Smurple is the best free iPhone/iPad remote control unit for your Roku TV. Simple design, intuitive interface, no pileup of buttons or complex settings. All you need is connect your iOS device and TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Automatic detection of Roku TV in the Wi-Fi network;
- A large touchpad for convenient menu and content navigation;
- Launching of channels directly from the application;
- Smurple is compatible with all TV models with Roku OS.
- Some applications like YouTube and Hulu+ have their own screen keyboards and do not take input from the iOS keyboard;
Kraftwerk 9, Inc is not an affiliated entity of Roku and Smurple application is not an official product of Roku.
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Ratings and Reviews
One of the better apps for a remote
I have a iPhone 6 and a TCL t.v. And out of the 4 I’ve tried this one works better than them all. Yes there are ads but it’s every once in awhile and not to bothersome really. It connects fast and the volume buttons work great as the other ones I’ve had problems with. I give it 4 because I still hate ads but understand it’s part of the process. Overall as a remote it’s great and the distance on it is pretty darn good also. I can use it way further than my normal remote can. Good app!
It absolutely works I’ve been using it since I lost my remote two weeks ago. Paid the two dollars to get the ads gone and it was totally worth it because I’ve never had any problems with it. It is so easy to use, if only Roku would have an update to where I could use this to type my searches in instead of using the remote to go letter by letter it would be amazing. But it is still the best.
I love my Roku tv but hate the remote. You can’t go right to the channel you want to watch. You have to go through one by one channel. With the Smurple you go right to channel you want. I can even set up my favorite channels list too.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.