Roku Homekit, what does it mean? Homekit is an automation ecosystem owned by Apple that enables users to control things like locks, thermostat light bulbs in the home.
With the recent advancement, the Homekit can control the Roku TV. This means that you can use the Homekit to perform a series of tasks on the Roku TV with a voice command.
Remember that the Homekit is an automated ecosystem owned by Apple. It is used to enhance a smart home. Apple device users can control connected devices using their iPhone, Mac, and other iOS devices.
Interestingly, content can be streamed from other Apple devices to Roku with the new invention once it is connected to the Homekit.
Is Roku Homekit Compatible?
It is the biggest question on the lips of most users. Last September, Roku TV announced that its new invention Roku OS 9.4 will support Homekit and Airplay 2. With this, Roku TV owners can stream content to their Roku device from their iOS device.
There are no restrictions to the source where you can stream content from. They can stream content from their library and also from other sources that support Airplay 2. It is a good development for Roku TV users.
Some apps have withdrawn their services from Roku devices. But with the new affiliation with Airplay 2, Roku users will have more contents to stream from multiple sources.
As good as this new feature is, not all Roku users will benefit from it as this feature is not compatible with all Roku devices yet.
To ascertain if your Roku device is compatible with Airplay 2 and Homekit, you must know the version and model of the Roku device. To get this, scroll to the home screen, click on settings, then the system. After this, click on about.
The following version and models are compatible with Homekit:
|Roku TV™||Axxxx, Cxxxx, CxxGB, 7xxxx|
|Roku Streaming Stick®+||3811, 3810|
|Roku Premiere||4630, 4620, 3920|
Before you can use the Homekit, having confirmed that your device is compatible, it must also be running on Roku OS 9.4 or higher.
How To Set Up Homekit Roku
Before you can start enjoying the fantastic benefits of Homekit, you must add your Roku device to the Home app. And this doesn’t happen automatically.
There is a process for doing that. To set up the Homekit, follow these simple steps:
Grab your Roku TV remote and click on the Home button. Locate the Settings option and click on it.
Click on Apple Airplay and Homekit. Click on Homekit. After this, click on Set Up.
Scan the eight-digit Homekit code displaying on your TV screen. You can use the camera of your iPhone or iPad to scan it.
Once you have scanned the eight-digit, follow the series of instructions on your Apple device to add your Roku device and finish the setup.
I can’t find my Roku device on the Airplay menu
If you can’t find your Roku device on the Airplay menu, many things can lead to that.
First, you have to be sure if your Roku device and Apple device support Airplay 2. The fault could emanate from this: either one of the two devices is incompatible with Airplay 2.
Scroll up to check the list of compatible devices supplied in the blog.
Secondly, you have to be sure your devices are connected to the same WiFi. If the Roku TV and the Apple devices are not connected to the same WiFi network, it can lead to the Roku device not showing on the Airplay menu.
Check the connection settings on the Roku device. If it is not connected to the same WiFi network as the Apple device, rectify it and check again.
Lastly, you may have turned off the airplay feature on the Roku device. Check the Roku device, confirm if the Airplay feature is off, ensure you turn it off if you find it off.
Why can’t I turn off or on my TV using the Homekit?
If you can power on or turn off your TV using the Home app or Siri voice command, check if your TV supports HDMI-CEC. If it doesn’t, that means the home app or Siri voice command won’t work with the television.
The HDMI-CEC enables commands to be shared on entertainment devices using the same HDMI connection for audio and video.