Roku

Roku for Pc


  • Category: Entertainment
  • Last Updated: 2018-09-25
  • Current version: 4.2.17
  • File size: 88.13 MB
  • Developer: ROKU INC
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Roku on your Windows PC

Download Roku for Windows: Roku is an Entertainment App, developed by ROKU INC. The Entertainment App was officially released 2011-12-15. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - ROKU INC, with the latest current version being 4.2.17 which was officially released on 2018-09-25. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 38,687 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.


Using Roku on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Roku on your computer in 4 simple steps below:


1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 


2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.


3: How to Use Roku for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Roku in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Roku application icon. A window of Roku will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Roku icon. Click on it and start using the application.



Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Roku

Developer Description

The Roku® mobile app is a free iOS application that turns your mobile device into the ultimate streaming companion for Roku streaming players and Roku TVs. To use the Roku mobile app, you must connect your phone or tablet to the same wireless network as your Roku device. Certain features require a compatible Roku device, and may require logging in to your Roku account. Complement your Roku streaming experience and use the Roku mobile app to: • Use your phone or tablet as a remote control for your Roku device • Browse a hand-picked selection of great movies and TV shows using What’s On • Use your voice or mobile keyboard to search for movies, TV shows, actors and directors • Launch your favorite channels directly from your mobile device • Add channels and games from the Roku Channel Store • Listen to audio from streaming movies or shows, or local antenna TV, through your headphones with Private listening • Cast videos, photos, and music to your TV using Play on Roku • Use your mobile keyboard to enter text on your Roku device • Follow your favorite movies, shows and actors/directors using My Feed THIS APP REQUIRES A ROKU STREAMING PLAYER OR ROKU TV™ Certain features require compatible Roku devices and may require logging in to your Roku account. FEATURE AVAILABILITY · Roku Search is available only when your connected Roku streaming player or Roku TV supports this functionality. Roku Search is not available in Mexico. · Searching by voice is available in English in the US and Canada only. · Mobile Private Listening is available for Roku Express, Express+, Roku Streaming Stick (3600), Roku Premiere, Premiere+, Roku Ultra and Roku TVs * Subscription or other payment may be required to access certain channel content. Channel availability is subject to change and varies by country. For more information and troubleshooting help, go to http://support.roku.com

App Reviews

  • Can’t prevent phone from auto lock?

    3
    By nicknames_r_stupid
    One glaring omission from this app is that there is no option to prevent the screen from auto-locking. That seems like such an oversight of something so essential in a remote app. Imagine you have a physical remote that sleeps and may or may not reload when you want to use it. Behold Roku app. Turning off auto-lock for the entire device just to keep the remote open is really a bad and unsafe alternative. Unfortunately with all the great features this app provides (especially the swipe controls and keyboard) this app becomes completely useless because eventually you will find yourself taking the path of least resistance and just reach for the physical remote. Please please add an auto-lock prevention option. IOS has this capability and from experience it’s relatively minimal effort to implement this functionality. Also Roku doesn’t seem to have an email to suggest missing features, so I’m going to be pessimistic here and assume Roku probably won’t read this and this app will never get this option. I so hope I’m wrong because I really want to use this app 🖖.
  • Very Convenient When you Misplace the Remote

    5
    By Mystiquekitty
    I was very excited when I found out Roku made an app for the iPhone. My remote is often knocked over by the cats and lands under my wheelchair which makes it hard to find. Or when I misplace the remote which is why I wrote this review since I couldn’t find it and the rate screen popped up. Lol I find it especially simple to use and though I only have one Roku still hooked up it always finds the right one. I’ve had my Roku for several years and was wondering if the app would work. The app works just fine on my iPhone 5. Plus it looks exactly like my remote the one without the channel buttons. If it is possible to change the skins I do not know I haven’t searched it out. I read one reviewer mention it often can’t find their connection that has happened only once I just restarted the app and it was fine. This is one of my most useful and helpful apps I have on my phone!
  • Would love to see voiceover support

    5
    By Themusicman08
    I am a visually impaired user of this application. I noticed that on the remote control, where the arrows and the OK button and anything else are concerned. Voiceover just announces the word, button. So we have to label the buttons ourselves in order to find out what they are. I would like to see Roku improve this application and have VoiceOver support over all, this app is great to have if you don’t want to use the physical remote. I would also like to see voice recognition put into this for those who have limited mobility. This would also be great if we could use this over our cellular data. Especially for those who have unlimited data. And auto lock feature in the previous reviewer‘s comment I second. But I understand why it’s not here since an iPhone battery can be drained very quickly.
  • This “Remote” pretty much NEVER connects.

    2
    By Watergirl123
    I’ve had my Roku for about 6 months and downloaded this app for convenience. However, almost every single time I go to open it, it immediately sends a pop up notification saying it can’t connect and to check that both the roku and my cell phone are on the same wireless network. I only have one, so they always are on the same network, and it does this 9.5/10 Times. It’s ridiculous, irritating and pointless. Tonight I tried connecting it to use the headphone feature to listen to the audio through the remote app, and given after closing the app the background it refused, I mean absolutely refused to load without giving me that error. Even on the rare occasion this app does connect, it almost IMMEDIATELY disconnects. So I’m deleting this app and going with a different third party app that ACTUALLY WORKS. My recommendation, DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!! Just go with one of the other highly rated apps that has even more features and is more user friendly. This app is a joke.
  • Great for private listening

    4
    By PetuniaBlue
    Works ok but needs to allow landscape mode esp for iPad. Great for private listening. Needs a stop button for video not just pause since pause doesn’t function well within some apps on Roku. Needs to have way to easily make comments about problems with roku product itself & it’s associated apps. Apps inside Roku do have a screen which allows a rating for app but if you pick feedback - no place for comment if your problem with app is not listed-very frustrating. Roku is a nice alternative to cable or in addition to cable to allow one to the watch shows in one’s own available time or in a room without cable but you do need a roku for each tv. Main downside to Roku is some free watching apps within Roku commercial you to death showing as many as 4 to 6 commercials every 11 minutes!!
  • Awesome app!

    5
    By abbyboyle1712
    There’s nothing worse than losing your remote... it’s never happened to me before but I️ did lose my remote on 5/3/18. My boyfriend and I️ got into a huge fight because we knew we wouldn’t able to fall asleep to our favorite show or change the volume from full blast. Then we discovered this app which not only lets you change the channel, select a different app but also lets you change the volume as if you have the physical remote in your hand. Kudos to you Roku... for not only saving my relationship and preventing world war 3 but for also creating an aesthetically pleasing app that solves everyone’s problems. I’ve never left a review before but I️m so grateful to roku that I️ had to... thank you, thank you, thank you!
  • Rockin’ with Roku!

    5
    By Icepick147
    How cool is this! I can control my audio/video devices with my iPhone!!! Was very hesitant about purchasing a “smart” device. But, boy, howdy, we are very, very ecstatic about the world of entertainment and/or technology that has suddenly opened up before our eyes! The ease of “pairing” with the tv is automatic, requiring only the tap of the remote icon on my phone. Being a Cold War kid, who was raised with the Jetson’s, Star Trek, and the greatest race in history, the Space Race, (which for y’all young whipper snappers was a race to the MOON!!!) this is just friggin’ amazing!! I hold more technology power in my phone than an entire room of 1960’s computers did back in the day. I know that soon, everything will be connected, and if it’s as easy and enjoyable as this app, it’ll be groovy!
  • One or two problems but still well worth it

    4
    By Joe84Mc
    I got this app because my physical remote’s batteries died while I was on vacation and it was after midnight in a town I didn’t know so I didn’t want to go running around looking for new ones. I never did change those batteries once I got home. It’s certainly not perfect; if you leave the app to run something else it has to load back up when you go back to it, the keyboard doesn’t work with every app, and for some reason at times it drains my cell phone battery faster than it does at others. But none of that makes it too difficult or annoying. It doesn’t take away the easy of use and convenience of the app as a whole. I’d recommend anyone using a Roku to get this app.
  • Does not connect

    1
    By max_siuda
    I use the Roku app for the remote function solely because of our actual Roku remote which is broken. It’s a decent app when it works, but it hardly ever works. It rarely ever connects to the streaming stick on the first try and when you press “retry connecting” it just does the same thing and doesn’t ever connect until you unplug the streaming stick and plug it back in, which requires me to get up and walk all the way across the room, reach behind the tv, and reset it. It may seem like a minor inconvenience, but it gets extremely frustrating when it happens 5 times in an hour all day every day. You could be watching your tv show and not even using the remote but it will randomly disconnect and it DOES NOT reconnect until you restart the streaming stick. I don’t usually write reviews for apps unless I feel strongly about them as I do with this app. It is frustrating to use and needs to be fixed.
  • Better than TV remote. Needs minor tweaks

    5
    By New iPhone 7 User
    Very polished app which can do everything my Roku remote can do and more. I don’t have to point it at the TV since it works over WiFi. The swipe remote is easier to use while navigating instead of the arrow buttons. Using a proper iPhone keyboard while doing a search is such a relief. Love the private listening feature where I can watch TV in a room with the audio turned off at the TV and can listen privately through my phone (both connected and Bluetooth headphones work). The all black distraction free remote while watching a movie at night is thoughtful and worth mentioning. The app needs a couple of enhancements though. 1) Haptic feedback when using buttons / trackpad on the remote. 2) Ability to switch between audio channel (connected headphones/ Bluetooth phones) from within the device while listening privately. 3) Lockscreen integration to pause, play, rewind and forward quickly. 4) Ability to reorder channels in the installed channels list. 5) Audio communication with the TV like Alexa drop-in; so you can get the kids upstairs to come down for dinner.

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