Google Chromecast users to get access to Apple TV services next year

CEO Tim Cook speaks at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino
FILE PHOTO: CEO Tim Cook presents the Apple TV Plus trailer for "See" at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

December 16, 2020

(Reuters) – Apple Inc’s TV app and paid streaming service Apple TV+ will be available on Google’s latest Chromecast device early next year, the search giant said on Wednesday.

Apple in the past has sometimes reserved access to its services for its own ecosystem of hardware devices, but recently softened the stance in a bid to grow its services business.

Google said Apple TV would be available on more devices powered by Android TV operating system in the future. []

Google said last week Apple Music will be available on Google smart speakers.

Last year, Apple made the TV app available on Inc’s Fire TV devices, and on Roku Inc’s platform.

(Reporting by Eva Mathews and Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)