“The Roku TV is perfect for watching Netflix but I don’t like the remote. Although the little box is small and easy to use, the infrared range is pretty bad. I almost always reach out for the iOS app instead.
The Roku External Control API offers a super simple way to control a Roku device from the local network.
For instance, once you find out the local IP address of your Roku, you can turn it on and control the volume from your terminal.”