Roku updates mobile app
January 18, 2017
Roku has released the latest version (v4.0) of its Roku mobile app for iOS and Android devices that delivers a fresh new look and new features.
Roku says the update has been designed “to make your mobile device an ultimate streaming companion by giving you one-tap access to features that make streaming what you love fast and simple.”
The new navigation bar found across the bottom of the Roku mobile app makes many of the app’s most popular features more accessible. With just one tap users can view and launch installed streaming channels, browse What’s On, use the remote or share photos and videos to their TV. In addition, a quick tap of the Roku Search icon located at the top of the “Channels” and “What’s On” tabs makes it easy to quickly find the entertainment users want to watch.
When users launch the Roku mobile app they’ll see a scrollable view of all of your streaming channels – now it just takes one tap to get to Netflix, BBC iPlayer, or any other installed channel. Once users launch a streaming channel the remote control will automatically appear on the app giving a seamless experience to find the show they were looking for. Now users can quickly go from deciding where they want to watch to finding what they want to watch without additional taps.
Roku has also addes a What’s On tab allowing users to browse a selection of popular entertainment available to rent or buy, or follow movies that are currently in theatres to be updated when they’re available for streaming.