Today it was announced the Apple TV app will be available on Roku devices later today. The app has been available on Apple TVs since June 2019 and has since been added to other smart TVs. Roku is warning that some older Roku models won’t support the new Apple TV app.
Update: The Apple TV App is now live on Roku Players and Roku TVs. You can learn more HERE.
Now you will be able to subscribe CBS All Access, HBO, Starz, AcornTV, Britbox, CuriosityStream, MTV Hits, Shudder, and more from the Apple TV app on your Roku TV and Player. On November 1st Roku owners will be able to use the Apple TV app on Roku to subscribe to the new Apple TV+ streaming service.
“With the Apple TV app coming to Roku, our customers will enjoy an even broader range of exciting entertainment, including the highly anticipated Apple TV+ service,” said Scott Rosenberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Platform Business, Roku. “Roku is a valuable partner for content providers looking to reach a large and engaged audience, and we’re looking forward to bringing this new option to Roku users.”
Here is what the new app will look like:
With this access, you will be able to get the following channels on Roku:
- Smithsonian Plus
- PBS Living
- Acorn TV
- Sundance Now
- Lifetime Movie Club
- Urban Movie Channel
- Curiosity Stream
- MTV Hits
- Comedy Central Now
The Apple TV app also has a Kid section full of find kid-friendly content from across multiple streaming services.
Back in March, Apple promised the Apple TV app would be eventually be available on Roku and the Fire TV. Now that Roku has it, it seems likely the Fire TV is not far behind, especially in anticipation for the streaming service Apple+ launching November 1, 2019.
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