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LeosQueen77
Level 7

What is the point of the ROKU app?

What is the point of the Roku app? I was out and about and had a very long 2 hour wait and tried to use my app to watch my shows on streaming for the first time on my phone in the Roku app. But it said I had to connect to my Roku device in my home. Isn't the whole point of an app is so you can use it when you're nowhere near the device? So this app does not allow you to watch the streaming companies you're paying for on the app??

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andyross
Level 16

Re: What is the point of the ROKU app?

Other than the Roku channel, the app is mainly designed to be used as a remote control.

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andyross
Level 16

Re: What is the point of the ROKU app?

As for paid streaming services, if they have a phone app, then you should be able to use them, especially if you subscribe directly to them, and not through a Roku account. If you do have a Roku account, it may vary on how you can log the app in.

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