Roku - Official Remote Control for pc and mac

Roku - Official Remote Control for Pc

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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.


  • Glitchy interface

Download and install Roku - Official Remote Control on your Laptop or Desktop computer

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Or follow the guide below to use on PC:

Select your PC version:

  1. Windows 7-10
  2. Windows 11

If you want to install and use the Roku - Official Remote Control app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App >> . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >>

Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.

Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type Roku - Official Remote Control in the search bar and press Search. Click on Roku - Official Remote Controlapplication icon. A window of Roku - Official Remote Control on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Step 4: for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use Roku - Official Remote Control for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

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How to download and install Roku on Windows 11

To use mobile apps on your Windows 11, you need to install the Amazon Appstore. Once it's set up, you'll be able to browse and install mobile apps from a curated catalogue. If you want to run android apps on your Windows 11, this guide is for you.

Steps to setup your pc and download Roku app on Windows 11:

  1. Check if your computer is compatible: Here are the minimum requirements:
    • RAM: 8GB (minimum), 16GB (recommended)
    • Storage: SSD
    • Processor:
      • Intel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum or above)
      • AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum or above)
      • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum or above)
    • Processor Architecture: x64 or ARM64
  2. Check if Roku already has a native Windows version here ». If there is no native version, proceed to step 3.
  3. Install the Amazon Appstore from the Microsoft Store here ». Selecting "Get" will begin the installation of the App and will automatically install Windows Subsystem for Android too.
  4. After installation, the Amazon Appstore and the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app will appear in the Start menu and your apps list. Open the Amazon Appstore and login with your Amazon account.
  5. Go to the Amazon App store and search for "Roku". Open the app page by clicking the app icon. Click "Install". After installation, Click "Open" to start using the Roku app.

To find Roku Android app on Windows 11 after you install it, Go to Start menu » Recommended section. If you can't find the Roku app there, click on "All apps" next to the pinned section in the Start menu and scroll through the list.

Was the setup process hard? Is Amazon Appstore on Windows not available in your country or Is Roku app not working on your Windows 11? Simply download the APK directly and install via emulator. Follow the best guide for this here ».

Roku - Official Remote Control On iTunes

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Roku - Official Remote Control Software Features and Description

Get to know the must-have app for streamers Use the free Roku® mobile app to: • Control your Roku devices with a convenient remote • Use your voice or keyboard to quickly search for entertainment • Enjoy private listening with headphones • Stream free movies, live TV, and more on the go with The Roku Channel • Cast media files from your phone, like videos and photos, to your TV • Add and launch channels on your Roku devices • Enter text on your Roku device easier with your mobile keyboard You must connect your phone or tablet to the same wireless network as your Roku device to use certain features of the mobile app. Some features require a compatible Roku device and may require logging into your Roku account. Feature availability: • Voice search is available in English in the US, UK, and Canada. It’s also available in Spanish in Mexico and the US. • The Roku Channel can be viewed in the mobile app in the US only. • Some channels require payment, can change, and vary by country. For more information and troubleshooting, go to and

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 Roku 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, roku developers!
  • Very Convenient When you Misplace the Remote

    By Mystiquekitty (Pcmac user)

    I was very excited when I found out Roku 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 Roku still hooked up it always finds the right one. I’ve had my Roku 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 Roku 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 Roku doesn’t seem to have an email to suggest missing features, so I’m going to be pessimistic here and assume Roku 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 roku 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 ROKU 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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