Apple TV+ is now globally available on Google TV

19 Feb 2021

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Google TV users can now access Apple TV+ through their Chromecast.

Google has confirmed that the Apple TV app, including Apple TV+, is now available for users around the world who have the new Chromecast with Google TV, which was launched last September. The app will also be available on Google TVs from Sony and TCL, and Google plans to roll it out to more Android TV-powered devices in the next few months.

The Apple TV app is accessible in the ‘Apps’ tab or the apps row in the ‘For you’ tab. Users can access different features in Apple TV or sign into their Apple TV+ account to view streaming options.

Google said customers will be able to use Google Assistant to open the app or choose something to watch with their voice, or create a watchlist in which they can save titles for later. This feature is already available in the US and is set to roll out globally in the coming months.

So what can you watch on Apple TV+? The service, which was launched in late 2019, focuses almost exclusively on original programming rather than purchasing existing shows or films. Titles available include The Morning Show, a drama series starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell; and For All Mankind, a sci-fi show exploring an alternate timeline where the Soviet Union beat the US in the 1960s space race.

Apple recently signed a multi-year agreement with Skydance Animation, which will bring more child-friendly content to the platform. Two Skydance films, Luck and Spellbound, are first in line for the streaming service under the partnership.

A subscription to Apple TV+ will set you back $4.99 a month and up to six people can share a subscription. A seven-day free trial is available to newcomers, and people who own an Apple device may be eligible for a year’s subscription at no cost.

Lisa Ardill was careers editor at Silicon Republic until June 2021