The "remote control" for Windows is MUCH BETTER than the condensed remote controls on phones and tablets. On my laptop I get a "real" remote clone of the home remote. On xFinity you must select a channel then move over to the screen with the "OK" button to change channels. Not very convenient. From the remote on my laptop all the buttons are in one spot, but you can't cast the slingbox to Roku from a Windows device. Why is that? Besides, lot's of folk have Windows 10 phones these days.