New Roku App Turns Your Apple Watch Into a Remote

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As Hollywood studios proceed launching their very own respective streaming platforms, continues dominating the world of streaming {hardware}. With streaming all the fad, the {hardware} producer has rolled out a new app that is positive to make your life a little extra handy. has launched an app for the Apple Watch line of merchandise, permitting you to show the smartwatch into a distant management on your Roku gadget. The firm has lengthy had a cell phone app permitting the identical performance as a distant however that is its first foray into apps for smartwatches.

The app is presently obtainable for Apple Watch Series 1 via 5. In addition to appearing as a substitute distant in a sitch, you may additionally be capable of use the app to launch Roku channels and voice search. The full characteristic set might be discovered under.


  • Remote. Control your Roku gadget immediately from Watch. It’s the identical simple to make use of distant from the cellular app – simply sized on your wrist! Additionally, the round crown on Watch controls the amount.
  • Launch channels. Quickly launch channels in your TV with one faucet of the watch display. Channels are listed so as of most not too long ago launched on your comfort.
  • Voice Search. Simply faucet the voice icon within the app and say instructions like “Launch Hulu,” “search for comedies,” “switch to HDMI 1” on your Roku TV, and rather more. Available on choose Roku gadgets and Roku TV fashions.
  • Remote finder. Lost your distant once more? Use the Roku app for to sign your Roku distant and it’ll play an audible chime so you could find it within the sofa cushions. Available on the Roku Ultra and choose Roku TV fashions.

Coincidentally sufficient, the launch of the app comes proper earlier than Black Friday, the purchasing vacation the place Roku gadgets are at all times a scorching merchandise. If you’ll be able to’t wait till later this month, Best Buy has already launched its Black Friday occasions with offers on all sorts of Apple merchandise, together with Apple Watches.

What streaming {hardware} do you employ for all your apps? Let us know your ideas within the feedback under or by tweeting me at @AdamBarnhardt to speak all issues streaming video!

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