I love Absolutely Everything about this app except for Anyone that has the app being able to connect to my Roku device without having a password. Any random person can connect to my device. We also have multiple roku devices in the house and my movies have been cut off many times do to others connecting to my device on accident. If you could add an update where it requires a password to connect to each device that would be amazing and I would definitely give a five star rating!
First I'll start with a review of Roku, itself... I absolutely adore it!! A million times better then my local cable company! If you're sick of paying a high bill for very few channels you should definitely consider switching! Now for the app... I have had zero problems with it. It does exactly what I would want it to do. I love how I can use the app as a remote control. It comes in super handy when typing something in. Love everything about it!
Changed to Sprint Hotspot for internet access. Works great. But the Roku App now won't recognize my device & when I input manually says I need the "entire IP address. I AM putting in the entire address. And yes it's the same as the hotspot except for the 4th number.
Any phone or tablet can control the ROKU even if the original remote was lost or broken. Just be sure if you're upgrading your router or setting up new WIFI link for any reason to program the ROKU using the old WIFI link before you shut that one down.
Update: Can't turn on TV with app, which makes it fairly useless. UI is better than on my TCL Roku TV. Makes adding channels a snap. Still a bit perplexed as to why there's not a numeric keypad for going straight to channels on this app though.
I like the private listening feature. I wish it had deeper integration with Roku apps than just acting as a remote (it'd be nice to be able to select the show from my phone). It has annoying push notification spam that you can't disable without connecting to your Roku.
- The Roku mobile app is now available in Spanish and French
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