It has been confirmed that starting today, the Apple Music app will be available on Roku’s Smart TV software, streaming players and audio products such as the Streambar Pro.
With Roku being one of the most-watched streaming platforms in the US and one of the first to gain access to the Apple TV+ streaming service after its launch in 2019, it’s perhaps surprising that it took until ’till today for an Apple Music app to finally be available. be offered by Roku.
For example, Apple Music’s obvious music streaming competitor, Spotify, has been on the Roku platform since 2012. It has been suggested that Apple’s reluctance to add the Music app to the platform until Now could have something to do with Roku’s monetization practices, whereby the company keeps 20% of all revenue through transactional channels.
Whatever the exact reasons for the long wait for an Apple Music app on Roku – and Apple finally decided to put the app on the fast-growing platform after all – the news will be welcomed by Apple Music subscribers. who already own Roku devices.
The move could also help Apple garner more subscribers from those who would otherwise have considered Spotify or the other music streaming apps already on Roku, such as Tidal and Amazon Music.
If you’re already an Apple Music subscriber and have a Roku device, you’ll be able to use your existing login credentials with the new app. As for if you haven’t subscribed before, you can do so through the Roku Channel Store and get a one-month free trial – after which you can continue enjoying the service for as low as $9.99 per month. month.
As for the app itself, it replicates the Apple Music experience very well on other platforms, with features like Apple Music 1 radio and access to the user’s custom library.