Roku now works from your Apple Watch

Roku App Comes to The Apple Watch

The Roku app on Apple Watch allows you to control the Roku device by turning your smartwatch into a remote.

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.

One thing to keep in mind is that you can only edit the subscriptions from apps that are installed on your Apple TV. Starting today, you can control your media box using the wearable on your wrist. You can additionally use voice search via the watch by tapping the voice icon inside the Roku app. It will work on Apple Watch variations 1 by 5.

When Apple TV+ launched on 1 November 2019, Apple offered two free trials: one week free, or, for some, a whole year for free. It's the same easy to use remote from the mobile app - just sized for your wrist! Channels are listed in order of recently launched for your convenience. Simply a month ago, Roku added an Apple TV application to its Roku Channel Store.

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"Strong active account growth and accelerating streaming hours point to consumers' growing enthusiasm for streaming, making Roku America's largest and fastest-growing TV streaming distribution platform", Roku CEO Anthony Wood said in a prepared statement.

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"). Sadly, owners of the original Apple Watch, which many refer to as "Gen 0", are unable to use the voice search feature.

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