Roku has been rumoured to be working with Apple to bring AirPlay 2 support in the past. With Apple opening up AirPlay and bringing official support to TVs from companies like Samsung and others, this is not too much of a surprise.
Roku is expected to introduce AirPlay 2 support through a new update for smart TVs running on Roku OS and Roku media players.
MacRumors is now reporting that the company is nearing the official release of the update. A source familiar with the matter has apparently told MacRumors that Roku’s negotiations with Apple “are nearly finalized”.
The companies are reportedly negotiating a launch date and marketing strategy for the launch, though nothing has been confirmed yet. It’s possible we could hear about it at Apple’s services-focused event on March 25 where the company is expected to introduce its new TV streaming service, but I doubt Apple is willing to give Roku any sort of stage presence at the event.