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Ratings & Reviews

4.7
1.3M+ Ratings
  1. 5
    86+%
  2. 4
    8+%
  3. 3
    3+%
  4. 2
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  5. 1
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  • Best Handy App... Here’s why (Read All) Sep 18, 2020

    By Yaslivinglife
    Honestly, I love this app because it’s greatly convenient!!! Probably one of THE MOST convenient and simple apps for free. Like another reviewer said instead of searching for the remote as long as you have your phone (which is most likely all the time) you’re good. As a wheelchair bound disabled person, some people in my home can leave the remote in places I can’t really reach so that’s were this app come in handy, and really in this household the remote generally has the tendency to disappear. So if you have a remote that has hidden legs and likes to go into hiding then the app is great. On a funny and more truthful note, I originally got the app because my sister and I weren’t getting along at the time and she knows every morning I use the tv. For some reason the next morning I couldn’t find the remote and had a gut feeling she hid it on purpose so that I had no choice but to talk and ask her where it was (in which she probably still wouldn’t have helped to be petty). To avoid needing her help, I downloaded the app and she looked confused and shocked like “😳”. I felt like victory with my phone remote 😎😂. I definitely take back what I said about people who used this app were being lazy but it comes in handy for more than not wanting to get up!!!
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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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  • 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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  • Nov 24, 2020

    By Eric McDonald
    This is a cool app. I wish that it had a cast icon inside the app to cast to Chromecast.
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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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  • Nov 20, 2020

    By li le
    Why the hell is the resolution for the app stuck at 480p? But if you use a browser it's full 1080p. Seriously freaking fix this. Been years with this issue.
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  • Nov 7, 2020

    By Carl Vaughan
    Can't get into my account. Says they are sending email, nothing in over 15 minutes.
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  • Decent needs adjustments Jul 6, 2020

    By Great Amazing App!
    I’ve been in love with this app for a while, the major reason why I use it is for the headphone setting since I like privately listening, but this feature has a couple of problems such as it will glitch a little and eventually shut off private listening and play the volume incredibly loud which is a problem when it’s late and my family is sleeping. I know I’m not the only one who faces this issue and I don’t know about others but this typically happens to me when my headphones aren’t placed correctly. Another issue I have is when the app shuts off after a while of not being used. And this takes me a while to readjust because the remote will load for a long time even though my internet is connected or I have to work my way around is such as disconnect from the WiFi, close the app reconnect from the WiFi open the app and sometimes THAT doesn’t even work and it gets really annoying to the point where I have to use the physical remote so it defeats the purpose of even having a remote on my phone in the first place
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  • Nov 4, 2020

    By Shelia Wishon
    Im sorry but google block me everytime i tryed to watch. Google deleted my netflix 2 but google said since i purchased it before they took over my i would have to delete it and go through google store to get a different app well i did i boudgt 2apps hulu and yours and i didnt get to watch either one of them .
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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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  • Best Handy App... Here’s why (Read All) Sep 18, 2020

    By Yaslivinglife
    Honestly, I love this app because it’s greatly convenient!!! Probably one of THE MOST convenient and simple apps for free. Like another reviewer said instead of searching for the remote as long as you have your phone (which is most likely all the time) you’re good. As a wheelchair bound disabled person, some people in my home can leave the remote in places I can’t really reach so that’s were this app come in handy, and really in this household the remote generally has the tendency to disappear. So if you have a remote that has hidden legs and likes to go into hiding then the app is great. On a funny and more truthful note, I originally got the app because my sister and I weren’t getting along at the time and she knows every morning I use the tv. For some reason the next morning I couldn’t find the remote and had a gut feeling she hid it on purpose so that I had no choice but to talk and ask her where it was (in which she probably still wouldn’t have helped to be petty). To avoid needing her help, I downloaded the app and she looked confused and shocked like “😳”. I felt like victory with my phone remote 😎😂. I definitely take back what I said about people who used this app were being lazy but it comes in handy for more than not wanting to get up!!!
    more
  • 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 Convenient When you Misplace the Remote Nov 19, 2017

    By Mystiquekitty
    I was very excited when I found out Roku made an app for the iPhone. My remote is often knocked over by the cats and lands under my wheelchair which makes it hard to find. Or when I misplace the remote which is why I wrote this review since I couldn’t find it and the rate screen popped up. Lol I find it especially simple to use and though I only have one Roku still hooked up it always finds the right one. I’ve had my Roku for several years and was wondering if the app would work. The app works just fine on my iPhone 5. Plus it looks exactly like my remote the one without the channel buttons. If it is possible to change the skins I do not know I haven’t searched it out. I read one reviewer mention it often can’t find their connection that has happened only once I just restarted the app and it was fine. This is one of my most useful and helpful apps I have on my phone!
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  • Family Remote(ROKU) Aug 4, 2019

    By JANIYA OLIVER😍😍
    Good morning here is my review This app is literally the best when my sister can’t find Our remote to our TV I say calm down because there’s no need to panic because I have the app right here on my iPhone and almost like everybody in my family does and will use it like a lot and can’t find a remote the only reason why I did A review was because I want to help support this app because because I really enjoy paying for movies and watching them even more they have Netflix ,sling hulu,vudu, and more and here is some advice when you go to sleep at night time are you Gotta do is press the pause button and when you wake up in the morning it’s showing pictures of the new movies that’s about to come out like for example big Brother Doctor Who she’s Gotta have it or more or more classic movies so I hope you like it I tried my best my very best have the very best day goodbye...😀😄😁
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  • Nov 16, 2020

    By TracyAnne Ucimaqt1
    I love everything about Roku the service,prices & my new roku smart TV its perfect for me, my brother purchased one this week...
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  • Nov 24, 2020

    By Eric McDonald
    This is a cool app. I wish that it had a cast icon inside the app to cast to Chromecast.
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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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  • Oct 17, 2020

    By Brenda Short
    Enjoy watching movies and live tv shows on Roku app a lot. The variety is huge so, there's always something to watch.😎
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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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  • Great for private listening Aug 22, 2018

    By PetuniaBlue
    Works ok but needs to allow landscape mode esp for iPad. Great for private listening. Needs a stop button for video not just pause since pause doesn’t function well within some apps on Roku. Needs to have way to easily make comments about problems with roku product itself & it’s associated apps. Apps inside Roku do have a screen which allows a rating for app but if you pick feedback - no place for comment if your problem with app is not listed-very frustrating. Roku is a nice alternative to cable or in addition to cable to allow one to the watch shows in one’s own available time or in a room without cable but you do need a roku for each tv. Main downside to Roku is some free watching apps within Roku commercial you to death showing as many as 4 to 6 commercials every 11 minutes!!
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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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  • 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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  • Oct 16, 2020

    By Elijah Perkins
    I'm giving this three stars because I really don't see what's the difference between this new Roku app compared to the other original Roku app. Otherwise it's good in terms of it's content, video quality, etc but I do wish Roku would make a Picture-in-Picture mode for their app(s).
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  • Nov 20, 2020

    By CALIRED SAVAGE
    Im giving the Roku Channel 3 stars because it freezes alot...maybe if it gets fixed i will give it 5 stars
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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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  • Decent needs adjustments Jul 6, 2020

    By Great Amazing App!
    I’ve been in love with this app for a while, the major reason why I use it is for the headphone setting since I like privately listening, but this feature has a couple of problems such as it will glitch a little and eventually shut off private listening and play the volume incredibly loud which is a problem when it’s late and my family is sleeping. I know I’m not the only one who faces this issue and I don’t know about others but this typically happens to me when my headphones aren’t placed correctly. Another issue I have is when the app shuts off after a while of not being used. And this takes me a while to readjust because the remote will load for a long time even though my internet is connected or I have to work my way around is such as disconnect from the WiFi, close the app reconnect from the WiFi open the app and sometimes THAT doesn’t even work and it gets really annoying to the point where I have to use the physical remote so it defeats the purpose of even having a remote on my phone in the first place
    more
  • Nov 4, 2020

    By Shelia Wishon
    Im sorry but google block me everytime i tryed to watch. Google deleted my netflix 2 but google said since i purchased it before they took over my i would have to delete it and go through google store to get a different app well i did i boudgt 2apps hulu and yours and i didnt get to watch either one of them .
    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.
    more
  • 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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  • Nov 5, 2020

    By Enrique Zabala
    II like it but it just keeps on closing I can't open the app but from that I really like all the TV shows
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  • Nov 20, 2020

    By li le
    Why the hell is the resolution for the app stuck at 480p? But if you use a browser it's full 1080p. Seriously freaking fix this. Been years with this issue.
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  • Nov 7, 2020

    By Carl Vaughan
    Can't get into my account. Says they are sending email, nothing in over 15 minutes.
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  • Nov 12, 2020

    By mrmoreton
    Always looking for wifi,which I don't have,what a hassle
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  • Nov 3, 2020

    By Truth Gr
    if youu are using chromebook it truly wont open its horrible and sad that it only works on certain devices in 2020 the age of new technology. super frustrated
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  • Oct 14, 2020

    By Benjamin Angell
    Not working on pixel 3a xl. App starts, goes into loading screen, then crashes.
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