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After Netflix, YouTube chooses not to release dedicated app for Vision Pro

YouTube offers an app for the rival headset Meta Quest

After Netflix, YouTube chooses not to release dedicated app for Vision Pro

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IANS

San Francisco, January 20

Google-owned YouTube has now followed the footsteps of streaming giant Netflix, as it decided not to release a dedicated app for Apple’s highly-anticipated mixed reality headset Vision Pro. 

Similar to Netflix, viewers would need to go to the web browser version to watch YouTube content, reports TechCrunch.

“We’re excited to see Vision Pro launch, and we’re supporting it by ensuring YouTube users have a great experience in Safari,” a YouTube spokesperson was quoted as saying.

However, YouTube did not reveal the reason behind this decision. It’s also unclear if the company plans to support Vision Pro in the future.

Notably, YouTube offers an app for the rival headset Meta Quest. Netflix has confirmed that it will not create a separate app for the device, nor will it be modifying its existing iPad version, the report said.

As per MacStories, numerous other firms, like Meta-owned Instagram, Facebook, Threads, and WhatsApp, might also be holding off on releasing compatible apps. Among the other apps that are missing include—Bumble, Snapchat, Roku, YouTube Music, Lyft, etc.

However, some companies are willing to participate.

A total of 20 apps, including TikTok, Disney+, Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime Video, Paramount+, and Peacock, among others, would be the first to offer entertainment experiences on the headset.

Apple would launch Vision Pro in the US on February 2.

Apple Vision Pro would be available starting at $3,499 with 256GB of storage. Pre-orders for Apple Vision Pro have now begun.

The headset would be available at all US Apple Store locations and online, the company said.

#Google #Meta #Youtube


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