Apple TV App Will Be Available on the Roku Platform Starting Today in Time for Apple TV+ Launch
With the launch of Apple TV+ merely two weeks away, it seems Apple has already started to make moves to ensure distribution for the streaming service. Today, Roku announced the Apple TV app will be available on the Roku platform starting today.
Roku users can add the Apple TV app via the Roku Channel Store for the first time ever. User can now discover and watch movies, TV shows and more, including accessing their iTunes video library and subscribing to Apple TV channels directly on Roku devices. Apple TV+ will be available on the Apple TV app on the Roku platform when it launches on Nov. 1.
“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.”
Roku devices have been rumored to add AirPlay support in the future, but at least as of now, it doesn’t look like it will be supported immediately.
Apple TV+ launches only two weeks before the launch of Disney+. The service will be $4.99 per month for the whole family and will include original shows such as The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell, See with Jason Momoa, as well as Oprah’s Book Club by Oprah Winfrey and For All Mankind a show by Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica writer Ronald D. Moore.