For years, there was one major app missing from Roku streaming products: YouTube. Roku owners wishing to watch either their personal videos, their favorite YouTube channel or anything else from the service’s hundreds of millions of videos needed to either use sophisticated, unauthorized workarounds or content themselves with watching on a smaller screen.
Roku finally added YouTube to its highest-end devices the Roku 3and new Streaming Stick, last December, and now it’s come to the rest. Roku announced on its official blog Wednesday that Roku is now available on all of its “current-generation” devices, meaning all versions of Roku released in 2011 and after.
That includes the Roku LT, Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2XS, Roku 3 and both the old and new Roku Streaming Sticks:
YouTube has something for everyone, and is without a doubt a favorite for people to watch creative, high definition videos from all over the world. From viral hits to music videos to educational videos, we’re excited to be able to bring the YouTube channel on Roku to more customers. We appreciate your patience and know you’ll enjoy watching the best of the web on your big screen.
YouTube is available on Roku’s major competitors, including Google’s own Chromecast, as well as Apple TV and and Amazon’s new Fire TV.