Although Apple focuses on its own streaming devices with the Apple TV+ on-demand service, Roku users are in luck. You’ll find Apple TV+ available on Roku and several other popular devices.
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Apple TV+ on the Roku
When it was first announced, Apple primarily had its own devices listed for streaming the Apple TV+ service. However, it quickly changed its tune. As of this time of publishing, you can stream Apple TV+ on any Roku device, including Roku TVs.
Additionally, depending on the device you’re using, you can also stream your Apple TV+ content in 4K HDR, and with Dolby Atmos sound.
Support for the Roku App
Because Apple lists the Roku on its official Apple TV+ website, you can expect continued support for Roku devices.
Unfortunately, Apple does not go into exact detail regarding which Roku devices generations it currently supports. For good measure, you’ll want to make sure you install the Apple TV+ app on your most currently updated Roku devices.
Finally, note that in the Roku Channels Store, you’ll find the Apple TV+ app simple under the name “Apple TV”. Apple owns another service called “Apple TV”, which is only available on Apple devices.
Alongside support for Roku and Roku TV devices, Apple offers native apps for direct device support for the following:
- iPod Touch
- Apple TV (and Apple TV 4K)
- Mac computers
- Windows computers
- Apple AirPlay
- Newer Samsung, LG, Sony, and VIZIO smart TVs
- Newer Roku Players and TVs
- Amazon Fire TV
- PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
- Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Other popular streaming devices, such as the Chromecast, may be added at a later date. And there’s a chance Apple will get its act together to add apps for popular gaming consoles, including Xbox, PlayStation, and the Nintendo Switch.
All of that said, if you’re a hardcore Apple fan, the company is currently offering one year of Apple TV+ for free with the purchase of an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, or Mac computer.
Sam Cook is a full-time content strategist by day, a part-time freelance content writer since 2015. In another life, he was a high school English teacher for nearly a decade. Based in sunny New Orleans, he writes long-form educational content on technology, including Insurtech, Fintech, HRtech, and content streaming. He loves whittling down complex ideas within these areas that make decisions easier for buyers. When he’s not reading books with his son Miles and playing video games with the family, you can find him immersed in his growing collection of Euro-style board games.