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.

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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."

Top Rated Comments

Remy149 Avatar
65 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
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macrushfan Avatar
65 months ago
Hope it drives the cost down of the overpriced AppleTV. I love it but cannot justify the price difference over the Roku.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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65 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. :)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
65 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Soccertess Avatar
65 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IRockThat828pScreen Avatar
65 months ago
Wish they'd hurry up and add it to the TVs they promised like 2 months ago
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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