The Apple TV app is now going to be available on the Chromecast with Google TV. With the addition of the Apple TV app to the Chromecast with Google TV, users can access Apple TV+. However, you will need a paid subscription to get the most out of Apple TV programming.
The Keyword states that Chromecast with Google TV will be one of the only devices that can stream all the significant video subscriptions:
- Apple TV, Apple TV+; and
- Amazon Prime Video
You’ll be able to do most of the Apple TV features on the Chromecast with Google TV. You can your Apple TV library of movies and TV show purchases from Apple. You will also get your personalized recommendations and all the available Apple TV channels.
Google says that you can use Family Sharing, which means you can share your Apple TV subscription to 6 family members. That statement makes me curious: Is that the Google Family Sharing, or the Apple family sharing? Does that mean the Family Sharing from Google will take your single Apple TV subscription and share that to your Google Family Sharing plan? It would seem so. We’ll find out more once the Apple TV app is rolled out to the Chromecast with Google TV next year.
In any case, it means that you are using the Chromecast with Google TV as the master subscription model over the Apple TV App subscription, which makes sense. Just manage all your streaming on one device. Intuitive. Can you see where this is going? Everyone is looking for one device to rule them all. It’s going to get competitive.
Chromecast with Google TV getting Apple TV and more devices coming in 2021
Google plans to roll out the Apple TV app on the Chromecast with Google TV early next year. No specific date. Google has also mentioned that they’ll roll out more devices powered by Android TV OS in the future. Oh, just a significant piece of information that more devices are coming. An already powerful statement that Apple TV will be integrated into the Chromecast with Google TV in 2021. Nice.
Sources: Google – The Keyword