Roku's New Remotes Feature an Apple TV+ Button

Roku today introduced a new Express 4K+ streaming player and rechargeable Voice Remote Pro with some useful features for Apple users.

roku remote apple tv button
Priced at $39.99 in the United States, the new Roku Express 4K+ provides 4K streaming at an affordable price. The streaming player supports AirPlay 2 for wirelessly streaming audio and video from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, while HomeKit support allows users to control the streaming player with Siri or the Home app on their Apple devices.

Meanwhile, Roku's new Voice Remote Pro features an Apple TV+ button for easy access to the Apple TV app, as noted by The Verge. Priced at $29.99, the remote also features a rechargeable battery via micro-USB, hands-free or push-to-talk "Hey Roku" voice control, a lost remote finder feature, and a headphone jack.

Roku has also added the Apple TV+ button to its new standard remotes, alongside Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ buttons.

With its new Roku OS 10 software release that is now rolling out, Roku is also expanding AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to select HD Roku streaming players and TVs. These features were limited to Roku's 4K devices until now.

Top Rated Comments

Razorpit Avatar
4 weeks ago

damn that thing is functional!
Fixed your typo for you. ?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
4 weeks ago
I can see the accidental TV+ launches already…
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ImaginaryNerve Avatar
4 weeks ago

A headphone jack? That's . . . I don't want to seem judgey, but that seems like a ridiculously unnecessary bit of hardware to me. Maybe I'm out of the loop. Do people currently plug headphones into their remotes?
We specifically replaced the Roku remote with the one with the headphone jack. We needed some kind of wireless/wired headphone setup with a mid-to-low budget 4K TV for an elderly family member with kind of special needs. They have trouble hearing the TV speakers and a surround sound setup in a bedroom is...not ideal. Replacing the remote was pretty cheap and easy enough they could use it.

We've yet to figure out another (low cost) option since when you use the remote like this it drains the batteries insanely quickly. Regular wireless headphones won't work for him since the power button is...too confusing in his case. The Roku remote is the best bet, yet, unfortunately.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexandr Avatar
4 weeks ago
damn that thing is ugly!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SirAnthonyHopkins Avatar
4 weeks ago

Minus that freaking tag. I've cut mine off. It's so annoying if you hold the remote for any length of time.
Why are you holding a remote for any length of time?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
b11051973 Avatar
4 weeks ago
That looks like the first Roku remote where I actually use the apps they have on the remote.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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