Roku announces a new Windows 10 app, but it's for PCs only

Four days short of the two-year anniversary of its Windows/Windows Phone 8 app launch, Roku has announced a new Windows 10 app. While this is exciting news for Roku users, there's bad news for Windows phone users. The app is exclusive to Windows 10 PCs.

The app isn't available through the Windows Store just yet, so we don't have the app description, or much information other than the screenshot above and the description in Microsoft's blog post:

Navigating a Roku device from your Windows 10 PC or tablet could not be easier. With the new Roku app for Windows 10 rolling out in the Windows Store today (free to download), your channels are just one click away. With more and more Windows 10 devices supporting both point-and-click, as well as gesture navigation, you can browse lists with a simple swipe or by clicking to bring the next page of content to the front. Browse more than 3,000 channels and 300,000 movies and TV episodes, or ask Cortana to search for your favorite content.

Sadly, this raises more questions than answers. As it stands right now, Windows phone users can still grab the Windows Phone 8 app, but there's no statement on if that will continue to be available, or if it will continue to be supported. The same question goes for the Windows 8 app and if users of Microsoft's former OS will continue to be able to get it.

Of course, we've reached out to Roku for comment and we'll keep you updated as soon as we hear something.

You can download the new Roku app right here when it's available. For now, it's going to take you to the Windows 8 app.

Source: Windows Blog

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