Roku Has Nearly Finalized AirPlay 2 Support

appmarsh last month reported that Roku was in talks with Apple about supporting AirPlay 2 ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2019/02/04/roku-apple-airplay-2-talks/), and we’ve since learned that the negotiations are nearly finalized, according to a source familiar with the matter.


AirPlay 2 ^(https://www.apple.com/airplay/) integration is expected to arrive in the form of a Roku OS software update for Roku media players ^(https://www.roku.com/products/players), but it’s unclear if all models will be supported. AirPlay ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/airplay/) 2 will also be supported by Roku-based smart TVs ^(https://www.roku.com/products/roku-tv), 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 Samsung, LG, Vizio, and Sony ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2019/01/08/airplay-2-smart-tvs-list-samsung-lg-sony-more/). 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, iPad ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/roundup/ipad/), 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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Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).