As promised, Google has simply added the Apple TV app to its Chromecast with Google TV. This permits customers to entry the unique content material on Apple TV+ (assuming they’re subscribed) in addition to Apple’s full library of pay-as-you-go motion pictures and TV exhibits.
We might argue it is this pay-as-you-go library that is the most important deal right here. Apple TV+ has some good content material however there’s not a great deal of it. However, Apple’s catalogue of movies for hire and buy is second-to-none, notably relating to HDR, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, all of that are supported when accessing the Apple TV app through the Chromecast with Google TV (sure, we have checked).
What’s extra these purchases might be made in-app when utilizing the Chromecast, whereas these utilizing the Apple TV app on an Amazon Fire TV machine must make purchases utilizing their pc or smartphone.
The Apple TV integration is not excellent on the Chromecast, although: Apple TV content material is not at present showing among the many Chromecast’s private suggestions and is not straight accessible through common search. That mentioned, FlatpanelsHD claims that this performance is dwell within the US, so it might be a wrinkle within the optimisation for different international locations (we’re testing within the UK) that is ironed out in brief order.
Both means, that is excellent news for Apple TV+ subscribers and those that need pay-as-you-go entry to the newest blockbuster motion pictures in the very best streaming high quality, and one other string to the Chromecast with Google TV’s already spectacular bow.
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