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What do the Roku mobile apps do?

Roku Support
posted this on September 20, 2012 15:04

This article is applicable to the following models:

 Models All Roku player models

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The Roku mobile apps for iOS and Android are free applications for iPhone and Android phones that turn your mobile devices into a control center for your Roku streaming player. The apps let you:

 

Features

 Android

 iOS

     

 Browse and manage installed channels/games

 Yes

 Yes

 Control your Roku player with a touch or gesture remote control.  
 Includes instant replay, back and options buttons.

 Yes

 Yes

 Browse and add free and paid channels and games in the Channel Store

 Yes

 Yes

 Quick launch and rate Roku channels

 Yes

 Yes

 Enter text with the keyboard

 Yes

 Yes

 Name and switch between multiple Roku players

 Yes

 Yes

 Enjoy your phone's video, photos and music on your Roku  player

 Yes1

 Yes2

 Voice launch a channel

 Yes

 

 Search Movies, Shows, Actor and Director.

 Yes3

 Yes3

 

 Note:

1 Video playback is supported on certain Android devices running Android 4.0 or later. Supported devices presently include the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S IV, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Motorola Moto X, HTC One, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7.At this time, only video taken with your phone is supported. Non-standard aspect ratio videos (such as those taken with Vine or Instagram) are not supported.

2 Video playback is supported on Roku players running firmware version 5.1 or later, when paired with a supported iOS device running iOS 6.0 or later and the latest update to the Roku mobile application. At this time, only video taken with your phone is supported. Supported iOS hardware includes the iPhone 3gs and later, iPod Touch (3rd gen and later), and all iPads (incl. iPad Mini).

3 Search is available for select US-based Roku players running firmware version 5.4 or later. The Roku 2450x and 2500x are not supported.

 
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