25 February 2021
UPDATE (February 19th, 2021):
The Apple TV application is finally available on Chromecast for Google TV. The app will also let users make use of their Apple TV+ movies and TV shows. The app can be found by either a manual search or by visiting the Apps tab. It delivers all those features that you have been using on iOS devices. If you are in the United States, Google TV even show Apple Originals in your personalized recommendations and seach results.
Additionally, Apple TV app will also arrive on other Android smart TVs. Google says Sony and TCL Android TV users will be receiving it by the end of the year.
Original (December 17th, 2020)
Google has announced that the Apple TV app will be rolling out to the new Chromecast with Google TV dongle starting early next year. Alongside this, Google TV owners can access their Apple TV+ with a subscription and also have access to their library of movie and TV show purchases from Apple.
Users will also be able to see Apple Originals in their personalized recommendations and search results. They can also save them to their Watchlist to catch up on later.
Google points out in the announcement that Chromecast with Google TV is one of the only streaming devices with all the major video providers, including Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Peacock, and Apple TV.
Google has also announced the Apple TV will come to more Android TV devices in the future. So, currently, there is no tentative launch timeframe. But it is good to note that Google has addressed Apple TV app will come to other Android TV devices as well. For now, the app is coming to the latest Chromecast with Google TV. Google has mentioned “early next year.” Again, there is no specific launch date announced, but we expect it to start surfacing on the newest Chromecast somewhere in January or February.
Currently, Apple TV is available only on select Sony’s Android TVs. The support rolled out in October this year.
This is the second partnership between the two companies this month. A few days back, Apple Music was rolled out to Google Assistant-enabled smart speakers and displays.