Customers can now control their Roku players using their Android smartphones.
With this free software, users can turn their mobile devices into a control center where they can launch Roku channels, navigate the Roku player, control media playback, and find new channels to view.
The app also turns the Android-running handset into a touch remote control that includes instant replay, back, and option buttons as well as a keyboard. It can also be used to control and switch between multiple Roku players.
To use this app, just simply download it from the Google Play store, install, connect to the same network as the Roku player, and sign-in with a Roku account. Once signed in, users will be able to control any Roku player on the same network.
Roku released a Roku App for iPhone late last year that acts similarly to the Android app.
More about Roku
Roku boxes are specially-designed devices for streaming video from online services. They offer channels such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, and many more, and have become popular among those who have given up cable television service.