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Apple TV app now available for Roku, Apple TV+ coming November 1

What you need to know

  • Apple TV app will be available on Roku starting today
  • Apple TV+ will be available beginning November 1.
  • TV+ users on Roku will get a 7 day free trial, thereafter $4.99 a month.

Roku has announced that users can use the Apple TV app starting today, and that Apple TV+ will be available on Roku from Launch on November 1.

The press release from Roku states:

For the first time ever, Roku users can add the Apple TV app via the Roku Channel Store to discover and watch movies, TV shows and more, including accessing their iTunes video library and subscribing to Apple TV channels directly on Roku devices. Starting November 1, Apple TV+, Apple's home for all-original shows and movies from the world's greatest storytellers, will be available on the Apple TV app on the Roku platform.

Speaking about the annoucement, Roku's Senior VP and GM of Platform Business Scott Rosenberg said:

"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... 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."

As of right now Roku users will be able to access the Apple TV app on their devices to gain access to personalized recommendations of shows and movies, direct subscription to Apple TV channels. They'll also be able to buy or rent more than 100,000 movies and tv shows, and watch all previous iTunes purchases using Apple ID.

From November 1, Apple TV+ will be available to watch via the Apple TV app. As we already knew, the service will cost $4.99 a month, and Roku users will be eligible for a free seven day trial. You can also use your subscription on any compatible Apple device, and the web.

In terms of compatibility, the following devices will support Apple TV:

To add Apple TV to your Roku player or TV, press the Home button on the Roku remote, select Streaming Channels, search for Apple TV, select it, press Add Channel and you're off! For the full rundown on compatibility and using Apple TV on your Roku device, click here (opens in new tab)

You can check out the original press release here! (opens in new tab)

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.

2 Comments
  • If Roku is the only way you have to watch Apple TV+, it's nice to have that as an option to watch Apple TV+, but Roku is data mining, advertising and probably selling EVERYTHING you do on Roku. Be it playing in the Apple TV+ App, Airplaying, watching any other apps, or if you have a Roku TV (TCL and not sure who else) they monitor what you are watching/doing on other devices that connect and display on the TV not even using the Roku part of the TV
  • No airplay? Were the rumours earlier this year wrong?