Really long response time between remote and device. Hit pause, wait 10 seconds for something to happen. By then you’ve already hit all the other buttons so watch as your tv shudders trying to catch up pausing rewinding playing pausing exiting etc. This is especially maddening on YouTube when you want to pause before the video officially ends.
Sometimes what seems like a “lag” is really the remote being disconnected, not that you’d know that, because there’s no indicator of connectivity. You just have to guess that that’s the problem and restart app. Meanwhile, your tv plays on.
No option to stop app from disabling phone screen lock. If you fall asleep watching tv, your phone will display the remote all night long. Even tho it’ll likely be disconnected, your battery will still drain and over time your battery life will erode.
For jailbreakers who can downgrade or those w older devices running iOS 9.3.3, I recommend the much older version 220.127.116.11 which is responsive, stays connected, and doesn’t disable screen lock.
I absolutely love private listening on this app. I recently got a brand new Roku T.V. and it’s amazing. The reason why I am rating this 2 stars is because it can never connect to my T.V. even when all requirements are met. I keep the app up to date and I always make sure my phone is on the WIFI, but it still takes about 5 tries to actually connect. When it does connect, it only stays connected for about 5 minutes and says it lost connection. It is only every once in a while when I get it to work for long periods of time.
My network is a fairly normal AT&T WiFi setup. Not slow, not crazy fast. The Roku app is the only thing I’ve ever struggled to keep connected. Video plays fine, downloads are okay on everything else.
I love the private listening feature with Roku, but about every 30min it gets confused and loses the network. The audio goes back to the TV, which is very loud. The remote also lags quite heavily. I’ll review again if I change my service provider, but I feel like right now it should be better. Super annoying.
Overall good app but a couple things I would like to request in order to get 5 stars from me.
1. There is already a Roku Channel app, why this there also a Roku Channel section here? Seems redundant. Ideally this app should just control my TV/streamers (a remote app) and the dedicated Roku Channel App for Roku Channel content.
2. There should be a Roku Remote Widget for me to easily control my devices from my lock/Home Screen without having to launch an app.
This app had issues for me before the update, now it’s downright impossible to use. I used it to control my Roku tv which was running on my hotspot, which was no problem, just cumbersome having to enter the code every time for the IP ADDRESS. With the update, I can’t even use the app to control my TV. It’s pointless. Unless they do an update to allow us to be using the same device for WIFI and to control the app, I won’t be coming back.
Abusive and privacy intrusive app! It will spy on you tons of little scrip programs and cookies. All of my friends firewall and malware programs flag it as a privacy nightmare, so I and then block access to all of its tiny Roku programs and because of it doesn’t stays connected long, as a result all of my friends and I have deleted it.
If you respect and care about your life and privacy, don’t download this abusive spy app!
Imagine how much better this app would be if it supported iOS features like Shortcuts (a bedtime shortcut that turns your TV off for you? A “movie night” shortcut that launches Netflix?) or widgets (easy access to control your TV without having to find the app, open it, and switch over to the remote tab).
Like, sure, it’s fine as it is, but it could be actually amazing by just adopting more basic iOS functions.
I have deleted and downloaded this app a massive amount of times just because it never recognizes the tv. And when it does it’ll work for a few days and then out of nowhere it messes up again. You just have to get lucky on which day it decides to work. This has been a problem ever since I downloaded the app and as many updates they have to for “bug fixes and improvements” you would think something would change.
I want to see anime, I like anime a lot and I like to see anime in my phone but it doesn’t appear nothing. I was searching naruto shippuden it appears but then when I search it again it doesn’t appear any more I don’t know why, I search one piece and one punch man and it don’t appear I see it and I open it but it happens the same when I search it it doesn’t appear any more can you guys fix it please
I’ve had this app as long as I’ve had my rokus and I’ve loved the ability to change what’s on or switch to a different room via the app. Since the update it no longer works and my devices are not discoverable. I’ve done all of the troubleshooting steps as well as tried to connect manually and absolutely nothing works. Loved this app but it’s unfortunate that it won’t recognize my rokus anymore