2022 is likely to be about to take its bow, however the tech rumor mill continues to be churning. The most recent mongering facilities round Apple TV and its close to arrival on the Android platform.
A easy tweet from a famous leaker, ShrimpAppleProfessional—the identical account that tweeted out yesterday’s Pixel Tablet reveal—suggests Apple will launch an official Android app for Apple TV+ content material choices “soon.” Apple Music can be apparently getting an replace on Android for these sick of Spotify and YouTube Music. However there aren’t any additional particulars past these declarations of arrival.
Presently, you possibly can’t watch Apple TV+ content material on an Android smartphone. In Google’s ecosystem, you can solely achieve this by means of Android TV/Google TV-enabled TVs, streaming bins, and dongles. Android smartphones and tablets aren’t even listed as appropriate units on the Apple TV web site.
Nonetheless, it’s not ridiculous to assume that is the place Apple plans to increase its choices. In spite of everything, it’s one other income stream, and loads of pundits and Android fans have written about what Apple would achieve by pollinating exterior of its walled backyard. Bloomberg has reported the corporate hesitated to take action prior to now for concern that it could deplete iPhone gross sales. Nevertheless it’s a marvel if it wouldn’t give people extra motive to contemplate switching platforms.
I’m hoping this type of integration will come sooner reasonably than later. I lately determined to get Apple TV+ a strive after realizing it was the one option to get some vacation classics into my roster this season with out scraping the online. Admittedly, after its Oscar win with CODA, I grew to become extra excited about watching Apple’s TV reveals and films.
Apple Music has additionally seen some attention-grabbing success on the Android platform. It’s at present hovering at a cool 4.0 within the Play Store rankings, which isn’t a foul rating. Going from opinions, people appear to love its interface over Spotify’s, although they want there have been extra populated playlists to select from. Presently, Apple Music is Android’s highest-rated Apple app.