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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

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SumAbd123 on 2021-04-20
This is an amazing role remote app!! My family and I are constantly losing our own remote and this app has made it no matter at all! It’s quick to download unlike most apps and all the features are very nice. I love the writing part especially; it’s like the app KNOWS I can’t keep going up and down to write “The Series of Unfortunate Events”. . I wouldn’t recommend any other roku remote app besides this one. It doesn’t even have ads which is amazing because I don’t have to wait 30 seconds to write word after word! This app has done wonders even if it’s not too much. I want to thank the creators and tell others who have also lost their remote as much as me , USE THIS APP!!
Not connecting
RepRacc on 2021-04-20
I’ve used the app for awhile because I always lose my actual remote and for private listening at night when I don’t want to wake up my household but for some reason all of a sudden the app on my phone never connects to the tv. I’ve deleted the app and reinstalled it, I’ve unplugged my tv for a bit but it just refuses to connect, it doesn’t say anything either until it the countdown gets to 0 and when it does all it says is “Error” another problem is the fact when I’ve tried to turn it on in the past it always says my roku is in echo or eco mode I can’t remember the which one, my tv is never in this mode, it’s very annoying please fix this soon.
Audio sync issues
im not ur dang sheep on 2021-04-20
When listening with headphones the audio doesn’t sync to the video. At first I thought it was just lag from the wireless connection, but the audio is always ahead of the video, plus it’s a WiFi connection so the lag should be unnoticeable. Then I thought it was just an issue with the streaming service app on my tv, but it happens on all the apps. Sometimes unplugging my headphones and then plugging them back in helps, but I shouldn’t have to do that. Hopefully there will be an update that fixes it. Other than that the app is great. Instantly connects to my tv and works just as well as the remote except I can see the buttons when it’s dark.
This app is great but could use improvements!
jpreinold on 2021-04-20
The Roku Remote App is great because it is really convenient as an alternative to having the physical remote with you! However I feel like sometimes the latency from the remote to the tv is slow enough to where typing in the Roku App becomes frustrating. I think that reducing the average latency time significantly would cause me to use the app (and the roku itself) a lot more. If I can quickly switch to my console controller to watch Netflix because my roku remote app is slow then I will for convenience sake. Then that’s me not using the Roku or the remote. Once again though, I love the app, I just think there’s room for improvement!
PopPaints on 2021-04-20
This app gets the job done, SOMETIMES. I lost my remote and I have been using this app for a few months now. It was working, initially. Now, it messes up everyday. It will prompt me to wake my tv (turn it on) when I try to turn, while my TV is already on. It will be connected, then disconnect mid show, making me have to close the app out and clear it from the screen before returning. When I return, it prompts me to wake my tv again. Sometimes It won’t even connect. It works...when it feels like it.
Must have
Webmotrol.TV on 2021-04-20
This app allows you to listen with headphones to your TV. It also allows you to type on your phone and enter text on your TV when searching or logging into apps. You definitely want to use this app if you have a Roku. My only complaint is that the private listening feature disconnects if you close the app or close the phone to see battery life. They need to improve the connectivity of the private listening. But it is a great feature! Roku is by far the best streaming TV option.
Excellent but Disconnects
BrooklynXpat on 2021-04-20
I love the app; however, it disconnects from my Roku and Bluetooth disconnects for private listening - with or without headphones. I also run this app on my Samsung Tab S7 with the same issues. As the app runs on the wifi network and private listening runs on Bluetooth, and the problem persists on 2 different devices running different OS, the app is where the problem exists. I wish Roku would fix this because it much friendlier than the remote.
Best app ever
Zoeyb2013! on 2021-04-20
This is the most handy app I’ve ever had and when I lose my remote this helps me all the but when it says wake this device it get pretty annoying but the app is great and I recommend you downloading this app it’s worth a lot and the app is a lifesaver my tv is small lol but the app itself is very handy and just give it a five star rating and the app itself has been nice and whoever made this it’s a lifesaver and thanks for reading!!
rus_sel on 2021-04-20
How does this app after years of updates still not work for copy/pasting usernames and passwords. Strings of text are input out of order on the device. Wish I never purchased this thing as it is a complete nightmare to sign in with secure 30 character passwords. I’ve never had this issue on my AppleTV using their remote app, so I actually use it 99% of the time as I can’t even evaluate Roku when I can’t sign into my services.
Seriously Functional yet Elegant
bobnjoyce on 2021-04-20
One of the best, no nonsense remote control apps I’ve had the pleasure to use. My mom picked this up and could use it (to my shock and awe) with no direction. Functional and sleek it provides the same functionality as the physical device. KUDOS to the design and coding team! Well done ladies and gentlemen! P.S. could not award a five because I bet the next version will be even better!

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