In an effort to further compete with the Apple TV, Roku has just updated its iOS app with a new AirPlay-like feature. Last fall, the app was updated with a new “Play on Roku” feature that let you beam music and photos to your TV, and now that feature has been further expanded upon to support videos.
The process for videos works just as it does for music and photos. Within the app, tap the Play on Roku button and then the video menu to select something to play.
The biggest downside to this feature, however, is that it only works with content you’ve shot with your iOS device, not videos/movies/TV stored in the actual Videos app like Apple’s AirPlay functionality.
The feature is supported on the Roku 2, Roku 3, Roku LT, Roku HD, and Streaming Stick and the update is available now in the App Store. In addition to the ability to beam videos, the update also includes “minor bug fixes.”
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