Review from Shadoe Haze
Awesome Works great and exactly as advertised. I find this MUCH more convenient than the Roku remote and I always have my phone on me instead of remembering where I put the remote I just whip the phone out, hot the short cut and instantly I'm connected.
Awesome Remote App! It works great! Of course, I had to change the IP Addresses that my router issues to have the form 10.x.x.x. After that update to my router the app found both of my Roku Streaming Sticks. The app is better than the actual remote, in my opinion, because you can use the keyboard on your phone/tablet when searching for things. It's just awesome!
Roku 3 This app used to be a lot better. If my cell phone sits for too long, after i wake it up then it ways wants to reconnect to the wifi in my home. It never used to do that. It takes more time to get the remote function working again and by the time you actually pause a show or movie it too late. Put it back the way it was before when the app worked faster. Also when you type a search the first letter is never recognized. You have to press the first letter twice for some reason. Never used to do that either.
Feature that makes it 5 stars I just got the remote and the little time I used it so far it works great. But one thing stands out. The private listening button. I know this may seem like a small thing but its a nice little touch. I use it at night when my girlfriend needs to go to bed before me. I use like a person speaker. I can even carry it around. Roku has always been great about doing little things to make their devices easier to use and its really appreciated.
Darn near perfect Comes in handy when I can't find the remote that came with my Roku TV.The only small glitch I have is that the search sometimes has to be done twice. If the results come back 'Not on Roku yet', I'll give it a second try and sometimes it works. I still give it 5 stars. I use it on three different tablets and two different phones (all Android) and everything else has worked perfectly. I have to wonder if some of the problems I'm reading about aren't being caused by settings on the tablet or phone being used.
Roku remote This is a super handy tool, but even when my Roku is connected and streaming my phone will only connect to it about 1/3 of the time. I have tried electing it and manually connecting to it and it still doesn't work. My wife has the same problem as well, i have an Android and she has an I phone.
Can't update to new version Previously rated this higher but dropped down to 2 stars. The sample screenshots show headphone listening but my version of the app doesn't have it and there's no "update" button available when I go to the Google Play Store. Also doesn't have voice search. If I could update to get these features, I would give it 5 stars!
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