The new Chromecast with Google TV is one of the best streaming sticks (puck?) On the market and gives Roku a real competitor. And that competition is only growing, thanks to additions like HBO Max (still not on Roku), and soon Apple TV. You can use the app to watch Apple TV + content and your purchased iTunes TV shows and movies.
It’s not entirely clear when the Apple TV app will arrive on Google Chromecast; the company said: “early next year”. But you’ll have access to Apple TV + (if you’re a subscriber), purchased iTunes content, and Apple TV channels. Apple TV content will also start appearing in Chromecast Recommended Content.
As an Apple TV + subscriber, you can listen to award-winning original shows, movies, and documentaries from the world’s most creative storytellers. This includes titles like “Ted Lasso”, “The Morning Show”, “Defending Jacob”, “Greyhound” and “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special”. Also on the Apple TV app, you can access your purchasing library of Apple movies and TV shows, as well as enjoy personalized and curated recommendations and Apple TV channels. With Family Sharing, up to six family members can share Apple TV channel subscriptions
However, you’ll want the new Chromecast with Google TV. And not just because he’s a great streamer. Google says the Apple TV app will hit this device first and come to others later. This addition makes Chromecast one of the most comprehensive streaming solutions available, with options that even Roku doesn’t have.