The service in streaming Apple TV + has a lot to do to be more competitive with Netflix, Hulu, Disney + and other platforms. To grow your audience, you need to be available to more people, and Apple TV+ took a big step forward Thursday after the Apple TV app came to Chromecast with Google TV.
Chromecast users with Google TV ($69.99) can download the Apple TV app to the device and access Apple TV+ content such as ted lasso, The Morning Show, Palmer Y The Snoopy Show.
Once the app has been loaded on the device, you can access it through the ‘Apps’ or ‘For you’ tabs. You can also add TV content to your Google Watchlist, and you can use the Google Assistant to ask Google to open the Apple TV app or play a series by voice.
The Apple TV app also gives you access to shows or movies you’ve purchased directly from Apple, as well as Apple TV channels.
Apple TV+ costs €4.99 per month, although Apple offers a free year of the service when you buy a new Apple device. Apple has extended the trial period several times. If you decide to subscribe to other Apple services (Arcade, Music, TV+ and iCloud), you can purchase an Apple One plan, a package of Apple services at a better price.
After announcing it in December, Google’s announcement on Thursday didn’t confirm whether the Apple TV app supports HDR (including Dolby Vision) or Dolby Atmos. The device is capable of playing HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision content, as well as Dolby Atmos audio.
Google did confirm that the Apple TV app will also be available on TVs made by Sony and TLC that use the software of Google.
If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to Apple’s own Apple TV, Chromecast with Google TV may be the answer. At €69.99, it’s much cheaper than Apple TV 4K ($199 for the 32GB version) and Apple TV HD ($159).
The Chromecast supports 4K HDR video at a maximum of 60 frames per second, and its remote control is much easier to use. And you don’t even need to use the controller: you can use voice commands.
A recent report says the new Apple TV could include features like improved gaming performance, an updated controller, and a new processor, but if all you want to do is access the Apple TV+ service, Apple TV channels, or content you buy directly from Apple, the Chromecast with Google TV is a very good option.
The Chromecast with Google TV is also compatible with Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, HBO, and Netflix. At PCWorld.es, you can read the review of Chromecast with Google TV.
Original article published in Macworld US.