Rokie is the best free iPhone/iPod remote control unit for Roku Streaming Player
and Roku TV. Magnificent design, intuitive interface, no pileup of buttons or
complex settings. Thanks to this iOS application, access to movies, music and
games will become simpler and easier, and you will...
To say the least...... I like this app!
I was reluctant about Rokie however, after using this app for a few weeks I have come to find that I am pleased with all that Rokie has to offer. In fact I have not used Netflix or any other streaming apps since I’ve started using Rokie. I have access to shows and movies that my family and I enjoy very much also the fact that there is so much available at no cost when I have come across a movie or series that I was required to purchase I was not reluctant to do so because I’m already getting so much within the app. Using the remote control app for Rokie from my smartphone to control the TV is my favorite feature because when my children can’t find the remote to the television I still have complete access, this alone has given them motivation to keep track of the remote for the television. In the past I would spend hours looking for the remote with and also without my children. I am excited to see what more Rokie has to offer because it seams I find something new interesting and amazing every day.
I have an Apple TV as well, and the app for that is way better, despite being one screen. No ads, unlike this, and a message pops up on my phone when I need to type for search. Both apps are visually pleasing, and despite not liking this app, I do appreciate the channel screen and being able to go straight to another channel while being in another app. I wish the search function was as efficient as the Apple TV remote app, but I imagine it’s easier for apple since everybody with that app has an iPhone (I think). This app works fine enough if you lose your remote, but there is NO reason to use it otherwise. I use my apple remote app all the time, despite still having my remote handy. The ads on this app are ridiculous. I can barely do anything before one pops up, lasting 30 seconds to a a minute. If you want to use your phone as a remote because you think it’ll be faster, it won’t be. And honestly, if you lost your remote, just buy a new one. I get that you can pay $2 to get rid of the ads, but this shouldn’t be a problem in the first place. I already see ads on my Roku screen and I know they profit off of their products, so why do they feel the need to have ads in a remote app? It’s ludicrous!
Ads at the worst times
This app is useful because my actual, physical remote just vanished one day. However, anytime I’m in the middle of doing things a video ad will pop up. I eventually got so frustrated I was given a choice: never use my roku or buy the ad free version. After continuously messing up Bandersnatch trying to use this app with ads, I gave in and just paid the $2. The ads are seriously infuriating. But the app works well enough. So, 4/5. And please for the love of god just make banner ads instead of pop ups and videos.
Buy the app or deal with ads every time you watch Netflix
This app offers a paid version for an imitation of the actual Roku app. If you need to replace your remote, skip this app and download the official Roku app where they off you the same features for free. Rokie advertises itself as a free remote control for Roku TVs, when in reality they show you 2-3 ads for every 10 button clicks. I could not load a Netflix show without watching 6 ads. The app offers you an option to pay away the ads, however they practically force you to make the purchase in order to actually use the app. If the app stated that it would have blocking ads, it wouldn’t be as bad, but the app advertises itself as “free” when it blocks your phone screen with an ad as your are pressing the control buttons, effectively forcing you to visit the ad. All to prey on people looking for a remote control replacement when a free, more feature full, and more user friendly app is available and officially supported by Roku (the Roku app).
Worked for a day and now it rarely recognizes my tv
I lost my Roki remote so I was really hoping I could use this so I don’t have to replace the ridiculously expensive remote. When I open the app it shows my device and that it’s connecting and then it disappears and I just see a blank screen with a loading symbol at the top right of my screen. The tv and phone are connected to the same WiFi, so I can’t seem to tighten out the issue and when I tried looking up how to fix this on the Roku support page all the suggestions are involving the app which doesn't work. I’ve tried on multiple devices and have the same issue. It worked for a day or so no issues and now suddenly I’ll be in the middle of watching something and the app no longer works so I can’t pause or play the next episode on Netflix and the worst part is I can’t even select the input to go to my cable.
Barely better than a real remote
I got the app as a replacement for the remote because, hey I can type on my phone! This would make searching so much easier. At least that’s what I thought… The app doesn’t quite work like that. It does give a keyboard feature but when you try to use it it doesn’t actually interface with the TV... so you still have to type by pressing left right up down select left right up down if you want a basic search. It’s harder to lose the app then the remote which is about the only bonus. I hope they improve it, otherwise I wouldn’t recommend anybody invest real money in this.
Beating a dead horse
This app works fine. Functionally it is what I needed out of a remote app. The only reason I needed this app was I have found myself with two Roku TVs and 0 remotes. TVs I paid several hundred dollars for, so you’d think Roku would have gotten their money out of me? Right? Wrong. I go to use this app and as soon as I press a function, an ad plays, preventing me from use of the remote until a 4 minute clash of clans ad stops playing. Infuriated I looked into turning the ads off, and I find I have to give Roku MORE MONEY, for the already expensive TVs I have. Hear me out Roku, I will NEVER give your company another penny! This is complete asinine, a monopoly over my home television experience. You all should be ashamed, and to all reading this, if at all possible return your Roku TV, and do not support this money hungry greedy company with no care for their consumers.
The fact that you cannot press buttons more than a few times before an ad place is flat out ridiculous. And it almost always seems like when you need to use the remote right then and there and add please and then you missed your opportunity to be able to use the remote. sometimes an ad will play and you won’t be able to exit out of it until it has fully ran through, or you have to fully exit out of the app and turn it back on to be able to actually use it. The fact that the ads on here are so much make it to where you can hardly use a remote. I am glad that this is not the actual Roku remote if you keep looking you’ll be able to find the Roku companies version of the app and it is 10 times better I promise.
It seems like if I stop using the remote for prolonged use, I can’t reconnect without having to turn the tv on to make it discoverable...which defeats the purpose of being able to turn it on and off with the app. I also paid the 1.99 to remove ads, but when I went to try the app on my ipad which syncs all apps (the app downloaded to my ipad when I downloaded it to my iphone); it asks for another 1.99 to remove ads and restoring my purchases didn’t work. Would appreciate these functions working because the remote is so tiny and often disappears when i’m laying in bed. When it does work, it’s great.
Terrible not gonna watch adds to press play on Netflix
App is awsome butttttt Now here’s what’s up not only are you risking customer relations with other app services and tv brands by association due to advertising that you need to view to for instance press play on Netflix. but the app should be a means of benefit to the purchase a digital software enhancement for to the customers purchase I get that adds help payment for expenses that being said what is the content I’m consuming by using the app? I’d love to be a part of your or anyone’s development.
Love this app
This app is so good like I can control my TV from the back of my house to the front of my house and my TV is in the back of my house and like the front of my house is like all the way in front yeah and so I need to I need to like expire expire nothing about this because this is the best app I’ve ever been on in my whole life like I have like a Candy Maker like all of that and I am 18 and I really really like this app because like it’s like you have a remote but you don’t say with my mom she lost her remote.
Why would ANYONE use this when there is a FREE Roku remote without annoying and intrusive ads?? I mistakenly downloaded this app when our Roku remote got a wine bath, and just needed something to get us by until a replacement arrived. I get the capitalism, but then there should be something extra offered that people find worth the money. Instead, this offers LESS than a free app from the Roku manufacturer! 😂 I couldn’t even watch, pause or search for one thing without waiting for an ad to finish spamming me. Stupid. Pass n this and get the official Roku app. Once I just wanted to turn off the TV, and had to wait for a 45 second ad to finish. Epic fail. There’s not even a voice command feature, which the FREE Roku app offers. Bye!
Great when it connects
Loaded the app on iPhone6S after 2nd Roku remote died and another Roku remote app had to be reinstalled for the 4th time. Rokie (Sharp TV). Works well enough. However, needs to be re-oped and/or re-installed to get it to connect after watching TV for an hour or two. Even when internet connection is strong on the phone and Roku device. This morning watched one 44min show then had to delete and re-install 3 times (20 mins)before it could connect. Will probably end up buying a new Roku rather than accept the hassles.
I refuse to buy add free twice!
The app works fine as long as you are connected to the same WiFi as TV. The reason for my 1 star reviews is because the “restore purchase” option doesn’t work for me. I bought this app on my old phone, and when I moved to this one the adds came back. When I try and restore my purchase nothing happens. I click the button and it might as well not be there because even though it shows I’m clicking it it doesn’t do anything. It’s extremely frustrating. I’ve emailed them about this issue and received no response. I just have to deal with the adds because I’m not paying for something again I’ve already paid for. Very frustrating.
A REMOTE APP WITH ADS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE
Ads will interrupt your use of the remote at the most random an frustrating times. In the middle of typing a password to log into Netflix? Yup. It will literally stop you from being able to use your tv to advertise to you a stupid game that most anyone, at any age, would never ever even consider thinking about downloading to their device. Ads are acceptable in some situations. Never, EVER on a freaking remote app. Seriously - I’m controlling a tv, watching content that’s already showing me ads and commercials. Now on top of that my REMOTE CONTROL is shoving more of these ads down my eye holes? No thank you. App deleted. Don’t use it. Maybe consider moving back to Apple TV. They don’t put ads on their remote app.
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Rokie - Roku Remote works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
By Elizabeth Russo
Jan 26 2021
The OK button does not function. I can’t select anything with “Ok”.
I paid 1.99 to remove ads, and the most basic control doesn’t work!!!
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