appmarsh last month reported that^( , and we’ve since learned that the negotiations are nearly finalized, according to a source familiar with the matter.
^( integration is expected to arrive in the form of a Roku OS software update for ^( , but it’s unclear if all models will be supported. ^( 2 will also be supported by ^( , 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^( . 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,^( , 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.”
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