Roku is an online video streaming device that is well-popular around the globe. It gives endless entertainment to all age formats. Roku can stream accordingly what the user love including 5,00,000+ movies, TV shows on both free and paid channels. It can stream 4K Ultra HD visuals for a better experience. In Google Play Store, there is a Quick Remote Application which helps to access Roku device/player without a Roku remote. You can also control Roku using the Google Home app as well

Control Roku with Google Home

To Control Roku with Google Home, ensure that both the Roku device and the Google Home app available device are connected to the same WiFi Network.

Steps to carry out on your Roku device

Complete these steps on your Roku before proceeding:

  • Update Roku device
  • Enable Fast TV start (If available in your settings)

Update Roku device

[1] Turn on your Roku device.

[2] Press the Home button in your Roku remote.

[3] Now select Setting from the Roku menu

[4] Under settings, click on System.

[5] Navigate to System update.

System Update

[6] Click on Check Now to update your device.

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Enable fast TV Start (If available in your device settings)

[1] Again press the Home button in your Roku remote.

[2] Select Settings from the menu.

[3] Navigate to System under settings

[5] Now scroll up to Power in the System settings.

[6] Under Power Settings Enable Fast TV Start.

Enable fast TV start

Steps to carry out on Google Home

[1] Open Google Home app in your smartphone

[2] Tap on Add device from the top left corner of the screen.

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[3] Now select Set up device from Add and manage menu

St up device

[4] Under Set up tap on Works with Google

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[5] Now search for Roku from the list

Roku

[6] After selecting Roku, sign in to your Roku account and click on Remember me to save your login credentials for further logins.

Sign in with Roku account

[7] If you have entered the credentials click on Sign in

[8] Select your device to be linked with Google Home and tap on Continue to the Google app (If you have more than one Roku device select anyone and tap on Continue to the Google app)

Continue to the Google app

[9] Now your Roku device is connected to Google Home App ada added to the paired device list.

[10] Tap on the mic icon at the center bottom of the screen and say your command to Roku.

Mic icon

Few Voice commands you can try are listed below:

  • Play songs from Playlist.
  • Start (App name).
  • Play/Pause the movie.
  • Go Home – returns to the home screen.
  • Replay – jumps back seven seconds and enables closing caption.
  • Launch (app name).
  • Open (App name)
  • Search for (actor/actress/music director/director/producer/TV shows/genre).
  • Search for free (movies/TV shows/genres).
  • Turn the volume up / down.
  • Set volume to (number).
  • Switch to (TV input number or name of the channel).
  • Play music.

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Now you can connect Roku TV to Google Home and control using voice commands. Let’s make it simple by following the steps provided above and enjoy commanding your Roku. If you have any doubt make use of the comment section below. If you are hanging on with any doubts, make use of the comment section.