Roku has been branching out as of late: along with dependable gross sales of streaming devices and partnerships with TV makers, it’s been promoting sound bars and wireless speakers. The subsequent step seems to be smarthome integration. Along with some primary instruments for Google Assistant and Alexa, Roku is increasing into the Apple ecosystem with its newest software program updates.
With the Roku OS 9.4 replace, some gadgets will now have the ability to reply to instructions through Apple HomeKit and rapidly stream video over AirPlay 2. Based on Roku’s press launch, the brand new performance is coming to the next gadgets first:
- Roku Extremely
- Roku Streambar
- Roku Sensible Soundbar
- Roku Streaming Stick+
- Roku Premiere
- Some Roku-powered 4K televisions
That final one most likely represents an enormous portion of Roku’s viewers, however sadly, it’s not clear which particular fashions of the various, many Roku-powered TVs from half a dozen manufactures are getting up to date “within the subsequent few days.” There are such a lot of SKUs that, even assuming that all the currently-supported fashions might be up to date, it would take weeks or months for all of them to get the newest software program.