Following Roku’s announcement in September that several of its streaming products would support HomeKit and AirPlay2. The company has now released Roku OS 9.4 to delivery on that promise.
The update brings Apple AirPlay2 and HomeKit support to select Roku devices. Which include the Roku Ultra, Roku Streambar, Roku Smart Soundbar, Roku Streaming Stick+, and Roku Premiere. Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit is expected to be rolled out to 4K Roku TV models over this weekend.
HomeKit support for Roku devices allows customers to easily and securely control their Roku device with their voice using the Home app and Siri on an iOS device, HomePod, HomePod mini, Mac or Apple Watch. Additionally, with AirPlay2 Roku users can stream, control and share their favourite content directly from their iPhone, iPad or Mac.
The update is available via a free firmware update for existing customers. New users wanting to get in on the action can buy the Roku Ultra, Roku Streambar, Roku Smart Soundbar, Roku Streaming Stick+, and Roku Premiere from Amazon.