Roku users can now listen to their Apple Music songs and playlists

Apple Music on a television with Roku devices in front
Apple Music on a television with Roku devices in front (Image credit: Roku)

What you need to know

  • Roku has announced that Apple Music subscribers can now access a new app and listen to music on its devices.
  • Apple Music is available as a standalone subscription and via the Apple One bundle.
  • Roku support includes Roku TV, Roku streaming kit, and even Roku's Streambar Pro..

Roku has today announced that Apple Music subscribers can now listen to music using the company's hardware for the first time.

The announcement, made via a press release, means that those who already subscribe to Apple Music or Apple One can now listen to their songs via a new app on Roku devices. That includes Roku streaming players, Roku TV hardware, and audio hardware including the Roku Streambar Pro.

Starting today, Roku users can access over 90 million songs and 30,000 expert-curated playlists for any occasion, ad-free on the Apple Music app. In addition, Roku users with an Apple Music subscription can live stream today's hits, classics, and country with the award-winning Apple Music Radio, as well as listen to songs, albums, and playlists from their own music library. The Apple Music app also allows users to watch music videos in 4K on compatible devices and sing along to their favorite songs with time-synced lyrics. Subscribing users will also gain access to Apple Music original shows, concerts, and exclusives, as well as personalized recommendations.

Apple Music is available as a $9.99 per month subscription and as part of the Apple One bundle. A free trial is offered for new customers and music lovers can play audio back on a range of devices, often including support for lossless and spatial audio.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.