New app brings Apple TV+ original shows to Chromecast with Google TV

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Google Chromecast and Apple TV may see like an odd combination. But they do mix.
Chromecast with Google TV is getting a version of the Apple TV app.
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It’s now possible to watch Apple’s streaming service on the Chromecast with Google TV, a redesigned model of this video dongle that debuted in 2020. A version of the free Apple TV application launched Thursday for this accessory. It brings access to series like Ted Lasso and movies like Wolfwalkers.

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The Google TV blog announced Thursday, “Starting today, the Apple TV app, including Apple TV+, is now globally available on the new Chromecast with Google TV, with more Google TV devices to come.” The company specifically said that will include Google TVs from Sony and TCL. And wider support for Android TV-powered devices is coming.

This is part of Apple’s efforts to get its video app on as many platforms as possible. Going beyond iPhone and Mac, the video software is already on multiple smart TVs, game consoles and more.

Chromecast goes in a new direction

Earlier Chromecast versions were relatively simple receivers. A user queues up video on their device, then sends it Google’s. It’s already possible to watch Apple TV+ via this method.

But Chromecast with Google TV ($49.99) is different. It’s a stand-alone device with its own user interface. It even comes with a remote and can run applications.

To install the new Apple TV application on this device, either navigate to the Apps tab or the apps row in the For you tab.

Google committed to this application back in December.