Use your Android smartphone/tablet to control your Roku player.
With the recent update i enabled the feature to be able to install the app in the external SD card. That means if you install this app in your external card, and in the middle if you remove the card, then there might be unexpected results and might even crash.
The default protocol that this app uses to search for your Roku Player is called SSDP. Its implementation is
questionable in Android(i.e., it works but it is flaky). so if the app doesn't find the player, you may have to restart the phone or use the brute search method.
Roku Inc. the maker of Roku player does not endorse this app or have anything to do with this app.
This app has been tested with Roku 1,2 & 3 (thanks for feedback from users who tested with Roku 1)
This is not for Roku Soundbridge M1000 series.
1. Selectable Remote Layouts:
2. Search & Connect
3. Control All your Roku players in your network with just one phone and one app.
4. Select Your channel from your phone/tablet
5. Keyboard Input
6. Use Google voice to search instead of typing
Selectable Remote Layouts:
It has a two different selectable layout for the remote.
Original Skin cannot be resized and has worked good for long.
The second layout can be resized to fill your entire screen. Some users asked me that the remote looks so small in their tablet and this second layout can give you bigger buttons.
Search & Connect
1. This app uses SSDP protocol to search for the player in your local wireless network.
2. If for some reason it cannot find it, then you can you use the brute search method, in which it will search your entire network by pinging for the player.
3. Directly enter the IP address of the player that you want to connect
Select & Control
Once add your Roku players in the list, you can set your default player from the list and control it.
This app can download the list of your channels with the respective icons/images.
You can easily jump to any channels from the remote while you are in the middle of another channel.
Just browse for the channels and select it.
Use your phone/tablet keyboard to type. This app has the support for the full fledged keyboard. No more up and down arrow keys to type in the TV keyboard. Just type what you want in your phone/tablet and watch the same characters appear as you type
Roku Inc. does not endorse (or have anything else to with) this app.
For Roku video streaming players only. Not intended for SoundBridge devices.
Some users complain that the search doesn't always find the players. Once you restart the phone or the player seem to fix it for me (when that happens to me). I'm trying to streamline the entire communication process so that it doesn't get locked up.
allowing portrait/landscape for the channel selection. it was locked into portrait before and one of the user wanted that feature.
recent changes made the app crash for android 2.3. this will fix that bug.
reliability in searching for the roku should improve for certain android devices with the change
removed the action bar and placed a ribbon on top of remote to easily find the functions