Well I didnt realize it was open source. I dont use Remoku - actually never heard of it
before this string. I'm not going to delve into it but I do think its buyer beware.
**bleep** a new remote is what 10 bucks so I really dont get it.and there are phone apps.
I'm not sure which app your running.
But youve got an Android why not just use the official Roku app?
I'm sure its well maintained and seems to work well.
Those are not screen shots of Remoku by A. Cassidy Napoli. Remoku is not an Android native app but rather works as a browser script by visiting remoku.tv or by installing as a browser extension for Chrome or Firefox.
Instead, those are screen shots of RoByte by TinyByte Apps. The keyboard support in that app requires a $0.99 in-app purchase as it is considered by the developer to be a pro feature. If you already purchased the feature, I recommend contacting the developer for support. Their email address is listed in the Google Play app store as tinybyteapps at gmail.com.
I would have to agree with boogernose that you should consider starting with the official android Roku app by Roku Inc. themselves as can be found here:
The official app has some functionality that no other third party app can provide such as private listening. It is also completely free with no in-app purchases to unlock features.
If you really need an alternative to the official Roku android app, I would recommend RoMote by William Seemann which is available from both the Google Play Store and F-Droid app platform. There is no in-store purchases required and no in-app advertising. I would provide a link to it but the community moderators have taken on a militant stance on enforcing an extremely broad definition of "advertising." If you really need an alternative to the official app but can't find RoMote based on the information I provided, let me know via the Roku Community Private Messages.
I did fix the issue by discovering that somehow the IP address it was trying to connect to had changed somehow, and I corrected it. It works fine now. You are correct, the app icon is labeled RoByte, but I got it by following the ReMoku app download site somehow. And I did pay $.99 for the keyboard addition. It works very well, and as long as it does and I can use it safely, I'll stick with it. But I'll keep your suggestion handy in case of future problems.
@chuckr, I thought I had the same issue you originally reported (having to type the letter twice and then backspacing over the extra one). But for me, I found that I didn't have to do that. The remoku web app appears to buffer and send two letters at once. Just type what you're going to type and if your term is an odd number of letters hit a space after the last letter and the web remote will send it. I've been using this web app for signing in. You can paste your password into the keyboard input box, hit <space>, and the web app will send the whole thing to the Roku.
So instead of typing
RR(RR appear on the screen)backspace
Just type RO (RO show up on the screen) KU (ku show up on the screen)
Hope this helps.
Thank you, cipher, but the RoByte app I'm using now doesn't seem to have the problem and works very well, so I'll stick with it. Since starting this thread I've discovered that HULU doesn't stream 5.1 audio through ROKU, and the video quality of some channels, especially in sports, is terrible. HULU had the lineup I needed and with the additional cost of its enhanced DVR (which still does not allow live tv pause then FF through commercials) it is not much cheaper than cable, so I'm scrapping the whole experiment. Too bad, I'd like to have cut the cord. Maybe someday when the glitches are ironed out.
"still does not allow live tv pause then FF through commercials)"
Cable doesnt give you this either as far as I know.
The thing with 5.1 is I used to have it but I realized my High endish Stereo was good enough for me.
Cable is expensive and there are way too many shows repeating on differing stations.
The beauty of Roku is you can still have it on the side or as a backup.
Actually, since the Spectrum DVR is a physical disc drive in your setup as opposed to a cloud DVR controlled by the streaming service, Spectrum doesn't know or care what it records and FF's through. So yes, so long as you pause during a commercial you can then FF through it.
5.1 might not be important to some, but is indispensable to me for realistic immersion in movies.
It's all personal preference.
I still have my ROKU, waiting for a streaming service that will meet my needs. So far, none do.
Dusted-off Remoku for the first time in a year or two. (Haven't been to these forums in a long time, either.) It promptly updated itself. Now all the key functions work except text entry: nuthin', nada. (In my last version, I had to finesse text entry: the first character never took, but if I typed reasonably consistently, all the subsequent keystrokes made it.)
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