Roku - Official Remote Control

Roku - Official Remote Control

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2011-12-15
  • Current Version: 7.8.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 117.49 MB
  • Developer: ROKU INC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 1 315 735


Get to know the must-have app for streamers Use the free Roku® mobile app to: • Control your Roku devices with a convenient remote • Use your 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 your phone, like videos and photos, to your TV • Add and launch channels on your Roku devices • Enter text on your Roku device easier with your mobile keyboard You must connect your phone or tablet to the same wireless network as your Roku device to use certain features of the mobile app. Some features require a compatible Roku device and may require logging into your Roku account. Feature availability: • Voice search is available in English in the US, UK, and Canada. It’s also available 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. For more information and troubleshooting, go to and



  • Awesome!!

    By 𝕷𝖎𝖆𝖒 ♥︎☽
    This is a great app. I totally recommend, it was easy to control. All the buttons work! And it connected to my tv with ease. I could also use it when I lost my remote, or when I wanted to prank somebody that the tv was haunted! Short and easy review and 5 stars! 👍🏼
  • Useless

    By zzplum
    What is the point if I still have to use my actual remove because the app claims my tv is not on network when they’re both connected to the same WiFi. I can’t even turn my TV on
  • It doesn’t connect to some TV’s

    By Yamileily Escalara
    I am haveing trouble with this app it doesn’t wanna connect to my TV when it’s right in front of me and it’s on I am trying and after millions of tries it STILL doesn’t wanna work I downloaded this 3 days ago it should work by now but it doesn’t it is so complicated to try like why Evan keep trying if it’s not gonna work?? I tried re-downloading it it STILL doesn’t work I’m sorry but because of your app acting up I give it a 1 star idk how it works for other people but me it wants to connect to other TV’s except my tv in my room idk how but fix it
  • great app! when it wants to work, that is

    By guest 35
    i do really like this app! it's incredibly convenient and has the potential to be great without all the bugs. at times, it simply decides to disconnect to my tv. and the private listening feature is SO convenient but so incredibly glitchy. i literally cannot listen to 3 minutes of something without it glitching or stalling, even when i'm not on my phone. it's really annoying lol but otherwise a great app
  • Love the app except......

    By Liana4554
    I just got the streaming stick yesterday and discovered I can turn my phone into a remote by downloading the app. However, I can’t seem to figure out how to control the TV volume from my phone. I tried searching online and found information but it doesn’t relate to the remote I see on my screen. I don’t have the speaker icons it says I should have and I can’t seem to figure out how to get them or if that is even possible. I’d give the app 5 stars if I could control my TV volume from it.
  • it’s ok

    By aubrey<333
    i love having the convenience of having a remote to my TVs on my phone, but sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, sometimes it does a terrible job connecting to my TV to a point to where i’m spending up to 20 minutes trying to get the app to connect to the TV, i don’t have an actual remote to my TV so using this app is my only option, i would give it 5 stars but sometimes it doesn’t work at all, sometimes it does, so i’ll give it some points for that and the convenience, and all of the options like being able to type on a keyboard which i love

    By ghtcfjbhy
    doesn’t even open, like it just sits on the cover screen. and if you manage to open it, it lags so much. like you have to click 5 times for the button to even work. DO NOT get it. literally any other app works better.
  • Roku

    By DBGs LLC
    Does Not power on my tv when it’s supposed to. Only when I use my original roku TV remote does it turn on. I have to go out of my way to turn it on first. Once I have turned on the tv the normal way the app will work. And it will also turn off the tv. But powering on the tv is a joke and needs to be worked on. Please rebuild the app so the power turns on my tv. Thanks. And try to stay ahead of Netflix on the movies and tv shows. Most of these are really outdated.
  • App needs a lot of fixing

    By Karlie50
    Please fix this app. Lately I’ve been having a hard time getting it to work. Almost every time I tried to use it, it either gets disconnected or I get a message saying that my Roku is not found on my network when it actually is.
  • Not working

    By Nepheloid
    Been fine for over a it constantly won’t connect to the tv
  • Roku

    By JohanaRuvalcaba
    Only reason why I’m giving it 4 stars is because it doesn’t connect on my phone anymore. And it only works on my iPad sometimes and it’s a little annoying because I lost the remote. 🤷‍♀️
  • Not very doesn’t work

    By Kill em_katie 😘🇵🇷🇮🇹
    Doesn’t work

    By wwwjejdkfkendk
    I lost my remote but who cares! this app is better than a normal remote and I just love it.
  • I can’t turn on the TV with it

    By Sam samboy
    I’ve tried so much but I can’t rlly turn on the tv with it
  • Hi

    By Le. banana
    Great app really helps but on a serious note fix your remotes
  • Doesn’t wake TV

    By Andrewjtadddd
    Absolutely never wakes tcl tv. Gives you a countdown and doesn’t turn it on. Works fine if you turn on the tv manually
  • bugs

    By amiyal
    the app is extremely buggy right now and it won’t let me connect to my tv at all
  • Good app when it works

    By sharique🥰
    I downloaded this app because duh 🙄 I lost my remote the first moth of using was good then month to came and I immediately had problems I like to listen to my tv through my airpods just so people don’t have to listen to whatever I listen to and also because I look at tv late at night so when I try to hook my airpods op to my tv the app automatically un connect it this is a really big problem and it kinda marking me upset no lie this app is good but not the best
  • Wish private listening for cable tv worked

    By silvermang
    My only complaint is that the Private Listening feature doesn’t work with Cable TV. I can hear the audio from streaming apps but not from tv broadcasts. It would be really convenient to listen with AirPods sometimes ☹️
  • Never works

    By Peter519
    This app is garbage never works it always disconnects and doesn’t reconnect!
  • Needs WiFi but I’m on wifi

    By Moofire
    After the latest update it tells me I need to be on A WiFi network to use the remote. Even though I am on a WiFi network. I’ll have full bars on the WiFi signal and it still doesn’t see I’m on WiFi
  • Doesn’t work

    By SlytheransSnakesSlitherSlowly
    I’ve tried 7 or 8 times now deleting the app and reinstalling it, hoping that will have fixed the bugs. It never connects to my devices properly, or somehow loses a device even after it’s been connected. The private listening option either has a horrible lag, or the audio skips. Nothing about this app ever seems to work. God forbid I lose my actual remote. I’d have to buy a whole new device.
  • Issues

    By InkyPrettyBoi
    I’ve re installed onto my phone, I’ve attempted to even re sync to my tv. The app just constantly has issues connecting to my tv and I’ve even had friends come over and try with theirs… I’m not happy with this at all. So happy I have a real remote.
  • Pure Junk

    By Ericg51
    Fails to recognize network. Fails to connect when the IP address is inserted manually. Fails to remember network.
  • They push ads to your phone.

    By Gayrub
    Do not enable notifications because they will push ads for shows on you. F that.
  • Woooo go ROKU

    By Julius cervantes
    This is one of the best things I ever seen like OMG this is so cool I lost my roku remote so I decided to use this app and it actully works perfectly keep it up ROKU
  • Terrible roku service

    By aksusjdndkdndb
    Terrible! My tv doesnt connect to the internet when its off and my roku remote isn’t working
  • It’s ok but frustrating

    By ShygirlOakley
    I recently got the Roku app as I’m staying at a friends house so I can use the tv when I want (was permitted to do this) The app works great but the reason for the 3 stars is because each time I go to use the remote like fast forward or anything the keyboard keeps popping up for no reason. Remote works great besides this but I get frustrated easily.
  • Stupid

    By Cheerleading prep
    I don’t. Have a remote and I need a remote to connect the tv to a internet and I clicked tv remote and the tv hAs to be on a internet
  • Rlly good app must use

    By printer_0323
    I like this app it rlly helped when I lost my control for my roku thank u !
  • Pretty Poorly Made

    By SevensSins
    Half the time it completely quits working, have to complete close out of any app to Roku main menu to get the remote to connect again.
  • Update Ruined App

    By Zoemeister2019
    The previous app worked pretty well. I use it for private listening on my iPhone. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of updating the app. Private listening is almost impossible with constant drop outs. I’ve tried numerous earbuds and headphones, all with the same (poor) results. They also decided to make the screen graphics substantially smaller making everything on the remote harder to see and much harder to use. You must now be painstakingly precise when tapping and can’t take your eyes from the app. Impossible to scroll through your Roku channels while looking at the TV screen as you must tap so carefully. I’m pretty much giving up on the Roku app.
  • Thank

    By Excellent714
  • 4/5

    By Myah Martin
    I enjoy this app. The app makes it easy to use the tv if you lose your remote. I have been using this app for years, but recently it has been giving me some problems. It constantly says that it can’t connect to my tv due to internet problems, even though the tv works if I use the physical remote. This problem happens every once in a while and hopefully will get worked on soon :). Overall, I highly suggest the Roku app!!
  • Stupid.

    By zay F
    Why have a remote with no volume. Stupid.
  • Had to get the app - their remote stinks

    By Marshall Fender
    I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve had to re-pair the ROKU remote, and that’s a pain when you want to watch something and have to go through that process first (and cross your fingers, light some candles, rub a rabbits foot…). As others have mentioned, since you typically have your phone with you, this is a no-brainer. The app has not lost connection or needed to be re-paired like their ‘smart’ remote does. It just works.
  • Works ok

    By VicNunezJr
    It doesn’t seem to load up my roku devices. I set it up once and in a few days it doesn’t connect to the device I want it to connect.
  • This works with TV and sound bar no cost

    By Boew777
    Only app to trust is this one. I recently purchased a 65in roku TV and this works fine best of all no cost unlike all the other ones out there honestly don’t pay for something should have.
  • Great app but only 1 problem.

    Every once in awhile the remote will be missing two buttons right underneath the purple cross and when it does that, the remote doesn't work at all. No volume, changing channels or services. I assume this a bug that hasn't been recognized or reported.
  • last update issues

    By knoetic
    i can no longer use app to control my roku TVs when i try it just counts down and wants to try again but never connects
  • Horrible problems

    By jojoleemad
    This app is aggravating!! It constantly gives me a hard time trying to connect when it shouldn’t or it disconnects
  • it’s ok

    By bswhitaker009
    this app is ok but it glitches ALL THE TIME. i would try to connect my airpods and it would pause and it kept disconnecting and i can’t even enjoy it
  • Jhhh was my

    By Liu pitan
    Dj is a good game I eat here every time I’ve
  • Waste

    By Ducguy848
    Only works if the device is on. Get an Apple TV if you want full control with you electronic devices.
  • Handy App but Audio Crackling in Private Listening

    By Shivermetinders
    Using the Private Listening feature while connected to AirPod Pros caused severe crackling and popping especially if the phone received notifications or was in-use.
  • Not made for iPad

    By TankBYU
    This app is not made to fit the iPad screen size and does not fill the screen. It only uses a fraction of the screen. Roku needs to make an iPad specific app.
  • Do not get this app

    By Nikanisnshsjns
    They use to have everything for free on it but eventually they got money hungry and made it so you have to get the premium for regular features Horrible job
  • Won’t connect to my device

    By Sadmegirl
    This app worked just fine for years but a few months ago it stopped recognizing my Roku while I am watching something on my Roku. I assume one of the recent updates caused this because others are reporting the same issue. Hopefully this will be fixed soon.
  • It was supposed to be the chosen one

    By AprylSteam
    Oh dear GOD. I wanted to get this app because not one but two Roku remotes aren’t responding consistently. It was getting pretty annoying not having a simple option to turn the TV down when it getting too loud. I turned to this and for about.... 3 months it was such a great replacement. But for some odd reason, this app either stays stuck in loading, doesn’t connect, and that interesting private listening mode is buggier than a mug. Between my Roku TV and the remote app, idk which one is trying to test my patience more.... maybe the TV. I gotta replace it lol. Oh, and private listening is stuttering as I’m typing this, lovely.