Roku has a standalone app for mobile devices to simplify several tasks without 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 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

Roku App on 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 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 control the device.

Using Android Emulator

[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 login with your Roku account.

Note: Make sure to connect both Roku device and PC to 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 in 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. For more Roku tutorials, visit our site regularly.