That's disappointing! Does the mobile app act like a screen for your roku, like your tv? Reason I ask, is because when I get this amazing piece of tech in a couple weeks, I'll be able to download any google playstore app! http://store.humanware.com/hus/braillen ... ch-32.html
I doubt Roku's mobile app would be of help there. In fact i remember it being pretty "infernal" re accessibility a few years back. I just tried the RokuCo's app on iPhone and am glad to report it has MAJORLY improved in that area - like it seems usable now in VoiceOver, while still bumpy here and there.
I myself as developer was incredibly moved five years ago when i read a comment on Roku's blog. In fact, it was so good - let me quote it, i was able to find it:
My boyfriend is visually impaired. With cable tv he could easily scroll through the channels until he heard something that he liked. Remember, just because he can't see the tv screen doesn't mean he doesn't like to 'watch' tv and movies. I've downloaded a few of the remote apps out there for his ipad but none of them are very helpful for him. While it is convenient to use his ipad as a remote, simply scolling with arrows is not useful as he cannot see the images on the tv screen to select from. He needs to be able to see the images and menus that are on the tv screen on his ipad where he can magnify them and choose them by using his touchscreen. DVPRemote has the ability to choose titles directly from our Netflix queue and choose from different channels but he is unable to make selections once at those channels. As Roku becomes more popular, I hope that accessibility issues like this can be explored and developed so that it is user friendly for the blind and visually impaired poopulation. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.
Being "moved" by the adversity some have to deal with, resulted in my determination to make my "Remote for Roku" app for iOS (there was no "Roku by Roku Inc" app back then) as accessible as i could. So i enabled VoiceOver and made sure each button had the right name to be heard, that channel icons included the names etc - not a lot of work really, when you sit to do it.
Later RokuCo released their own remote app, which initially totally lacked in the accessibility department (like tapping on screen, everything was "button... button... button...") - but fast-forward a few years to now, it's actually bearable. Well, mine's VoiceOver labeling still is more complete
- but their app has more features.
As a "Roku fan-boy" myself, i hate to say it but you might be better served by the competition, say AppleTV - see my note here (from ha, exactly two years ago!) viewtopic.php?f=34&t=71760#p448438
- things have changed there, now you can install apps there too. If Android is your thing, perhaps FireTV has better accessibility (i haven't tried, ask me to check if need be).