Apple TV+ Comes to Google TV

Google announced today that Apple TV+ is available on Chromecast with Google TV and will come to more Google TV devices in the near future.

“Google TV gives users with subscriptions to Apple TV+ the ability to tune into award-winning original shows, movies and documentaries from the world’s most creative storytellers,” Google’s Jonathan Zepp writes. “You can enjoy Apple Originals, your library of movie and TV show purchases from Apple, as well as personalized and curated recommendations and Apple TV channels. And with Family Sharing, up to six family members can share subscriptions to Apple TV+ and Apple TV channels.”

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Additionally, those in the U.S. can browse Apple Originals in their Google TV personalized recommendations and search results without having to first run the app. You can also use Google Assistant’s voice control functionality to open the Apple TV app or play an Apple Original title.

Looking ahead, Apple TV+ will soon be available on Google TVs from Sony and TCL, and it will roll out to more Android TV-powered devices in the coming months, Google says.

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  • canamrotax

    Premium Member
    18 February, 2021 - 2:37 pm

    <p>In related news, hell froze over.</p>

    • ianbetteridge

      24 February, 2021 - 8:31 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#614032">In reply to canamrotax:</a></em></blockquote><p>In common with most companies, Apple, and Google, and Microsoft all compete in areas and collaborate in others. Microsoft and Apple compete indirectly as operating systems vendors. Yet in apps, they work together pretty closely (as you can see from the quality of the Office iOS apps). Likewise Apple and Google are partners via search on iOS, and Apple makes a tonne of money from that. Companies ate mostly composed of grown-ups, not kids who take their ball home if they don't always win</p>

  • markbyrn

    Premium Member
    18 February, 2021 - 2:47 pm

    <p>Would prefer they put Google Stadia on the Chromecast with Google TV. </p>

    • vladimir

      Premium Member
      19 February, 2021 - 8:53 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#614040">In reply to markbyrn:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>they will realease it officially soon. You can already sideload stadia today if you want to. It works perfectly </p>

  • nadal

    18 February, 2021 - 2:52 pm

    <p>I don't understand why the apple tv app rolls out on android in such a device specific way. Why isn't it just available for android tv generally? I can't think of other major media apps that only work on some Android devices and not others.</p>

    • jgraebner

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      18 February, 2021 - 3:36 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#614041">In reply to nadal:</a></em></blockquote><p>It's probably a promotional deal with Google rather than anything technical. It's also kind of silly that it is now on Android TV, but there isn't an Android phone/tablet app.</p>

      • nadal

        18 February, 2021 - 4:20 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#614064"><em>In reply to jgraebner</em></a></blockquote><blockquote>My understanding is they also did a beta rollout of the apple tv apple to only certain android tv smart tvs even before this. But maybe a promo deal is in there as well. You'd think they go the extended free trial route though if they wanted to promote google tv.</blockquote>

    • whistlerpro

      19 February, 2021 - 6:07 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#614041">In reply to nadal:</a></em></blockquote><p>Android TV is old news, I think Google TV is meant to replace it.</p>

      • jgraebner

        Premium Member
        19 February, 2021 - 2:41 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#614151">In reply to whistlerpro:</a></em></blockquote><p>Google TV is a UI skin on top of Android TV. Eventually, it will probably be the default UI.</p>

  • crunchyfrog

    18 February, 2021 - 3:43 pm

    <p>Am I the only one who doesn't like, Ted Lasso?</p>

    • b6gd

      18 February, 2021 - 10:47 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#614067">In reply to crunchyfrog:</a></em></blockquote><p>You probably are. Everyone I know that has seen it, loves it. </p><p><br></p><p>For All Mankind season 2 starts tomorrow, love that show as well.</p>

      • Paul Thurrott

        Premium Member
        19 February, 2021 - 9:58 am

        Ah good. I wasn’t even aware of that.

  • crunchyfrog

    18 February, 2021 - 3:50 pm

    <p>Look at these kids playing nice and sharing their toys. What could go wrong?</p>

  • IanYates82

    Premium Member
    18 February, 2021 - 4:11 pm

    <p>I recently bought a Google TV. It has done wonders to turn a dumb flat panel TV into something smart, and its remote control even does the TV on/off and volume. Fantastic service and it means we don't power up the xbox anywhere near as often – it's now exclusively for gaming again. Even when we just had a chromecast, and a google home mini, which worked really well for things like "Play The Office on Family Room TV", the Google TV is a *lot* more accessible and convenient.</p><p><br></p><p>Now to see if I actually want to get Apple TV+ 😀 I've seen a couple of their shows and they were OK but I haven't heard there's a new "Game of Thrones"-level of TV where everyone's watching it at the same time (Disney+ rose to that level for me this year with Mandalorian &amp; Wandavision). So Apple can wait another year or two for my $…</p>

  • dnm

    Premium Member
    19 February, 2021 - 8:03 am

    <p>Hopefully nvidia shield will be among the supported devices in the future.</p>

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