Following our Roku mobile app launch for Windows in June, we’re pleased to share the v2.0 update for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 tablets and devices in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Republic of Ireland.
The Roku mobile app for Windows Phone gives you the option to control your Roku player or Roku TV from your smartphone or tablet. It comes in handy if you’ve misplaced your remote or it’s just a little too far out of reach. Like our Android and iOS mobile apps, the Roku mobile app now supports Roku® Search, Play On Roku and Roku Channel Store access in addition to the remote control functionality and My Channels mobile access we launched this summer.
The Roku Search feature helps you quickly find exactly what you want to watch. Simply search the name of a movie, TV show, actor or director and quickly select from results available from our top streaming channels including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU and many others. For example, tap on Jennifer Lawrence to get her available filmography. Want to watch X-Men: Days of Future Past? Just tap the movie, choose your preferred channel and your Roku player will automatically switch to the entertainment, leaving you just a click away (or less) from watching.
Play On Roku
The Play On Roku feature on the Windows version of our Roku mobile app makes it easy to send the music and photos 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!
We expect to add Play On Roku video support in a later release.
You now have access to the 1,800 channels in the Roku Channel Store at your fingertips from your smartphone or tablet. Want to check out the funny YouTube video on the big screen or get the latest news on the LA Times Originals channel? Just log into your Roku account to browse the Channel Store by categories. We make it easy to add, remove or rate any channel. After a quick install, you can launch a channel with the tap of your finger!
Look for the update or download it free on your Windows Phone 8.1 and/or Windows 8.1 tablet or device.