Roku has officially made its way to Windows Phone

Users of devices that run on Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 as well as Windows Phone 8/8.1 might want to hold on to your seats, as a brand new app is made available on those two platforms. We are referring to the Roku app, where you will now be able to check out Roku on your tablet as well as touchscreen capable device, since there is no support for both mouse and keyboard input where the Roku app is concerned. It will all boil down to your sense of touch. Just in case you were wondering, Roku happens to be a company that churns out extremely popular set-top boxes in the past, with a streaming stick to boot, where these will then deliver streaming content right into your living room from various channels including the likes of Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and HBO Go among others. Apart from that, the Windows 8.1 app would enable the user to control the Roku device in your household to boot.

We love checking out new apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1. Especially when those apps are official and have long been requested by the community. Today Windows 8.1 is getting a highly sought after app. It’s time to welcome Roku to the Windows family. Head to the Windows Store and you’ll find Roku ( your tablet or touch-screen machine. We say that because mouse and keyboard input is not supported, you’ll need touch to get the job done. Roku? It’s a company that makes popular set-top boxes that offer streaming content from channels like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go and others. This Windows 8.1 app will allow you to control the Roku device in your household. Here are the features of Roku for Windows 8.1: – Automatically detect all Roku players on the local network – View installed Roku channels and launch the channel with a tap – Control your Roku player with an on-screen remote control. We don’t have a Roku device to test this out just yet, but we just ordered the Streaming Stick from Roku for $49.99 (Amazon) to play around with the app later. Have a Roku? Sound off below with your impressions of their product and this new app. We should note that this is listed as Universal Windows app, which means we should hopefully see an official Windows Phone version shortly.

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