Chromecast, the favorite streaming device, just got a significant update. In December, after an initial tease by Google, Chromecast with Google TV now also supports the Apple TV app on its platform. Sony and TCL’s 2020 televisions and other Google TV-powered devices will also get the app support. The company also said that they would also launch the app for other Android TV-powered devices in a few months.
This news of the Apple TV app being added to the Google Chromecast devices is vast. It is exciting news for Apple users. They can now access all the data they have purchased through the platform on their Chromecast with Google TV. The users with Apple TV+ subscriptions will also stream Apple’s originals on their Google devices.
One of the major streaming apps missing from the Chromecast with Google TV was just Apple TV, and now even it has been added to the collection. It also makes the device a strong and cheaper contender to Apple’s set-top boxes.
The Google TV is a go-to option for the casual streamer as they don’t require a ton of on-device storage for the same. It costs a quarter of what an Apple TV 4K Box costs with almost the same premium features.
The Google TV search results and content recommendation sections will also show Apple Originals here on. The Google Assistant can also play Apple titles and be added to the Watch list. These features will be available in the U.S. now, but they will roll out globally in the coming months.