Quick Look: Remotely Close is a social media service that lets you share photos and videos with family members using an Android app and the Remotely Close Roku channel. The service appears to be a work in progress - the Remotely Close website still says "coming soon" and the app's voice-recording and location sharing features weren't functional during my testing. Image and video sharing, however, were functional.
Once you've established a Remotely Close account, you can link your Roku by launching the Remotely Close Roku channel and entering the linking code in the mobile app under the "Add a Device" setting. If you want to share with others, do so using the "Add a Member" setting.
To share media, select photos and videos on your mobile device or use the device's camera to capture new media. You can also add comments to the media if you like, then upload the media to the cloud, where the images and videos will be visible to "family" members linked to your account. They can view shared media and comments, and like and favorite shared media, when they are logged into the Remotely Close Roku channel or mobile app.
Also, the website has contact information, but no direct means of receiving technical support. More importantly, there is no method for recovering a lost password or for deleting an account. Signing up doesn't even require validation of an email address; I never received an email asking me to verify my address or confirming that an account was created.
-- Information is current as of November 9, 2017
Developer's Channel Description: Remotely Close connects generations of your family through mobile applications and TV-based platforms to share messages, videos, photos, and other activities with your loved ones.
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Photo Apps
DEVELOPER: Newyu, Inc.
Remotely Close Website