Roku thinks your remote needs a remote, so here's a new Apple Watch app


Why settle for just a person Roku distant management, when you could have two?

That is the bold problem posed by the newest addition to the Apple Watch ecosystem: the brand new Roku application. The application, which Roku writes turned offered for Apple’s wrist computer on Nov. 8, does all kinds of neat items — like, as we presently stated, acting as a remote control.

“Control your Roku device specifically from Apple View,” describes the above-connected Roku blog site article. “It’s the similar effortless to use distant from the cellular app – just sized for your wrist!”

How entertaining!

To get the application on your Apple Watch, all you need to have to do is download the Roku app on your Iphone (or, if you by now have it, update to version 6.1.3) and you must be good to go.

But possibly you’re not all set for the futuristic entire world you’ve thrust by yourself into head 1st. For the reason that, with this remarkable application, you can also issue voice instructions. That is ideal, no additional possessing to use your grubby tiny fingers to press enjoy.

“Basically faucet the voice icon in the app and say instructions like ‘Launch Hulu,’ ‘search for comedies,’ ‘switch to HDMI 1’ for your Roku Tv set, and significantly additional.”

A great deal much more, you say? Oh hell yeah. For case in point, you can use your Roku-allow Apple Observe to… drumroll make sure you… uncover your Roku distant!

“Use the Roku application for Apple Check out to sign your Roku remote and it will participate in an audible chime so you can uncover it in the couch cushions,” explains the blog article.

Yep, no extra overturning sofa cushions aimlessly in search of your misplaced remote. You can now overturn those cushions with reason. And, what is actually more, you can flip them to the definitely not bothersome seems of a chime!

Ain’t engineering grand?

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