The Roku is a popular streaming media box among consumers, and it has now gained a new feature that should help it compete better against Google’s Chromecast and Apple TV – from a streaming standpoint, anyhow. The latest update now lets consumers stream video from their iOS device, whether it’s an iPad, Phone or iPad touch, to their TV.
The catch, however, is that it doesn’t appear to support third-party applications at this point. Instead, it allows you to stream any videos that are stored in your camera roll. That means you can quickly show off a quick clip of your weekend kayaking trip, but you can’t exactly just fire up any video application and expect it to work.
Once you update your Roku app you should see the “play on Roku” option when you access videos stored in your camera roll. We hope this is a test phase and that additional app support comes soon, too.