Roku app for Apple Watch can control your device from your wrist

Ruben Fields
November 11, 2019

Apple Watch is extremely popular with iPhone users, so you might think that they all also own Apple TV for their streaming needs. For instance, Mac computers are much more expensive than Windows machines with similar specifications.

The official Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) blog just announced that the free Roku app is now available for the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Wacthes' Watch OS. Starting today, you do not even need to take out your smartphone.

The launch of the new app from Roku highlights the fact that they are in the business to stay.

First of all, users have to update their iOS app to version 6.1.3 in order to access the app.

Apple watchOS 5.0.1 come with three important bug-fixes in Apple Watch models. With the new Roku Apple Watch app, you'll be able to control the Roku device from your wrist, just like using the remote from the mobile app.

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Launch channels - Quickly launch channels on your TV with one tap of the watch screen. Channels are mentioned in purchase of most recently launched for your ease. If you lose your physical remote, you can have it send an audible chime to find it.

Directly control your Roku device.

This is convenient for times when the remote is lost, plus it comes in handy when the remote is on the other side of the room and you don't want to get off the sofa. Online media player company Roku is working on a unique and useful app for the Apple Watch.

"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.

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