In September, it was confirmed that some Roku branded streaming devices will receive an update to support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. Now, more than a month later, that update is finally being released.
Today, Roku officially announced that it has started launching the update for certain Roku streaming devices. With this new software, which increases the number of versions to Roku OS 9.4, both AirPlay 2 and HomeKit are supported. Here is the list of supported streaming devices, according to Roku’s announcement:
- Roku Ultra
- Roku Streambar
- Roku Smart Soundbar
- Roku Streaming Stick +
- Roku Premiere
And in the coming days, Roku says that supported Roku 4K TV models that are upgraded to OS 9.4 will also support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.
With regular automatic software updates, the Roku operating system allows consumers to easily access the entertainment they want through the new features we add over time, ”said Ilya Asnis, senior vice president of Roku operating system at Roku. “With Roku OS 9.4 now available for streaming players, we’re adding new ways to navigate and control content-rich experiences on Roku devices, as well as making sure Roku devices deliver a great entertainment experience for customers, no matter what. other tech products prefer in their homes and especially by adding Apple AirPlay and HomeKit.
With AirPlay 2 support, customers will be able to stream content directly to their iPhone, iPad or Mac. With HomeKit support, customers will be able to use Siri or the Home app to control things like the volume on the TV, to turn the device on or off, to change the source, and more.
The update should be available for all supported streaming devices from Roku in the coming days.