Roku has announced that Apple Music is now available for its line of RokuOS set-top boxes, streaming sticks, and TVs.
After adding the Apple TV app a few years ago, members of the Apple ecosystem can now stream music and access their favorite playlists and stations on their Roku TV.
It always gives us a slight pause when Apple services – even technologies like AirPlay – appear on rival devices. For a very long time, Apple software has been used as bait for hardware purposes. However, the services have become such a successful revenue stream for Apple in recent years that it makes sense that Apple Music is available everywhere.
Why is it really important to have a TV music streaming app? Well, for many homes, the best speaker is the soundbar connected to the TV. Additionally, from a visual standpoint, Apple Music offers music videos in 4K, while plenty of concerts and exclusives are also offered. Plus, there’s lyrics synced to just the right time, if you’re in the mood for a karaoke night.
In a press release issued today, Roku states, “Starting today, Roku users can access over 90 million songs and 30,000 expertly curated playlists for any occasion, without advertising on the Apple Music app. Plus, Roku users with an Apple Music subscription can live stream today’s hits, classics, and country with award-winning Apple Music Radio, plus 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 synced lyrics. Subscribed users will also have access to original Apple Music shows, concerts and exclusives, as well as personalized recommendations.
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