Roku streaming device originally comes with the Roku remote in the box. And you can use it in order to manage your Roku device. But what to do if your Roku remote isn’t pairing, not working properly, or you simply lost it? There’s a way to use your phone instead of a physical remote.

So now losing or getting broken your remote doesn’t mean you can’t watch content on your Roku device. All you need is to download Roku mobile app and use your phone as a remote. And the buttons would be completely the same. So here’s how to do this.

How to use Roku mobile app as a remote

Here’s how to use a Roku mobile app instead of the remote:

  • Go to App Store and Play Store and download the Roku – Official Remote app.
  • Open the app.
  • Make sure your phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Roku device.
  • Tap the Devices and choose your Roku device among the list.
  • Tap on Remote below your Roku device name.

Now, you can use your Roku mobile app as a remote. It would have the same appearance as the physical remote do, even the streaming services button would be in their place.

This article was written by Vladislav Sheridan and was reviewed by Anatoliy Sheridan, a Head of Content at Tab-tv, according to our Quality and Fact-Checking Policy.


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