Review from Mike Scott
Fantastic app Easy to set up, works seamlessly with my Roku 2 XD. Much more responsive and useful than the standard remote!
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.
Never works. Annoying. I keep it up to date but still have problems with disconnection, freezing and never works when I need it. I keep hope that it will work one day because I have 6 roku devices but always end up using the remote it came with. Sucks. I have a Samsung s7 edge and Samsung j7 and on LG k7
It's rare for companies not dedicated to app design to make a usable app. This was a clear exception. I can think of no improvements. This worked far better than I would have hoped for. I'm seriously impressed.
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.
Performance improvements and bug fixes
Universal Remote control for TV, set-top box, DVD, Apple etc & TV guide listings