Our favorite streaming device just got a major update.
Which originally teased by Google back in December, Chromecast with Google TV now supports the Apple TV app on the platform. Other Google TV-powered devices will also support the app, including Sony and TCL’s 2020 TVs when they finally hit the market later this year. Google also said that the app will be available on more Android TV-powered devices in the coming months, but did not elaborate on which specific devices would be included.
Addition of the Apple TV app for Chromecast the devices are huge – that means longtime Apple users can now access all the content they’ve purchased via the platform on Chromecast with Google TV. In addition, for people with a subscription to Apple TV +, they will also be able to stream Apple originals on the Google device now.
Apple TV was one of the last major streaming apps missing from Chromecast with Google TV, and the addition makes it a strong competitor as a cheaper alternative to Apple’s own set-top boxes. The interfaces are markedly different, with Google TV placing much greater emphasis on recommendation and discovery. But specific, and especially for the casual streamer that does not require a lot of storage on the device, Google TV checks most of the same boxes for premium features – and it costs a quarter of what the Apple TV 4K box does.
Apple originals will now appear in Google TV search results and content recommendations, as well as be added to the watchlist. In addition, Google Assistant will now be able to play Apple titles. These features are available in the United States now, but will be launched to global users in the coming months, the company said.
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