Last fall, we introduced Play on Roku, a cool feature that lets you stream photos and music directly from your mobile phone to your TV via your Roku. Building on that, today we launched a nifty update to the Roku iOS app (Android support is coming soon to select devices) which also adds the ability to stream videos you’ve taken with your iOS device directly to your TV. Supported devices include iPhone (3gs and later), iPad, and iPod Touch (3rd gen and later).
This new feature is supported by version 5.1 of the Roku player firmware which was released for all customers with a Roku 3, Roku 2, Roku HD (model 2500) or Roku LT (models 2400 & 2450) player or the Roku Streaming Stick. In addition to video streaming from iOS devices and the usual minor bug fixes and performance improvements, the 5.1 update also adds support for audiophile-requested FLAC and WAV audio file formats. The USB Media Player channel has been updated to support these formats.
Want to show off your iPhone-recorded home videos? Get the latest version of the Roku app and stream them on the big screen!