Review from Rick Sirl
Great! Great app only being able to play video would make it better, but works great on all the phomes and tablets in the house.
This app is a MUST HAVE for any Roku owner! The main feature of acting as a remote for your Roku or Roku TV is terrific! The remote includes a keyboard feature & acts as a direct link to your Roku account where you can add new apps, search for shows & even use for "Private Listening" when plugging your headphones into your phone. I'd also suggest going online & searching for Private Roku Channels to find more apps, features & content. I absolutely love this app & recommend it to anyone with a Roku or Roku TV!
I love that I can use my phone and Bluetooth headphones for audio instead of just the TV speakers. I'm a little hard of hearing so I can adjust the volume higher without disturbing others. Not sure if it'll support multiple Bluetooth devices. Guess it would depend on my phone's capabilities.
I love that if you lose the rokumote you can just whip out your phone, which everyone always has on hand. The keyboard feature is also amazing when you're searchint. Nobody likes to hit arrows 12 times just to reach one letter. Great app!
After MULTIPLE updates, this app STILL cannot see the new Roku streaming stick on our network without doing a manual connection each time. It can see our 2 other devices, but not the stick. Very annoying!
Kind of messed up that this app doesn't support private listening on the Roku 3 anymore, when the older app before the redesign did. Cutting out features for older device when those devices use to be supported with those features is a bad gesture to their customers and fans. My next streaming box will not be a Roku because this type of shady support.
We got rid of everything but basic cable, added Roku, and now we have SO MUCH FREE TV!!! Movies, TV, News, Weather, Cartoons,.... The only thing I can say I don't like about it is some have commercials.... but that's a small price to pay for FREE TV!!!
Listen as loud as you like while keeping things quiet for everyone around you.
Private Listening is now available on Roku TVs*, Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra
*Private Listening available when viewing streaming content on your Roku TV.
Improved Keyboard integration
The Roku mobile app now lets you use autocomplete, copy and paste and use the mobile keyboard to make entering text a simple and fun experience.
Universal Remote control for TV, set-top box, DVD, Apple etc & TV guide listings