The Roku App (Official‪)‬ 12+

Show Finder & Remote Control


    • Free


Get to know the must-have app for streamers

Use the free Roku® mobile app to:
• Control your Roku devices with a convenient remote
• Use your voice or keyboard to quickly search for entertainment
• Enjoy private listening with headphones
• Stream free movies, live TV, and more on the go with The Roku Channel
• Cast media files from your phone, like videos and photos, to your TV
• Add and launch channels on your Roku devices
• Enter text on your Roku device easier with your mobile keyboard

You must connect your phone or tablet to the same wireless network as your Roku device to use certain features of the mobile app. Some features require a compatible Roku device and may require logging into your Roku account.

Feature availability:
• Voice search is available in English in the US, UK, and Canada. It’s also available in Spanish in Mexico and the US.
• The Roku Channel can be viewed in the mobile app in the US only.
• Some channels require payment, can change, and vary by country.

For more information, go to
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What’s New

Version 11.0.2

- Introducing visual search.
- Enhancing browsing experience on content details pages.
- Introducing a new way to easily access your shows and apps from the remote screen to quickly launch them on your TV.
- Fixed an error trying to stream content from some certain channels.
- Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.3M Ratings

3.3M Ratings

Yaslivinglife ,

Best Handy App... Here’s why (Read All)

Honestly, I love this app because it’s greatly convenient!!! Probably one of THE MOST convenient and simple apps for free. Like another reviewer said instead of searching for the remote as long as you have your phone (which is most likely all the time) you’re good. As a wheelchair bound disabled person, some people in my home can leave the remote in places I can’t really reach so that’s were this app come in handy, and really in this household the remote generally has the tendency to disappear. So if you have a remote that has hidden legs and likes to go into hiding then the app is great. On a funny and more truthful note, I originally got the app because my sister and I weren’t getting along at the time and she knows every morning I use the tv. For some reason the next morning I couldn’t find the remote and had a gut feeling she hid it on purpose so that I had no choice but to talk and ask her where it was (in which she probably still wouldn’t have helped to be petty). To avoid needing her help, I downloaded the app and she looked confused and shocked like “😳”. I felt like victory with my phone remote 😎😂. I definitely take back what I said about people who used this app were being lazy but it comes in handy for more than not wanting to get up!!!

Developer Response ,

Hi there! We are thrilled to know that you're enjoying the convenience that the app brings and we appreciate the praise.

Happy Streaming!

jroseff ,

Good features, but frequently disconnects from devices and becomes non-responsive

I would have given this app a far better review — it has many very useful features for an app like this — but the one I use the most, "headphone mode", very frequently does not work correctly. It will more often than mot work for an entire move/episode of a show, but whenever the program ends, it will almost invariably stop working. Switching back to the Roku app will yield only a completely non-responsive remote screen. All other components of the app will be nonfunctional in this state, too. Force-quitting the app and restarting it will *sometimes* fix the issue; more often than not, though, it won't, because the app says it can't find the device it was literally just connected to.

This leaves the TV/streaming stick without audio as well, and trying to quit whatever app I am using with the physical Roku remote will result in a black screen, and apparently freezing the system. As Roku is a closed platform, debugging/diagnostic tools are not available, so this necessitates a TV/stick reboot. Obviously, this is not desirable behavior.

In fact, it is annoying enough that I actually wrote an app review: as a beta tester for many, many products, I usually don't, because I can privately submit a bug report. Unfortunately, this is not so with Roku; I applied to their beta program eons ago with no response, leaving me no choice but to make this public.

KG U-Haul CSS ,

Frustrating at times. Even after update still doesn’t work.

Biggest problem I have is that me nor my wife can connect to both of our TVs to access the remote in the app. I am connected to WiFi and it’s full signal in the living room and in the bedroom. My wife was having troubles a month ago for about 2 1/2 weeks and then it worked for me no problem. However about 4-5 days ago I can’t connect at all. I have WiFi connected to my phone and both TVs and the app is updated however the issue still persists. It’s a bit frustrating guess I will just go ahead an buy 2 new Roku remotes due to the app inconsistency we have had. I will say that when it’s worked for me, it was an amazing app however its not always easy to keep track of a physical remote when you have 2 kids that love to grab it a hide it, forget where they put it or it gets lost. So that’s why the app is always my go to to be able to quickly get the tv on without the 30 mins to all day search. Maybe others have had no issues like I’m having or maybe they have. Anyways 4 stars for the times everything worked however it pretty much useless when it refuses to connect.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thank you for your feedback! We're sorry to hear about you & your wife's troubles but we're here to help. First, your Roku device and mobile device must be connected to the same WiFi network to communicate successfully. Be sure that your are both connected to the same network. Commonly, one device is connected to the 2.4 GHz network while the other device is connected to the 5.0 GHz network. If you're still having trouble, the following link will help you with troubleshooting tips to resolve this issue: Thanks!

App Privacy

The developer, ROKU INC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact Info
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

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