Free Roku app now available on Apple Watch

Free Roku app now available on Apple Watch

The voice search feature is compatible with Apple Watch versions 1 through 5- it apparently doesn't work with the first-generation watch. Roku just asks you to log in and sync with your account's Roku device (s). Starting today, you can control your media box using the wearable on your wrist.

Getting the Roku app isn't hard.

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

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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The Apple Watch can now be a Roku remote. You can also launch channels quickly and easily and even use voice search to launch apps or switch inputs on Roku TV. "To access the new functionality, simply update the Roku mobile app to version 6.1.3 via your iPhone, and the app will appear on Apple Watch", says Erin Moore, Roku.

When Apple TV+ launched on 1 November 2019, Apple offered two free trials: one week free, or, for some, a whole year for free. Now you can control nearly any Roku device from your wrist. We have ordered them by most recently launched to get you to the channels you love faster. Similar remote control capabilities are available on Amazon's Fire TV platform.

And that last one may well be the most important of them all - finding a lost remote is a pain whenever it happens.

The company announced that an Apple Watch app that lets you control your Roku devices, including Roku media players and some Roku TV models, with a simple tap of a button, very much like the Roku mobile app for iOS and Android devices, but resized for your Apple Watch.

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