Apple’s TV app, which serves as home for consumers’ iTunes libraries and the upcoming Apple TV+ streaming video service, officially arrives on Roku devices today.
The Apple TV app is available on Roku devices in the U.S. as well as in Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. Roku said that some of its older models won’t get the app.
With Apple TV on Roku devices, Roku users will be able to access their iTunes libraries and subscribe to services through Apple TV channels. Starting on Nov. 1, Roku users will be able to use the app to access Apple TV+, which will cost $4.99 per month after a seven-day free trial. Roku users will be able to subscribe directly to the service on their devices.
“With the Apple TV app coming to Roku, our customers will enjoy an even broader range of exciting entertainment, including the highly anticipated Apple TV+ service,” said Scott Rosenberg, senior vice president and general manager of the platform business at Roku, in a statement. “Roku is a valuable partner for content providers looking to reach a large and engaged audience, and we’re looking forward to bringing this new option to Roku users.”
Apple TV+ subscribers can also watch on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms including the web. Smart TVs from Samsung, Vizio, LG and Sony are getting support for AirPlay 2, which means that iPhone and iPad users will be able to stream content from the devices directly to their big screens. Apple TV has now added Roku devices to its compatibility list, but it has yet to launch on Amazon Fire TV devices, a platform Apple promised when it announced Apple TV+ back in March.
Apple TV+ has several original series including “The Morning Show,” “See,” “Dickinson” and “For All Mankind” that will be available at launch. Apple also has more films and series planned for later debuts, and the company continues to set programming deals for new content.