The Apple company, being a leading tech corporation, has announced the launch of its new Television App on Roku devices. So, Roku users can start streaming the Apple TV Plus content starting from November 1st. The Apple TV app is basically an agent to stream combined content. It combines a list of TV services together, including names like Amazon Prime Video, ESPN and Apple’s own iTunes. It lets you search their TV shows and movies at once, without having to flip through one app to another to find what you want. It’s a strong theory, but not 100% feasible in practice.
It displays separate episodes and films, but without iTunes content and Apple TV channels, it does not really let you watch within the Apple TV app itself. Instead, you’ll have to select one and get kicked out to the app in favour to begin or resume watching.
There are two different versions of the Apple TV app itself, an efficient one for Apple devices and a less-efficient one for the third-party devices, including Samsung Smart TVs and other smart TV as well as the Roku and Amazon Fire TV platforms. Both entirely are different from Apple TV plus.
To get control over this, the streaming partner Roku is essential. Creating an account in Roku helps to have access over entertainment across thousands of streaming channels. There are no monthly equipment rental fees with Roku. Adding a payment method lets you easily rent/buy the movies on-demand or subscribe to popular services like Netflix.
With the launch of the Apple TV app on Roku, the new app will authenticate customers with their Apple ID, so they have access to their purchased content, and get customized suggestions. Apple expands the probable audience of Apple TV Plus significantly. Roku is one of the most popular streaming platforms.
To enjoy the benefits of this newly launched app, it should be available on the Roku products. It is warned that selective older models do not support this application. It is supported only in following countries: Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States.
The app offers Apple TV Channels, services like HBO, Showtime and Starz that users can subscribe to and watch from the TV app, without having to download those individual third-party apps.
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, Roku senior vice president and general manager of Platform Business, 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.”
The future of TV is gradually getting into everyone’s hands – Live TV streaming Mobile apps. The users tend to watch their favorite shows and movies in their phones as well as on their smart televisions using a medium like Amazon fire TV, Samsung, and many other such devices. Thus, this newly introduced apps may take over at its own speed.