Stop looking for the remote when your phone rings! Just say "Alexa, ask Quick Remote to pause the TV".
Quick Remote helps you control your Roku with voice commands! Play or pause the movie. Rewind or fast forward your favorite shows. Start Netflix or CBS News channel. Navigate Roku's menu by saying go left, right or select!
It can follow multiple commands at once and also control multiple Rokus! You can even ask for it to wait for your next command.
This iOS app works with Quick Remote Skill in the following Alexa powered devices from Amazon:
• Amazon Echo
• Amazon Tap
• Echo Dot
• Echo Show
• Echo Look
• Amazon Dash Wand With Alexa
No hub or additional hardware required! You will never touch the Roku remote again!!
IMPORTANT - TO CONTROL YOUR ROKU FROM ALEXA:
1. Enable Notifications for this app in Settings
2. Enable 'Background App Refresh' in Settings
3. Do not force-quit this app, instead press the home key to close it
4. Plug in your iOS device if the remote stops working because some devices delay push notifications to save battery.
In Amazon Alexa app or alexa.amazon.com:
• Enable the Quick Remote skill
• Link to Quick Remote using your Amazon account
• Using 'Login with Amazon' your email will only be used to link with the mobile app
In your iPhone/iPad:
• Install this app in your iOS device
• Connect your phone to the same Wi-Fi network as your Roku device
• Select the Roku device you want to control in the devices menu
• Login with Amazon using the same account as your Alexa app -- your email will only be used for linking
Back at your Alexa device:
• Say "Alexa, ask Quick Remote to pause the TV" -- voila! your Roku will do as you say!
• Say "Alexa, ask Quick Remote to go home, right, down and select" -- it will follow multiple commands at once!
• Say "Alexa, ask Quick Remote to start Netflix and wait" -- it will start a channel and wait for your next command!
• Say "Alexa, ask Quick Remote to switch to Family Room Roku" -- it will even control multiple Rokus!
The free version has a limit of 50 commands per calendar month. Upgrade to Full Pass subscription to use Quick Remote without limits!
IMPORTANT AUTO-RENEWABLE SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION:
• Full Pass subscription is auto-renewable either monthly or yearly and come with one week free trial
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
• Manage subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to the Account Settings after purchase
• Any unused portion of the one week free trial period will be forfeited upon purchase of subscription
Ratings and Reviews
Decent app, but the ads kill it
Since this app comes up in Google as a way to control my Roku TV with an Echo Dot, I thought it would work great...but the developer seems to be more interested in upsells than a working app.
You have to enable the skill in Alexa, then need to remember to ask Alexa to ask Quick Remote to ask the TV to turn off. What I want to say is “Alexa, turn off the TV”, not “Alexa, ask Quick Remote to turn off the TV”.
Then I tried to control the TV using the app. It worked great without any configuration until I was scrolling through the menu items and suddenly a 30 second ad appeared on my screen! I’m only allowed 50 commands each month AND I have to wait for ads when I’m adjusting settings or changing the volume! Imagine typing a WiFi password and you have to wait for an ad to complete halfway through the password. That is unacceptable and unusable.
Maybe offer a lite program that will just turn the TV on or off for free. Then offer more functionality as a paid app. Having to sit through ads to use a remote is just not a good app.
Great app, do not consider the poor reviews
Firstly, setup is easy if you understand the purpose of the app. The purpose is to act as a go between your Roku and your Echo device. So, in setup you must use the account credentials for your Echo device and the IP address for your Roku (as well as the the same wifi account for all of them). Secondly, I strongly recommend using the app on an iPad. By using an iPad you do not have to keep the app in the foreground as you do on an iPhone, as one reviewer complained about. When I'm not using it, I keep my iPad Pro on a charger close enough to my Echo device. I leave the app in the background of the iPad Pro and my Echo device runs it without fail. Thirdly, don't be cheap, pay the $10/year for the full version of the app. The app works so well that the developer deserves the money. I now only use my Roku remote control when I'm on the couch. When I'm doing things around the house, being able to control my Roku account with my voice is very convenient and a blast.
At first I got this more of a novelty of being able to control the TV with Alexa! Though searching for show you don't normally watch it be kind of difficult using your voice but just watching shows that you typically watch on prime or netfilx is actually rather easy.
Honestly it's just worth it to be able to tell Alexa to pause when I'm going to check on dinner or change dirty diaper or whatever instead of having to look for the remote which is often lost. Course I've already use my 50 free commands this month but luckily it's only $.99 for the whole month.
- Ramesh Somasundaram
- 22.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2017 Appestry
- In-App Purchases
- Monthly Full Pass $0.99
- Yearly Full Pass $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.