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Turn your BlackBerry and BlackBerry PlayBook into a remote for your Roku with Remoku!

Remoku for BlackBerry
By Michelle Haag on 30 Mar 2012 02:25 pm EDT
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As we acquire gadgets and devices in our lives, we seem to end up with a ton of remote controls. TVs, DVD players, stereos… everything has one, and if you're like me you can probably never find the right one when you need it. I was super excited when I found out that I can now eliminate the search for at least one remote, the one that goes to my Roku player. Five Seasons Computer has developed apps for both BlackBerry 7 smartphones and the BlackBerry PlayBook which allow you to control your Roku player over wifi! Every feature you can access from the remote, you can now access on your BlackBerry device using Remoku. Not only can you do basic things like change the channel, you can also enable the developer screen, reboot your Roku, and more!

Features:
  • All the same buttons from the standard Roku remote including Instant Replay!
  • Automatically locates Roku devices!
  • Save more than one Roku configuration to the app!
  • Easy to use channel list & navigation of your Roku!
  • Use the onscreen keyboard to type!
  • Toolbox feature allows easy access to bitrate override, remote reboot, secret screen, developer screen & bug report!
At this time, Remoku is available for BlackBerry 7 devices and the PlayBook, and either version can be purchased from BlackBerry App World for $2.99 at the links below. I have both versions, and I have to say that since installing them I've found myself using my Roku more often, maybe just because it's more fun to use my BlackBerry to control it!

For more information and to purchase Remoku for BlackBerry 7 smartphones
For more information and to purchase Remoku for the BlackBerry PlayBook
Michelle Haag Michelle Haag "@_Miche11e_ and C0001B3B5" 1191 (articles) 1683 (forum posts)

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Turn your BlackBerry and BlackBerry PlayBook into a remote for your Roku with Remoku!

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I love this app ! downloaded it and will keep downloading it -- developer responds quickly to any issues and is super friendly -- worth the price!

the new version is a smoother flow -- keep the updates coming! =]

What the $#?@ is Roku???

It's getting old that most apps I would use are not for BB, where are the BB developers. Seems like most new software doesn't pertain to US market........hummmm maybe that's why icrap and Google are doing so well. Just thinking out loud.

Absolutely love the PB, but need software and apps that apply to me, still so few.....

ROKU is actually the number one streaming TV box out there. I just see no reason to control it from my PB or Berry... I have a Harmony for that.

Can you give me some reasons that this is helpful. I fail to see the utility. It seems like it is an app for app's sake.

Garbage. I wasted $2.99 and tried for an hour to get it to work on my Roku. Keeps asking for my IP address.
I'll just use my regular remote.

Maybe contact the developer for assistance? I had no issue with either app. As someone before you commented, the developer is quick to respond and very helpful.

I'll try that. Would sure be nice if they gave you some instructions. I scanned my network and it found my Roku box. And it keeps asking for my IP address. I've typed the damb thing in 100 times.

JREwing use the in app support request feature, include whether PlayBook or Phone version. I'd be happy to assist you.

I'm glad to report that customer service got back to me within a few hours and got my issue resolved.
I take back my "garbage" remark and give this app an A++.

I found a great price on a playbook. I am afraid to buy. Someone help. I can't afford to waste money. Am a single mom. I have a Bold 9930 and love blackberry but need to make a solid lasting purchase. I intend to use as someone would use a laptop almost.

PlayBook is a great laptop replacement! The cameras work very well, and your Bold will give you data everywhere you go on the PlayBook!

I do believe they are shipping to Canada, but your experience will depend on what services are available in Canada. The most popular channels on Roku are Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Crackle, Amazon VOD, Disney, HBO Go. You can also use Rdio with, or games such as Angry Birds and You Don't Know Jack.

The official channels are here:
http://www.roku.com/roku-channel-store

Just used my Remoku app for the first time and love it on my Torch. My Roku is on the bedroom TV and the Roku remote is not backlit. This makes it so much easier to use in dim or no light when I'm watching my favorite series (Breaking Bad on Amazon Prime) after I go to bed.

I purchased the ap... but it does not find my roku on my network... tried it 50 times, the scan does not find it.
Any suggestions?