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.

Update: Turns out we've got the Windows Phone version available too!

Roku Windows Phone

Via: WinBeta

Thanks for the tip diegolara and mtg1974

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