Roku Has Nearly Finalized AirPlay 2 Support

MacRumors last month reported that Roku was in talks with Apple about supporting AirPlay 2, and we've since learned that the negotiations are nearly finalized, according to a source familiar with the matter.


AirPlay 2 integration is expected to arrive in the form of a Roku OS software update for Roku media players, but it's unclear if all models will be supported. AirPlay 2 will also be supported by Roku-based smart TVs, available from brands such as TCL, Sharp, Hisense, Hitachi, Sanyo, and RCA.

Back in January, Apple announced that select ‌AirPlay‌ 2-enabled smart TVs are coming from leading brands such as Samsung, LG, Vizio, and Sony. ‌AirPlay‌ 2 support on Roku will greatly expand Apple's wireless streaming protocol to virtually any smart TV with a Roku player plugged into the HDMI port.

‌AirPlay‌ 2 will enable Roku users to stream video, audio, photos, and other content directly from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to their smart TVs.

Apple and Roku are negotiating a launch date and marketing surrounding ‌AirPlay‌ 2. Roku has yet to publicly confirm the plans, with a spokesperson earlier indicating that "we don't have anything to share regarding this now."

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18 months ago

Hope it drives the cost down of the overpriced AppleTV. I love it but cannot justify the price difference over the Roku.

As someone who uses appletv as their main video consumption device and as a HomeKit hub it’s worth every penny. I have a regular 4th generation in the bed room and a 4K one in the reliving room. I’ve been able to get rid of traditional cable and save money monthly no longer needing to pay equipment fees
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18 months ago
Hope it drives the cost down of the overpriced AppleTV. I love it but cannot justify the price difference over the Roku.
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18 months ago

Roku Has Nearly Finalized AirPlay 2 Support

I like to imagine there's one programmer yawning, outstretching their arm in the process, and coming so close to typing the last semicolon.
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18 months ago
I'd be thrilled if my Roku3 could support AirPlay via an OS update. That would solve a bunch of problems for me and the awesome price of $0.00. :)
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18 months ago

Hope it drives the cost down of the overpriced AppleTV. I love it but cannot justify the price difference over the Roku.

You love Apple TV? Do you love the remote? Or the limited functionality?

I hate it. Roku is better all around.
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18 months ago
Wish they'd hurry up and add it to the TVs they promised like 2 months ago
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