Google announced that the new Chromecast with Google TV will be equipped with Apple TV. Sometime in the coming months, people with this Chromecast will be able to use the Apple TV + service. This is Apple’s paid streaming service and a kind of counterpart to Netflix.
In addition to Apple TV +, you can watch films and series that you have purchased from Apple via the Apple TV app. Although the app is only available on the new Chromecast with Google TV, it also comes to Android TV devices later. It is not yet known exactly when the Apple TV app will be available on the specific Chromecast or the televisions with Android TV, writes Tweakers.
The new Chromecast with Google TV is not yet directly available in the Netherlands. Google TV is a version of Android TV and you don’t have to keep switching from one app to another. You can see all streaming services in one menu, making it extra nice that Apple TV is now also being added to this. A remote control is also available for the new Chromecast, so you no longer have to use a telephone to control the Chromecast.
Google promises that Apple TV on the new Chromecast with Google TV will not just act as a separate app, as there will also be some degree of integration with Android or Google TV. For example, Chromecast with Google TV gives viewing tips. Based on your viewing history, it can see which Apple TV + series you may like. You can also keep a watch list of series that you encounter and want to watch at a later time. The latter is in principle not surprising, since all streaming services offer these options.
Apple and Google seem to be getting along better lately. For example, they will work with Amazon on a open standard for smarthome. In addition, Google speakers have recently received extensive support for Apple Music. However, this is not yet live in the Netherlands.