Roku - Official Remote Control

Roku - Official Remote Control

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 8.7.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: ROKU INC
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
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Roku - Official Remote Control App

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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Roku - Official Remote Control app reviews

  • POV: you cannot find the Roku remote 4/5

    By DaRealCool
    Very true
  • Volume won’t work 1/5

    By Bluski20
    Every time I try to put the volume up, it goes back to low volume
  • Highly Inconvenient constant inconsistency. 3/5

    By will cost money!!!
    7 times out of ten I can’t get the app to connect to my 50” sharp Roku tv, but it instantly pairs with my other two televisions (one isn’t even a Roku tv) I’ll use the app to “wake” the tv then a half hr later or so, I can’t control the tv at all and the only option available to select, is to wake the tv (which does nothing but buffer with no limit🙄😒). My internet connection is fine hence the other two connecting without any problem, and the original remote for it works just fine. I guess the app just doesn’t like my 50”. Also the channels option glitches and won’t work every now and then.
  • Barely works 1/5

    By Playful gamer 93
    This app is horrible it barely works. I could stand right in front of my tv & the app wouldn’t power it on. Even if I have the tv powered on the app will not connect to the tv, can’t use the remote in the app. The app never turns on any tv I have connected to the app. The remote control in the app also doesn’t change channels but I can adjust the volume with it. Then reaching out to support does nothing. They just send you to the faq segment & I followed the steps but the app is still doing the same thing. I don’t even use it. The app doesn’t work. Yes my tv & phone are connected to the same wifi the app doesn’t work
  • It never connects 1/5

    By KungFuDude800
    Just as the title says, it never connects to my Philips Roku TV until I try like 10 times.
  • Does what it says 5/5

    By LeslieAnne1988
    I loose that darn tiny remote CONSTANTLY, and this app has really been phenomenal for me! Simple to use & understand, and does what it claims to do.
  • Roku Remote 5/5

    By xj d7ufnd8f
    This is great because if you lost your remote you got backup. My family looses the remote a lot and we are so lucky to have this app or we would not be able to watch tv. This is an awesome app. You should definitely download this app.
  • Why thumbnails aren’t logos anymore ??? 3/5

    By Ipadairlover
    I don’t know about anyone else but … everything that says subscription is impossible to figure out rendering the search for movie function unusable. The thumbnails are not like they used to be. Please fix.. I love finding out where to watch a movie on my remote app but right now that don’t work anymore… sincerely Chris
  • Have to pull out phone to use watch app 1/5

    By kcro206
    Defeats the purpose of using the Apple Watch if I have to pull my phone out every single time I want to use the app on the watch and select the TV.
  • Doesn’t work anymore 2/5

    By okcrcr
    Used to work great, until it started to not connect to the tv. The tv is literally on playing videos and it says “wake tv” so i press it and it says “check if device is plugged in and on the network” like duh, it is. Then if I press forget network, it can’t find it anymore until it decides to, maybe until a day later. When it does work, it disconnects out of nowhere multiple times. It used to work prefect, would never disconnect so idk what happened.
  • 40% of the time it works 1/5

    By P-Brick
    My app connects to my TV a minority of the time. I hate Roku so much
  • The best 5/5

    By GregorSpaghettor
    Roku is supreme and never disappoints. Everything you want in streaming at a great price. Their branded TV is top notch as well. I’ve had mine for years and it withstood the wear of constant television during high COVID. 10/10
  • Good but 5/5

    By jicolexoxo
    Use this app all the time it’s so handy!! Love it. HOWEVER, the “recent channels” widget has stopped working. It just loads and loads and loads… nothing. I like this feature, please fix it. Awesome app
  • Great! 5/5

    By Coach_Freshington
    Always wanted to have a remote on my phone!
  • Extremely disappointed 2/5

    By Chad2662
    When it works it is a great feature. It works less than 50% of the time though, so I can’t even watch TV when I want to, which is absurd. I have a solid Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection, and have updated the app, so at this point I will probably just delete it and go back to the “old fashioned” remote control.
  • Search results don’t channel logo 1/5

    By Ryan M Smith
    When searching for specific content, the streaming providers list no longer shows the logo for the streaming service. This changed recently and makes the search almost useless. Rated 1 star because I can’t find a good way to file an issue.
  • Where’s the Bluetooth for AirPods compatibility??? 3/5

    By bru87tr7
    So great remote app. But why no AirPods compatibility? Really ? I have to use wired headphones ? Excellent you turn off sound to tv, but Please allow connection to Bluetooth headphones, this isn’t 2012.
  • **** 1/5

    By fireronen
    CANT ****ing GET IN
  • Messed it up bad 1/5

    By Bom65
    Wow!!! The latest update has completely rendered the saved list as un-usable. The have replaced the logo if each channel/app with an extremely, tiny, unreadable screenshot making it completely impossible to tell if the movie/show is available on a channel/app that you already have. Also, some of the movies are not the same as the movie for which you’ve searched when tapping on the thumbnail. Obviously, nobody beta tested this update before the roll out and people seriously need to be demoted and fired for allowing this level of incompetence.
  • Connection Issues 2/5

    By JM-Zee
    Has trouble identifying whether Roku tv is on or off, usually makes me “wake up” Roku tv and fails to connect after the 30 second countdown and therefore will not allow me to use the remote. Once it connects it works like a charm but issue is a huge hinderance and is very time consuming.
  • Used to be good 2/5

    By realHomelessJTrump4
    When looking up a movie or tv show it shows the home screen of where to watch and not the logo of where to watch it and it is extremely irritating. Please fix this
  • The 5/5

    By hardggts
    It is goated
  • It’s ok 2/5

    By Thynacris
    When I get on the app it is slower than it has to be.😔😒😣😫🤔
  • App remote doesn’t work 2/5

    By Do not get this okurrr
    No matter what 99% of the time the remote part of the Roku app doesn’t work. It’s frustrating because my regular remotes my kids lose half the time.
  • Terrible system 1/5

    By daddies wyld sky
    Majority of the time the app is loading, the tv crashed from the app and freezes, the app doesn’t respond to anything. Tgey claim to have fixed bug issues and they made it worse to use than before. Before you would be able to see the app icons to select what you want to watch on and now you have the search menu of each one as an indicator to what app it is or if your like me and don’t know the screen you guess at random. Honestly trash I’ll switch back to my Samsung 🤦🏼‍♀️
  • Remove VPN to Fix Private Listening Audio 5/5

    By Renegade Priest
    With the new iOS updates for iPhone, private listening stopped working. It would connect to my phone, but there would be no audio. I finally tried turning off the VPN on my phone and voila!! Problem solved!!
  • Works great 5/5

    By PsstHailSithis
    No issues, very user friendly.
  • Volume 5/5

    By Jim Harpel
    Roku app needs volume button
  • possible bug/issue 1/5

    By MeghaMeggy
    used to work great but will not connect to either of my rokus anymore :/ tried unplugging both rokus, restarting, deleting the app, nothing will work
  • Bluetooth isn’t working anymore 1/5

    By drumingchef
    Gotta love the updates that mess with the very thing you liked about the app. My wife has superhuman hearing, so being able to listen with my Bluetooth headphones (while she sleeps) was so awesome. After the last update it isn’t working anymore. So here’s to watching tv with no sound. Good job guys.
  • don’t get it 1/5

    By ahakajah
    it’s stupid ash.
  • Great add but keeps bugging 3/5

    By Leishlanis
    Ever since I downloaded it, it’ll work fine sometimes but others it’ll say “not connected to wifi” when I am and my wifi is functioning , I’ll have to go in and out of the app over and over until it eventually finally works, that’s pretty annoying but I do prefer it because it’s easier for typing and works faster than my remote but that little debacle before most uses is getting tedious I was hoping it would be gone by now.
  • Best streaming company hands down 5/5

    By BobbyC730
    Better than everything even apple which I say about nothing usually
  • Issues 3/5

    By aka.carl0s
    I can’t turn on my tv with app (even though it’s connected to the same network as my phone) and i tried deleting my roku account but wouldn’t let me.
  • Cool perk having a remote on your phone .. 3/5

    By Eazydoes
    But not when more than half the time it won’t connect to my device
  • Trash App 1/5

    By heclark98
    I use the app because the crappy remote that came with the roku kept dying, and now the app is constantly disconnecting from my device and barely functioning. I have to constantly close and restart the app and even that isn't working right now. Everything about your product is incredibly frustrating.
  • Pathetic GARBAGE 1/5

    By Phillfan
    Won’t waist my time explaining why. They only care about getting access to everything about you, not supporting the device they sold you. Will never be fixed!!
  • A Possible Fix For Private Listening 4/5

    By Gregh1973
    Hi all I like most people use the app for the private listening feature. I recently upgraded my iPhone OS to 15.7 and when I would plug in my wired earbuds or connect my wireless buds, the private listening function didn’t work. The volume wouldn’t come through. I tried my iPad Roku remote’s private listening feature (which hasn’t been upgraded) and everything was fine. Then I figured out a solution for my phone..I switched off my phones vpn and voila!! the private listening feature on my Roku app was working good as new on my iPhone again.. so don’t mess with your tv’s settings..just turn off your phone’s vpn and go back to the Roku app.
  • Connectivity issues 2/5

    By Ashkhsjlifdxnvrxshkd bggvrh
    When it works it’s great but 9/10 times when I’m already watching a show the app thinks my tv is off and won’t connect
  • Constant issues 3/5

    Try to use the remote on the app and it constantly does not connect.
  • Needs an update 1/5

    By 6_matthew_6
    It used to be really good and connect right when I open the app, but the last couple of weeks I’ve had to delete and redownload every time I need to use it. It won’t connect to the TV otherwise.
  • Useless with no WiFi 1/5

    By Lovecitty
    I can’t even connect to my tv since I just moved. My remote broke, and since the tv controls are good for nothing, I can’t connect to the wifi her.
  • Glitch city. 1/5

    By dhzv:$
    Never works the first time. Have to restart the app 5 times to get the remote to work
  • This app doesn't work 1/5

    By Ortiz members
    The remote part never connects to the tv no matter how many times I try and it takes a long time to load when I'm trying to watch something on it I do not recommend this app to anyone it is a horrible app to have.
  • 10/10 5/5

    By LizzyP123
    Truly a lifesaver while I misplaced my remote 🙏🏼
  • Trash 1/5

    By Wavyjay_WaveMichaels
    Even when your phone is connected to WiFi on the same network, waking the tv via the app doesn’t work! Just terrible! Garbage!
  • Garbage 1/5

    By MAITAI10458xo
    Literally NEVER connects to my tv. Trash and useless.
  • Roku is great! Best choice ever for remote power 5/5

    By mrglm
    I’m thrilled and please to have downloaded and use Roku remote, as my choice remote for all my televisions. Fining the app was easy and a absolutely a smart idea to use ! Ty !👌😇
  • New bug makes this useless 2/5

    By Hellerdch
    The last time I used my keyboard function on the app to search for a title on Netflix, it was super useful. Now, no matter what tv I try to pull the remote up on, as soon as I connect and select the remote, it automatically pulls up the keyboard with the last thing I typed in and freezes the app not allowing me to utilize the remote without closing the app and reopening, and the cycle repeats