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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

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Or follow the guide below to use on PC:

Select Windows version:

  1. Windows 7-10
  2. Windows 11

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

  4. Using The Roku App (Official) on Mac OS:
    Install The Roku App (Official) on your Mac using the same steps for Windows OS above.

How to download and use The Roku App (Official) App on Windows 11

To get The Roku App (Official) on Windows 11, check if there's a native The Roku App (Official) Windows app here » ». If none, follow the steps below:

  1. Download the Amazon-Appstore » (U.S only)
    • 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)

  2. For non-U.S users, Download the OpenPC software »
    • Upon installation, open OpenPC app » goto Playstore on PC » click Configure_Download. This will auto-download Google Play Store on your Windows 11.

  3. Installing The Roku App (Official):
    • Login to your computer's PlayStore or Amazon AppStore.
    • Search for "The Roku App (Official)" » Click "Install" to install The Roku App (Official)
    • The Roku App (Official) will now be available on your windows start-menu.

Minimum requirements Recommended
  • 8GB RAM
  • SSD Storage
  • Processor: Intel Core i3, AMD Ryzen 3000
  • Architecture: x64 or ARM64
  • 16GB RAM
  • HDD Storage

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The Roku App (Official) functions

- Control Roku devices with a convenient remote

- Use 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 phone to TV

- Add and launch channels on Roku devices

- Enter text on Roku device easier with mobile keyboard

- Voice search available in English in the US, UK, and Canada, and 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.

Pros of the Roku app:

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


  • Glitchy interface

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 app middle of a show when this happens. the app 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 app 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 app 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 app iPhone. My remote is often knocked over by the app cats and lands under my wheelchair which makes it hard to find. Or when I misplace the app remote which is why I wrote this review since I couldn’t find it and the app 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 app right one. I’ve had my Roku for several years and was wondering if the app app would work. the app app works just fine on my iPhone 5. Plus it looks exactly like my remote the app one without the app channel buttons. If it is possible to change the app 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 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 app 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 app entire device just to keep the app remote open is really a bad and unsafe alternative. Unfortunately with all the app great features this app provides (especially the app swipe controls and keyboard) this app becomes completely useless because eventually you will find yourself taking the app path of least resistance and just reach for the app 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 app 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 app 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 app 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 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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