Roku, Inc. says Roku OS 9.4 will start rolling out to Roku devices in the coming weeks. The Roku Channel is adding more ways to access all-in-one entertainment via a new dedicated mobile app for iOS and Android smartphones.
Ilya Asnis, senior vice president of Roku OS at Roku, says Roku customers will be able to enjoy Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit capabilities on select 4K Roku devices. With AirPlay 2, Roku customers can stream, control, and share their favorite content directly from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac to their supported Roku device and bring the experience to the big screen. HomeKit allows customers to control their Roku device using the Home app and Siri on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, or HomePod.
A new dedicated mobile app will deliver a variety of free on-demand entertainment, as well as access to premium subscription content (for those who sign up via a Roku devices or via www.therokuchannel.com), live TV and news.
Roku OS 9.4 will begin rolling out to select Roku players this month and is expected to roll out to all supported streaming players, including the all-new Roku Ultra and Roku Streambar, in the coming weeks. Roku TV models are expected to receive the update in phases over the coming months.