The onscreen keyboard with the regular Roku remote is slow. This app makes searching easy. I wish private listening was available for Roku 3, listening through the remote works well but EATS batteries; I'd like to be able to use the app because my Android is rechargeable. I like using this app with the Roku 3 on my study's TV because that iteration did away with the small back button on the remote & replaced it with a search button, making it hard to use the cc-on-rewind feature that works great on the older Roku remote. It's especially convenient to use the widget on my phone as a replacement remote. I have this on my phone and my tablet. I like the updates they've made since I first used it.
Connectivity problem--works fine until my screen on phone shuts off. Use headphones when watching stuff via Roku. But lose private listening when screen shuts off. Get msg in regards to a Wi-Fi connection...which I have. Lose private listening when I use another app at the same time. Didn't have this big of a problem 24 hours ago. I updated app. Uninstalled & installed again. No change. Was using this app to save battery on regular Roku remote.
I really like this app. My only issue is when I'm on my Roku 4 it will all of a sudden go into eco mode and say it has to connect in the middle of me using it. It will try to re connect and never can. I can uninstall and reinstall the app and that only works some of the time I even try turning the roku off and on and it won't reconnect til a few hours later. I dont know if this is a glitch or what. Meanwhile everything works fine with my roku 3 it does does this.
One of my little ones lost the remote control. Have been using this app since the remote had gone missing. Now, my Roku box automatically did a reset. After the HDMI in the back of the TV was loose. My only resource is this app. But the app cannot recognize the IP address. Because the Roku box had reset. So, in order for me to obtain an IP address. I would have to start all over again. Roku staffs, please help me.
Edit: now the app says "No WIFI" after your phone isn't used for a short time rather than just properly waiting like other apps for wifi to initialize. Clearing the message is a lengthy hassle. Wonder if the Roku team used to work at Hoolee. Same old, all these TV and streamer apps presume that the last device watched is the one you are trying to reach. Not a good config in a multi device house.
Sucks. Pure and simple sucks. Very sporadic if it will connect to your network. Don't rely on the app to do anything it says that you can do. 9 times out of 10 you will get a white screen with a little spinning thing with no way to try to find out what is going on with the remote.
Performance improvements and bug fixes
Universal Remote control for TV, set-top box, DVD, Apple etc & TV guide listings