Apple’s Vision Pro stays quiet on YouTube and Spotify launch day. When people get their Vision Pro headsets in February, they’ll see some of the most popular entertainment apps missing from the app store.
According to Bloomberg, Google’s YouTube and Spotify don’t plan to make an app for visionOS, the headset’s platform, right now. A YouTube representative also said its iPad app won’t be on the headset initially.
“YouTube on Safari will work on the Vision Pro at launch,” they mentioned. Spotify, too, doesn’t plan to let users download its iPad app on the Vision Pro.
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Developers need to say no if they don’t want their apps on the Vision Pro. It’s not clear why YouTube and Spotify decided not to offer apps on the headset, and they’re not alone. Bloomberg reported earlier that Netflix won’t make a dedicated app for the Vision Pro either.
Netflix subscribers will have to use a browser on the device; the iPad app won’t be downloadable. According to MacStories, Meta’s Instagram and Facebook might also be missing.
These companies might be waiting to see if it’s worth making an app for the $3,500 headset. They might also worry about issues if Vision Pro users use iPad app versions on a different device.
Still, the first Vision Pro users will have many entertainment apps, like Disney+, offering special immersive environments for its shows.