Beyond streaming: the best apps for Roku

It is not a conventional media player, as it makes it possible to turn your television into a concert hall, radio station or incredible photo frame. The possibilities are diverse thanks to the best apps couple here of the year.

This selection brings together the developments Qello Concerts, myTuner, TuneIn, HappyKids, WeatherNation, Web Video Caster, Spotify and Flickr at the moment. Later we will include others so you can get the most out of this device.

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If you want to add a app, go to the section of Look for on the main Roku interface. Then, write the name of the application that interests you. Once it is displayed in the search results, select it and click on Add channel. It will appear all the way down to Beginning.

If you are clear to which category it belongs, you can also search for the app from Transmission channels on the main Roku interface.

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Qello Concerts

To turn your room into a concert hall, the most recommended application is Qello Concerts, which requires a monthly payment to let you in to all its content, which also includes documentaries and legendary presentations by artists and groups of all kinds.

It’s true, this is a video streaming service, but it can’t be missed, especially for those who are avowed music lovers.


The promise of this application is to put at your fingertips, or on your screen, 50,000 stations, both local and international. In addition, the interface allows you to enter various podcasts of all the world.

It also makes it possible to bookmark and search so you can access your favorite content faster.


If you are interested in knowing the current weather and for the next few days in your area, WeatherNation shows it, as well as allowing you to access other resources, from the specialized live television channel (English) to maps.

If you are not convinced by this platform, you can try The Weather Network, which we already talked about.


It is a simple application that reproduces public photos of this service owned by SmugMug. It is supposed to also let you see your photos, however, in the tests carried out we could not run this tool.

It also allows you to view images by category, such as fire, clouds, autumn, exploration, balloons, desert, birds, space, wind, and sunsets. Your screen is sure to be filled with fantastic photos.


Through an attractive interface, access your beloved Spotify music through your Roku player. Categories such as your favorite songs, what’s new, your weekly discovery, and your podcasts favorites.

What is perhaps missed when playing music is the display of the lyrics of the songs. Either way, more than one will appreciate having their favorite Spotify pieces on a bigger screen, where the Roku is connected.


We know what we say: at some point you will need to reproduce content suitable for the little ones, in case you want to distract your nephews, for example. And HappyKids is a good alternative.

From the outset, you can select content for boys and girls up to eight years old, as well as content from franchises such as Minecraft and LEGO. It also has a good catalog of productions in Spanish.

Web Video Caster

Also at some point you are going to need to show a recorded video from your phone on the TV. In this scenario, having Web Video Caster, both on the cell phone and on the Roku, will save your life.

The platform menu lets you stream clips, photos and audios stored in your smartphone, and even that multimedia content on some internet site. At first, the app It may seem complex, but once you become familiar with its various options, it will become one of your favorites.


TuneIn cannot be absent for those who love to “tune in” to the radio, as it allows access to both local and international stations. You can bookmark and even access broadcast media by language.

In short, it will become one of your favorite applications in your multimedia player.

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