If you’re using a device with Google TV, today is the first day that you can officially use Apple TV +. You might have been able to load the app before, if you had an extreme desire, but now it’s real. You’re probably using a Chromecast with a Google TV device, and on this device, you have a slightly smaller selection of apps available than you would with Android TV – but that’s changing quickly.
Users will find the Apple TV app available on Google Chromecast with Google TV device starting this week. To find that application, go to the Applications tab or the application line on the “For you” tab with your controller. To access Apple TV + content, you need an Apple TV + subscription.
Once your Google TV device has the Apple TV app ready to run, you can ask Chromecast to open that app or programs within that app. In the United States, these features will be launched immediately, along with Apple Originals in their personalized recommendations and search results. These features will be “launched globally in the coming months”.
If you’re working with a Google TV device from Sony or TCL, you’ll also see Apple TV + availability in the near future. The Apple TV app will also be available for more devices with Android TV, as Google says, “in the coming months”.
UPDATE: According to Jonathan Zepp, Director of Media and Entertainment, Android and Google Play, the Apple TV app should be available starting today. This is for Google Chromecast with Google TV only, with additional devices coming in the coming months. Take a look at the timeline below for additional updates to Google TV, apps and expansion to new devices.