Apple TV App Available on Roku Starting Today

Roku today announced that the Apple TV app will be available on its platform starting today, allowing users to access their iTunes libraries of movies and TV shows, the Apple TV Channels feature, and soon Apple TV+.


The Apple TV app can be downloaded from the Roku Channel Store on smart TVs that either have Roku preinstalled or have a Roku dongle connected, although select older Roku models are not supported.

The Apple TV app is available to Roku users in the United States, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

In addition to Roku, Apple TV+ will be available through the Apple TV app on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, select 2018 and newer Samsung smart TVs, and on select LG, Sony, and VIZIO smart TVs in the future. Apple TV+ will also be available on the web at tv.apple.com.

Apple TV+ launches November 1. ‌The subscription-based video service will be priced at $4.99 per month with a one-week free trial. Up to six family members can share a single ‌Apple TV‌+ subscription through Family Sharing.

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5 weeks ago
This is great. So does that mean you can get by without apple tv hardware?
Rating: 5 Votes
5 weeks ago
This is good. I like seeing Apple services on other hardware.
Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago
What about Apple Music on Roku?
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago
It’s now available from the Roku website. https://channelstore.roku.com/details/551012/apple-tv
Rating: 2 Votes
5 weeks ago
Apple is coming out of the "Garden".
Rating: 2 Votes
5 weeks ago
Nothing on fire stick?
Rating: 1 Votes
5 weeks ago


Does the app let you mirror your devices?

I now have an “AppleTV” showing up on my phone under AirPlay when the Roku is on, but attempting to mirror anything gives me the message on the phone that the wireless signal is too weak to use AirPlay.
Rating: 1 Votes
5 weeks ago


The app is for Apple movie/TV purchases, Apple TV+, and Apple TV Channels.

If you want to stream from your computer, either hope Roku supports AirPlay in the future or purchase an Apple TV.

In March we heard how Roku was ready to rollout Airplay2. Instead we get this app, which only plays purchased content, no Airplay and apparently no local libraries.
Installed easily on my Sharp 50” Roku TV, but feel like there is no point if you don’t have iTunes store content.
Rating: 1 Votes
5 weeks ago


No luck on my new TCL R617 TV yet..
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AirPlay 2 was also supposed to come with it.. No mention in their announcement.

TV+ will not be available till Nov 1st. TV app will probably get released in the afternoon today.
Rating: 1 Votes
5 weeks ago
First experience: Installed the app via web account a few hours ago. Came down to my Roku and signed in now - worked first time. I signed in via a mobile device (my iPhone) which worked first time.

The UI seems slightly slow, but I'm happy this even runs on my 2013 Roku 3. I'm watching BladeRunner 2049 on it now. Image quality and sound quality is GREAT. Well done for taking one step out of the walled garden, Apple!

Update: went to compare quality with plex and it hard rebooted my Roku when I quit the AppleTV app :eek:.
I had to reconfirm I was happy with data usage on re-start. It had remembered my sign-in and position in the movie though. This was quitting by pressing the back button repeatedly. Pressing home from a movie whilst playing worked.

* On my 1080p TV, Streaming is comparable to Plex streaming a HD file from a local server - as in great!
* Fast forward and rewind seem sluggish - for example, pressing play to stop rewind led to it rewinding a further minute before realising play had been pressed.

Still, for a first version, impressive! I'll use this, and it lets my Roku still stream every service I use (Netflix, Amazon, NowTV, iPlayer, plex, and now iTunes)
Rating: 1 Votes

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