Last month, a report claimed that Roku is in talks with Apple about supporting AirPlay 2 and is currently working out details surrounding the partnership and today, a new report by MacRumors is suggesting that the negotiations have almost been finalized meaning AirPlay 2 integration is coming to Roku media players very soon.
AirPlay 2 will enable Roku users to stream video, audio, photos, and other content directly from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to their smart TVs.
Apple and Roku are negotiating a launch date and marketing surrounding AirPlay 2. Roku has yet to publicly confirm the plans, with a spokesperson earlier indicating that “we don’t have anything to share regarding this now.”
The source notes that AirPlay 2 support for Roku media players will arrive in the form of a Roku OS software update, although it is not yet known whether all models will get AirPlay 2 integration or not.
In addition to Roku media players, Roku-based smart TVs from TCL, Sharp, Hisense, Hitachi, Sanyo, and RCA, will also get AirPlay 2 support.
AirPlay 2 support would make it easy for Roku users to stream video, music and more from their iOS devices to televisions. Last summer, The Roku Channel also launched in Canada, offering customers free movies, TV shows and more.