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How do I search for a title on Roku USING THE COMPUTER?

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I know how to search for a program or film title using the Roku app on my iPhone, and on the TV when connected to ROKU, but how I do I search for a program or film title when on my computer?

When I went to Roku.com the only search option I could find was to search for a Channel Name.

Thanks in advance anyone who has a solution.

PS -  there's instructions on the side of this input page with "Before posting a new topic, please be sure to search keywords related to your issue/question" except I don't see any fields for keywords, only for Associated Products, Labels and Message Tags.

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Roku Employee
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Re: How do I search for a title on Roku USING THE COMPUTER?

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@Yfy 

Thanks for the post.

If you are searching for a specific content title, you can use Roku search.

For more information about how to use Roku Search, visit our Support page here: How do I find movies and TV shows using Roku Search?


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Danny

Danny R.
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Re: How do I search for a title on Roku USING THE COMPUTER?

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@Yfy 

Thanks for the post.

If you are searching for a specific content title, you can use Roku search.

For more information about how to use Roku Search, visit our Support page here: How do I find movies and TV shows using Roku Search?


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator

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Level 7

Re: How do I search for a title on Roku USING THE COMPUTER?

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Wrong answer. 

a/ You wasted my time sending me to a page that included instructions I already said I knew how to use.

I specifically requested on how to search for content on all Roku channels using A COMPUTER, acknowledging I already know how to do it with the ROKU app or using the on screen ROKU search function.

b/ The only instructions on that page you sent me to for searching for content using a computer ARE FOR SEARCHING THE ROKU CHANNEL only. The search results do not include searching for content across other channels available to ROKU users.

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Level 7

Re: How do I search for a title on Roku USING THE COMPUTER?

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he was asking about how to do it on COMPUTER. Instead of giving a specific solution you just sent a link which had nothing to do with searching on COMPUTER. You **bleep**ing idiot!

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Level 17

Re: How do I search for a title on Roku USING THE COMPUTER?

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@CharlieS1Youve made one post and insulted the MOD.

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---

From now on if people dont upvote me and do as I say I will consider holding my breath and selling my Roku's.
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Re: How do I search for a title on Roku USING THE COMPUTER?

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@Yfy  You can search via the Roku app on your smart phone.

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---

From now on if people dont upvote me and do as I say I will consider holding my breath and selling my Roku's.
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Level 7

Re: How do I search for a title on Roku USING THE COMPUTER?

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@boogernose wrote:

@Yfy  You can search via the Roku app on your smart phone.



@boogernose: I know how to search Roku using my devices. I'm asking about searching on COMPUTER.

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Re: How do I search for a title on Roku USING THE COMPUTER?

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@CharlieS1  I understood that from that getgo.

Did you remember to stomp your foot as you posted?

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---

From now on if people dont upvote me and do as I say I will consider holding my breath and selling my Roku's.
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Re: How do I search for a title on Roku USING THE COMPUTER?

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@CharlieS1 wrote:

@boogernose wrote:

@Yfy  You can search via the Roku app on your smart phone.



@boogernose: I know how to search Roku using my devices. I'm asking about searching on COMPUTER.


Can't be done. Even using Roku search via the app or on a device might miss something available via some obscure source. For providers such as Vudu, Prime Video, or Netflix allows searching for titles on their particular web site. But there's no all-encompassing search function that can return titles from all Roku channel providers. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Re: How do I search for a title on Roku USING THE COMPUTER?

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If you understood that I already said I knew how to search with the mobile app why did you bother to post what you did?

you could have posted

“because Roku hasn’t bothered to implement search on a computer, or even require all Roku broadcasters to regularly submit their lists of content to Roku in a specified format so Roku customers can then search the entire Roku world with Booleans on their phones or computers, AT THIS POINT you can only do incomplete searches on your phone. “

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