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  • A MUST HAVE Nov 14, 2018

    By Jasmineplaysgames
    I have a few Ruko TVs in my house. Got tired of my toddler running off with the remotes and my other child stealing mine leaving me with no remote. I downloaded this app, and I am ready to upgrade my non smart TVs that I use Firestick’s with, and just use Roku. This Roku remote app is amazing. You can turn the tv up with the volume on your phone, you can adjust settings without interrupting the actual tv, as well as browsing on my phone to see what’s on tv, again without interrupting the actual tv. The coolest part I thought was that I was able to turn the sound off my tv and play the sound through my phone! Reminds me of being in the hospital, watching the tv and listening through the remote(my phone). It is an awesome feature. This apps speed and uninterrupted tv makes a huge difference in how I feel about Ruko TVs now. I thought I liked firestick, but I am an Apple person and firesticks remote almost never works when I need it to. This app for Ruko doesn’t ever let me down.
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  • Jul 1, 2020

    By Jay C
    Works great! The private listening feature works flawlessly on my device. It's perfectly in-sync with the actor / actresses lips, even when using Bluetooth. For those who are experiencing issues with it, it's not the app. Try moving your router up higher perhaps. If that doesn't work, get rid of your 2013 model phone & go get something new ya cheap bastard. Lol.
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  • Great app when it decides to work Jul 27, 2019

    By Cerealkelr
    I mainly use this for when I lose my physical remote or private listening when I want to watch TV, but not wake up housemates. It seems quite frequently it has stopped connecting to my TV saying that my TV may be in “eco mode” and asks me to “wake it up.” My TV is never in “eco mode” and I’m usually in the middle of a show when this happens. The only way I’ve figured out how to get it to recognize my TV again is to completely unplug my TV for about 20 seconds and plug it back in to completely reboot it. Then it usually works, but will often disconnect during the same watching session. It’s very random, too. Sometimes I can go a whole day without this problem. Sometimes I give up and just watch stuff from my phone because I can’t get it to private listen for more than 5 minutes. I have a strong WiFi connection and my bed where I try to private listen from isn’t far from my Roku TV. I don’t think I’ve ever reviewed an app before, but this needs to be fixed. I’ve looked at reviews from a year (and longer) ago complaining of the exact same issue. PLEASE GET THIS FIXED, roku developers!
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  • Jul 4, 2020

    By Rhoda Gainey
    it can be good sometimes. I have trouble with it not being consistent in performance. Sometimes it does nothing at all. Today woukd be an example. I llturned it on and hit the center plus button. It worked once then it stopped and nothing i have done has changed its ability to change a channel or to go back or forward or anything else. it acts dead but it seems to be working for a rating doesn't it?
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  • Private listening issue Apr 19, 2020

    By lisa4931
    I got this for two reasons. The first is because I lose my remote a lot and I hate changing batteries in that stupid remote constantly. But the second reason is because I’m losing my hearing after chemo. I feel like if I can use a headset for private listening I would be able to hear better. Also the family wouldn’t complain that I have the TV turned up too loud. The problem is I don’t know how to set up private listening and I can’t find anything in the support to help me. With 246 similar questions in frequently asked questions, it would take me days to find, if not weeks, anything that might remotely help. I’m not sure why instructions aren’t included with some of these apps for setting it up with basic functions. I’ve searched everywhere within the app that I can think of and everywhere outside of the app I can think of, yet I still cannot set this up for private listening. Is there anyone that can help me?
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  • Jul 4, 2020

    By Hal Galbreath
    Setup was simple enough, but some key features greatly underwhelm. Casting, particularly videos, is a smoke and mirrors scam, where you think you can actually do it, but all you get are error messages when you try. The private listening feature is also flawed. The audio is just out of phase enough that the audio doesn't match up with the picture, and that's unsettling. All in all, it's a decent back-up remote control, and nothing else.
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  • Jun 12, 2020

    By Amber Olson
    When I first started using the remote on this it worked perfectly, but now it cuts in and out, the whole app just freezes up when I'm watching a video, and the timing of the talking vs. The sound is off. I'm literally 5 feet away from the roku doing a workout so its definitely not that I'm too far away and it's not the wifi because it doesn't act up in any way except for when I use the app. The headphones don't work well at all. Definitely a great option if they could just work out the issues
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  • Jun 13, 2020

    By Chris St James
    It's great to have keypad searching access instead of the strict alphabetic hunt and Peck search Box grid. I have a lesser Roku 2 style remote so there's no Option to the left of the Querty Keyboard for any Private headset listening. The headphones are Red w/a slash through them. I'm still getting use to the new for me App features. Also typing into the Character search won't work in all Roku Channels. Thanks.
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  • From an accessibility standpoint, the watch app is pathetic! Dec 22, 2019

    By Mom24monsters
    I haven’t found many issues with the iPhone app, but nobody, including me, has all day to read or in my case, write my entire review about what’s wrong with the Watch app. It’s so much easier to write what does work, and that’s kind of pathetic. Everything should work with voiceover, meaning this is an accessibility issue. Your TV talks, but you fail to understand how well accessibility needs to work on your apps. All I can say is, everything on page 2 of the app works, but nothing else does. I can switch from page to page, but heaven forbid I should touch the page chooser, because it ends up going back to page one, which is beyond frustrating! When I’m trying to do something on page 2, then I go too far and get to the page chooser, it goes back to page 1. That should not happen! When there are four pages, and only a quarter of them work with voiceover, you have a problem. Accessibility should be one of the first things you should check before releasing an app.
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  • Jun 27, 2020

    By Darryia N. White
    I have had my Roku app for a few months now and as of now the app freezes alot when I watch TV shows, it has been all over the place as if it is malfunctioning. I need help trying to fix this. It has never done this before until a month ago and it is getting worse. For example I can be watching something then it will skip to a commercial and go right back to the television scene and within seconds, not minutes, it will go right back to the commercial, and that is not normal.
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  1. Turn your device into a remote that you can use to change channels, pause shows, and so much more
  2. What's On feature provides a personalized selection of television shows and films based on your taste and preferences
  3. View tons of behind-the-scenes programming like cast interviews to see what life is really like behind the cameras

Reviewed by Katelyn on April 25, 2018

  • A MUST HAVE Nov 14, 2018

    By Jasmineplaysgames
    I have a few Ruko TVs in my house. Got tired of my toddler running off with the remotes and my other child stealing mine leaving me with no remote. I downloaded this app, and I am ready to upgrade my non smart TVs that I use Firestick’s with, and just use Roku. This Roku remote app is amazing. You can turn the tv up with the volume on your phone, you can adjust settings without interrupting the actual tv, as well as browsing on my phone to see what’s on tv, again without interrupting the actual tv. The coolest part I thought was that I was able to turn the sound off my tv and play the sound through my phone! Reminds me of being in the hospital, watching the tv and listening through the remote(my phone). It is an awesome feature. This apps speed and uninterrupted tv makes a huge difference in how I feel about Ruko TVs now. I thought I liked firestick, but I am an Apple person and firesticks remote almost never works when I need it to. This app for Ruko doesn’t ever let me down.
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  • Jul 1, 2020

    By Jay C
    Works great! The private listening feature works flawlessly on my device. It's perfectly in-sync with the actor / actresses lips, even when using Bluetooth. For those who are experiencing issues with it, it's not the app. Try moving your router up higher perhaps. If that doesn't work, get rid of your 2013 model phone & go get something new ya cheap bastard. Lol.
    more
  • Private listening issue Apr 19, 2020

    By lisa4931
    I got this for two reasons. The first is because I lose my remote a lot and I hate changing batteries in that stupid remote constantly. But the second reason is because I’m losing my hearing after chemo. I feel like if I can use a headset for private listening I would be able to hear better. Also the family wouldn’t complain that I have the TV turned up too loud. The problem is I don’t know how to set up private listening and I can’t find anything in the support to help me. With 246 similar questions in frequently asked questions, it would take me days to find, if not weeks, anything that might remotely help. I’m not sure why instructions aren’t included with some of these apps for setting it up with basic functions. I’ve searched everywhere within the app that I can think of and everywhere outside of the app I can think of, yet I still cannot set this up for private listening. Is there anyone that can help me?
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  • Jul 2, 2020

    By Jessica Clement
    Easiest phone remote I have ever used. I was able to connect in seconds to my roku device. I have this app on all our phones now plus our back up phone just in case. I was afraid it would be a mess trying to connect after we broke our remote last week but it's gone smooth and easy the entire time! It's also easy to find more to watch. Super easy to navigate app
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  • Why I love this app Dec 15, 2019

    By best tv and everything is good
    I love this app because I don’t have to move when I wake up lookin for my control I just grab my phone and there is my control then I find it when I’m awake and I love not having to move out of my bed it’s like having your tv on your phone and don’t start me on that I can watch my. MY tv in my phone I just feel like my tv is in my pocket or in my purse at any time I need it and I feel important for having my tv in my pocket/purse. I just love the quality no hacking no lagging no need of standing up in the mornings anymore and I love how I just can do whatever in this app involving my tv and don’t start me on the tv the tv is the best quality ever EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER Athens best one EVER I don’t know what can be best than this it just needs to not stop being itself don’t change anything to that tv or ima return all the TVs I bought of you because their perfect just like they are that’s my review 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️rating ever EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER there that’s my best review.
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  • Very good but TAKE THE 17+ RATING OFF!!!!! Jul 16, 2019

    By jacee d
    I used to use this app literally every day because the remote was so useful! My roku tv at home is so finicky. It has a sweet spot that is hard to find and I have a shaky hand so it is also hard to keep consistent. But when I found this app it was a game changer. You don’t even have to aim the remote with this app. Private listening is also very useful. I like to have my tv loud, so late at night when I don’t want to disturb my parents watching tv, I can just turn on private listening and listen through my headphones. But with the latest update they added a 17+ rating. Which is super annoying. My mom has a restriction on my phone to where I can’t download 17+ apps. So thanks Apple. Now I have to have an app that is super bobo and doesn’t even have private listening. And btw, this app doesn’t have ads. LITERALLY EVERY OTHER APP ON THE APP STORE THAT IS A ROKU REMOTE HAS ADS. So not only is it super bobo, has no private listening, IT ALSO HAS ADS. Apple make this app 12+ or whatever it was before again!!!
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  • Jun 17, 2020

    By KC Clay
    Periodically the private listening feature will not work properly, but has improved significantly since I last updated the app. I wish there was an option to make the remote the first thing to load rather than a guide on what to watch. Other than these two things, app is pretty good. I mostly use it for private listening or when I lose my remote.
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  • Roku Remote Nov 21, 2018

    By PiperRylie
    I original had my real remote for my Roku TV and it worked perfectly but then it stopped working. I discovered that they had a Roku App (This App) and it’s helped a whole bunch because you can just about control the TV from any direction or angle of my bed. It’s a great tool since I still to this day haven’t gotten another remote but I have one concern..When I turn on my TV I open the Roku App and it says that Roku Is Powered Off when I am staring at my POWERED ON television and it’s saying Roku Is Powered Off and then it constantly says Not Connected when I am connected to WiFi and I’m connected to the Internet. So please answer my questions due to 1:Why does it say Roku Is Powered Off and won’t let my remote work? And 2: Why does it always say “Not Connected” when I’m connected to every plug, WiFi password, and internet connection in my house? I really hope you read this feedback because I really would like answers Thank You-❤️❤️❤️
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  • Jun 22, 2020

    By Nettie Lkat
    Good experience. Easy to connect and to have it all on my phone is nice. I like that I have my keyboard to make it easier to search on YouTube. Only thing FOR ME is I'm not use to having a remote as a touch screen and when I have to push any button to keep my movie or whatever going, I have to try to hurry and get into the app, connect and then go to remote. Nothing too bad, I'm just use to having a remote ready on demand haha.
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  • Jun 18, 2020

    By Ashley Schoenheit
    Only thing that frustrates me is when they put "subscription only" content mixed in with the free content. I love how you have the ability to watch a couple episodes of subscription only content, but in order to continue watching the show you have to pay.. . That's kind of junk. Got 5 episodes into a really awesome show but couldn't continue because I'm not gonna pay for a whole channel for just one show/movie.
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  • Great app when it decides to work Jul 27, 2019

    By Cerealkelr
    I mainly use this for when I lose my physical remote or private listening when I want to watch TV, but not wake up housemates. It seems quite frequently it has stopped connecting to my TV saying that my TV may be in “eco mode” and asks me to “wake it up.” My TV is never in “eco mode” and I’m usually in the middle of a show when this happens. The only way I’ve figured out how to get it to recognize my TV again is to completely unplug my TV for about 20 seconds and plug it back in to completely reboot it. Then it usually works, but will often disconnect during the same watching session. It’s very random, too. Sometimes I can go a whole day without this problem. Sometimes I give up and just watch stuff from my phone because I can’t get it to private listen for more than 5 minutes. I have a strong WiFi connection and my bed where I try to private listen from isn’t far from my Roku TV. I don’t think I’ve ever reviewed an app before, but this needs to be fixed. I’ve looked at reviews from a year (and longer) ago complaining of the exact same issue. PLEASE GET THIS FIXED, roku developers!
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  • Jul 4, 2020

    By Rhoda Gainey
    it can be good sometimes. I have trouble with it not being consistent in performance. Sometimes it does nothing at all. Today woukd be an example. I llturned it on and hit the center plus button. It worked once then it stopped and nothing i have done has changed its ability to change a channel or to go back or forward or anything else. it acts dead but it seems to be working for a rating doesn't it?
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  • Can’t prevent phone from auto lock? Feb 3, 2018

    By nicknames_r_stupid
    One glaring omission from this app is that there is no option to prevent the screen from auto-locking. That seems like such an oversight of something so essential in a remote app. Imagine you have a physical remote that sleeps and may or may not reload when you want to use it. Behold Roku app. Turning off auto-lock for the entire device just to keep the remote open is really a bad and unsafe alternative. Unfortunately with all the great features this app provides (especially the swipe controls and keyboard) this app becomes completely useless because eventually you will find yourself taking the path of least resistance and just reach for the physical remote. Please please add an auto-lock prevention option. IOS has this capability and from experience it’s relatively minimal effort to implement this functionality. Also Roku doesn’t seem to have an email to suggest missing features, so I’m going to be pessimistic here and assume Roku probably won’t read this and this app will never get this option. I so hope I’m wrong because I really want to use this app 🖖.
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  • Jun 21, 2020

    By Amy Hilton
    It's good but there are a couple of problems. Often after turning off my TV and leaving the room, I come back to find the TV is back on spontaneously. This happens anytime I use the app on either of my two Roku TVs, but does not when I used the actual remote. Also, private listening is very spotty. When I am using headphones to keep the rest of the house quiet, I miss a lot of audio. It has not mattered which headphone set I use.
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  • Can be very frustrating at times Mar 12, 2019

    By Tiffany002
    The app is a great alternative to using the remote, especially if you are someone like me who looses it every 5 seconds. I have the app on a setting to where i can turn my tv on through the app. A lot of the times the remote is not connected so it doesn’t turn on my tv. The main reason I have this app is to listen to the tv with my headphones. A lot of the times it gives me problems and it doesn’t always connect to my headphones or it will connect for a little while and then start glitching later. This app has a lot of problems and its so annoying when I turn on my tv expecting to use my phone and its not connected. I don’t understand why its not connected when i have an internet connection. And also when the app starts glitching is causes my tv to glitch and turn off. And sometimes my tv doesn’t work unless i get up and unplug it and plug it back up again. As i said before, this is a good app and is very convenient, but at the same time it can still use a lot of work in the meantime.
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  • Jun 12, 2020

    By Amber Olson
    When I first started using the remote on this it worked perfectly, but now it cuts in and out, the whole app just freezes up when I'm watching a video, and the timing of the talking vs. The sound is off. I'm literally 5 feet away from the roku doing a workout so its definitely not that I'm too far away and it's not the wifi because it doesn't act up in any way except for when I use the app. The headphones don't work well at all. Definitely a great option if they could just work out the issues
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  • Jun 13, 2020

    By Chris St James
    It's great to have keypad searching access instead of the strict alphabetic hunt and Peck search Box grid. I have a lesser Roku 2 style remote so there's no Option to the left of the Querty Keyboard for any Private headset listening. The headphones are Red w/a slash through them. I'm still getting use to the new for me App features. Also typing into the Character search won't work in all Roku Channels. Thanks.
    more
  • From an accessibility standpoint, the watch app is pathetic! Dec 22, 2019

    By Mom24monsters
    I haven’t found many issues with the iPhone app, but nobody, including me, has all day to read or in my case, write my entire review about what’s wrong with the Watch app. It’s so much easier to write what does work, and that’s kind of pathetic. Everything should work with voiceover, meaning this is an accessibility issue. Your TV talks, but you fail to understand how well accessibility needs to work on your apps. All I can say is, everything on page 2 of the app works, but nothing else does. I can switch from page to page, but heaven forbid I should touch the page chooser, because it ends up going back to page one, which is beyond frustrating! When I’m trying to do something on page 2, then I go too far and get to the page chooser, it goes back to page 1. That should not happen! When there are four pages, and only a quarter of them work with voiceover, you have a problem. Accessibility should be one of the first things you should check before releasing an app.
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  • TCL Roku TV - Remote Apr 3, 2020

    By JHof76
    I use the remote on the app for private listening using my Bose Quiet Comfort II headphones. When it works it’s fantastic! Lately I’ve been having so many issues with it doing this 30 second countdown to wake my tv up out of “eco mode” for no reason at all. My tv is not in eco mode. I wait the 30 seconds for it to connect and it starts all over with the 30 second eco mode stuff. I get so frustrated. I’m a techy. I know my way around these issues by searching from solutions from others. Currently I’m turning Airplane Mode on and off to reestablish my WiFi connection. That seems to fix the issue for a little while, but come on. Why should anyone have to do this? I’ve had this tv for two years now and have always had this issue with the remote feature on the app, but it’s gotten so bad I felt I needed to leave a review. The app remote has also started not working when I try to turn my tv on. And yes, both my phone and tv are on the same WiFi network. Major frustration. Please fix this issue already!
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  • Jun 10, 2020

    By Donna Hopkins
    I really like the Roku channel and being able to watch it on my phone is great. The problem with the mobile app is that when you subscribe to a premium channel through your Roku you cannot watch it on your phone. I would love to give Roku a 5 🌟 rating, however until they fix this problem, and yes not being able to watch the extra channels that I'm paying for is a BIG PROBLEM FOR ME. So Roku as soon as you fix this problem and notify me that you have fixed it I will change my rating of the app.
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  • Jul 4, 2020