One HUGE problem... 3/5
The remote itself works just fine. I use it when I can’t find my roku remote, and it does everything I want it to, which is not much...I can get to my home page, I can choose my channel, I can choose my show or video clip, I can go back...I can pause and play, I can both “rewind” and “fast forward”... All good.
Now...THE VOLUME. I don’t control the volume of my tv w this roku RoByte app (thankfully, from everything I’ve read) bc I have a separate tv remote that controls the volume.
No, this is about what the app does to the volume ON MY PHONE while I’m using it... As soon as I open the app, my phone’s volume immediately and automatically gets lowered by half.
I thought it was odd, so I tried to raise the volume back up. Again, I don’t need it for my tv, but I though it was weird that just opening the app would just lower my phone’s volume w/o asking me if I wanted it to do that, etc...
Anyway...when I started pushing the phone’s volume up button, it didn’t raise the volume...no, it instead immediately brought me to the RoByte screen telling me that if I want volume, I need to pay $1.99 to upgrade.
Ok...well, that’s stupid and annoying...but, as I said, I don’t use the app to control the volume on my tv. HOWEVER...I DO use the volume on my phone when I open up another app to watch something. And, as a general rule, I like to be able to HEAR the words that the people are saying.
Ah, you say, but the app only lowers the volume by HALF when you open the app, so you should still be able to still hear the show you’re watching!
But NO!! I discovered that when I hit that volume up button after the app lowered it by half as soon as I opened it, the app automatically lowered my volume the rest of the way, all the way to silent.
How did I figure that out? I later went to watch a YouTube clip, and...SILENCE!!! So I hit the volume up button, and presto! No problem. I can hear all the words the people are saying. Yay.
Look, I get that it’s not a REAL issue for me since, again, I don’t use the app for my tv’s volume. But COME ON!!! Why do you make this app lower my PHONE’S volume???? There is just no reason for it!!!
Why would you have that as a feature of your app?? Do you you think I somehow ENJOY IT?? Do you think I downloaded your app bc I wanted you to screw w the volume on my phone, for absolutely NO reason??? Do you think I will recommend this app to someone else??
No. No I will not. You fix that “feature” and I’ll sing your praises to the ends of the earth. But having your app do things to my phone, things that I do not want, things that have NOTHING to do w the function of the app (for me), and wo my permission...no.
I’m sorry. It just REALLY BOTHERS me, and I felt the need to express my displeasure. Also, as much as I like the actual app itself, I can’t give it 5 stars. Or 4 stars. I WANT to give it TWO stars, but...since I don’t need your app to control my tv volume, making this problem just simply REALLY IRRITATING, I’m giving it 3 stars.
Fix the problem and I’ll give you 5 stars and a brand new, glowing review!
Can I reorder the channel list? 5/5
I have been using RoByte on my tablet for a couple of years, love it and have recommended it to others. My only question is can I reorder how the channels are listed in RoByte? How is the order set? Because it isn’t the same order as it is on my tv screen
Charges for individual features. Not that useful 1/5
By redit is better
Not any better than the remote itself. The keypad only works on the Roku search screen not in the apps. That’s why I bought the app. Wasted money on something that didn’t do anything useful.
Sync problems 2/5
Synchronization issues! I have to unplug the roku then replug and wait every time to make it work. It’s annoyingly slow and frustrating
Awful SCAM 1/5
It charges a fee just to use the volume button and when I typed in my ip address the remote didn’t even work on my tv!!
Doesn’t work and has all these extra fees. Waste of time
Can’t get it to work 1/5
By Environmental Engineer
Tried this app with two different devices but it doesn’t work
No sirve 1/5
By cardenas olivares
No se contesta
No tiene volumen 5/5
By rogelio royer
No tiene para volumen
Keyboard doesn't function. 1/5
Keyboard doesn't work for YouTube
Paid for volume control!! 1/5
Do not get this app!!! You pay for everything and then don’t get it! It’s a complete rip off!!! STAY AWAY FROM THIS APP!!! I am so mad! Rip off!!!
This app is awesome 5/5
By kali Elrod
I absolutely love this app!!! It has helped me so much. It is super affected and helpful!
No volume button
Volume does not work 2/5
The volume doesn’t work
Please do not download 1/5
This app charges to use full remote access. It also keeps turning the volume down on my phone. Also it always lose connection to my device. Please do not waste your time.
I could have bought a hamburger instead 1/5
By ray in salem
I should have bought a hamburger instead of this app
Sets Right Up 4/5
Have not problems setting up remote worked seamlessly...
Don’t use this app 1/5
This is a third party app that basically wants to charge for any feature beyond basic channel selection. Get the REAL ROKU app
Great app barley any adds 5/5
Good app not a lot of adds
The volume and pro RoByte stuff is to pricy. Be free, maybe???
Fake app 1/5
By Miller tv
It works, but it’s not the actual roku app. Doesn’t have the volume or power button for the TV.
Audio troubleshooting 1/5
The audio doesn’t sync with programs. It’s so frustrating!
Super easy to shift from one player to the next.
Requires purchases in order to be functional. Just go with the free one from ROKU.
I can Surprise my little sis and bro
Easy download and use that easy nothing further needed
Doesn’t work. 1/5
Won’t let me do anything unless I make in app purchases.
So many bugs on an iPhoneXS 1/5
After purchasing this, all the add-ons, and adding my TV twice, I followed the instructions to uninstall then reinstall because the application wouldn’t work, and then adding manually the IP address (twice) the application muted the volume on my phone (twice). None of the controls work. Waste of money, do not buy. Using a brick would probably work better.
YOU HAVE TO PURCHASE IN APP PURCHASES TO USE THE REMOTE. 1/5
you have to purchase remote features to use the remote. SO dumb. don’t get this app seriously.
In app-purchases to use the app?! 1/5
Looking at how the app is designed and the features it has amaze me. It’s better then the original Roku Remote app....HOWEVER to force users to spend money for these features is insane. Why have this free version then a version you can pay for? I’ll tell you, because when it comes to “free” anyone will install this to their devices.
By cd ram
Paid 2 bucks and the volume still doesn’t work and there is no way to contact them
Doesn’t work 1/5
This app is a waste. It does not control the volume, so I, like a fool, paid $1.99 to add it, but it still doesn’t work. There are several other bugs. Any way I can get a refund?
I also downloaded the app from Roku. It doesn’t control volume either but at least it will change channels and it is free.
App froze 1/5
Watching movie stopped and tried to rewind and then I could hear it but the picture would t move. Now it’s completely frozen.
By accident 5/5
I started using this app actually because the battery died in my Roku remote control. I now use this all the time. It’s much more convenient to reach me for my phone because it’s usually in my hand anyway. 😁
Power on/off button? 4/5
Is there a power on off button on this app? App is great once you buy the features but I can’t seem to find the power button
Not paying to use the keyboard...
You want more money? 1/5
I can’t believe you have to pay extra to use the volume adjust, and pay extra to use the apps, and pay extra to use the keyboard! Really?!
Roku app 5/5
By puppy lover 3p
Before you download.... 1/5
Please do not download this app. It is a third party app and charges $1.99 simply to use the volume feature. And it doesn’t end there. It charges also to search the channels via the app page. I was confused. Please download the “Roku” app. I downloaded this one bc it was the first one in the lost. I always trusted the first app on the list when I search for an app. Not anymore. This third party is listed first but it is not the “real” app. I am not sure why Roku allowed this to be but it is wrong. The app does nothing until you purchase the features to use. This is a total rip off. We have to stand up to this kind of ridiculous greediness. Thank God my husband calmed me down and helped me realize that I did not download the same app he downloaded. Totally FREE and there are GREAT FEATURES ON IT.
Best app everrrrr
No more lost remote 5/5
This app works better than I thought it would. I never lose my iPhone, so if I lose my remote (which happens almost daily) I just use my phone. YAY!!
Wi 💰 1/5
By Bad solar
When I got this app I wasted my gbs
Won’t work 1/5
Remote won’t work
Bad sensor 1/5
By too ga
The remote and stick sensors very bad
Can’t control the volume or power tv off and on with remove. It should be called channel changer
Roku is greatness 5/5
Not Sure how I got through life without Roku, it’s invaluable and the best system out there.
Don’t waste your money 1/5
Doesn’t ever work properly
Better than my actual roku remote 5/5
Works better than the actual remote I kid you not, my roku remote even brand new has always been pretty crappy and had a major delay then I hen the battery goes the response time I so slow that it scrolls 10x after I stop pressing buttons and doesn’t respond until 30 seconds later so the fact that this app works almost instantly as a real remote would .... I LOVE IT