Apple Music launches on the Roku platform

The Apple Music subscription service is now available via built-in Roku TVs, Roku streaming players and other devices as an app on the Roku channel store.

Marketing image showcasing the Apple TV music service running on the Roku platform
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  • Apple’s music service is launching on the Roku platform.
  • Apple Music is available on TVs that have built-in Roku.
  • On Roku streamers, it’s available as a downloadable app.

Apple Music launches on Roku

After logging in with your Apple Music credentials, you will be able to enjoy the service on dedicated Roku players as well as any TVs sold by brands such as TCL and Hisense which have built-in Roku functionality. The app supports account creation for those who are not subscribers (Apple Music comes with a free 1-month trial). To get Apple Music on your Roku, you’ll need to manually download the app from the channel store. Aside from Roku streaming players and TV models, Apple Music is also available on the company’s audio products like the Streambar Pro.

With Apple Music support, Roku customers can enjoy more than 90 million songs and 30,000 expert-curated playlists, along with music videos, ad-free radio stations and more. Read: 10 useful tips and tricks for Apple Music users

From the announcement on the Roku blog:

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’s original shows, concerts and exclusives, as well as personalized recommendations.

Because iTunes Match functionality is included with the Apple Music subscription, Roku customers can also listen to songs, albums and playlists from their own music library. The app will be available to download later today.

Roku also supports Apple’s HomeKit feature for managing smart home devices and AirPlay 2 for wireless media streaming from Apple devices. In 2021, the Apple TV+ video service launched on the Roku platform, earning itself a prime spot on some Roku remotes alongside dedicated buttons for Netflix and more.