RoByte: Roku Remote TV App

4.5 (248.2K)
17.1 MB
Age rating
Current version
Tinybyte Apps LLC
Last update
5 months ago
Version OS
14.1 or later
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User Reviews for RoByte: Roku Remote TV App

4.52 out of 5
248.2K Ratings
2 years ago, wyatt 4321
Worked with my tv and is great if you don’t have a remote or lost it 😶but anyways I would recommend it to everyone. O and a little tip if it doesn’t work its either you the tv or you don’t even have a Roku device at all. Sooooooo don’t get mad at the app 👍 And just one last thing if you lost your remote like me. Haha never mind that I ment to say if you lose your Roku remote *not like me because I never lost it😉* then this app will do. JUST MAKE SURE YOU DONT LOSE YOUR PHONE I mean I totally didn’t but just saying. 👍👍👍 Well keep safe and stay healthy see ya.
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5 years ago, Skooter63
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.
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3 years ago, DemonTigerGirl
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.
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4 years ago, Tobysmomma2
Read this!
So here is the thing! So I got the app. And it was.......Awesome! I always thought it was cool using a iPad and it was so cool! Get the app! The only way is that to unlock it, is too... I meant that the way to unlock it is you have to there a device with a red and green. Press the red button. For sure, it will work, so people say it’s a 1 Star, but when try this, mind blown? Yes mind blown!get the app, please! But there well, you know you have a volume on your iPad. Press it, and there is a %25 on mine, and keeps leveling up! And that’s the only problem. But still get it. Enjoy! From: Anna
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5 years ago, Frandamae
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.
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4 years ago, roseyroo8❤️😍💜
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!!!
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2 months ago, Meharmaah
Poor business practice
I already had the app fully paid for there was a bug in it so I deleted it as it recommended. When you deleted it to re-download it since you already own the software, you should be able to reinstall it when your device with this company, not the case, when you go to reinstall it surprise surprise here comes a new bill stating that you have to purchase this item yet again or as they stated, do a free trial. First of all, not that they care but they lost a customer. I will never recommend them to anybody. There are many ways to get remotes. It was convenient yes but there are many options to be able to also download a Roku remote to my phone just sad to get money
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2 years ago, wendalynn
Stopped working for my 4s iPhone
It was a great app until very recently. For some reason it would not let the older version OS stay in tack and still working when apple decided not to update and keep a gateway open for older version Os not being updated. I actually have purchased apps that no longer work because of this practice by Apple and the app developers forcing new purchases on their faithful, long time customers. Don't you love the greed of Capitalism? NOT.
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5 years ago, Everynameistakenso496838
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.
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2 months ago, I am so glad u found this app
5 star
Literally, this makes my life so much easier I always know where my phones at. I cannot keep up with my remote at all, and it does literally everything that you need to when I tried to make me pay for it, but I did not want to. it was expensive, but I found this app and it was pricing. It was not expensive at all, you don’t have to pay for it is the best stuff that I’ve ever had
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3 years ago, da real Kiwi
It’s great!
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! -Kiwi
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6 years ago, Prequelhater
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
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5 years ago, Ashdgreen
Scam app
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.
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6 months ago, BigPaPa0501
Problem with connecting
I’m having trouble with the app, I’ve used it for years until recently and never had issues until now, the app isn’t connecting to the device I’ve used it to control for such a long time already, I don’t understand, I’ve used the help options in app and research online to no avail, I cannot find support for my issue, I’ve updated my phone updated the app turned it off and one, turned router off and on and deleted and reinstalled the app and nothing works, other people in my house with the app still have access but I don’t
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4 years ago, rocodilehunter
Kid lost our remote
Our Roku remote is gone. We looked under couches, beds, in cabinets, in child’s messy bedroom, even in the freezer (hoping I didn’t have Alzheimer’s). The Roku App remote is a lot cheaper than a new remote and every bit as good, in fact, better, because it has an on/off power button, which the other remote didn’t have. We had another remote for that, which we don’t need, anymore. Thank you for your ingenuity.
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2 years ago, annoyed typer
Great concept. Poor execution
When it works, it’s awesome. The problem is that I have to go through complicated reset procedures almost daily. I always get the error message “cannot connect to roku device” After you turn everything off and back on, force close the app, delete the device off your app, and reconnect it, you can then use the feature for a day or two. This is a problem with all of our phones/iPods and all three of our roku devices. You might as well just get up and adjust your volume manually at the tv. It’s less of a hassle.
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7 years ago, Veronica_Trish
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!
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3 years ago, futurehmnavy
got this app because i’m always losing my remote and the app has a feature that lets you use the keyboard to display on your Roku TV. but the TV didn’t take it and i had to press one by one like i would on an actual remote. usually i wouldn’t be writing a review but given the fact that i had so many ads that said to purchase for $4, i said why not? don’t know if i’m the only one who’s had this issue and could be just a personal experience but it’s still helpful if you can’t find your remote!
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6 years ago, HKirk89
It works!
I got this app after I accidentally put my remote in the wash with all my throw blankets from the couch. It really works! I bought the upgraded version for $4 because the free one was kind of limited and $4 isn’t much to pay for a functional remote. The only problem I have is that I can’t turn my tv on or off with it, I have to use the button on the back of the tv for that. Besides that, it’s perfect! Definitely worth it.
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4 years ago, dfotm
Need volume button
I know this may be a petty request, but, my iPad case covers my volume key because it is an after market case. Anyhow it would be groovy to have a button on the remote screen. Also having the select button in the middle of the arrows can be a bit cumbersome when I’m using my phone. I had a glitch today that I had to stop using my phone and switch to my iPad. It wouldn’t let me change the volume. Weird huh? All in all a useful app. Thank you!
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5 years ago, Nicoleaz95
Better than my actual roku remote
Works better than the actual remote I kid you not, my roku remote even brand new has always been pretty crappy and had a major delay then I hen the battery goes the response time I so slow that it scrolls 10x after I stop pressing buttons and doesn’t respond until 30 seconds later so the fact that this app works almost instantly as a real remote would .... I LOVE IT
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3 years ago, Wips & Chains Crochet
Absolutely rip off!
Downloaded this app because my Roku remote broke and new one won’t be in until next week. I even paid the $3.99 for the “pro” version so it would control the volume. However most of the buttons don’t function properly. The up/down/side buttons don’t work right at all. If you push the down button, it opens an app instead of going DOWN the list. Same once you’re in the app, can’t move left/right/up/down. Every button you hit wants to start playing whatever show the highlit square lands on. No ability to scroll through and see what’s on and what you want to watch. Complete waste of money!
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3 years ago, Great, awsome, nice app
incredible! <3
This app is amazing! I don’t usually write reviews but this app deserves it! I couldn’t find my Roku remote so I went to the App Store to see if there was a app for Roku remote and I came across this! It connected when I opened the app by itself! Which is way easier than trying to connect it yourself (if you don’t know how). I recommend this app for you to use!
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4 years ago, jackofalltrades442
Pro Purchase Does Nothing
I’m really not sure how to rate this app. On the one hand, I like the interface, and it does work with my Ultra Roku. However, expecting that the Volume Controls and the Power Button would work with the Pro features, I paid the nearly $4 for it, but I see no visible differences in the interface. No power button. The on-screen message tells me that my Ipad volume hardware buttons will control the volume - they don’t. So, I have basic functionality even after having paid for the Pro upgrade. Update: There is a power button and it will turn the unit off, but not back on. I get the message that “Cannot connect.” So, I still have to use the physical remote, which kind of defeats the purpose. The unit responds to the Ipad hardware Volume buttons only in that the little speakers with the relevant “+” or “-“ symbols appear, but it has no effect on the TV or the Roku Ultra device.
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4 years ago, pwsome
Easy and Siple
Me and my brother tried finding my roku Remote, and we could not find it, so I looked up a roku app and saw this app at the top. So I bought the app and me and my brother didn’t know what to do. But then my brother pointed it at the TV and it worked! This is week 5 of me using this app! This app works amazing! People who have roku and have lost there remote should use this app! And that’s my story! Thank you so much for making this app!
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6 years ago, Eddiethreat
Read my review, it's honest, and I understand
The main thing I like is that I can use it on iOS 8. I use an old ipad2 as a media / comicbooks / remote. Many app developers go with Apple's planned obsolescence and make their apps require the newest iOS. These guys get it, the app performs perfect as is. I love this. Maybe the world isn't all businesses trying to exploit consumers. I paid for premium, and it was worth it. Thank you, developers.
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5 years ago, ZambotTheShadow
It Works But...
The remote works fine, just as it’s supposed to but it has this one extremely annoying quality. Every time I use the app (ex: to pause a movie/tv show) and then exit off of the app it turns my volume off. Literally every single time. It’s extremely annoying and I don’t know why it’s happening. Tried to reach out to support but there’s literally no way of contacting them. Pausing a movie or tv show isn’t worth having to turn my volume back on 100 times a day because of this app. I’ll be uninstalling this and just using the remote I have and pressing the back button if I have to walk away.
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6 years ago, MojoSweetly
Roku for iPad
I was glad to find this app amongst the numerous others with Roku in its title; my Roku remote control apparatus has stopped working entirely. I am able to crawl in a frustratingly slow manner using this app to access Netflix and PBS, but only barely as the app stops and completely freezes when I'm attempting to choose a show or film. The app is terribly glitchy. At least there is some sort of alternative to the Roku's completely limp apparatus. And yes, I've tried replacing the batteries.
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4 years ago, babii_joy
It’s really great just having it
It’s really good to use so I don’t have to wake up in the morning just to look for it and my phone is there how ever .... it have a couple flaws which was I downloaded a app just like this and it did not work for my tv so I would fix the fact that it say what tv and remote on the other hand it’s a 5/5
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11 months ago, stompingsocialism
I dig this one over the official Roku app..
This is the More intuitive app for controlling my Roku with my device.. Its easier, faster and cleaner.. No woke Adds or frilly/useless screens to scan through.. Just pop it on and use it..Plus it controls the volume of my tele’s without any fuss.. The Roku’ official app was a total bummer.. Glad This one was developed and hasn’t really changed.. It’s Rad!🤙🏼(Hope they don’t mess it up in the future.)
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2 years ago, hair911workorplay
Love Roku, I highly recommend Roku to everybody I know I am writing a review on my Roku app on my iPhone so many wonderful choices where you don’t have to pay I love to be an KANOAPY if you get it through your local library those are one of the better abs sitter complementary. The one thing that I wish it was different was that they had longer battery life.
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4 years ago, Rick08111
I purchased the app and had trouble using it. I assumed because the reviews were so great I should purchase the application. WRONG! I cannot remember being so frustrated trying to use an application. I called someone that I knew had used the application and still was very frustrated. I gave up and deleted the application. To add insult to this situation Apple would not refund my money. I downloaded the free app from Roku and it worked like a charm. The question that comes to mind is why in the world would anyone pay for this application? Another regret I have is I cannot rate this application as much worse than a one star.
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3 years ago, paisano4569
I purchased this app because it was the top of the app when I search for Roku little to find out that the Roku app was only a few more down the official one which by the way is completely free if you own a Roku this one makes you pay for free features horrible horrible horrible very misleading
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6 years ago, MacKennaP
Really good!!! One problem...
The only problem is is turning down the volume, I checked on my phone and iPad, and it works perfectly for turning the volume up but needs a bug fix for turning the volume down! It seems to work for about one to three clicks then just dont work until I turn up the volume really loud and then back down (which even then barely works) That’s the only bad part! Actually works
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2 years ago, Gimmie cookies now
I didn’t even have the app for 2 minutes and I deleted it I can state three reasons why I did. 1. It is low quality and when I connect it to my tv it barely works. 2. You have to pay to use the remote so basically just make the app paid for and then make everything free but no you wanna make the app free and then when you open the app if you don’t pay you can only access 2 or 3 things. And 3. 99 percent of the time it doesn’t even show my tv for me to connect to it, It just shows the living room and my child’s tv. Worst app ever
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6 years ago, Dog Days 23
Love it
My remote was lost. I bought a new one and hated it it was slow and not WiFi. I found the one I lost and was happy until it died. As told by the customer service to download it on my phone but I have my iPad at my side when I am in my chair watching tv. I downloaded it and it is as fast as the original one. Very handy and not easily lost
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5 years ago, Guitarer09
I like it! But here are some thoughts...
Great app, performs well, there never seems to be any issue connecting to my Roku 3600x, and the latency on a Wireless N network is minimal at best. Exception: the typing. The lag between typing and the text appearing on screen is significant. Given that there’s little to no lag using other controls, maybe we’ll see a fix in an upcoming patch? Things I’d like to see: -Haptic feedback when pressing buttons -Moveable channels tiles, so I can sort my channels by my most-used. -Volume-level meter would be helpful, so I’m not eternally holding down the volume button -Show which Roku I’m connected to on the Remote tab/screen. We only own one Roku right now, but we will own another soon, so that could cause some issues.
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3 years ago, Koreeallen
This app worked out just fine before I upgraded and got all the features. Literally right after the upgrade, it hasn’t worked at all. We use 3 Roku TVs throughout our home. Before the upgrade it worked perfectly for each tv. After upgrade, it can’t discover any Roku devices. But the other Roku apps can discover all three. I’ve followed all troubleshooting advice multiple times and still not working. My advice, do not buy the upgrade. Hope this is useful.
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6 years ago, What-I'm-Saying
Just get the free app - save your money
The free app worked great, but I only gave a 3 star rating because of the paid features I was was enticed into buying. I should have saved my money. When I choose channels, sure I see all my Roku apps, but as soon as I choose one of my apps, I’m back to the free feature that has the arrows to navigate. At that point you need to be able to see your screen because it’s not on the app. Also, my volume control in the app doesn’t work.
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6 years ago, Gneerow
Better than replacing AAA batteries
I love that it can type from my iPad and quickly move between apps and home. The only reason I give it three stars is the volume control is not dependable. My iPad manual volume is broken and the only way to change volume is my iPhone. You cannot control the volume with touch screen controls. Even with manual volume down is slower than volume up.
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5 years ago, Jefreh
The fact they want you to pay ( too much in my view- you’re close to just buying another clicker) for the obvious convenience of selecting channels as opposed to the one step navigation that’s in the “base” version. Plus, I can’t turn on my tv or use volume- an extra?! Haven’t bothered to investigate. If you’ve lost your clicker ( or the dog ate Them as in my case!), and you can turn on your tv , it does the basic job of navigating thru up/down, l/r and select just fine.
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3 years ago, Mavi01
Seems like a Cash Grab but its the best among the competitors
It seems cheap to charge for being able to raise your volume but these annoying apps are mostly a service deal with membership so I have to give these guys 5 stars for at least being a one time small payment.
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4 years ago, kevinanator
Too easy
Do it! All I had to do was download this app, like it says, no set-up. So much better than those cheap remotes and no battery to replace, plus you can see it in the dark. I do not have smart TV, just a 10 year old off brand, so I expected the app wouldn’t work, but it does everything the remote does only easier.
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1 year ago, Artistic gardener
Using cell as Remote.
I had no idea that our cell phones could be used as a remote control. My ISP brought that to my attention and they helped me set it up over the phone. Was l ever impressed. It surprises me that more people don’t know about Roku. I tell many people and home to get them informed. Thank you Roku! Crystal
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4 months ago, Lonnie98
When I got the app it was working and it was fine but than after 2 years it was saying Roku express not available and it would say that for a week and sometimes it would be fine and sometimes not so I don’t know if it is the app or my Roku express but a really good app to use when u lose your remote.
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4 years ago, jsie ie wksmwos
The volume does work if u purchase it!
Love this app! It does work! All u have to do is use your buttons on the side of your tablet/phone to change volume on your roku tv! At first I didn’t think it did either I couldn’t figure it out for nothing till my 6 year old little girl was playing around on it! She was all excited lol
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4 years ago, RAM 1958
Stopped working
My Roku App Remote has stopped working. The issue is that once I click to open it it flashes for a second then it turns off. I’ve tried reinstalling and it still does the same thing, on my iPhone and the other three iPhones that I have it installed.
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6 years ago, *{StarCollector}*
Works great but must pay for features on more than one device
This works great with my iPad. I paid to unlock the features. I also installed it on my iPhone. The app required A payment to unlock all the features on my iPhone. In my opinion, a person should not have to pay two times to unlock features on an app if installed on the devices with the same Apple ID!
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3 years ago, Smoovbrainz
Terrible At Best
Not only does this app force you to pay for services already provided for free on the official app, it legitimately does not work. It’s almost never connects and if it does you can expect it to disconnect almost immediately while your Roku acts as if you are holding down the last button you pressed. Check the reviews too, I’d venture to say the majority are fake. I really do not know how Apple has not removed this hot garbage off the app store, but I am sure they will eventually. TLDR - don’t waste your time on this app.
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4 years ago, CWStew
Why pay for an App that does nothing different
This App is Ok but you pay for phone remote functions the App by Roku (company) provides for free. One main function the App by Roku (company) provides over this app is the ability to use your phone’s headphones for private viewing if someone is in your TV room and you don’t want to disturb them. This app does not bring enough in functions for the developer to charge such a premium. That along with the lack of support, save your money and take a pass on this App.
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