Roku Update Brings Local Video Streaming to iOS App

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Roku has updated its iOS app to allow for easier video streaming between mobile devices and TVs.

\"RokuBefore you go thinking this is a Chromecast or AirPlay killer, though, know that the update only applies to videos you’ve taken with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch yourself, not content from YouTube, Netflix or any other third-party video service.

In fact, the update is meant to flesh out the “Play on Roku” feature that Roku introduced late last year. That let users stream local music and photos from their iOS device to their TVs through a Roku player, but now video support has been added as well.

The update is live now, and also adds support for the FLAC and WAV audio file formats. Roku says that the improved “Play on Roku” feature works with the iPhone 3GS and later, any iPad, and the 3rd-gen iPod touch and later. The Roku 3, Roku 2, Roku HD, Roku LT and Roku Streaming Stick are all supported on the other end.

Only iOS users will be getting the functionality for now, but Roku says that Android support will be coming to select devices “soon.”

Source: Roku

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