Roku Virtual Remote Headed To Android Market

Dave Zatz —  March 2, 2012


After trailing third party developers, Roku’s finally responded with a Android virtual remote of their own. Now available in the Market, the Roku app is both visually and functionally similar to its iPhone predecessor.

Turn your Android device into a control center for your Roku streaming player. Launch your Roku channels, navigate your Roku player, control media playback and find new channels to enjoy.

Roku indicates the app should work on all Android devices running 2.1 or higher, and of course the smartphone and Roku must be on the same wireless network. Not bad at all considering Roku set-top boxes start at a mere $50 and the new app is free. Yet, as nice an addition as this may be, with an imminent Apple TV refresh, we’re left wondering when Roku might announce additional top flight content partners… and deliver on their YouTube promise.

2 responses to Roku Virtual Remote Headed To Android Market

  1. *crickets*

  2. What Roku really needs to do is hire a graphic artist/designer; functionality alone isn’t enough. This app, like the players home screen is homely. Additionally, any makeover should include an app sized for tablets.