No Netflix, YouTube, Spotify in Apple Vision Pro at launch

Apple Vision Pro is set to launch on February 2
A representational image. — Apple
A representational image. — Apple

Apple Vision Pro — which is set to launch on February 2 — will not support three of the most popular video and audio streaming platforms, YouTube, Spotify, and Netflix.

Bloomberg reported that the company’s first new hardware category in nearly a decade is scheduled to arrive in the US in the coming days but it will reportedly ship without support of YouTube, Spotify, and Netflix.

It was learnt that the customers who have active subscriptions might be able to watch content via the built-in Safari browser; however, with certain limitations.

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In a statement to the publication, YouTube confirmed that it has no plans for now to launch a dedicated app for the Apple Vision Pro.

The Alphabet-owned streaming platform further added that Apple allows users to access the iPad version of their apps on the mixed headfirst, but this will not be an option for YouTube users.

It was further learnt that Spotify will neither offer a standalone streaming app for the Vision Pro nor will it allow users to access the iPad app on the headset.

Ideally, both services could eventually roll out support for the Apple Vision Pro, with dedicated apps that run on visionOS, the operating system designed by Apple to run apps optimised for the mixed reality headset. The companies could also simply offer their existing iPad apps, which are regularly updated, on the Vision Pro.

Until that happens, users of both platforms who purchase the Apple Vision Pro headset, priced at $3,499 (approximately INR 2,91,000), will have to access YouTube and Spotify via the built-in Safari browser. The

When the headset launches in the US on February 2, customers will have access to several streaming apps and services, including Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, ESPN, and Apple TV+. You can read the full list of supported streaming services here. Apple also announced that customers will be able to view bought or rented movies in 2D and 3D using the mixed reality headset.