I was convinced to purchase pro because I thought it would be an awesome upgrade. What I didn’t know is that the volume wouldn’t work even though my roku supports it. Also, if my family uses it, they have to purchase the upgrades themselves, which I can almost understand but it was not clear before the purchase. Further,if I want it on my iPad, I have to purchase the upgrades again, this I can not understand since it is my own device and I have already paid for the upgrades. By far the most disappointing aspect is the difficulty in finding away to contact support. Perhaps some of my issues are fixable however the only way I could find to contact support was through a review. No contact info on the App Store and if you click on app support you get a website with only basic information and still no way to contact the developer. Hopefully we can all get some support and information moving forward.
This app is great! I always lose my remote so when I do I don't have to worry about it. I can just sit in bed in the mornings and watch my morning shows all while using my phone while the remote is god knows where. Very useful. Even my family loves it! We are TV people so ALWAYS lose one of our remotes. The only thing that can be worked on is being able to customize the names of the TV's so you know if your connected to the right TV. Also, I think this might be a bug in the coding but sometimes my power button won't. So to those reading this, I recommend this app! But beware you might have a bug like me 😂. God bless those who read this.
Before you download....
Please do not download this app. It is a third party app and charges $1.99 simply to use the volume feature. And it doesn’t end there. It charges also to search the channels via the app page. I was confused. Please download the “Roku” app. I downloaded this one bc it was the first one in the lost. I always trusted the first app on the list when I search for an app. Not anymore. This third party is listed first but it is not the “real” app. I am not sure why Roku allowed this to be but it is wrong. The app does nothing until you purchase the features to use. This is a total rip off. We have to stand up to this kind of ridiculous greediness. Thank God my husband calmed me down and helped me realize that I did not download the same app he downloaded. Totally FREE and there are GREAT FEATURES ON IT.
This is so so so so cool!!
Wow wow wow wow this is such I good app and it’s perfect cuase I lose things aloud like all the time and now I’ll have a app on my iPad so I can control it and it’s such a good app it even has I keyboard and it’s such a good app but I don’t no why it has bad reviews cause it’s like the greatest app ever!! So yeah byeeeee!
Hey to the people who made he app thank you for making this ive had no problems so far but I just got it hahaha 😂 so yeah well anyway like I said before thank you so much for this app I’m sorry for the bad reviews those people are crazy so think you and byeeeeeee!!!
The app works great. I prefer it to my remote. I love that i can scroll through my channels on my device, from another room, and type a search using my phone’s keyboard. The app itself is wonderful.
The issue: I bought the 3.99 Pro version so i could control the power and volume, while my partner stayed with the free version. He can control the power and volume. I’m not sure if he was lucky or I just duped. I didn’t try the volume or power use on my phone prior to upgrading, so I’m not sure if they would have worked for free.
You’re welcome for the free 4 bucks! 5 stars for functionality, -1 for my wasted money.
Roku phone remote
I lost my remote and I tore my whole house apart looking for it and then someone told me about this app and I got it. Not saying I’m thankful I lost my remote, but I’m so glad I found this app because it’s so convenient and easy. I’m always on my phone when I’m in my room, so I can just turn on the tv just like that. The remote on the app is also really easy to control and figure out. The only thing that got me was they don’t give you the option to control the volume, but you can buy it for 1.99.
I downloaded this app and it was neat, except you have to pay for volume control!
Volume control worked for one day... sort of. When you take the phone out of the room the volume goes back to zero. I tried adjusting all sorts of settings, refresh the app, ect. Nothing worked. Now (the day after purchasing the volume control) it won’t adjust plume at ALL, it just stays on zero. Tried to get app support but there is no way to contact the company.
Why do I have to pay to change the volume
One of the main features of a remote is changing the volume. My Roku remote recently broke so I had to download this app and I discovered that many options that came with the remote I got with the TV are are locked behind a pay wall in this app. It is ridiculous to me that a app as simple as a remote substitute requires you to pay actual money to change the volume! I have paid Roku enough money by buying the smart TV I don't want to have to pay them more money to change the volume on my channel. As we become more and more attached to the digital world we have to stand up to anti-consumer things like this! I wish I could uninstall this app but I am forced to use it
By da real Kiwi
It’s great, if your too lazy to go get the remote, download it on your phone, BOOM your in control of the tv! It has channels
on the side, almost everything! The only thing I really needed was the headphones, which the other free Roku app has, but that one is usually glitchy, so I mostly use this one. I like the headphones so, the tv isn’t so loud in the house, so my family can mind their own business. Sometimes my siblings are a bit loud and I use headphones, and I can hear it better. That’s it, other than that, this app is great!
Better than the other substitute remotes!!
Love this app which I stated using for a substitute when my Roku tv remote broke. Now it's just a habit and it's just easier to locate your phone/tablet over searching for a lost remote! Works better than other apps I have tried which lag and have ads. The only con is that sometimes I have to close out of the app and go back into it so that my tv registers the commands. Other than that, definitely recommend!