Lately this app crashes a lot.
Doesn’t work anymore! Sad 1/5
This WAS my favorite app for my TV’s and on my iPhone and iPad. It stopped working, completely on both sets and devices. Tried updates but Purple ROKU screen and whirling search white spinner is all I get now. Something changed. Been waiting for a fix that never came. Deleting app on all devices.
WHY IS ROKU SO SLOW? 3/5
By fed up with improvements
9/26/20 Update: As below, an enhancement request: provide for reorganizing the channels on the menu screen so that the most frequently used channels can be listed first. This could be done similarly to how apps are moved on the iPhone, by pressing and holding the icon and dragging it to the new location.
Not the app itself, but has anyone noticed how many of the channels have not updated their content for years (as in 5+ years!)? If they are abandoned and no longer regularly updated with new content, consider removing them entirely.
Previous Review: Yes, you can use it to change channels, and move around on the screen. But why does it take SO freakin long to load a channel on the ROKU once you select it? Why doesn’t scrolling forward or back in a video work? How about adding a “Favorites” function, not just a list of ALL the channels you have defined. I only ever watch about 4 of them 95% of the time, but I have to scroll through all of them to find Pandora or YouTube. Why does Search only search movies, and not all programs and defined channels? Lots of room for improvement.
No longer compatible with Slingbox 1/5
Roku lost me when they blocked Slingbox. Another greedy company.
Wouldn’t recommend 4/5
By Maliah l
The app it’s self is just so slow , it’s disconnects every 5 secs
App remote stops working if you enter Hulu 1/5
Fix it please. It’s been 6 months
LETS GO 5/5
By Your friendly nborhood spider
Movie Ratings 4/5
There’s no way to select rating systems, so you have to go through every movie to find specific ratings.
Do you love the excitement of not knowing if the app can connect to your roku device? Then this is for you! Works less than half the time, but with less latency than the physical remote.
The worst 1/5
This app is slow, laggy and ridiculous. I’d rather buy batteries forever then deal with this garbage.
it’s great 5/5
works great and it useful if you can find the remote!!
EEEEEEEE YES 5/5
By donkeys are hot
I download and delete this app at least 5 times a week because I loose my remote then find it and it just goes on and on and on, but I love this app
Remote has advertisements now 😒 1/5
I liked the remote and it was convenient but now that there are advertisements on a remote I barely use it. Every couple of clicks you have to watch a dumb advertisement... it’s super frustrating and inconvenient when you’re in the middle of looking for something to watch, or changing the channel etc.
App won’t work anymore 1/5
I’ve been using this app for months perfectly fine without any problems. Now all of a sudden the app won’t work. It says connected to my device it’s on the same WiFi and the remote is popping up it just won’t do anything when I press the buttons. Tried refreshing the remote and tv, I’ve removed and redownloaded the app it just simply won’t work anymore.
Still Can’t Reliably Paste Passwords from Password Manager 3/5
I use a password manager and it’d be nice to be able to reliably paste passwords in apps that require a sign in. I keep thinking Roku will fix this but it’s never worked for me. I can paste them in but they to get jumbled up or something. The end result is that I have to manually enter them which is tedious and frustrating.
The remote app for the Apple TV has never failed me when I attempt to do the same thing. I wish Roku would address this.
Private listening 1/5
Private listening disconnects too often. Forcing me to close the application, open back up then reconnect wireless headphones. The rest seems good but this is the only reason I use the app vs actual remote.
Its really good and clean looking. Dont really 5 star but this is well good done
Works off and on 3/5
By hrjshddjdjf b
Convenient when it works. Lately every time I open it it just loads and loads and I end up having to delete it and reinstall it which is really inconvenient when I need to turn on/off or adjust volume quickly
The app stopped connecting. 5/5
I have used this app for years. And years I’ve never had any issues. Except for right now. About three days ago the app stopped connecting with my Roku Tv. I’ve deleted, an re installed, a few times. Must be a big or something.
I use this app in the middle of the night when i can’t find the remote i also use my phone for rain noises unfortunately this app stops the sounds for whatever reason (i always forget) and then it wakes my two month old up 🤢
Private listening 4/5
Private listening glitches too much for me
Roku Remote 4/5
By Drew Cockrell
The app Is flawless except for the fact that if I’m using my AirPods or Bluetooth headphones the applications audio option plays choppy and staticky audio
Roku Apple app 1/5
I can no longer get this app to open. I’ve tried everything I know. When I click on the app it opens and just the screen where it says “Roku” and the circle going around like its loading but it won’t open. Can someone help please
Update issues 3/5
By Homer Price
I have loved this app but suddenly it won’t work on my iPhone or iPad anymore. Still trying to figure out why?
Poor customer service 2/5
By 5 +5
Roku’s Customer service poor and unprofessional . We are unable to talk to a live person.. having an issue with the email on have on file .. need to update to another one .. tired everything.. We call and get an automatic message sorry due to the COVID .. there is no one to answer your questions..why is it other companies have their customer service department working from home. Not Roku..
The best 5/5
By jayvien rivera
This app is amazing especially when you lose your remote
Constantly disconnecting from device and stating it either can’t find a device or it needs to wake it up even WHILE still using the app. Would rate 0 but it works sometimes
Inconsistent functionality 2/5
The Apple version doesn’t work as well as the Android one. The remote function consistently fails and often the private listening option does not even appear; and when it does, the connection drops frequently. The app has to be frequently restarted to get to work. Using it is frustrating. It’s odd that I don’t get half the same problems when using the app on an Android device.
It is Life Changing!! 5/5
I now have 2 Roku.
The app is so simple to use.
I always know where my phone is.
It extends My Mobile capabilities to include another facet of my life.
MOST Used App On My Phone 5/5
By Stefan Urquelle
Someone once reviewed that this app is a good substitute for a lost physical Roku remote (those things are tiny) and that person was more than right! The ability to instantly connect to my AirPods is a definite plus. The only tic this app has is that it may drop your AirPod connection from time to time. This is totally forgivable based on how fluidly this app works (faster & better than my actual remote...whenever I can find it). Hopefully this is something the developers will tweak in the future.
So necessary!!! 5/5
By CJ Flower
This app is super convenient!!!!
I have a toddler who hides the remote all the time so this app was very necessary for us! It’s easy to use and I’m so glad to have it!!!
Drops Bluetooth connection 1/5
By Sick of being asked to review
Fix this, it’s honestly terrible. I have root caused this and it is the app specifically with the issue.
It needs to Connect faster
Not iPadOS 2/5
Running on an iPhone, it’s very good. Don’t bother using it on iPadOS. The app is locked in portrait mode, it will not rotate to landscape, and doesn’t fill the screen in portrait. An iPad in landscape has space for separate panes, could simultaneously show channel icons and the remote buttons. instead its a disappointing app.
I lost my remote and never seen it again 5/5
This app is the best especially bc I lost my remote and never saw it again so it’s also waaaayy better than Rokie
I love This app read for why 5/5
I love this app because there’s no ads and you can teleport to the different channels and it’s much more easier to control then other Roku control app
Eco mode ruins the experience 2/5
Its a handy app for sure. My favorite part is the remote feature. But the experience gets ruined by eco mode and an inability to “wake it up” that happens intermittently.
Not great for Legacy SE 3/5
I use the app on iPhone Legacy SE. The buttons are so tiny that I often must tap 3 or 4 times to actually play/pause/FF/Rew. The replay button never worked, still doesn’t. The app is still a power drain, and still blocks most if not all notifications.
This app is so convenient. 5/5
By I will murtou for this game
The reason why I said it’s convenient is because when I’m laying down to go to sleep I don't have to move the remote in various ways just to get the signal of the tv.
Makes me wonder 1/5
Depending on the channel, the Bluetooth is great. But that seems to be solely relegated to HDMI or USB port. Makes me question if I should have bought another TV or different service.
Doesn’t work all the time 2/5
Roku remote doesn’t always work. It doesn’t always find the device. I have to delete the app download it again, then it finds the device. Very annoying.
Private listening was awesome 3/5
Private listening was amazing when I discovered it. But now after the last few updates it no longer stays connected. I assumed it was my WiFi. So when we went on vacation I brought my roku with me and unfortunately we had the same issue. I have uninstalled the app and installed it again. Rebooted my phone. I have tried everything but still it won’t work. I wanted to just get a remote with the jack but apparently it’s not compatible with my express. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF God FIX THIS ISSUE. I need private listening to work again..
Roku Cell Phone Remote 5/5
My boyfriend is in PA school and we live in a very small apartment in the city. It’s hard to enjoy any tv in the living room, as it doubles as an office (where he studies). With Roku cell phone remote/app, you can mute the tv and listen to the tv sound through headphones on your phone! What a game changer!!!! Thanks Roku!!!
Note To App Developers 3/5
Theoretically, a brilliant app.
The reality of it is that this app in the year+ that I’ve been using it has upgraded many times, each time seeming to get more and more glitchy...and not really adding anything of great positive change to the app. I’m at the point now where about half the time neither ios device I use is able to connect to my Roku tv and almost always at least one is unable to connect. Yes. I know about unplugging the tv for a few minutes to reset it but it’s rather annoying when I’ve just prepared a meal and I’m sitting down to watch something and have to wait an extra 5 minutes while my food gets cold for the connection to reset. So here’s the message I’d send to the developers:
The app, while the other features are cool, is designed to be A REMOTE. If it can’t even be used as a remote then YOU ARE FAILING AS DEVELOPERS OF THIS APP. Forget the extra nonsense until you take care of these bugs preventing us from connecting the remotes to our roku tvs. Thank you.
i love watching merlin 4/5
I love watching merlin on the roku channel, but noticed that so far 3 episodes have been not available, and hope you are not phasing it out. Its my favorite show.
Now with ads instead of control 1/5
Gee, remember when a remote app gave access to control your Roku? Sure, but first, land on our home page where we advertise to you. Want to use on different devices. Sure. We can do that, just run through these menus, we’ve hidden it to streamline your screen. Still functional but has gotten much worse over the years. I miss having a headphone jack so I’m not forced to have my phone on to use remote listening. But of course, much better data mining when linked to a phone.
AMAZING 🤍🙌 5/5
i’m legally blind n this helps me tremendously i tap on voice n say hulu or etc n it opens the account it’s sooo simple deeply appreciate their thoughts into creating a roku n remote 👏👏👏
Super useful 4/5
Works great my only issue is having to reconnect the app to the unit from time to time. Other than that it’s more reliable than the controller because we lose the controller all the time.
Well crafted 5/5
By Jezebel's Lounge
Easy to use and works from far away