We’ve talked to you several times about Roku devices and their compatibility with Apple. Roku is a series of digital media players manufactured by the American company Roku.Inc; Different operators provide content in the form of channels. By the end of this year, it is expected to grant new resources, including able to communicate with HomeKit and AirPlay 2.
Roku announced that later this year it will be compatible with HomeKit and AirPlay 2 coming to “4k Roku” devices. This novelty comes within what is the update of the operating system. Roku OS 9.4 Warns that high qualitative and quantitative new options, but that will not reach for devices that only support 1080p playback.
It could be a serious blow to all smart TVs that are doing their best to be compatible with these features from Apple. Roku is capable of turning any TV into Smart and now with more features and for less than a new TV is worth.
With AirPlay 2 support, you can easily share content from your iPhone, iPad or Mac to your TV and with With HomeKit we can integrate the TV with the Home application of your device, manage playback with Siri, add your TV to scenes and automations, etc …;
Here you have the official description:
Later this year, we expect offer Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit features on select 4K Roku devices. With AirPlay 2, you can stream, control and share your favorite content directly from your iPhone, iPad or Mac to your Roku device and bring the experience to the big screen. HomeKit allows you to easily and securely control your Roku device with the Home and Siri app on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch or HomePod.
Roku OS 9.4 will start to be implemented soon on different user devices. So stay tuned for updates.