Roku announces app for Apple Watch

Alonzo Simpson
November 11, 2019

Like Roku's mobile apps, you can use the Watch application as a remote control for your device.

Remote - Control your Roku from your wrist, same great remote, just sized for your watch. In case you're wondering, the Roku app for Apple Watch works the same way as the built-in Remote app for Apple TV streaming devices developed by Apple. Starting today, the free Roku app is available on Apple Watch!

Start channels - Speedily launch channels on your Television with one particular tap of the observe display screen. Now Roku released a new version of its remote control app for iPhone, which adds new features like the option to navigate and search to the Apple Watch, 9to5mac reports.

To get the application, you simply need to refresh the Roku portable application to rendition 6.1.3 on your iPhone. Which would allow the future Apple Watch to unlock itself. You can use the app to send a signal to your remote to play a chime, so long as you have a Roku Ultra and one of the Roku TV models with the feature. Channels are mentioned in purchase of most recently launched for your ease.

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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").

Select "Subscriptions", and then select the Apple TV+ subscription.

Remote finder - Lost your remote again? You can additionally use voice search via the watch by tapping the voice icon inside the Roku app.

Regarding the antenna in the watchband, Apple notes the antenna would need special features, such as being able to stretch, bend, and flex and remain comfortable to use.

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