Monday, March 7, 2011

How to (remote) control your Roku device using PC or Laptop

I wanted to control my Roku device using PC especially when I want to search YouTube or Amazon videos. Typing letter-by-letter using Roku remote with arrows is too primitive interface. There were some neat apps available on iPod tpuch, iPhone, and iPad. But I wanted something on my PC.

I found this neat app that I liked. You need to enter the IP address of the Roku device to start using it. The IP address can be found by clicking the Home button and going to settings and player info.


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  2. I also just made a similar site

    there is a small bug with text input once I get that working I will add it again.

  3. this is awesome if it would work. it cannot find my roku in my bed room.. but it did find the one in the living room

  4. Nice work. I use this often. Thanks.