Roku OS 9.4 Adds Support for HomeKit, AirPlay 2

Roku announced on Monday that its Roku OS 9.4 update will be out in the coming months and adds support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.

Roku OS 9.4

Mentioning “select Roku 4K devices”, the announcement says that with Roku OS 9.4 you can stream, control and share content on your Roku from your iPhone, iPad or Mac. Other features include:

  • Live TV Channel Guide – Do you have a Roku TV? You can now watch free live TV directly from the home screen by selecting the “Live TV” input box. This gives you one-click access to an easy-to-use program guide with over 115 free streaming TV channels. If you have an antenna connected, you will be able to view a program guide combined with free streaming channels and over-the-air broadcast channels. Plus, you can choose between two program guide views, including recently watched channels.
  • Useful tips for Roku Voice – Helpful hints will appear directly on the TV screen to inform you of the voice commands you can use on your Roku device. These tips are designed to help you enjoy quick and easy control of your Roku device using a wide variety of voice commands. Roku Voice is available on compatible voice remotes or via the free Roku mobile app.
  • Surround level control for multichannel audio – If you have Roku audio products with a multi-channel speaker setup, you will be able to adjust the volume of the surround back speakers relative to the soundbar volume for sound levels that match your preferences.

The Roku Channel app will also be updated, giving more people, including non-Roku users, a way to enjoy the company’s free entertainment offerings.