Getting Started - Setup & How-to

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TexasStar15
Level 7

Watching Roku on Tablet

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I've got a Roku Streaming Stick + and I'm trying to watch on my tablet. I've installed the Roku app and my channels show up there. When I click on one of my channels to watch the remote control comes up. Anyone have any idea why this is happening and how do I fix it. Thanks so much for any help! 

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Basil
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Re: Newbie, PLEASE help

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Roku only displays content via the HDMI (or, for the Express+, composite) output to a TV. It does not play content to another device. You can go from phone/table to Roku, but not from Roku to phone/tablet.
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Basil
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Re: Newbie, PLEASE help

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The whole purpose of the Roku app for your phone or tablet is for the device to function as a remote for the Roku. You watch the Roku on your TV. You can control it via your mobile device.
Basil
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TexasStar15
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Re: Newbie, PLEASE help

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On the Roku app I can watch what's on on my tablet but can't watch my channels. Don't understand that? 
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trekkeriii
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Re: Newbie, PLEASE help

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"TexasStar15" wrote:
On the Roku app I can watch what's on on my tablet but can't watch my channels. Don't understand that? 

Roku app was designed to be a Remote Control app initially, they added video player for local content on phone so you could cast it onto the Roku. Also, most of the apps that Roku has usually have an Android and iPad native app anyways. Content providers would not want Roku playing their content via their player on another platform.
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Basil
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Re: Newbie, PLEASE help

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Roku only displays content via the HDMI (or, for the Express+, composite) output to a TV. It does not play content to another device. You can go from phone/table to Roku, but not from Roku to phone/tablet.
Basil
https://www.basilsblog.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
Apple TV (5th gen), TiVo

Previous:
Roku boxes from every generation.
Apple TV (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen)

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