn’t have ads. LITERALLY EVERY OTHER APP ON THE APP STORE THAT IS A ROKU REMOTE HAS ADS. So not only is it super bobo, has no private listening, IT ALSO HAS ADS. Apple make this app 12+ or whatever it was before again!!!
Can be very frustrating at times
by Tiffany002 on 2019/03/12 11:06
The app is a great alternative to using the remote, especially if you are someone like me who looses it every 5 seconds. I have the app on a setting to where i can turn my tv on through the app. A lot of the times the remote is not connected so it doesn’t turn on my tv. The main reason I have this app is to listen to the tv with my headphones. A lot of the times it gives me problems and it doesn’t always connect to my headphones or it will connect for a little while and then start glitching later. This app has a lot of problems and its so annoying when I turn on my tv expecting to use my phone and its not connected. I don’t understand why its not connected when i have an internet connection. And also when the app starts glitching is causes my tv to glitch and turn off. And sometimes my tv doesn’t work unless i get up and unplug it and plug it back up again. As i said before, this is a good app and is very convenient, but at the same time it can still use a lot of work in the meantime.
Family Remote(ROKU)
by JANIYA OLIVER😍😍 on 2019/08/04 13:08
Good morning here is my review This app is literally the best when my sister can’t find Our remote to our TV I say calm down because there’s no need to panic because I have the app right here on my iPhone and almost like everybody in my family does and will use it like a lot and can’t find a remote the only reason why I did A review was because I want to help support this app because because I really enjoy paying for movies and watching them even more they have Netflix ,sling hulu,vudu, and more and here is some advice when you go to sleep at night time are you Gotta do is press the pause button and when you wake up in the morning it’s showing pictures of the new movies that’s about to come out like for example big Brother Doctor Who she’s Gotta have it or more or more classic movies so I hope you like it I tried my best my very best have the very best day goodbye...😀😄😁
Decent needs adjustments
by Great Amazing App! on 2020/07/06 11:48
I’ve been in love with this app for a while, the major reason why I use it is for the headphone setting since I like privately listening, but this feature has a couple of problems such as it will glitch a little and eventually shut off private listening and play the volume incredibly loud which is a problem when it’s late and my family is sleeping. I know I’m not the only one who faces this issue and I don’t know about others but this typically happens to me when my headphones aren’t placed correctly. Another issue I have is when the app shuts off after a while of not being used. And this takes me a while to readjust because the remote will load for a long time even though my internet is connected or I have to work my way around is such as disconnect from the WiFi, close the app reconnect from the WiFi open the app and sometimes THAT doesn’t even work and it gets really annoying to the point where I have to use the physical remote so it defeats the purpose of even having a remote on my phone in the first place
by SnapchatGetUrHeadInTheGame on 2019/06/19 23:21
***edit*** I went into the settings to switch my Roku and I saw the option to switch it back to how I liked it, and here I accidentally selected ‘swipe’ mode instead of ‘traditional’ mode weeks ago without realizing :/ I’m a clown :/ I’m sorry roku I love you, baby GET THE NEW VERSION OF THIS OUT OF HERE!!!! Why do you have to swipe your finger to scroll up, down, and across???? When you’re trying to find something to watch or know what show you want it literally takes fifty years to get to it because of how much fingering swiping you have to do. I want the one where you just have to press the button. Every time I try to swipe it it accidentally presses the buttons instead and I have to hit the back button a million times just to find what show I want. This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. How do I switch back? Again, this is the dumbest update I have witnessed in my entire life.
by hi hi hi what do you long on 2020/02/06 02:21
That is so good because it means no more half team have to get up and look for the Roku remote every single day when stays Thursdays Fridays Mondays Sundays is a fair day I have to work on I don’t but this app helps you to not have to have to look for your remote every single day this is why I think this app is good you good are you you’re good I’m good are you good this app is the best app so I recommend it I have a five stars rating so this is why I think you should get this app this is the best app you could ever have for the TV remote and iPad it twice iPad is twice and my TV is second so this is why I recommend it so if you’re scared of the dark and you like TV I definitely recommend it to you so me and my monkey will have a safe sleep and no it will come with me what is that your flow to your flow two I’ll be back with this review come back for part two of my review
From an accessibility standpoint, the watch app is pathetic!
by Mom24monsters on 2019/12/22 20:10
I haven’t found many issues with the iPhone app, but nobody, including me, has all day to read or in my case, write my entire review about what’s wrong with the Watch app. It’s so much easier to write what does work, and that’s kind of pathetic. Everything should work with voiceover, meaning this is an accessibility issue. Your TV talks, but you fail to understand how well accessibility needs to work on your apps. All I can say is, everything on page 2 of the app works, but nothing else does. I can switch from page to page, but heaven forbid I should touch the page chooser, because it ends up going back to page one, which is beyond frustrating! When I’m trying to do something on page 2, then I go too far and get to the page chooser, it goes back to page 1. That should not happen! When there are four pages, and only a quarter of them work with voiceover, you have a problem. Accessibility should be one of the first things you should check before releasing an app.
TCL Roku TV - Remote
by JHof76 on 2020/04/03 12:14
I use the remote on the app for private listening using my Bose Quiet Comfort II headphones. When it works it’s fantastic! Lately I’ve been having so many issues with it doing this 30 second countdown to wake my tv up out of “eco mode” for no reason at all. My tv is not in eco mode. I wait the 30 seconds for it to connect and it starts all over with the 30 second eco mode stuff. I get so frustrated. I’m a techy. I know my way around these issues by searching from solutions from others. Currently I’m turning Airplane Mode on and off to reestablish my WiFi connection. That seems to fix the issue for a little while, but come on. Why should anyone have to do this? I’ve had this tv for two years now and have always had this issue with the remote feature on the app, but it’s gotten so bad I felt I needed to leave a review. The app remote has also started not working when I try to turn my tv on. And yes, both my phone and tv are on the same WiFi network. Major frustration. Please fix this issue already!
Roku Remote
by PiperRylie on 2018/11/21 00:41
I original had my real remote for my Roku TV and it worked perfectly but then it stopped working. I discovered that they had a Roku App (This App) and it’s helped a whole bunch because you can just about control the TV from any direction or angle of my bed. It’s a great tool since I still to this day haven’t gotten another remote but I have one concern..When I turn on my TV I open the Roku App and it says that Roku Is Powered Off when I am staring at my POWERED ON television and it’s saying Roku Is Powered Off and then it constantly says Not Connected when I am connected to WiFi and I’m connected to the Internet. So please answer my questions due to 1:Why does it say Roku Is Powered Off and won’t let my remote work? And 2: Why does it always say “Not Connected” when I’m connected to every plug, WiFi password, and internet connection in my house? I really hope you read this feedback because I really would like answers Thank You-❤️❤️❤️
iPhone remote app for TLC ROKU
by Merlintoo on 2019/01/28 01:17
So far, this is the easiest, most reliable, user friendly remote app I have used. I tap on the icon, the app opens up, and it works perfectly for my needs. As I am getting on a bit age wise,(physically, mentally I think I’m still 25 sometimes, not always advantageous), I have found using the app on my iPhone 7S easier than the remote itself, because everything is right there on the screen to see, only larger, and only takes a light touch. I have found this to be a very useful, pleasantly reliable and user friendly app. Anyone who happens to have arthritis as I do I believe would find this app very helpful, and find a bit of relief from the occasional difficulty and frustration of not being able to hold that tiny remote, as opposed to the relative ease of holding the iPhone with an easy to see and easy to use interface.
Would love to see voiceover support
by Themusicman08 on 2018/08/10 22:44
I am a visually impaired user of this application. I noticed that on the remote control, where the arrows and the OK button and anything else are concerned. Voiceover just announces the word, button. So we have to label the buttons ourselves in order to find out what they are. I would like to see Roku improve this application and have VoiceOver support over all, this app is great to have if you don’t want to use the physical remote. I would also like to see voice recognition put into this for those who have limited mobility. This would also be great if we could use this over our cellular data. Especially for those who have unlimited data. And auto lock feature in the previous reviewer‘s comment I second. But I understand why it’s not here since an iPhone battery can be drained very quickly.
APP functions stupidly
by Cindy Shopper on 2018/12/06 15:29
Why bother to have a mobile app that you can’t use unless you connect with a fixed wireless? I tried to go into update my payment information for my new credit card. I can’t accomplish this because it will not connect and less it has Wi-Fi. We only use fixed secure Wi-Fi because of data security issues. I certainly don’t want to break this rule in order to go on this app to update my credit card information. This is a stupid design that they need to fix. Most of us have unlimited data and are not concerned about whether we have Wi-Fi. Also if I were using this app on a road trip with my kids I would want them to be able to look on their iPad whether or not we had access to reliable Wi-Fi. Stupid stupid stupid design. Any app to sign her that is this out of touch with the purpose of its application needs to be replaced. Roku needs to fix this or I suspect it’s going to be replaced with the mini market alternatives that have now developed including Apple Watch doesn’t have this problem.
The most frustrating remote ever
by Aaachhheheee on 2020/03/10 18:13
I’ve never written a review before in my life but this app has caused me so much frustration and anger that I feel I need to share. I lost my physical Roku remote, and have spend months looking for it. It’s no where to be found. So this app is my only hope of controlling the Roku. When I say that the remote disconnects at the most inconvenient times I am not kidding. Want to rewind a show for 10 seconds? Nope, the remote will freeze and you’ll be stuck rewinding your show to the beginning. Wanna turn down the volume of a unnecessary loud commercial? Can’t, remote needs 30 seconds to “wake up”. How about skip a intro on Netflix? Ahhh no no, the intro will be long over before you can even get the remote to connect to your tv, That you’re 2 feet away from. The frustration is unbearable I have torn my house up looking for my physical Roku remote. I can’t take this app anymore I wish the creators would look into getting rid of the “eco mode” because I surely never wanted my remote to take 30 seconds to turn on, every 5 seconds... it is horrible.
Best Roku App Ever!
by Robrebob on 2019/02/20 00:38
I never really write reviews but this app so totally rocks I think I need to let others know. So many apps out there are really nothing more than crap but this Roku app met all expectations and more. All I really wanted was for my phone to act as a remote. I downloaded the free app and launched itturned it and immediately a screen popped up which had already searched for Roku debices registered to me. I was asked which device I wanted to use. I selected my living room device and immediately my phone turned into a remote fir that Roku box. I could choose other screens and see what was available to watch on premium channels, what was available on my channels, and a search button. If I only wanted a remote I wasn’t bothered with anything else. Simple. But the biggest surprise was, if I didn’t want to bother anyone else I could actually tap a key and every channel on my Roku was routed to my headset. This cyber key when tapped would immediately pair my Roku box with my Bluetooth headset. I could then walk around, turn up my headset, and chill, not having to worry about neighbors or anyone in my home who was asleep or didn’t want to be bothered. I’m sure there are other features, all of which you can ignore if you only want a remote. Kudos to the maker of this app.
Awesome Selections
by mgb537 on 2020/04/08 01:13
For years I have spent a ton of money in order to enjoy cable tv. At one time this was the only way you could get any online or even decent shows on tv! Now there are many different ways to watch tv or shows online! I purchased a Roku tv several years ago and now all different kinds of movies, tv shows and documentary’s are available at my finger tips for a much better rate than I ever received from cable tv! Roku provides such a large selection of anything and everything you could possibly want to watch for a fantastic rate...anyone that is on a tight budget or has financial hardships and wants to enjoy watching movies, tv shows and documentary’s should look into Roku! I assure you there will be no looking back on cable tv! Thanks Roku...for providing such a wonderful variety at cheap rates!
Your a Stupid if you didn’t get the whole package!!!!
by GarBearTX on 2020/01/17 22:46
I bought myself a 75” Hisense LED Rokuflat screen Television for a “Merry Christmas to Me, because I’m Worth It” gift in December of 2019. I wasn’t quite sure about this Roku thing but I thought “what the heck, I can always turn it off and then get cable reinstalled in my house. Well... long story-short... I now have everything Roku makes all the way down to the ear buds headphones. “I’m in love with a Technology God!!!” It is so wonderful to know that I have bought quality products for more than half - Less than $ what even the absolute ridiculous Priced competitors offer and a guarantee that all the accessories are compatible with each-other, while still offering the same if not better quality and performance than the so called higher priced competitors clam to provide.
Useless app
by Mepoq on 2019/02/17 17:13
I am extremely disappointed in this app. When I first downloaded it and used it a couple of times, it seemed to work well. After that it took longer and longer for it to initialize. Obviously this is the worst thing you could have since you want to use it WHEN you want to use it. Now, it will NOT connect at all. My devices, iPad and iPhone will clearly show the Roku devices so it’s not a matter of the devices not being available. I’ve checked my signal several times and it shows it is STRONG. I even recommended it to a friend after the first couple uses and I am embarrassed that I did. You can still view stuff from the gallery item at the bottom, but I got it for the Remote feature. It just won’t connect. I did try some trouble shooting, but this is just NOT well designed and is garbage, as an app, as far as I’m concerned. Both my Roku devices work well, but this Roku app is pure crap. And after looking at a couple other alternatives shown in Apple App Store, they seem to have some major drawbacks, which I don’t want.
What’s wrong with the new Roku express?
by Tatsattack on 2019/11/11 03:03
So I’ll start by saying that I’ve had an old model Roku for years (I don’t even remember how long maybe 7 years) and I love it, I still do. I had this in my bedroom for Netflix mostly. I moved and because I no longer have Spectrum in the new place I decided to go with Xfinity and get Sling to see sports channels, they had a promotion where they’d give you a free Roku express so I jumped on this because I really enjoyed my old Roku and thought this newer version would be better... I installed it (super easy) and it worked for about 3 days then it started saying that the network is out of range, I don’t t get it! Where I have my router it’s not that far... At first I thought it was the actual provider (Comcast) I tried doing all the troubleshooting. But what didn’t make sense is I had a fire stick and it worked fine, So I even switched and plug my very old Roku and it works fine! So this is definitely the new Roku Express being horrible and frustrating.
Private listening doesn’t work well
by Cinnamon Toast 57 on 2019/12/22 20:42
I use the Roku app on my iPhone along with my AirPods to listen to my Roku TV (TCL) when my wife is sleeping. However, the sound cuts out for a few seconds every few minutes as it is apparently re-syncing the picture and the sound. I have read every troubleshooting article I can find, including Roku support, but I cannot fix the problem. I even listened on my iPhone without AirPods and it still does the same thing. My Wifi signal is strong; no interference from other apps. I am 10 feet from the TV so the Bluetooth signal is good. Cannot figure it out. My conclusion is that the app is bad. Roku has a good concept with private listening but it is simply a poor app. I was even thinking about buying Roku wireless speakers. I am now rethinking that. Signed, a dissatisfied customer.
Roku is internet required.
by L Freddie on 2019/05/09 01:42
I’m use to my old element tv that just connects and go. But this new “smart” tv requires internet for literally everything. Just to smart view it with a Samsung phone it must be connected via WiFi as well as the app, you can’t use your mobile hotspot for the app as both devices must be on same link. I don’t have internet hookup here so this tv is more or less a wall decoration and the app but wasted space on my phone. Don’t get me wrong most people have internet nowa days but it’s getting to the point everything is requiring it which is complete bs. Should at least write it on the box so people don’t have to go home with it to find out. Also you can Bluetooth to this tv! If you buy an additional sound bar for a hundred or so bucks.... reason it gets 2 stars is because I can at least watch a movie when some family stays over and we have 2 phones for one to cast WiFi to the tv and other phone so they are on the same link to connect..
Almost Flawless
by rrreceno on 2020/05/31 03:36
Some well needed changes were implemented in the latest update. It is now easier to access your remote and switch TV’s. There is also convenient access to the channels on the remote itself. In addition, there is now haptic feedback when pressing on the remote. Finally, they combined the two styles of using the remote, so you can either swipe or tap. All of these things even though they’re pretty small add up and save you so much time and make life easier so I’m glad Roku is paying attention to these details. The only downside to the new remote is it’s smaller so I wish they made it possible to customize the controls or have a pull down menu to hide controls that aren’t used very much. Overall though, well done!
The remote feature WAS better before.
by disappointed3838383 on 2020/06/07 22:16
The most recent update to this app should be undone in the next. The remote feature was great and mirrored the hand held remote perfectly. But now the remote is pushed up and reduced in size. To make room or another remote button and the channel selection button. You pass the channels to get to the remote so why would I need that? And if I am IN and using the remote why do I need a button to get to where I am. I get that it’s for quick screen switching but really. Seems a bit redundant. Secondly. The headphone feature which was super awesome. (Especially with a child sleeping in the next room.) is unstable now. So I’m scared to use it because after a few minutes it will shut off and the volume of the tv will return to full and that is rather loud when it was silence in the room a minute before. Upgrades are fine but not one that are unneeded, and make the app unstable.
Has some useful features
by Smiley Med Man on 2020/05/19 00:10
I recently received a new Roku Ultra as a gift, with the latest remote. The Roku itself has some useful features, but doesn’t include many important channels like CNN, local CBS, C-Span and several others. But Roku does offer a choice of at least a few other additional channels, and gives access to some recent and past programs from PBS, NBC etc to partially compensate. The Roku App suddenly became indispensable for me for using my Roku because my new “state of the art remote” stopped working after less than 10 days of use. The App does some of the the basic functions of the remote and has proven useful when you don’t have access to the remote itself, but it lacks several functions of the real remote. But it is better in some ways than a cheap, crappy Roku remote which stopped working within a few days. My Roku remote reflects very poorly on the quality of a Roku product.
by Fartypants123 on 2019/10/31 20:08
One of the best apps I’ve used and the fact it’s free just makes it that much better. The remote control alone is a huge improvement from the factory remote that came with my TCL 6 series with all the bells and whistles as far as true 4K and not 4KUHD, which is really in my opinion has worse moving picture than just 1080p because I’ve noticed whenever u upscale something it’s always choppy or blocky whenever there’s medium to fast moving scenes. Then I saw the remote control for the TCL and I saw why they were able to charge 600$ for a HDR TRU 4K at 120fps and a game mode for any gamer at a .14ms lag input at 55 inches when most good gaming monitors are .10ms the TCL 6 series can compete with any TV 2500$ or less in its size for sure as long as u get this app for remote control.
Great for private listening
by PetuniaBlue on 2018/08/22 09:37
Works ok but needs to allow landscape mode esp for iPad. Great for private listening. Needs a stop button for video not just pause since pause doesn’t function well within some apps on Roku. Needs to have way to easily make comments about problems with roku product itself & it’s associated apps. Apps inside Roku do have a screen which allows a rating for app but if you pick feedback - no place for comment if your problem with app is not listed-very frustrating. Roku is a nice alternative to cable or in addition to cable to allow one to the watch shows in one’s own available time or in a room without cable but you do need a roku for each tv. Main downside to Roku is some free watching apps within Roku commercial you to death showing as many as 4 to 6 commercials every 11 minutes!!
Screen Freezes
by David5280CO on 2019/07/31 17:06
I purchased the Roku Stick about 1 week ago. Out of the box it worked fine. Then the remote would not respond. Spent an hour yesterday with a tech on online chat. Was able to get tv/remote working again. But this morning it’s frozen again. Roku is to send me a free HDMI extender that may eliminate Roku radio interference from the TV. Don’t know if it will work. Hope so. Here’s the problem-Roku has had “freezing” issues clear back to 2014 that I found. Still problems today. Not good. And if they have a known interface problem with the Roku stick and TV, why not include the extender with all stick sales? Major waste of my time. Also online chat is painfully slow and my original tech was dropped somehow to be then picked up by another tech. What a pain and not a good initial experience with Roku. Roku you can do better and I encourage you to do so.
Oh Bother
by \/\/AvA\/\/ on 2019/05/15 14:51
Why can’t we live in a world of continuity, from app to device, from screen to screen. Using app on iPad Pro & iPhone cannot for the life of me understand whereas my devices have touch as does the app - so why doesn’t the app reflect what’s on my screen? Not saying streaming content cause surely can do... but as a blind person it’s not altogether inclusive when interface isn’t same on divers devices. What truly bugs me most of all... truly has ruined streaming entertainment for me altogether is Roku’s insistence in changing advertising to point of blocking competitor ads AND preempting broadcast content to squeeze in as many its own ads as possible! Worse is when viewing paid services such as Spectrum app getting bombarded with one Spectrum ad after another. Including business and foreign language ads. Same watching Sling... nothing but Sling ads. Considered by most to be double billing I can’t help but wonder the FTC’s take on all this - especially when replacing competitor ads for its own?
Get a 3rd party app.
by Stevedave44 on 2019/05/09 17:19
If you want to stay connected to your roku devices. Or be able to connect to your roku devices at all. I have 5 I my house and this app will only connect to two of them consistently and even then it disconnects after a short and highly arbitrary amount of time. It won’t connect to my roku tv hardly ever and when it does it disconnects very quickly or won’t control all functions as it should. Most often it tells me to power my tv on via the app even though my tv is already on and all I’m really trying to do is use the QWERTY on my phone instead of the directional pad on my remote. This app is garbage. Has so many different menus and links to unnecessary crap that it forgets the main point of the app is to remotely control the device. Needs to be overhauled, streamlined, and functional or it’s just taking up space on my phone.
Awesome app!
by abbyboyle1712 on 2018/05/04 02:45
There’s nothing worse than losing your remote... it’s never happened to me before but I️ did lose my remote on 5/3/18. My boyfriend and I️ got into a huge fight because we knew we wouldn’t able to fall asleep to our favorite show or change the volume from full blast. Then we discovered this app which not only lets you change the channel, select a different app but also lets you change the volume as if you have the physical remote in your hand. Kudos to you Roku... for not only saving my relationship and preventing world war 3 but for also creating an aesthetically pleasing app that solves everyone’s problems. I’ve never left a review before but I️m so grateful to roku that I️ had to... thank you, thank you, thank you!
Rockin’ with Roku!
by Icepick147 on 2018/07/22 17:32
How cool is this! I can control my audio/video devices with my iPhone!!! Was very hesitant about purchasing a “smart” device. But, boy, howdy, we are very, very ecstatic about the world of entertainment and/or technology that has suddenly opened up before our eyes! The ease of “pairing” with the tv is automatic, requiring only the tap of the remote icon on my phone. Being a Cold War kid, who was raised with the Jetson’s, Star Trek, and the greatest race in history, the Space Race, (which for y’all young whipper snappers was a race to the MOON!!!) this is just friggin’ amazing!! I hold more technology power in my phone than an entire room of 1960’s computers did back in the day. I know that soon, everything will be connected, and if it’s as easy and enjoyable as this app, it’ll be groovy!
Not pleased so far
by Senojam on 2019/03/18 01:22
I’ve used this for a little over a month and while I was selecting channeled, the remote stopped working. I did all the things it said online to do. Nada. Unplug, plug back in. Nada. New batteries, per online instructions. Nada. The light to pair the IR won’t flash. There is no light when I push the power button. The remote is suddenly completely non-responsive. Downloaded the app because it said that’s a way to get around a non-working remote. The app won’t connect to the Roku...yet I even see the Roku on my connections. It’s active and working, I’m connected to the same WiFi...nada. I was super in love with it until the remote stopped working out if the blitz. I didn’t drop it or anything - I was literally using it when it went dead. If I can’t control the Roku, I can’t use the Roku...even though it’s obvious that the only problem is the remote. And of course I didn’t pay for the warranty. Stuff should work for more than a month. I couldn’t be more disappointed.
Useless app
by gea1144 on 2019/02/15 00:49
The app’s purpose is to control a Roku device, specially if you can’t use the remote for some reason which happened to me when it stoped connecting for no apparent reason. After following every troubleshooting step available for the remote (which didn’t solve the issue), the app was the only options I had to control the device. Even though it finds the Roku device the app always errors out when tryin to connect, and wants me to navigate to the settings menu, with the remote mind you, to try and connect manually. According to Roku my only other option is to buy a new remote. When this one was perfectly fine the last time it was used, and hasn’t been dropped or damaged in anyway. This seems like a scam to me. Going through the app was just an extra slap in the face. Chromecast, Apple TV or even a Fire stick are better options (both the apps and the devices). Save your time and money if you haven’t bought one of these .
LOVE THIS APP! But now I have a problem...
by Addastitch on 2019/06/29 13:58
I love my Roku and this app doubles that love. Now searching Roku is a breeze and the remote substitute is smooth. And the ability to play the music on my phone through my TV set is a bonus. Love this app. I still love the app but I am having a major problem with the streaming of content in the app on a tablet and since I could not find unstructured support (they have a list of questions and you have to pick one) in the actual app or a phone # I decided to reach out here. Whenever the program that I am watching reaches the first ad the program then returns to the start of the movie or skips straight to the next episode of a sitcom. I am unable to watch anything all the way through. Help!!!
Thank god for this app!
by Wild Open Space on 2020/05/30 02:29
I love this app. My boyfriend and I live in a small apartment and using this app along with the private listening (headphones) feature has been a lifesaver! I like putting tv on in the background while working but sometimes I can’t hear it. That’s where this comes in! Pair my AirPods Pro with phone and use private listening. Look up and see the tv when you want, but since the sound is only coming out of headphones it isn’t bothering my boyfriend who is also trying to work. I just got excited that there is a new version. It looks great and I like how things are organized at first sight. As long as there are no performance issues it looks like this update was definitely an upgrade!
Wifi connection dropping out
by 6stringslingr on 2020/06/30 10:30
Ever since the last update(I think it’s version 7.0.4), the app keeps telling me the WiFi connection isn’t strong enough for private listening. Our router is not the issue because I have run diagnostics on it and everything checks out. The physical locations of my devices haven’t changed and the app was working perfectly before the latest update. I use private listening on the app every single morning so I quickly figured out how to get it to work again, but it happens several times every day. Not the biggest problem to have, but I wanted to report it nonetheless. Other than this small issue, we’ve had absolutely no problems with any Roku products in the almost ten years we’ve been using them.
by GloGlizzyy on 2019/02/14 15:14
I brought a 50 inch a few months back that was a store display model so the remote wasn’t included. I was told about this app and since day one it’s been amazing. It’s never app flaws or glitches w/ this app &’ it’s so many different amazing features. I’d never go as far as to say if this app charged a fee I’d still use it because it’s wonderful . Never worry about misplaced remote because most of us keep our phone in our hand 24/7 so your remote is always in your hand lol . This app is constantly being improved and updated . Much love and respect to the good kind folks who made this app . Added more roku TVs in my house and this app even supports that . Just perfect on god download it and go . It’s simple amazing.
Better than TV remote. Needs minor tweaks
by New iPhone 7 User on 2018/10/06 02:24
Very polished app which can do everything my Roku remote can do and more. I don’t have to point it at the TV since it works over WiFi. The swipe remote is easier to use while navigating instead of the arrow buttons. Using a proper iPhone keyboard while doing a search is such a relief. Love the private listening feature where I can watch TV in a room with the audio turned off at the TV and can listen privately through my phone (both connected and Bluetooth headphones work). The all black distraction free remote while watching a movie at night is thoughtful and worth mentioning. The app needs a couple of enhancements though. 1) Haptic feedback when using buttons / trackpad on the remote. 2) Ability to switch between audio channel (connected headphones/ Bluetooth phones) from within the device while listening privately. 3) Lockscreen integration to pause, play, rewind and forward quickly. 4) Ability to reorder channels in the installed channels list. 5) Audio communication with the TV like Alexa drop-in; so you can get the kids upstairs to come down for dinner.
Does not connect
by max_siuda on 2018/07/13 18:13
I use the Roku app for the remote function solely because of our actual Roku remote which is broken. It’s a decent app when it works, but it hardly ever works. It rarely ever connects to the streaming stick on the first try and when you press “retry connecting” it just does the same thing and doesn’t ever connect until you unplug the streaming stick and plug it back in, which requires me to get up and walk all the way across the room, reach behind the tv, and reset it. It may seem like a minor inconvenience, but it gets extremely frustrating when it happens 5 times in an hour all day every day. You could be watching your tv show and not even using the remote but it will randomly disconnect and it DOES NOT reconnect until you restart the streaming stick. I don’t usually write reviews for apps unless I feel strongly about them as I do with this app. It is frustrating to use and needs to be fixed.
Great app, has some bugs
by Tiffylolo on 2019/01/03 04:36
I love this app! We’ve lost every Roku remote in our house, so this app is a very handy replacement. No delays, easy to use, but it’s not perfect. A lot of times when I go to use it it will tell me it can’t find my Roku in my room, even though it’s on, it’s connected to WiFi, sometimes even when it’s playing something. This is very inconvenient. No matter how many times I refresh it will still tell me it can’t be found. I try turning the device on and off and even doing the same with my phone, but even that usually won’t work. I usually have to restart our WiFi router which causes for a household of unhappy campers. I’m not sure if this is a problem with everyone or just me but I would like to see it fixed. Thank you!
Another satisfied cord cutter....
by Richomega on 2020/01/07 00:13
Well I finally did it. My 2020 New Years Resolution was to finally cut the Cable TV cord-done and done. I’ve had Roku plus Sling TV- that I got 15 months ago for my Significant Other Person for where she lives. When my monthly cable bill with my provider went up to about $120 a month ( with no premium channels included ) I had enough. After purchasing 4 different indoor antennas within the past year that couldn’t get enough local digital channels, I bought an outdoor antenna. I Installed it outside on my house last week. I get all my primary local area stations that carry NBC-CBS-ABC-PBS plus other additional channels. Clear as a bell TV reception. Good enough for me. Happy New Year to me !
Great when works, but lately it hasn’t been
by Get your info straight on 2020/03/24 21:49
I will open the app, turn on the tv, use the arrows to start to navigate and within a minute of usage it will disconnect from the tv and tell me it cannot connect when there is no wifi available. Close out of the app and try again and sometimes it will work again right away and have no issues and other time it will take several minutes before it decides to reconnect to the tv so I can use it again. My dog ate my remote and frankly I’ve been to lazy to order a new one because I thought that with this app I wouldn’t need it. It’s disappointing that all of a sudden I’m having so many issues with this because I’ve probably been using it to solely control the tv for the last 2 years or so. 😩 hopefully this gets fixed soon.
One or two problems but still well worth it
by Joe84Mc on 2018/06/01 20:32
I got this app because my physical remote’s batteries died while I was on vacation and it was after midnight in a town I didn’t know so I didn’t want to go running around looking for new ones. I never did change those batteries once I got home. It’s certainly not perfect; if you leave the app to run something else it has to load back up when you go back to it, the keyboard doesn’t work with every app, and for some reason at times it drains my cell phone battery faster than it does at others. But none of that makes it too difficult or annoying. It doesn’t take away the easy of use and convenience of the app as a whole. I’d recommend anyone using a Roku to get this app.
by Karebear62 on 2019/12/02 16:46
I downloaded the Roku app on my cell phone mainly so I could use the speech capability, the remote that came with my TV doesn’t have the little microphone button and I wanted the speech ability. When I went to the App Store I found out the remote control app give you the speech ability so I downloaded it. I couldn’t be happier. It works absolutely perfect. It does everything the description said it would and it has an amazing range. Be warned though, it is pretty hard on your cell phone battery, if I use it to much it drains my battery fast and I have a brand new iPhone so it’s not because I have an old cellphone. Anyway, I highly recommend this app, I don’t think you will regret it😋
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