Roku has upgraded its operating system to include support for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.
OS 9.4 will be available for Roku Ultra, Roku Streambar, Roku Smart Soundbar, Roku Streaming Stick+, and Roku Premiere devices.
The addition of AirPlay 2 means Roku customers can stream, control and share their favorite content directly from their iPhone, iPad or Mac. HomeKit allows customers to easily and securely control their Roku device with their voice using the Home app and Siri on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, or HomePod.
“With regular automatic software updates, the Roku OS enables consumers to easily get to the entertainment they want via the new features we develop and add over time,” said Ilya Asnis, senior vice president of Roku OS at Roku. “With Roku OS 9.4 now available on streaming players, we are adding all-new ways to navigate and control content-rich experiences on Roku devices as well as ensuring Roku devices provide a great entertainment experience for customers, regardless of what other technology products they prefer in their homes and particularly with the addition of Apple AirPlay and HomeKit.”