Similar to our Roku players, with Roku TV, we give you the option to control the TV through the included remote or from your smartphone or tablet. Roku’s mobile app definitely comes in handy if you’ve misplaced the remote or find it’s just a little out of reach from your cozy spot on the couch.
If you’ve used the Roku Android, iOS, or *Windows Phone apps with your Roku players in the past these features will look familiar, but there’s additional functionality we’ve integrated just for Roku TV. Read on below.
My Channels / Remote
Once connected to your WiFi network, use the app to control any Roku TV connected to the same network. Under “My Channels” you can view and launch any channel you have installed on your Roku TV with a quick tap. You’ll also be able to launch all of your other entertainment favorites that you’ve connected to your Roku TV such as a cable box, Blu-ray player, gaming console, etc.
The on-screen remote functions as a full remote control, with the buttons you’ll find on your Roku TV remote including volume, mute and the TV off button.
Select “Search” from the pull-down menu to do a snappy Roku Search to find exactly what you want to watch. Simply search the name of a movie, TV show, actor or director and quickly explore the results available across many of our most popular TV and movie channels. For example, after searching Jon Hamm, you’ll see a list of his latest films and television shows. Want to watch Million Dollar Arm? Just tap the movie from the list, choose your preferred channel (we’ll show you results in order of price so you always get the best deal) and your Roku TV will automatically launch your selected channel leaving you just a click away (or less) from watching the movie.
In addition to the buttons on your mobile screen, you can use your Android and iOS smartphone or tablet’s volume control buttons to raise or lower the Roku TV’s volume.
Want to add a new channel from your mobile device? No problem. Select “Streaming Channels” from the pull-down menu, then log into your Roku account. You can browse by categories and click to install any channel from our extensive Streaming Channels Store (1,800 channels and counting!).
Play On Roku
The Play On Roku feature makes it easy to send the music, photos and videos you have saved on your smartphone or tablet right to your TV. Don’t huddle around your tiny mobile screen to see your vacation photos – share them with the entire living room on the big screen!
Did we mention that our mobile apps are free? You can download them now for Android, iOS, Windows 8/8.1 phones or Windows 8.1 devices and stream away.
*Some of the features and functionality for Windows Phone apps will be added in a later release