Apple had announced in December that Apple TV would be available on Chromecast, now it is finally available on Chromecast with Google TV. The new app will allow the users to watch original Apple TV+ content; it will also provide the users with access to iTunes movie and television show purchases.
The UI for the same is simple; there is a bar at the top that lets the users navigate between Watch Now, original content, Movies, TV Shows, Kids, Library, search, and settings. The app also uses large cover images and car carousels. With the new availability, the US users can browse and see Apple Originals in recommendations and in search results.
Furthermore, Apple TV on Chromecast will also come with Google Assistant, thereby, users can use their voice to ask Google to open the Apple TV app or play an Apple Original title. Users also have the option of adding the original contents to their Watchlist for watching it later. These features will roll out globally in the coming months.
The app also surfaces third-party streaming subscriptions through Apple TV Channels. The third-party memberships, along with TV+, can be shared by up to six family members along with personalized and curated recommendations.
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Previously, Apple had limited its services only to Sony sets that run on Android TV. However, Apple TV’s availability with Chromecast points to broader support on Google platforms. Apple TV services will also be available on upcoming Google TVs from Sony and TCL and on “more Android TV-powered devices in the coming months.” We can hope that a dedicated Android mobile app will soon be launched for the same.
To download on-device, navigate to the “Apps” tab and search, or the apps row in the “For you” tab. Alternatively, the users can also choose to visit Apple TV’s Play Store listing on the web and select your Chromecast after clicking the “Install” button.