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Roku In Talks To Support AirPlay 2

Ubergizmo 2019-02-05 17:34:36

The problem with companies such as Apple creating proprietary wireless protocols is that it can sometimes limit the choices of what consumers can buy. For example if you’re particularly locked into Apple’s ecosystem with AirPlay and AirPlay 2, then you need to be on the hunt for devices that support it, and sometimes what you want might not.

However if you are a Roku user and you are hoping that the company will support AirPlay 2, then you might be interested to learn that according to a report from MacRumors, it appears that the company is in talks with Apple to support it. The plans are apparently not finalized yet which means that there is a chance that it could fall through, so don’t get your hopes up just yet.

However if it does go through, it is expected to be made available through a Roku OS update where in theory it should apply to a wide variety of devices. The report also claims that this partnership could extend to Apple Music where Roku OS could come with its own Apple Music app, making it available alongside other music streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora, and Amazon Music.

Roku has yet to officially confirm anything yet, but they were previously asked about it in which they did not explicitly deny that they were in talks with Apple, but instead said, “we don’t have anything to share regarding this now.”

Filed in Apple >General. Read more about Airplay and Roku.

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