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m none of the roku remote apps ive tried on my iphone 4 recognize

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none of the roku remote apps i've tried on my iphone 4 recognize my roku player. What's upP I have the most expensive roku and my household is wireless. The roku works great I just want a remote with a keypad.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 5 years ago.

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Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be working with you today on your question!

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Can you tell me what apps you are trying to use?

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Are you getting any errors?

Customer:

Gosh, let me see; some I even deleted when I got so frustrated:

Customer:

dedremote

Customer:

remote for roku

Customer:

savvybud

Customer:

rokuremote-different from other one

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What Roku hardware are you using?

Customer:

sorry dvpremote is correct

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right I figured that

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Have you tried roremote? It sounds like from the current chatter at the Roku forums that this one seems to work well: http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=38361

Customer:

no I haven't.

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It's rated 4+ on Itunes

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Unfortunately I have not personally evaluated this app yet, although I know the quality of apps are variable in the appstore

Customer:

If it wants me to type in the ip address, how do I find out what it is?

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So sometimes it's looking for the best reviewed

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Great question

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That I can help out

Customer:

the one I really wanted to work, had all the stars filled, but it did not work either.

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If you look at Roku Settings->PalyerInfo->IP address.

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You can find the IP address

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Otherwise you can look up your Roku IP address from your router settings page

Customer:

on the web?

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You can usually access the router settings through your web browser yes

Customer:

how?

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Depending on your router your settings page is located at http://192.168.2.1

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http://192.168.1.1

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http://192.168.1.0

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If you put those in your browser address bar

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one of them should turn up a wireless settings page

Customer:

Wow, is that just a universal address?

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no, it's a local IP address

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for your home network

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not a global IP address

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(meaning there is a 192.168.1.1 for everyone's)

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er everyone's home network

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while global webpages have a static IP address

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once you are in the settings you should see something like "attached devices"

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If you're lucky you will have the Roku identified and displayed with a number like 192.168.#.#

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that is the IP address of the Roku player

Customer:

ok, just in case

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However more often than not the attached devices display only MAC addresses

Customer:

should I try the roremote? the apps store said I had already purchased it, so I suppose it had not worked and i deleted it, but I can try it again.

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You can correlate MAC addresses to hardware usually by a sticker on the bottom of the Roku player

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hmm you might just not be addressing the IP for the Roku player correctly

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If the apps depend on that

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and are prompting for that

Customer:

it wants the ip address--that's where I got stuck earlier.

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Unfortunately I am not familiar with the specifics of each app

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Yep

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ok

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So that's where you need to hunt down the IP address of the Roku player within the network settings

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Otherwise on the Roku player interface itself (using the remote control)

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Can you get to: XXXXX XXXXX>PalyerInfo->IP address. ?

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That will be your IP address that you need to enter for the RoRemote App

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You should be able to get to Roku Settings from the Roky home screen

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Let me know if you can find the IP address under Player Info

Customer:

do I do that on the tv the roku is attached to?

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Not necessarily

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Any device that can access the Roku's settings

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The IP address of the Roku should be the same regardless of what client you are accessing it from

Customer:

the savvy bud remote has this ip address on it: 192.168.1.107 does that look like a roku address?

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It very well could be

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You can try out that address in the RoRemote app and see if it can successfully connect

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(I assume the savvy bud remote is working?)

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(or no?)

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Here is a simple test to see if you have the right IP for your roku device

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If it is 192.168.1.107

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Go to:

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http://192.168.1.107:8060/query/icon/11

Customer:

Here is my dilemna: I am downstairs--the roku and tv are up in my bedroom--I am nursing a broken foot, and can't run to check it fast. If it takes me 15-20 mins, will you still be there?

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If you get this icon

Full Size Image

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In your browser, then you have connected to the Roku

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Let's do the latter test

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Then you don't have to run up and down

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On a computer that is on your home wifi

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Go to: http://192.168.1.107:8060/query/icon/11

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Can you see the icon?

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(Channel Store purple icon)

Customer:

yes

Customer:

it says channel up in the left hand corner. Is that it?

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Opening this webpage up on your computer: http://192.168.1.107:8060/query/icon/11

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Should display this image: http://192.168.1.107:8060/query/icon/11

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Full Size Image

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If 192.168.1.107 is the IP address of your Roku player

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If that address is not then you shouldn't get that icon

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it's just a simple test to see if 192.168.1.107 is the correct IP address

Customer:

i definitely got the channel store icon.

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Ok so 192.168.1.107 should be your Roku address

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I mean to test this out you could do http://192.168.1.888:8060/query/icon/11 and you shouldn't get the icon

Customer:

great

Customer:

that will help a lot

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You should enter 192.168.1.107 into the IP address field of your Roku remote apps, so for example RoRemote

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Let me know if this gets any of those apps working

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