Roku app for Windows 10 now ready for download

Roku bets on the Windows 10 platform with a brand new Universal app to let users access their favorite TV shows and movies through PCs and tablets.

Roku app for Windows 10

If you own a Roku player, you can now control the device with the new Windows 10 app. The Roku app is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, and it works with your PC or tablet.

For those unfamiliar, Roku is a device that comes in many sizes and forms, and enable you to turn any screen into a media center to access thousands of video streaming services, such as Netflix, Amazon Video, HuluPlus, HBONOW, Showtime, ESPN, and many other streaming services. In addition, you can always cast your own media through the network.

The Roku app makes easier than ever before for users to enjoy their favorite TV shows and movies on a Windows 10 device, and with Cortana support, you can start the app and start watching videos using only your voice.

Roku app features for Windows 10 users

The app has been designed in collaboration with Microsoft. The user interface is very simple and easy to navigate with keyboard and mouse, using gestures on touch-enabled devices, or using voice commands with Cortana integration.

Roku app Channel Store on Windows 10

If you’re trying to control a Roku device in the house, you can also use the built-in remote control, and with easy access to “My Channels”.

Roku app remote control

Roku also implements an easy way to search content. Just type what you want to watch in the search box, like TV show, film, actor, or director, and Roku will begin collecting results for you regardless of the service.

Roku app Search

The app also features “Play to Roku”, a feature that lets you cast photos and music from your computer to the biggest screen in the house.

The Roku app for Windows 10 is available now from the Windows Store, but only in the United States. The company plans to release the app internationally in the near future. Remember that it’s a companion app, you’ll still need a Roku device to access all the available content and services through the app.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.