You can now control Roku with Apple Watch

You can now control Roku with Apple Watch

Use the Roku app for Apple Watch to signal your Roku remote and it will play an audible chime so you can find it in the couch cushions. Roku allows its users to control their broadcast device using a mobile app instead of the remote control.

Perhaps the most interesting detail about the app is that it accepts voice commands for specific requests, like launching a certain app ("Launch Netflix") or to search for shows ("search for sitcoms").

The launch of the new app from Roku highlights the fact that they are in the business to stay.

Considering its screen limitations, the Roku app for the Apple Watch is pretty solid as far as its feature set is concerned.

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Distant - Control your Roku unit right from Apple Check out. Now, there's a free Roku app available for the Apple Watch that lets you control your Roku device directly from your wrist. It's the exact effortless to use distant from the mobile app - just sized for your wrist!

The patent focusses on embedding antenna in the watch band (which is likely to kill the 3rd party watch band market), but also notes that the display of the watch may include" "one or more input devices such as a touch sensing device, force sensing device, temperature sensing device, and/or a fingerprint sensor. Channels are listed in order of recently launched for your convenience. However, for now that feature is only available on some Roku TVs and devices.

To get the application, you simply need to refresh the Roku portable application to rendition 6.1.3 on your iPhone. Accessible on select Roku gadgets and Roku Television versions.

All these features will be familiar to a user who has already used the Roku remote for smartphones.

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