Roku has a standalone app for mobile devices to simplify several tasks without the remote control. With this application, you can control your Roku device, cast the locally stored files, use it as a voice remote & keyboard, add or remove channel on Roku, etc. It is available for Android and iOS devices on the official app store. Earlier, the Roku app was also available for Windows 10 PC via the Microsoft store, but has been removed due to specific reasons. But there are some ways which you can use to control the Roku streaming device from your PC.

  • Via Roku remote tool
  • Using Android Emulator
  • On Chromebook

Features of the Roku App

Roku Remote

Roku remote helps you in controlling your remote device. Through the remote, you can launch channels, movies, tv shows, add or remove channels, and more on your streaming device.

Roku Channel Store

Through the Roku Channel Store, you can add your favorite channels from thousands of available channels. The added channels will be available on your Roku device within 24 hours.

Voice Search

The Roku app also has a Voice Search feature that helps us search for channels and other things. With this feature, you can get rid of manual typing when searching for channels.

Private Listening

Through this feature, you can directly listen to the audio from your Roku device through headphones connected to the device that you have the Roku app installed. This is helpful in situations when there are a lot of disturbances in your home.

Unlimited Content

Roku gives you thousands of movies, tv shows, and more. You can also get the latest movies and tv shows as the updates are done frequently.

Roku App on Windows/ Mac PC via Roku Remote Tool

[1] Download and install the Roku remote tool from the official site on your Windows (7, 8, 10) and Mac PC.

[2] Click on Select a device to view Device manager, or if the device manager shows automatically, click on Add a device to set up a new device.


[3] Make sure to connect the PC and the Roku device to the same Wi-Fi network.

[4] Your device name will be displayed automatically or enter the IP address/Host address manually (Settings >> Network).


[5] Enter your name and device model for better identification and click on Add.

[6] Now, your device is added successfully and you can use it as a Roku remote to control the device.

Using BlueStacks Emulator on your Windows / Mac PC

[1] Download and install Bluestacks or any other android emulator on your PC.

[2] Launch Bluestacks and sign in to your Google account. After signing in, launch the Play Store.

[3] Search and install the Roku Mobile app.

[4] After installation, launch the app and log in with your Roku account.

Note: Make sure to connect both Roku device and PC to the same Wi-Fi network.

Roku app

[5] Now, you can control your Roku device directly from your PC.


On Chromebook

[1] Add RoByte from Chrome web store/Play Store on Chromebook.

[2] Ensure Roku and Chromebook are on the same Wi-Fi network.

[3] Launch RoByte and add your Roku device by clicking on Add (+) icon.


[4] After connecting with your device, it will display options to control the device.


If you want to control the Roku device with remote control, it is advisable to use the Roku mobile app instead of using the PC versions. It provides more options along with the ability to set screensavers on Roku with your own photos.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there a Roku TV remote app for Windows 7 and 10 PC?

Yes, the Roku app is available for Windows 7 and 10 PC.

2. Is the Roku app free?

Yes, the Roku app is free to install and use.