The promised Apple TV app compatibility for Roku devices has arrived — assuming you own a relatively new box.
Starting on Tuesday, Roku users can add the Apple TV app via the Roku Channel Store to discover and watch movies, TV shows, iTunes video library content, and can subscribe to Apple TV channels directly on Roku devices. Roku has also confirmed that Apple TV+ will be available on the Roku platform.
In addition to the U.S., the Apple TV app is available to Roku users in Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.
"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," Roku's Senior Vice President and General Manager of Platform Business Scott Rosenberg said. "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's how to add the Apple TV channel to your Roku device.
- Press the Home button on the Roku remote.
- Scroll up or down and select Streaming Channels to open the Channel Store.
- Select Search Channels.
- Begin entering Apple TV. If you don't get the result, your device may not support the channel.
- When you see the channel, use the directional pad on your Roku remote to highlight Apple TV.
- Press the OK button OK button on Roku remote to view details.
- Select Add Channel.
Compatible devices are:
- Roku TV 7000X, C000X, 8000X
- Roku Smart Soundbar 9101X
- onn Roku Smart Soundbar 9100X
- Roku Express 3900X, 3930X
- Roku Express+ 3910X, 3931X
- Roku HD 3932X
- Roku Streaming Stick 3800X
- Roku Streaming Stick+ 3810X, 3811X
- Roku Premiere 3920X, 4620X
- Roku Premiere+ 3921X, 4630X
- Roku Ultra 4640X, 4660X, 4661X, 4670X
- Roku Ultra LT 4662X
- Roku 2 4205X, 4210X
- Roku 3 4200X, 4230X