Juice for Roku

Juice for Roku

$2.99

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Note: Please try the free DEMO version before purchasing the full version to make sure the app will work with your device and network setup. If you purchase the full version, please uninstall the demo version in order to avoid conflicts between the two versions.

Note: For the app to work, you must install the Juice channel on your Roku by going here: https://owner.roku.com/add/juice. Also note that if you have a router with two channels (regular and guest), your Roku and your Android device must be connected to the same channel.

Juice for Roku lets you to stream media directly from your Android device to your Roku player: No need for a separate server!

Does NOT support YouTube and flash based videos, and does not support Google Music. Also note that videos in any format other than MP4 are unlikely to play. See here: http://support.roku.com/entries/423946-what-media-file-types-does-the-roku-usb-media-player-channel-support. ALSO - the Roku doesn't support videos taken in portrait mode.

- Send photos, music, videos from your Android device
- Send media from the internet to the Roku using the Share functionality or audio and video podcasts (feeds)
- Send individual photos or send a complete slide show
- Send individual songs or whole albums to the Roku. Songs can be shuffled.
- Background Juice service will continue to serve files to the Roku while you use other Android apps
- Use the “Share” menu from the gallery, browser and other supported apps to send media to the Roku without having to launch the Juice app
- NEW - SHOWBOX SUPPORT. Send downloaded ShowBox videos to your Roku by going to the Videos tab and selecting the "show_box" folder. Does not work with streamed Showbox videos.
- No need for a home media server
- No need for cables
- No need to upload your files to a web server
- Fully functional remote control included with the same functionality as the Roku Remote app (sold separately)

One of the best things about this app is it's ability to work with other apps. For example, long press a link to a photo, song or video in the browser and share it to the Juice app to start it playing on the Roku. Or long press an episode in your Podcast app and share it to Juice to hear it through your Roku connected system. With the share feature, you can stream almost anything on the internet to the Roku, in addition to streaming what is already on your Android device.

Requirements:
- You must add the Juice channel to your Roku (https://owner.roku.com/add/juice)
- Android device and Roku player must be on the same network
- Plugging your Android device into your computer may prevent the app from accessing the SD card. In general, don't have plug your Android device into the computer when using the app. Charging is OK.
- Not all video formats are supported by the Roku. See the supported formats here: http://support.roku.com/entries/423946-what-media-file-types-does-the-roku-usb-media-player-channel-support
- Some MP4s created on Android devices may not work since Roku doesn't support all codecs. It depends on the Android device. Also, the Roku doesn't support videos taken in portrait mode.

Troubleshooting:
- If you notice lag or unresponsiveness, power off your android device and/or the Roku and try again. This resolves nearly all connectivity issues. You should only have to do this infrequently.
- Visit http://www.jigawattlabs.com/juicehelp

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Recently changed in this version

v2.39
- Photos and Videos - use Sort tool to sort by name or date
- Photos - use Checkbox tool to select a group of individual photos to send to the Roku
- Music - fixed bug in Artist->Album drill down

v2.38
- ShowBox support!

Note - if you have installed the demo version, please uninstall it before running the full version

If you experience a crash, please submit a crash report, then restart the app and use the Report A Problem menu option.


Comments and ratings for Juice for Roku
  • (66 stars)

    by Monica Aparicio on 29/04/2015

    This app was just okay for streaming a song or two. I could never get it to play a podcast or a video, until now....oh but wait! I can't stream music anymore, cause why? It stops unexpectedly, cause why? It kicks me off the second I click on the music tab, cause why? I don"t know...maybe times are changing and its just me but I'm not liking the new feature

  • (66 stars)

    by matt Griffin on 11/04/2015

    don't buy, sucks.

  • (66 stars)

    by Holly Chapin on 10/03/2015

    The video sometimes plays depending on the format. If I have HD or widescreen format, it will say that it can't play. The music, I try using the pause button, but instead it goes to the next track. I can't use the menu from the drop down to pause and play. I have to use the D-pad to choose from the tv screen, which means the tv needs to be on and not just the speakers.

  • (66 stars)

    by Misty Briggs on 04/03/2015

    Won't give me option to select folder with my movies in it. Have to completely kill up for it to refresh and search directory. Doesn't work on my tablet with 32 GB SD card, but works on my phone with 16 GB SD.

  • (66 stars)

    by Emma Shomo on 16/02/2015

    Since the most recent Android and Roku updates this app is no longer working. It will not recognize my Roku. I've restarted both devices, checked to make sure the IP address hadn't changed and even did a factory reset on my tablet thinking that might be the issue. Used to be my favorite app for streaming from my tablet to my Roku3 but now it's useless.

  • (66 stars)

    by Ronald Alconcher on 08/02/2015

    Works well enough. Worth the price.

  • (66 stars)

    by Michael Shoemaker on 04/02/2015

    Does not play videos from my tablet to my Roku

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