Posted Mon Jun 27, 2016 at 11:30 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Windows 10 users can now control their Roku devices through their tablets and laptops.
Roku has announced the launch of its Roku App on Windows 10 tablets and laptops.
With the Windows 10 Roku app, customers can now control their Roku devices and navigate through 3,000 channels and 300,000 movies and TV episodes directly through a Windows 10 laptop or tablet. The app has been designed specifically to work with the larger screens found on tablets and laptops, and features a new Homepage with quick access to a user's "My Channels" list. Likewise, the app provides standard playback controls and includes Roku search with Cortana integration, allowing users to easily find streaming content through voice control. In addition, "Play on Roku" support is also featured, letting customers view their photos or listen to music stored on their laptops and tablets through their TV.
Roku currently offers a variety of media players and streaming sticks, including the flagship Roku 4. The Roku 4 is powered by a Quad-Core processor and features support for 4K Ultra HD playback at up to 60 fps, 4K upscaling of HD content, and audio support for up to Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound. HDCP 2.2 compliancy is integrated as well, along with 802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet, an Optical Audio Out, a microSD slot, and a USB port. Likewise, the device includes an enhanced remote with voice search, point anywhere use, a headphone jack, motion-control for gaming, and a speaker for Remote Finder alerts. The Roku 4 is now on sale for a suggested retail price of $130.
The Roku Windows 10 app is now available in the US through the Windows App Store. The app will expand to international markets soon.
The latest news on all things 4K Ultra HD, blu-ray and Gear.