If you keep misplacing your Roku remote, not to worry, there is another way to control your movies — and it will happen directly from your wrist. As per a recent Roku report, a free app is now available for the Apple Watch to make this happen.
The Roku application resembles and functions like the iPhone and Android apps. It lets you launch several Roku-based channels (shown in the order of most recently launched), control the cursor on your Television interface, play and pause your clips e.t.c. Therefore it is simply like another kind of remote control.
This new app even aids voice control, meaning, channels can be launched and programs can be found without needing to click your screen (just make sure you are using an Apple Watch Series 1 through 5 — it will not work with the first-generation watch). If you prefer the real remote, but you have forgotten where you kept it, this app can also make the remote chime, making it easy for you to find it.
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The app for Apple can be gotten from the updated iPhone app, version 6.1.3. Roku says you might have to manually install from the Watch app if automatic installs are disabled.
More Information About Your Apple Watch
The Apple Watch is a line of smartwatches designed, developed, marketed and sold by Apple Inc. It incorporates fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities with integration with iOS and other Apple products and services.
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Apple Watch uses a wireless connection to an iPhone to perform functions such as calling and texting and can independently connect to a Wi-Fi network for some tasks. Series 3 LTE Apple Watches can connect to a cell network, largely obviating the need for an iPhone after the initial setup. First-generation and Series 1 and 2 Apple Watches require an iPhone 5 or later with iOS 10 or later; Series 3 and later LTE models require an iPhone 6 or later with iOS 11 or later.
The Apple Watch was released on April 24, 2015, and quickly became the best-selling wearable device: 4.2 million were sold in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.
The goal of the Apple Watch was to complement an iPhone and add some new functions. Kevin Lynch was hired by Apple to make wearable technology for the wrist. He said: “People are carrying their phones with them and looking at the screen so much. People want that level of engagement. But how do we provide it in a way that’s a little more human, a little more at the moment when you’re with somebody?” Apple’s development process was held under wraps until a Wired article revealed how some internal design decisions were made.
The Apple Watch is available in multiple variants, generally distinguished by the material, color, and size of the casing, with special bands and watch faces available for certain variants co-branded with Nike and Hermès, which are also sometimes accompanied by other unique extras, like stainless steel charging pucks, premium packaging, and exclusive color basic bands.