The Apple TV app is coming to Google’s Android TV platform, the businesses announced on Monday. The brand new app will first seem on Google’s newest Chromecast with Google TV streaming stick “early subsequent 12 months” earlier than heading to different Android TV units “sooner or later.”
Roku and Amazon’s Fireplace TV are the 2 largest streaming platforms and whereas each help most of those providers, Roku nonetheless lacks an official app for HBO Max and Amazon nonetheless is lacking an app for Peacock.
With the Apple TV app, Chromecast with Google TV customers will be capable of watch Apple TV Plus in addition to their Apple TV Channels and content material purchased from the iTunes retailer. Apple already had an Android TV model of the Apple TV app, but it surely was restricted to Sony TVs that run the Android TV software program.
The Apple TV app will be capable of stream in 4K HDR with Dolby Imaginative and prescient and Atmos, and it is possible for you to to see Apple TV content material in voice search outcomes with Google Assistant. It is not but identified if Google Assistant will be capable of deal with searches and playback controls inside the app. A Google spokeswoman sald that “extra particulars will probably be shared when the app turns into obtainable.”
Google wouldn’t elaborate on what different Android TV units would possibly get the app, if it should come to Android phones and tablets, or if customers will probably be ready to enroll in Apple TV Plus via Google Play.
Increasing to Android TV is simply the latest mending of the fences between the well-known rivals. The 2 know-how giants lately put apart their variations to.