Roku revolutionized home entertainment with its commitment to convenience and ability to stream from a library of more than 300,000 titles.
The remote control of the future
Browse through 3,000 channels and 300,000 movies on this streaming platform. Roku created an app compatible with your Windows 10 devices.
This product brings all the joy and vast content of streaming sites such as Netflix and HBO GO on your TV. This app replaces remotes with your tablet, phone, laptop, or PC. This app is limited and is only compatible with Windows 10 devices.
At first glance, you may think that this app only replaces remote controls, but this program does more than that. This software allows you to access an easy-to-use interface from your computer or tablet. If you look for something specific, but cannot remember the name of the show or film, you can search for an actors or actresses’ names. A list of shows or films that they starred in will appear.
To use this program, your Roku player and the Windows device must be connected on the same network. Even then, you might experience some connection issues. If the "device isn’t found" message appears, you must repeat the connecting process. If that does not help, you’re forced to establish a connection by using the device’s IP address. If you stream movies using this software, the film may lag, and the number of devices using the network will also impact the quality of your stream.
Where can you run this program?
This application is only available on devices running on the Windows 10 operating system.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. Although there are no other apps for this specific device, the current version has some bugs that need to be worked out. Netflix is a worthwhile alternative given its vast collection of movies and shows. HBO Go is another good option, gathering blockbuster hits into one service.
Operating a Roku player via your Windows device can make home entertainment more convenient, but the idea is not executed as well as people would have hoped for.
Should you download it?
No. There are other streaming services that provide you with better quality movies and shows, and that do not have as many bugs.