Albeit an official Roku app for Windows 8 users hasn’t been released yet in the Windows Store, there are some reliable third-party apps from independent developers that we can use. We explore the Remote for Roku Player Windows 8 app and go through its features below.
We’ve just shared with you the fact that the official SlingPlayer app has been made available for download in the Windows 8 store, as we have previously told that it would happen. Now, it’s time to talk another related app that will prove to be highly useful for Roku owners. The Windows 8 app Remote for Roku Player will let you remotely control your Roku streaming box from your Windows 8 tablet.
Control your Roku player from your Windows 8 tablet
App offers an onscreen remote control for changing channels in Roku Player. Also features “Play On Roku” for streaming audio/video to Roku player. Supported formats: mp3, mp4, wma, mov and m3u8. Provides keyboard support for fast input to Roku applications. Roku channels are displayed in a beautiful image tiled layout.
Of course, for the app the work, you need to have the Roku player hardware connected to your TV. If you already own it, you can stream mp3, mp4, wma, mov, m3u8 audio/video to the Roku player from your Windows 8 device. The app also comes with auto device discovery feature and it can let you use it in a snapped view with remote control for multitasking. The annoying part are the ads that you can remove for $4.49. If you don’t mind them, the go ahead and download Remote for Roku Player for Windows 8 from the Windows Store.