[U: Now Available] Apple TV app on Chromecast with Google TV launch imminent

Google announced back in December that the Apple TV app would be coming to the new Chromecast with Google TV “early next year,” which, apparently, is now.

Today, Google’s Made By Google account on Twitter posted a GIF from the popular Apple TV+ show, Ted Lasso, where the lead Jason Sudeikis knocks on a door saying “knock-a-doodle-doo!” Alongside the GIF, Google also tagged the official Apple TV account (@AppleTV).

Apple TV’s official Twitter handle also replied to Google’s tweet with yet another Ted Lasso GIF. Here’s the interaction:

This is clearly a reference to the fact that the Apple TV app’s launch on Google’s new Chromecast with Google TV could happen anytime soon.

When it’s available, users will be able to stream their Apple TV+ shows (provided they have subscribed to the service), access their library of movies and TV shows purchased from Apple, as well as get to experience Google TV’s recommendation system that will feature content from Apple TV on the dashboard based on a user’s interest.

Furthermore, users will also be able to save shows from the Apple TV app to their watchlist.

Currently, the Apple TV app is only scheduled to be available for Google’s new Chromecast with Google TV. Google says that even more devices with Android TV OS in the future will receive support for the Apple TV app.

Google’s new Chromecast with Google TV is a cheaper option as compared to Apple TV as it offers support for almost all the major streaming services out there including imminent Apple TV support.

According to reviews, its dashboard and interface are also a tad better than other TV streaming devices.

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