This version is fully compatible with iOS 9.x - iOS 13.x on iPhone and all Apple Watch series at their latest WatchOS versions.

No more fumbling for your Roku remote. Now you can control your Roku from an Apple Watch OR iPhone. RokuMotion provides you with the basic functions required to access your Roku box over your local WiFi network.

Automatically detects multiple Roku boxes from your iPhone and lets you choose which one. Scroll to see the list on the Apple Watch or tap the "Using" button on the iPhone to flip to another Roku.

Not working? If RokuMotion on the Apple Watch is not interacting with your Roku device, make sure your Apple Watch is able to connect to the 2.4GHz side of your dual-band WiFi. Then, open RokuMotion on your iPhone to update your Roku device list to the Apple Watch. Feel free to contact me if you don't see your Roku on the app or the Apple Watch. It's very likely something unusual about your network.

When a Roku app needs text input, tap into the white square on your iPhone and start typing. The text will appear only on your TV screen. Use the X button to erase the last character typed in. The return key will hide the keyboard. Pressing the search button on a newer Roku may bring up voice search. If it does, switch to text search, then tap into the white square to bring up the keyboard.

To rename a Roku device, long-press on its current name or IP address until the "Name this Roku" dialog appears.

On the Apple Watch, RokuMotion works better if your "Wrist Raise" preference is set to "Last Used App" or "Resume Previous Activity". Also, the Apple Watch only has a 2.4 GHz WiFi capability. So if its paired iPhone only connected to 5 GHz, you should connect your iPhone to 2.4 GHz once to enable the Apple Watch to connect that way.

If you've just powered on your Roku or a second Roku, it may not find the device. Press "Find more" to locate the player.

Buttons do not have an auto-repeat function. A slight delay in button response is normal.

Note: The Mute button works only on the various brands and models of TVs with the Roku TV logo on them.

RokuMotion is not affiliated with Roku or any of its third-party apps. Roku is a registered trademark of Roku Inc. Names of third-party apps are trademarked by their respective owners.

What’s New

Version 1.7

Added options * button to the Apple Watch.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

B-rhyne! ,

Better than Roku’s app.. except

This app is far superior in immediately responding to Roku devices than Roku’s own proprietary mobile and Apple Watch apps BUT there’s no “back” button in the watch app’s remote (nor the main app). Please include a “back” feature for the watch!!

Allie1991! ,

Awesome app and great customer service!

This app lets you control your Roku TV from your Apple Watch. It works much better than the Apple remote app that comes with the Apple Watch. In addition to a great app, the customer service is fantastic. The app developer was very communicative and even made adjustments to the app on my request. I would gladly purchase another app from this developer if he comes up with another app for the Apple Watch. I was very impressed!

nbraa ,

Finally a Roku TV Apple Watch app that works!

Got a new Apple Watch series 5 and wanted an app to act as a remote for my Roku TV. I noticed a small feature was missing and messaged the developer they added it in less than a day! Apple store approved in in another day and now it works as hoped for. Might not be the prettiest thing but it’s highly functional and gets the job done when the kids hide the remote for the umpteenth time!


Mike Pompa
30.3 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 and watchOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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