I don't know what these other reviews are talking about but it worked for my iphone. You don't have to pay at all. You amy have trouble connecting because you would have to be connected to the same wifi and i have multiple. Another way to connect it is by putting some type of ip address but it didn't work. I ended up connection to the same wifi my roku was on and it worked. I'm using my phone as a remote because i lost my original remote that came with the roku. Original remote is $29.99 for my roku.
Ok.. remotes REALLY buggy.. 2/5
The remote in the app has some serious connectivity issues.
Great replacement for the remote 5/5
Works like a charm
Works just like the remote 5/5
I bought the roku because of the headphones feature. The sound cuts out, skips, repeats. I've had it for months and every time I try again it's the same. I realize this may be be a wifi signal problem but it still means I can't use the feature at all so what good is it? UGH.
Needs update 3/5
I like the app don't get me wrong, very useful for when I lose the remote or want to watch tv with headphones late at night, but it definitely needs to be updated. Almost every time I begin to watch something, the remote makes the tv freeze and then restart. It's been pretty consistent for a couple weeks now and I'm not sure what I can do to fix it
Ugh. If it ain't broke don't fix it. 1/5
Worked fine before this last update. Now the app won't even open. How stupid is that?
Really good easy to use and understand. Thanks
Money saver 5/5
By less gems
I absolutely LOVE this app. Before we downloaded it we had replaced three remotes via amazon at about twenty a piece. Now with this app we are able to save time by not having to hunt down the remote from whatever sneaky spot the little knee put it and saving money by not buying replacements.
Muy Bueno 4/5
Solo le faltan diversidad de Idiomas.
Excellent app. 5/5
My dog seems to have a fetish and only eats my Roku remote. This app saves me every time she does!!!!
I had to delete the app because it is way too glitchy.
I paid like $5.99 to have the remote on my iPhone.....And it won't work.....I manually put in my IP address and it won't connect. Please refund me!!!!
Works amazing 5/5
Just used a couple days. Works nicer than the physical remote.
Terrible connectivity with my Roku 1/5
This app hardly ever connects with my Roku-enabled TV, And when it does, it takes forever. Pretty worthless and much easier (though less fun) than using my remote. Also, the app is just a duplicate of what I see on screen and on the remote face, not adding anything new or taking advantage of the power of a smartphone (eg accelerometer based controls)
Roku on iPhone 5/5
By JoAnn in CT
Works fine. Using headphones to listen, so that I don't disturb my husband who is reading a book.
I gave up cable tv, due to the expense. So far I have been able to get everything I want with roku at a fraction of the price. And I get so much more that I didn't expect.
Energy waster 1/5
Stupid things go to a "screen saver" mode instead of powering down. Should be zero stars.
Doesn't like my IPhone 1/5
I have an iPhone and my boyfriend has a Moto, the remote always works perfectly fine for him. But when it comes to my iPhone is works 2/10 times, and even then it still stops working at some point. I don't know if this is just a bug, but it's gets very old over time. My wifi and tv is on, and it still tells me it's not connected to the tv/internet, "the tv is off", or try's to connect manually. Still doesn't work. I have to close and reopen my app multiple times before I can just reach the show I was to watch on Netflix.
Very disappointed 1/5
I cannot get the app to find my roku IP address. I have tried everything. My phone and roku are on the same network. I have typed in the IP address manually multiple times with no success. I read online that people with the same IP setup as me (192.168.1.xxx) are unable to connect as well and some had success if they changed their IP address. I should not have to go through the trouble of changing it to get this app to work. I love Roku but I am very disappointed with this app.
We are thrilled with the Roku and have so many choices for entertainment that are not budget breakers!
Won't find roku device 2/5
By Rubman 614
It used to work fine...last 2 weeks it will not find roku stick
I was SO surprised!! 5/5
By Annalisa H.
After I installed the app, all I had to do was connect to internet and BOOM!!! I absolutely love this app if anything happens to my remote, I'll have backup!
Lost Remote, No Problem 5/5
I love this app, especially when I can not seem to find my Roku tv remote. This app allows me to connect to my Roku tv (only if the tv is on) and access the remote right from my cell.
Really great 5/5
Changes how you watch tv
This is so cool you don't even have to use the Roku controller
Works as expected 5/5
The perfect companion to your Roku device. The included keyboard interface is a real plus.
Works as I need to. 4/5
By Kristina M Chaney
I don't like you can't turn on the TV from the app. Sometimes my husband gets kicked off as well.
It does the job since our son picked a button off our remote.
By Tonya Rushing Franklin
Remote will not work half the time. Downloaded remote app on my iPhone and am actually able to navigate this way
Best Remote App 5/5
The title says it all.
Good Work 5/5
Love the Roku Family!
Roku is awesome 5/5
By Mr. Baby Hands
Roku is great. Has all the apps I need. Wooh!
Can't open 1/5
I try to open the app I have downloaded on roku and the remote pops up. I don't want to watch my remote on my iPhone. I want to stream live on my phone. Yes my roku Is not being used elsewhere
By Daggin W
Very convenient and works very well !
App saved my life when my roku remote broke lol. Works very well, and doesn't lag nearly as much as any other similar app on the market for IOS users. Try it!!!
Repeat Loser of Remoters 5/5
By Terrie O
I am a repeat offender. I always lose my remote. But I won't lose my phone. This is an awesome app.
By John Vijay
I'd like it more if the remote stayed connected 4/5
Aside from the fact of the remote regularly disconnects for my router, this is a fantastic app.
Love the app!!! 5/5
Never lose the remote again!!! Serious the app remote is better than the roku remote. I just love it
Very easy to use 5/5
I sometimes use this instead of the actual remote. Very reliable and user friendly app!
This is amazing 5/5
By an super hot white shirt
So my remote stopped working and my friend suggested this app... and my oh my was I amazed! You can do so much and it just super perfect.
So simple and easy 5/5
My God this app is so simple and works so beautifully. My husband can even use it. 😁
Love the app Live the Roku 5/5
Couldn't be happier with no cable and the fact that any phone or tablet can be a remote
Good but could be better 3/5
My roku remote quit working the way it should shortly after purchasing it so this app is very useful. What I do not like is that the default screen for the app is NOT the remote itself but the channels you have. Don't get me wrong I like the channels feature but I feel like it should not be prioritized over the remote screen it's just a hassle to have to manually go to the feature that the app is initially for. It's also a hassle that the loading time for the app is so long. For example when I'm watching something and need to pause it quickly but I was using another app on my phone the Roku app will go dormant and force me to wait for it to load and connect again if I go back into it
No more looking for remote under the couch
Great App 5/5
Really comes in handy
Roku Stick and Roku TV = HORRIBLE 1/5
I have the roku stick and had a roku tv - in separate rooms - and both are awful. The stick never wants to connect to Netflix. The remote just quit pairing. The TV didn't connect to anything at all. So the tv went back and I'm stuck with a roku stick that doesn't work. Waste of money.
When it works, it's great 2/5
I'd happily give this 5 stars, but we are so tired of having to reboot & reinstall.