Apple and Google are setting aside their streaming rivalries. Google announced today that its new Chromecast with Google TV is adding support for the Apple TV app early next year. After that, the app is also set to arrive on other Android TV OS-powered devices in the future.
The upcoming release will give Chromecast users with Google TV access to Apple TV+ shows and movies, provided that they have subscribed to the service. Available content includes Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Defending Jacob, Greyhound, and Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special. In addition, users can view their Apple TV channels and content purchased from the iTunes store.
Jonathan Zepp, Head of Media & Entertainment for Android and Google Play, wrote in a blog post that the upcoming expansion "makes the Chromecast with Google TV one of the only streaming devices with all the major video subscriptions." The dongle already pulls content from Disney+, HBO Max, Netflix, and Peacock, among other major streaming apps.
Today's announcement comes on the heels of last week's rollout of Apple Music to Google Assistant-enabled smart devices including the Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max, and Nest Audio.