The Apple Watch can now be a Roku remote.

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The Apple Watch can now be used as a Roku remote while stream­ing. It’s the same remote that appears on the phone app — just wrist sized. As of Fri­day, it’ll appear on your Apple smart­watch if you update the mobile app to ver­sion 6.1.3 via your iPhone.

The Roku app on the Apple Watch also allows you to launch chan­nels on your TV by tap­ping your watch screen, with the chan­nels list­ed in order of most recent­ly watched. You can addi­tion­al­ly use voice search via the watch by tap­ping the voice icon inside the Roku app.

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Last­ly, if you can’t find your Roku remote, the Apple Watch app can be used to locate it. The smart­watch will sig­nal the remote, which will then play a chime sound.

Apple launched its most recent smart­watch, the Watch Series 5, last month, while Roku unveiled its 2019 line­up in Sep­tem­ber. Its stream­ing play­ers start at $30 with a new Express mod­el and end at $100 with a more-ultra Ultra. The lat­est Apple Watch starts at $399 and now comes with an always-on dis­play.

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