Roku - Official Remote Control

Roku - Official Remote Control

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 7.8.1
  • 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

  • No bueno 1/5

    By Ryanjk007
    Ha App Store/Roku did want to let me leave a review when I gave a one star. I had to put 2 stores then it autopopulated some lame review about how I love this app. I do NOT love this app. Look at the most recent reviews because I agree with them. This is useless because it never wants to connect. TCL Roku tv is what I have. Bummer cuz the tech and idea sounds soo cool/ has so much potential.
  • Faulty connection to device 1/5

    By Kbnx
    The app suddenly won’t connect to my device most of the time. Sometimes it does, but will suddenly lose connection for no reason.
  • Constantly crashes on iPadOS 1/5

    By gacole23
    The iOS version is great, and it’s incredibly handy to have another remote version. However, the iPadOS version crashes on opening every single time, even after two updates.
  • TERRIBLE 1/5

    By Tokyotorki
    Used to love this app but it is always disconnecting. Tried everything. Get it fixed!
  • Button Position 5/5

    By Bassman Rich
    I would like to see the * button and headphone button swapped in the app so that the virtual remote more closely resembles the physical remote. I find myself wanting to hit the * button and it’s not where I expected to be because the headphone icon is there instead. Thanks for listening.
  • No Volume, No Horizontal Screen 1/5

    By joe kidd
    No volume control on 2020 Ultra and no horizontal screen setting. That make this remote useless for me.
  • Convenient 5/5

    By hhsgvsd
    Honestly just reliable and easy to use and understand
  • In app Keyboard bug 3/5

    By TechKnowledgEGrrl
    In App Keyboard pops up frequently without clicking the icon and is persistent with cached text that I’ve deleted multiple times.
  • Simple, intuitive 5/5

    By rush357753
    Roku app is a great replacement for the regular remote if you lose it. The virtual remote works just as well and is responsive. I also like the channel option to jump straight to a specific channel then changes to remote automatically.
  • Search broken 4/5

    By Nathan App store reviews
    Universal search on the roku mobile app now only pulls up results from the roku store. Previously let you find content across all of the apps on the roku platform. Broke the core reason I use the search on the app.
  • Latest updates issues 2/5

    By cerveza4life
    So as of June or July my iPhone 12 Pro the Roku app updated and I now have to slide back-and-forth instead of toggle joy of life stick keypad mode option. And .....just to do the basic le functions, also I can’t really view or know what is happening with channel life...... like i’m almost ready to go buy a couple of AAA batteriesAnd plug in the old remote?
  • Bruh 5/5

    By mendes_army101
  • Trash bugs 2/5

    By Layne1610
    The only good thing about this app is private listen. It constantly tells me my TV is in “eco mode” as I’m watching stuff and then it disconnects. It takes 45 minutes to just “wake the device” and connect when the tv is already on. Worst of all, if you lose your remote and this is your only option (even if you have great wifi connection) it will tell you “No wifi connection” and you will have to wait forever before you can actually use your tv. Lots of bugs that just ruin it. It would be such a useful app otherwise. I’ve found off-brand Roku remote apps that work more reliably than this
  • Awesome! 5/5

    By robuxqween
    Sometimes my physical roku remote disappears and I can’t find it for a while so I use the app on my devise. It works just as well.
  • Is it just me…..? 2/5

    By kimmiebearr06
    Is it just me or does anybody else’s app never wants to connect with their device when it’s on the same WiFi as their phone?!?!
  • Will not work 3/5

    By briauuanicbat
    Every time I try to use the app it will not turn the tv on so I have to use the button on the tv. Then when it tries to connect to the tv it will say the tv is off and will not connect even after closing the app and reopening. This has been happening for a few days now.
  • It works out 5/5

    By PepperMR
    Hi! I’m Pepper and there’s only ONE glitch in this app. Glitch: sometimes it just keeps loading and doesn’t stop for days! That’s it! Ty bye!
  • Volume moved please please anchor it on bottom of screen ONLY 2/5

    By Jimmy the Neurotypical
    Volume moved please please anchor it on bottom of screen ONLY How could you do this ? Stop. The functions on the bottom are pointless consolidate them to a context menu
  • Hate it 1/5

    By hateapple2424
    This never wants to connect even though the wifi runs perfectly, fix the bugs or get off the App Store!!
  • Terrible app and a terrible product 1/5

    By zethuz
    The picture looks incredibly dark to the point where I worried something was wrong with the tv but when I checked my Firestick everything looked ok. Secondly ,the remote that came with this piece of garbage constantly looses connectivity and has to be paired repeatedly . Buying this horrible product was a big mistake something that I cannot recommend to anyone . I switched to Firestick and have had zero problems.
  • Horrible app 1/5

    By gallonmilk
    Constantly not letting me connect to my tv even though I’m connected to internet and I always have to reset the app a million times before it works. Been like this ever since I downloaded it. Don’t use would not recommend. It’s a serious problem. Technology is so advanced nowadays but can’t even connect my phone to the tv so I can use the digital remote. Horrible app design and function
  • Good app, but many problems 3/5

    By Reviewer6737
    I like this app. I use it primarily as a remote for my TV. Everything works well…. for a little while. When I leave my TV off for a while, I lose my connection to my TV and I cannot get it back. So, in order to get it back, I find myself having to reset my TV, and deleting and reinstalling the app to reconnect back to the TV. In summary, the app works fine, until I turn off my TV. This process gets really annoying which is why I am rating this 3 stars. I don’t know if this is a problem on my end, but if it isn’t, I hope my problem can be fixed.
  • Doesn’t connect 1/5

    By AustinSch
    After an update, it doesn’t connect to our Roku tv. Tried reconnecting and now I tried manually doing it and it says the IP address says doesn’t exist when it tells me plain as day on the tv.
  • Awesome!! 5/5

    By 𝕷𝖎𝖆𝖒 ♥︎☽
    This is a great app. I totally recommend, it was easy to control. All the buttons work! And it connected to my tv with ease. I could also use it when I lost my remote, or when I wanted to prank somebody that the tv was haunted! Short and easy review and 5 stars! 👍🏼
  • Useless 1/5

    By zzplum
    What is the point if I still have to use my actual remove because the app claims my tv is not on network when they’re both connected to the same WiFi. I can’t even turn my TV on
  • It doesn’t connect to some TV’s 1/5

    By Yamileily Escalara
    I am haveing trouble with this app it doesn’t wanna connect to my TV when it’s right in front of me and it’s on I am trying and after millions of tries it STILL doesn’t wanna work I downloaded this 3 days ago it should work by now but it doesn’t it is so complicated to try like why Evan keep trying if it’s not gonna work?? I tried re-downloading it it STILL doesn’t work I’m sorry but because of your app acting up I give it a 1 star idk how it works for other people but me it wants to connect to other TV’s except my tv in my room idk how but fix it
  • great app! when it wants to work, that is 3/5

    By guest 35
    i do really like this app! it's incredibly convenient and has the potential to be great without all the bugs. at times, it simply decides to disconnect to my tv. and the private listening feature is SO convenient but so incredibly glitchy. i literally cannot listen to 3 minutes of something without it glitching or stalling, even when i'm not on my phone. it's really annoying lol but otherwise a great app
  • Love the app except...... 4/5

    By Liana4554
    I just got the streaming stick yesterday and discovered I can turn my phone into a remote by downloading the app. However, I can’t seem to figure out how to control the TV volume from my phone. I tried searching online and found information but it doesn’t relate to the remote I see on my screen. I don’t have the speaker icons it says I should have and I can’t seem to figure out how to get them or if that is even possible. I’d give the app 5 stars if I could control my TV volume from it.
  • it’s ok 3/5

    By aubrey<333
    i love having the convenience of having a remote to my TVs on my phone, but sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, sometimes it does a terrible job connecting to my TV to a point to where i’m spending up to 20 minutes trying to get the app to connect to the TV, i don’t have an actual remote to my TV so using this app is my only option, i would give it 5 stars but sometimes it doesn’t work at all, sometimes it does, so i’ll give it some points for that and the convenience, and all of the options like being able to type on a keyboard which i love
  • TERRIBLE 1/5

    By ghtcfjbhy
    doesn’t even open, like it just sits on the cover screen. and if you manage to open it, it lags so much. like you have to click 5 times for the button to even work. DO NOT get it. literally any other app works better.
  • Roku 1/5

    By DBGs LLC
    Does Not power on my tv when it’s supposed to. Only when I use my original roku TV remote does it turn on. I have to go out of my way to turn it on first. Once I have turned on the tv the normal way the app will work. And it will also turn off the tv. But powering on the tv is a joke and needs to be worked on. Please rebuild the app so the power turns on my tv. Thanks. And try to stay ahead of Netflix on the movies and tv shows. Most of these are really outdated.
  • App needs a lot of fixing 1/5

    By Karlie50
    Please fix this app. Lately I’ve been having a hard time getting it to work. Almost every time I tried to use it, it either gets disconnected or I get a message saying that my Roku is not found on my network when it actually is.
  • Not working 1/5

    By Nepheloid
    Been fine for over a it constantly won’t connect to the tv
  • Roku 4/5

    By JohanaRuvalcaba
    Only reason why I’m giving it 4 stars is because it doesn’t connect on my phone anymore. And it only works on my iPad sometimes and it’s a little annoying because I lost the remote. 🤷‍♀️
  • Not very doesn’t work 2/5

    By Kill em_katie 😘🇵🇷🇮🇹
    Doesn’t work

    By wwwjejdkfkendk
    I lost my remote but who cares! this app is better than a normal remote and I just love it.
  • I can’t turn on the TV with it 3/5

    By Sam samboy
    I’ve tried so much but I can’t rlly turn on the tv with it
  • Hi 5/5

    By Le. banana
    Great app really helps but on a serious note fix your remotes
  • Doesn’t wake TV 2/5

    By Andrewjtadddd
    Absolutely never wakes tcl tv. Gives you a countdown and doesn’t turn it on. Works fine if you turn on the tv manually
  • bugs 3/5

    By amiyal
    the app is extremely buggy right now and it won’t let me connect to my tv at all
  • Good app when it works 3/5

    By sharique🥰
    I downloaded this app because duh 🙄 I lost my remote the first moth of using was good then month to came and I immediately had problems I like to listen to my tv through my airpods just so people don’t have to listen to whatever I listen to and also because I look at tv late at night so when I try to hook my airpods op to my tv the app automatically un connect it this is a really big problem and it kinda marking me upset no lie this app is good but not the best
  • Wish private listening for cable tv worked 4/5

    By silvermang
    My only complaint is that the Private Listening feature doesn’t work with Cable TV. I can hear the audio from streaming apps but not from tv broadcasts. It would be really convenient to listen with AirPods sometimes ☹️
  • Never works 1/5

    By Peter519
    This app is garbage never works it always disconnects and doesn’t reconnect!
  • Needs WiFi but I’m on wifi 4/5

    By Moofire
    After the latest update it tells me I need to be on A WiFi network to use the remote. Even though I am on a WiFi network. I’ll have full bars on the WiFi signal and it still doesn’t see I’m on WiFi
  • Doesn’t work 1/5

    By SlytheransSnakesSlitherSlowly
    I’ve tried 7 or 8 times now deleting the app and reinstalling it, hoping that will have fixed the bugs. It never connects to my devices properly, or somehow loses a device even after it’s been connected. The private listening option either has a horrible lag, or the audio skips. Nothing about this app ever seems to work. God forbid I lose my actual remote. I’d have to buy a whole new device.
  • Issues 1/5

    By InkyPrettyBoi
    I’ve re installed onto my phone, I’ve attempted to even re sync to my tv. The app just constantly has issues connecting to my tv and I’ve even had friends come over and try with theirs… I’m not happy with this at all. So happy I have a real remote.
  • Pure Junk 1/5

    By Ericg51
    Fails to recognize network. Fails to connect when the IP address is inserted manually. Fails to remember network.
  • They push ads to your phone. 1/5

    By Gayrub
    Do not enable notifications because they will push ads for shows on you. F that.
  • Woooo go ROKU 5/5

    By Julius cervantes
    This is one of the best things I ever seen like OMG this is so cool I lost my roku remote so I decided to use this app and it actully works perfectly keep it up ROKU