Roku announced the global release of the Apple Music app on the Roku platform. what does this mean? Roku owners will now have access to over 90 million songs, exclusive programming, curated playlists, music videos and more.
Apple Music was first unveiled in 2015. The service offered access to millions of songs, not to mention exclusive music-related shows by artists and DJs. Later, the service expanded to video, providing more exclusive content to its customers. In a short span of time, Apple Music has amassed a considerable audience, which currently holds a market share of 16%. While good, it’s a far cry from the current king of streaming, Spotify, which has a market share of 32%.
,Apple Music brings to the Roku platform over 90 million songs, 30,000 expert-curated playlists, music videos, award-winning Apple Music Radio and more, all ad-free.,
Despite the challenges, Apple remains competitive. Recently, it announced a new plan, coming in at just $4.99 per month. The new Apple Music voice plan cuts the price of its Personal plan in half, with a few caveats. The first is that music playback is limited to Siri only. There is no traditional UI and users must use Siri commands for navigation and music playback. The Voice plan also doesn’t offer spatial or lossless audio, access to music videos, or time-synced lyrics. Lastly, the Voice plan can only be accessed on a Siri-enabled device like an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac.
If you’re a Roku user and curious, you can always sign up for a free trial that will last a month. After that time, Apple Music will cost $9.99/month in the United States. Please check your region for pricing details. The Apple Music app will be supported on Roku streaming players, Roku TV models, and Roku Streambar Pro. Those who already have an Apple Music account can log in using their existing account information. Roku says the Apple Music app will be available for download later in the day.