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Quick Remote - Quick Start!

In Amazon Alexa app or alexa.amazon.com:
  1. Enable the Quick Remote skill
  2. Link to Quick Remote using your Amazon account
  3. Using 'Login with Amazon' your email will only be used to link with the mobile app
In your phone:
  1. Install Quick Remote for Alexa & Roku - Android or iOS mobile app in your phone
  2. Connect your phone to the same Wi-Fi network as your Roku device
  3. Select the Roku device you want to control in the devices menu
  4. Login with Amazon using the same account as your Alexa app -- your email will only be used for linking
Android: Your phone's Wi-Fi needs to ALWAYS stay on during sleep for it to receive commands from Alexa and send it to your Roku. Also, if your phone has trouble connecting with your Roku then turn off battery optimization for this app in Android Settings > Battery Optimization.

iOS: Enable Notifications and 'Background App Refresh' for this app in Settings. Do not force-quit the app, instead press the home key to close. Plug in your iOS device if the remote stops working because some devices delay push notifications to save battery.

Back at your Alexa device: -- Amazon Echo, Dot or Tap

  • Say "Alexa, ask Quick Remote to pause" -- voila! your Roku will do as you say!
  • Say "Alexa, ask Quick Remote to go home, right, down and select" -- it will follow multiple commands at once!
  • Say "Alexa, ask Quick Remote to start Netflix and wait" -- it will start the channel and wait for your next command!
  • Say "Alexa, ask Quick Remote to switch to Family Room Roku" -- it will even control multiple Rokus!

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Roku Remote & Voice Commands

Remote Buttons Ask Quick Remote to...
Play or Pause play the show
pause the movie
Rewind rewind the news
Fast Forward fast forward the commercial
skip the ad
Instant Replay replay the video
quick replay
Back go back
back
Home go home
stop the channel
Up go up
up
Down go down
down
Left go left
left
Right go right
right
Select select
okay
Info/Options show info
show options
Search search
go to search
Other commands Ask Quick Remote to...
Start channel start Netflix
turn on CBS News
launch CNET
Switch Rokus switch to Family Room Roku
change to Bedroom Roku
Wait for next command wait
hold on
Delete delete
backspace
Enter press enter
Find Remote find the remote
look for my remote
Quick Remote
Alexa Skill Version
What is your version?
Who are you?
Exit Quick Remote Alexa Skill stop
cancel
Roku TV Support Ask Quick Remote to...
Volume Down lower the volume
decrease the sound
Volume Up increase the volume
raise the volume
Mute mute the volume
mute
Power On power on
Power Off power off
turn off
TV Channel Up channel up
go up a channel
increase channel
TV Channel Down channel down
go down a channel
decrease channel
Switch Inputs switch input to TV tuner
change to TV
switch to tuner
change input to HDMI 1
change to HDMI 4
change to audio video

FAQs

What is Quick Remote?

What can I say to control my Roku?

Why do you need my email address? Do you collect any information? What is your privacy policy?

What is the difference between free version and the Full Pass Subscription?

How do I connect with Roku devices?

How do I switch from controlling one Roku device to another?

I get "Channel not found!" or "Roku not found!" notifications. What should I do?

What is the "Mobile Hotspot" option for?

How do I contact support?


What is Quick Remote?

Quick Remote lets you control your Roku with voice commands from Alexa powered devices like Amazon Echo, Dot or Tap!

It connects your Roku and Alexa powered devices through your mobile device. It consists of two apps - the Alexa skill and the phone app.

In the phone app you can select which Roku device you want to control. In the Alexa skill you tell your Roku what you want do!

Just enable Quick Remote skill in your Alexa app to get started. Follow these steps and you will be controlling your Roku with voice in no time!

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What can I say to control my Roku?

You can say individual commands like play, pause, rewind or you can say a bunch of them at once like go right, up and select, etc. It accepts upto five commands at once.

You can also ask Alexa to wait for your next command by saying go home and wait. It will wait for your commands until you say stop.

Here is the complete list of commands that you can say to control your Roku: Roku Remote & Voice Commands

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Why do you need my email address? Do you collect any information about what is said? What is your privacy policy?

Your Amazon email address is only used to link your Alexa device with your mobile phone app. You can use any email address you'd like as long as you use the same one to link from the Alexa app and to sign in the Quick Remote app. We do not collect any other profile information.

No, we do not collect any information about what is said. We only use the utterances to translate them to Roku remote commands.

Privacy Policy: Appestry does not collect any personal information in its apps. You can be confident that we do not employ any usage analytics either. Your business is your business and not ours! If the app uses third party services, their usage of information is excluded from this privacy policy.

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What is the difference between the free version and the Full Pass Subscription?

In the free version the Alexa skill has a limit of 50 voice commands per calendar month and the phone app contains ads. The free limit of 50 voice commands resets at the beginning of each month. It is intended for the occasional user.

Once you subscribe to Full Pass there will be no monthly limit on the number of voice commands in the Alexa skill and no ads in the phone app. Enjoy the apps without limits! You can subscribe to Full Pass in the mobile app.

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How do I connect with Roku devices?

Once you install the app in your phone and smart watch, make sure the phone and Roku are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. The phone app will automatically detect Roku devices in your network. If it is not able to find them, use the 'refresh' option in the Roku devices menu to scan for devices.

Once it finds your Roku devices, you can give a friendly name to each device in the Roku devices menu. You will need this friendly name to control your Roku from Alexa device.

If you're having trouble then you may add the Roku device manually using the option in the Roku devices menu. Enter the Roku's IP address from the Settings menu in your Roku device and give it a friendly name.

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How do I switch from controlling one Roku device to another?

You can switch from one Roku device to another from devices menu in the phone app. You can also switch Roku devices by saying 'Alexa, ask Quick Remote to switch to Family Room Roku'. Make sure the name of the Roku matches the name you say in the voice command.

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I get "Channel not found!" or "Roku not found!" notifications. What should I do?

You will get these notifications if the channel names or Roku names don't match with what was recognized by Alexa. Click on these notifications to either add the name that was recognized or a name that is more easier to recognize for Alexa device.

You can add up to 5 other channel names to your favorite channels in the Channels page. In Android you can directly rename your Roku in the Roku devices page. In iOS you can manually add a Roku device and rename it using the edit option by swiping left.

These names are only saved in the app and not saved in your Roku, cloud or elsewhere. So if you uninstall the phone app you will have to recreate these names.

You can also turn off these notifications in the Settings page.

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What is the "Mobile Hotspot" option for? (Android only)

If you don't have a working Wi-Fi/Internet connection and if you want to connect your Roku to a mobile hotspot then you can enable this option (available only in the Android version) to control it within the hotspot. If you are using Roku in a Wi-Fi network then don't enable this setting. Follow these steps to control a Roku device within a mobile hotspot:
  • Enable "Mobile Hotspot" option in the Settings menu.
  • Turn on your mobile hotspot and connect your Roku device to it.
  • In the Roku devices menu, manually add your Roku's IP address (192.168.x.y) and give it a friendly name.
  • Refreshing devices might not work in a mobile hotspot, so you might have to add it manually.
  • Select the Roku device you want to control in the devices menu
  • Use the remote to control it from your phone app

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How do I contact support?

Please send an email to appestry@gmail.com with your questions and feedback. All emails will be responded typically within 24 hours.

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