Your favorite entertainment is just a few words away. Ask Google Assistant to find movies and shows, pause, fast forward, launch channels, and more on your Roku devices.
Examples of how you can use Google Assistant to control media playback on your Roku devices:
“Hey Google, pause on kitchen Roku”
“Hey Google, launch Hulu on living room Roku”* **
“Hey Google, go home on office Roku”
“Hey Google, find documentaries on bedroom Roku”
“Hey Google, show me comedies on kitchen Roku”
If you have a Roku TV, you can also tell Google Assistant to do things like:
“Hey Google, turn on kitchen Roku”***
“Hey Google, turn up the volume on living room Roku”
“Hey Google, mute on office Roku”
“Hey Google, change to channel 5.1 on bedroom Roku”****
“Hey Google, switch to HDMI 2 on living room Roku”
* Using Google Assistant voice commands to launch Netflix on your Roku device is not available at this time.
** Launching a channel on your Roku device using an Google Assistant voice command works for more than 100 top channels on the Roku platform. However, the launch channel command does not work with all channels on the Roku platform at this time.
*** You must have Fast TV Start enabled on your Roku TV to use Google Assistant voice commands to turn on your TV.
**** You must have an HDTV antenna connected to your Roku TV to use Google Assistant voice commands to change channels on your TV tuner.
How to get started:
It’s easy to use Google Assistant to control media playback on your Roku streaming player or Roku TV. Just follow these steps:
1.) In your Google Assistant app, go to Explore > Settings > Home Control > Add Device
2.) Find and select “Roku”
3.) Link your Roku account (this may happen automatically)
4.) Complete installation by selecting a room for your Roku device
NOTE: If you own multiple Roku devices, you have the option to select some or all of your Roku devices you would like control with Google Assistant.
You must have a supported Roku device running Roku OS 8.1 or above and a Roku account to use this action.
Supported Roku devices include:
All Roku TV models.
Roku streaming player models: Roku Express (3700X, 3900X), Roku Express+ (3710X, 3910X), Roku Streaming Stick (3600X,3800X), Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810X), Roku 2 (4210X), Roku 3 (4200X, 4230X), Roku 4 (4400X), Roku Premiere (3920X,4620X), Roku Premiere+ (3921X,4630X), and Roku Ultra (4640X, 4660X, 4661X)