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Interesting Twist On Streaming HBO Max On Some Roku Units

Roku is going to offer support for Apple Airplay 2 and Homekit on some 4K Roku models, which is cool, in and of itself. So, like side-loading HBO Max on Amazon devices, this will provide a way to stream HBO Max from Apple devices to certain Roku 4K boxes. (Of course, Roku/HBO may very well have their own deal in place before Airplay/Homekit capability comes into fruition.)

"The company plans to add support for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit for select 4K Roku models in the next few months — which would provide a new way to stream HBO Max on those devices. Roku has not supported WarnerMedia’s HBO Max natively since its May launch as the parties continue to spar over business terms. (Roku earlier this month inked a deal with NBCUniversal for Peacock.)

With AirPlay 2, Roku customers will be able to stream, control, and share video and audio directly from an iPhone, iPad or Mac to a supported Roku device. HomeKit allows customers to securely control their Roku device using the Apple Home app and Siri on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, or HomePod."

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