Rejoice: New Roku AirPlay 2 Capacity will Present HBO Max Workaround

Roku manufactured a wide variety of bulletins Monday about new merchandise that it has on the way.

Directed at “cord cutters and people who appreciate to stream,” the new Roku Ultra is the company’s new flagship streaming player, which will offer you guidance of each Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, the enterprise explained in a blog site put up. It will charge all around $100.

“The new and improved Roku Extremely offers effective, sleek streaming with channels that launch in a snap and our finest wireless, now with up to 50% extra assortment and Bluetooth support,” the corporation reported in the write-up. “Stream in remarkable Dolby Vision® picture high quality and experience immersive Dolby Atmos® sound when you pair it with appropriate products.”

The organization also introduced the new Roku Streambar, which delivers what Roku phone calls “4K HDR photo excellent on 4K HDR compatible TVs.” It can be controlled by Amazon Alexa and  Google Assistant, with Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit abilities on the way as well.

That AirPlay 2 capacity is crucial for a critical cause, as pointed out by Wide range: It will deliver a workaround to make it possible for people to watch HBO Max on Roku devices by means of AirPlay. Roku and HBO mother or father organization AT&T have however not achieved a offer to make it possible for the HBO Max application on Roku units, even though Roku did arrive at this kind of a deal with Peacock earlier this month. Roku Television set buyers, in addition, can use Chromecast to get HBO Max on their TVs.

The capability won’t arrive for a though, and it’s constantly achievable that Roku and HBO could have a offer by then.

Each the Roku Extremely and Roku Streambar will ship in Oct.

Roku also declared the arrival of the new Roku OS 9.4, which will aid AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.

“The Roku OS permits buyers to quickly get to the information they want to observe so they can sit back and take pleasure in the present,”  Ilya Asnis, senior vice president of Roku OS at Roku, explained in the announcement Monday. “With Roku OS 9.4, we give our clients even more preference and new ways to navigate and handle articles-abundant encounters on and off Roku products.”

In addition, the corporation announced that its Roku Channel will now be obtainable as a standalone application, on iOS and Android. The channel, which features free of charge streaming flicks and Tv, as nicely as reside Tv set channels, experienced formerly only been out there on Roku gadgets.

In addition, TCL has manufactured readily available a new line of “Roku Tv-ready” reduced-expense Alto soundbars, which are meant to operate with TCL’s Roku-branded TVs. The major of the line is the Alto 9 Additionally, which offers Dolby Atmos performance, which is out there now for $299.

The Roku Tv set Prepared was declared by Roku back in January, with TCL and Sound United – the mum or dad firm of this kind of audio brands as Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Know-how and Classé- the first manufacturers to indicator on.

Stephen Silver, a technologies author for The Nationwide Curiosity, is a journalist, essayist and movie critic, who is also a contributor to Philly Voice, Philadelphia Weekly, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Residing Lifetime Fearless, Backstage magazine, Broad Street Evaluation and Splice These days. The co-founder of the Philadelphia Movie Critics Circle, Stephen lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenSilver.