The first time you run RokuJump (or if the app cannot find the Roku device previously selected), it should automatically open the Discover Devices view. Here, the app searches for Roku devices that are on the same network as your iOS device. Once the list appears, tap on the Roku device you want to control. If the expected device doesn’t appear and you know it’s on the same network, try tapping the recycle button in the top-right corner.
The selected Roku device’s name will appear above the remote control buttons. You can manually open the Discover Devices view from the main view by tapping the Devices button. You’ll want to do this if you want to control a different Roku device.
Standard Remote Control Buttons
The buttons circled in red below are your standard Roku remote buttons.
Roku TV Buttons
If you have a Roku TV, the row of buttons at the bottom will allow you to turn the Roku TV on/off and control the volume.
Now, we are at the heart of what makes RokiJump unique. The green Jump buttons.
Note: The free version will have a brighter green Jump button on the left. The right three Jump buttons will be darker green and non-functioning. To unlock the other three Jump buttons, go to Settings and tap Unlock Additional Jump Buttons to access the In-app purchase option.
To understand how to program a Jump button, think about how you normally fast-forward using a physical Roku remote control.
- You depress the Fast Forward button once. You might press it again to increase the speed.
- You wait a bit and then press the Play button to stop advancing.
This is exactly what the Jump buttons do, but with just a single button press!
By default, the Jump button will probably not act as you expect. You will want to customize it. Tap the Jumps button at the top of the screen.
Jump Settings View
The four green Jump buttons on the main screen correspond to the four groups of settings on this screen labeled 1 through 4. If you haven’t unlocked the other three buttons, only the group 1 settings will do anything.
The 1 2 3 buttons set how many times the Fast Forward command is initiated. A setting of 1 (i.e., one press) will be slow, 2 (i.e., two presses) will be medium, and 3 (three presses) will be lightning fast. Typically, 2 is a good choice.
The slider beneath sets how long the app should wait before the Play command is initiated.
Enter the text you want to appear on the button in the text field. Of course, you can use emojis!
The above settings for button 1 does the following:
- Initiates the Fast Forward command twice.
- Waits 4.8 seconds and then initiates the Play command.
Trial and Error
You will need to play around to find the right combination of the 1-2-3 and time settings to get the desired result. It will vary depending on the Roku app you are trying to control.