Roku has gained the Apple Music app on its smart TV software, streaming players, and audio products.
An apparent bug in a recent Roku software build has broken support for both Apple's HomeKit and AirPlay systems, and weeks later, there doesn't appear to be a fix in sight.
As part of its product line refresh, Roku has introduced its Streaming Stick 4K and Streaming Stick 4K+, a pair of low-cost ways to stream content that include support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+, as well as Apple platforms including AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.
Monday specials are in effect now, with a record-breaking price drop on the Roku Ultra 2020, which is currently 31% off. 10.2-inch iPads are also on sale for $299, while Apple Watch styles are up to $90 off.
Google has implemented a workaround allowing Roku users to access YouTube TV through the main YouTube app, escalating its contract battle with the set-top streaming company.
Making good on a threat it made earlier in the week, Roku has pulled the YouTube TV app from its channel store amid an ongoing dispute with Google over contract terms.
Roku has launched a new remote control for its set-top boxes sporting a dedicated Apple TV+ button, and the company's new operating system adds HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support for more products.
Roku has poached a senior Apple Siri executive to lead development of new technology for its own streaming software and platforms.
Roku announced that an update rolling out to users now will enable HomeKit and AirPlay 2 on some devices and TVs as soon as today.