Roku - Official Companion App for pc and mac

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What is Roku app remote?

 

Stream Popular Movies And Series On The Go

Roku is a Video on Demand streaming TV content which is available to users and subscribers to the Roku service.

If you’re confused about what streaming channel to use, you should consider giving Roku a swing. The content on Roku measures up quite well to other streaming services. All you need to do is get yourself a Roku device. This gives you access to the Roku channel. 

This channel gives you the chance to enjoy free streaming for movies and television series. The app offers both live and on-demand streaming choices.

The Roku Channel has a variety of content which comprises on-demand movies, TV Series, live streaming television, and options for premium subscription. 


   


What does the Roku app do?

 

These are three features of the Roku app:

#1. Roku Originals:

The Roku Channel has waded into the waters of original content. This is a potential game changer, as it launches Roku firmly into the race for dominance in the streaming race. 

In 2021, Roku acquired the rights to the content created by Quibi, a subscription streaming service for $100 million. As a result, Roku now has access to original content from megastars like Kevin Hart, Chrissy Teigen, Chance the Rapper and Liam Hemsworth. Later on in the year, the Roku Originals Section went live with over 30 original titles added to the collection. More are expected in the future.

The shows include reboots of the MTV classic show Punk’d which is hosted by Chance the Rapper and Reno 911!, the Comedy Central hit show. As is applicable to other free streaming TV services in the industry, the on-demand library is a collection of well-known box office hits. Chances of you finding a popular new release are low, however that does not mean you shouldn’t enjoy dated content.

These are some of the more recognizable movies available in the Roku Library

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

  • The Devil Wears Prada

  • Rio

  • Man on Fire

  • Ghost

  • Hurt Locker

  • Fever Pitch

  • Memento

  • Last Action Hero

#2. Popular On-Demand TV Series:

When it comes to TV series, Roku has one of the best lineups you can ever expect from a free on-demand platform. There are a lot of classics within the mix as well, from different genres, across different time periods.

Some of these TV series are:

  • Dog the Bounty Hunter

  • The Facts of Life

  • The Beverly Hillbillies

  • NewsRadio

  • The Bachelorette

  •  Bewitched

  • I Dream of Jeannie

  • Midsomer Murders

  • Rules of Engagement

  • The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

  • 24

  •  Leave It to Beaver

  • The A-Team

For Popular Kiddie Shows, Roku offers the following content:

  •  Bob the Builder

  •  Thomas and Friends

  •  Peppa Pig

  • Teletubbies

  • Paddington Bear

  • PJ Masks

  • Barbie

  •  The Pink Panther

  • Care Bears

  •  Strawberry Shortcake

#3. Live Streaming TV Channels:

The Roku Channel contains up to 100 free streaming TV channels. Roku shifted their focus to cover live streaming channels , also coming up with a fresh guide menu. This made it feel and look like a traditional TV channel.

These are some of the channels that are included in the live streaming TV option:

  • News and Weather

  • ABC News

  • Reuters

  • Yahoo! Finance

  • USA Today

  • Newsy

  • Cheddar

  • Newsmax TV

  • Weather Nation

  • Entertainment and Food

  • TMZ

  • People TV

  • The Bob Ross Channel

  • Vanity Fair

  • Hell’s Kitchen

  • Bon Appetit

  • Tastemade

  • Sports and Games

  • Stadium

  • Fubo Sports Network

  • ACC Digital Network

  • Family Feud

  • Game Show Central

  • Deal or No Deal

  • Pluto TV Content


Pros of the Roku app:

  • Cheap and Affordable 
  • Interesting Content
  • Linear TV structure helps organize content for easy access.

Cons   

  • Glitchy interface


Download and install Roku - Official Companion App on your computer




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Or follow the guide below to use on PC:

Select Windows version:

  1. Windows 7-10
  2. Windows 11

Learn how to install and use the Roku - Official Companion App app on your PC or Mac in 4 simple steps below:


  1. Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac:
    Get either Bluestacks or the Nox App >> . We recommend Bluestacks because you can easily find solutions online if you run into problems while using it. Download Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >> .

  2. Install the emulator on your PC or Mac:
    On your computer, goto the Downloads folder » click to install Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe » Accept the License Agreements » Follow the on-screen prompts to complete installation.

  3. Using Roku on PC [Windows 7/ 8/8.1/ 10/ 11]:
    • Open the Emulator app you installed » goto its search bar and search "Roku"
    • The search will reveal the Roku - Official Companion App app icon. Open, then click "Install".
    • Once Roku is downloaded inside the emulator, locate/click the "All apps" icon to access a page containing all your installed applications including Roku.
    • Now enjoy Roku on PC.

  4. Using Roku on Mac OS:
    Install Roku - Official Companion App on your Mac using the same steps for Windows OS above.

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How to download and install Roku on Windows 11


To use Roku mobile app on Windows 11, install the Amazon Appstore. This enables you browse and install android apps from a curated catalog. Here's how:


  1. Check device compatibility
    • RAM: 8GB (minimum), 16GB (recommended)
    • Storage: SSD
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum), AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum)
    • Processor architecture: x64 or ARM64

  2. Check if there's a native Roku Windows app ». If none, proceed to next step.

  3. Install the Amazon-Appstore ».
    • Click on "Get" to begin installation. It also automatically installs Windows Subsystem for Android.
    • After installation, Goto Windows Start Menu or Apps list » Open the Amazon Appstore » Login (with Amazon account)

  4. Install Roku on Windows 11:
    • After login, search "Roku" in search bar. On the results page, open and install Roku - Official Companion App.
    • After installing, Goto Start menu » Recommended section » Roku. OR Goto Start menu » "All apps".


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Top Pcmac Reviews

  • Great app when it decides to work

    By Cerealkelr (Pcmac user)

    I mainly use this for when I lose my physical remote or private listening when I want to watch TV, but not wake up housemates. It seems quite frequently it has stopped connecting to my TV saying that my TV may be in “eco mode” and asks me to “wake it up.” My TV is never in “eco mode” and I’m usually in the middle of a show when this happens. The only way I’ve figured out how to get it to recognize my TV again is to completely unplug my TV for about 20 seconds and plug it back in to completely reboot it. Then it usually works, but will often disconnect during the same watching session. It’s very random, too. Sometimes I can go a whole day without this problem. Sometimes I give up and just watch stuff from my phone because I can’t get it to private listen for more than 5 minutes. I have a strong WiFi connection and my bed where I try to private listen from isn’t far from my this app TV. I don’t think I’ve ever reviewed an app before, but this needs to be fixed. I’ve looked at reviews from a year (and longer) ago complaining of the exact same issue. PLEASE GET THIS FIXED, this app developers!
  • Very Convenient When you Misplace the Remote

    By Mystiquekitty (Pcmac user)

    I was very excited when I found out this app made an app for the iPhone. My remote is often knocked over by the cats and lands under my wheelchair which makes it hard to find. Or when I misplace the remote which is why I wrote this review since I couldn’t find it and the rate screen popped up. Lol I find it especially simple to use and though I only have one this app still hooked up it always finds the right one. I’ve had my this app for several years and was wondering if the app would work. The app works just fine on my iPhone 5. Plus it looks exactly like my remote the one without the channel buttons. If it is possible to change the skins I do not know I haven’t searched it out. I read one reviewer mention it often can’t find their connection that has happened only once I just restarted the app and it was fine. This is one of my most useful and helpful apps I have on my phone!
  • Can’t prevent phone from auto lock?

    By nicknames_r_stupid (Pcmac user)

    One glaring omission from this app is that there is no option to prevent the screen from auto-locking. That seems like such an oversight of something so essential in a remote app. Imagine you have a physical remote that sleeps and may or may not reload when you want to use it. Behold this app app. Turning off auto-lock for the entire device just to keep the remote open is really a bad and unsafe alternative. Unfortunately with all the great features this app provides (especially the swipe controls and keyboard) this app becomes completely useless because eventually you will find yourself taking the path of least resistance and just reach for the physical remote. Please please add an auto-lock prevention option. IOS has this capability and from experience it’s relatively minimal effort to implement this functionality. Also this app doesn’t seem to have an email to suggest missing features, so I’m going to be pessimistic here and assume this app probably won’t read this and this app will never get this option. I so hope I’m wrong because I really want to use this app 🖖.
  • Very good but TAKE THE 17+ RATING OFF!!!!!

    By jacee d (Pcmac user)

    I used to use this app literally every day because the remote was so useful! My this app tv at home is so finicky. It has a sweet spot that is hard to find and I have a shaky hand so it is also hard to keep consistent. But when I found this app it was a game changer. You don’t even have to aim the remote with this app. Private listening is also very useful. I like to have my tv loud, so late at night when I don’t want to disturb my parents watching tv, I can just turn on private listening and listen through my headphones. But with the latest update they added a 17+ rating. Which is super annoying. My mom has a restriction on my phone to where I can’t download 17+ apps. So thanks Apple. Now I have to have an app that is super bobo and doesn’t even have private listening. And btw, this app doesn’t have ads. LITERALLY EVERY OTHER APP ON THE APP STORE THAT IS A this app REMOTE HAS ADS. So not only is it super bobo, has no private listening, IT ALSO HAS ADS. Apple make this app 12+ or whatever it was before again!!!

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