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Roku rumored in talks to support Apple's AirPlay 2

Apple and Roku are reportedly in negotiations to bring AirPlay 2 to the latter's media streamers, and possibly Roku-based TVs by the likes of Sharp and TCL.

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If it happens, support should come in the form of a future Roku OS update, according to a MacRumors source. In January, a Roku spokesperson said only that the company doesn't "have anything to share regarding this now," hinting that efforts were underway.

A partnership between the two companies could go a step further with a native Apple Music app, the source added. Roku devices already have apps for services like Spotify and Pandora, but Apple Music has been slow to come to third-party platforms like Amazon Alexa.

During last month's Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung, LG, Vizio and Sony all announced plans to provide AirPlay 2-compatible TVs. Owners will be able to stream photos, audio and video, even asking Siri to push content with commands like "Play 'The Road' in the Living Room."

The iOS Home app is being updated for this in iOS 12.2, where people will also be able to switch inputs or power a TV on and off. That software is still in beta.