Roku Channel Store adds support for Apple Music – The Streamable
On Monday, Roku announced that the company has added support for Apple’s premium music streaming service, Apple Music, to its Roku channel store.
Roku said Apple Music will be supported on its plethora of devices like the audio-centric Roku Streambar Pro, several Roku TV models, and streaming sticks like the Roku Express 4K+.
Apple Music on Roku promises to give customers easy access to its library of 90 million tracks and 30,000 curated playlists. Subscribers can also enjoy 4K music videos and other related content, such as original Apple Music shows and concerts (not to be confused with Apple TV+ programming).
It’s important to note that unlike competitors such as Spotify or YouTube Music, Apple Music does not offer a free tier. However, non-subscribers who decide to subscribe to a $9.99 per month Apple Music plan will be able to do so through their Roku device. And those who have never tried the service before can take advantage of a 30-day free trial.
Of course, those not interested in an Apple Music subscription might still find a lot to like in the Roku app. Apple Music Radio is the Cupertino-based company’s free listening experience, offering a mix of national, international and brand-owned stations including NPR, BBC Radio, Apple Music 1 and Apple Music Country.
Apple Music’s arrival on Roku comes just over three years after the service arrived on Amazon’s Fire TV platform. Since then, Apple Music has also made its way to Samsung TVs and PlayStation 5 consoles, though it’s still missing from Google TV.
Roku has long supported music streaming services, with dedicated channels available for Amazon Music, Spotify, iHeart, and more. Now that Apple Music has joined the mix, there’s never been a better time to turn your TV into a music-consuming device.