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Apple’s Vision Pro Won’t Have Netflix, YouTube or Spotify Apps at Launch

Apple’s marketing team spins the Vision Pro headset — which costs a cool (hot?) $3,500 apiece — as the “ultimate entertainment device.”

However, out of the gate, Apple Vision Pro will lack three of the biggest entertainment apps on the planet: Apps for Netflix, YouTube and Spotify will not be available on the tech giant’s new “spatial computing” device.

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Currently, Netflix is not planning to develop an app for Apple’s Vision Pro; meanwhile, it has no plans to make its iPad app compatible with the device, as first reported by Bloomberg. “Our members will be able to enjoy Netflix on the web browser on the Vision Pro, similar to how our members can enjoy Netflix on Macs,” a Netflix rep said in a statement.

Also sitting out the Vision Pro launch party are Spotify — which has publicly butted heads with Apple over its app store practices — and Google’s YouTube, per Bloomberg. A Spotify rep confirmed that the music and audio streamer hasn’t announced any plans for a Vision Pro app but declined to comment further.

Videos on YouTube, like Netflix, will be available on Vision Pro via the built-in web browser, but there won’t be a dedicated app for the headset, according to the video platform.

The current lineup of streaming apps for Vision Pro includes Disney+, ESPN+, Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime Video, Paramount+, Peacock, Pluto TV, Tubi, Fubo, Crunchyroll, TikTok, NBA, MLB and PGA Tour.

In addition, Apple Vision Pro users will be able to purchase or rent more than 150 3D-immersive movies, including “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Dune,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Elemental” and “Encanto.”

Pre-orders for Apple Vision Pro opened Friday, Jan. 19. The device will be available at all U.S. Apple Store locations and the online Apple Store beginning Friday, Feb. 2.

The Vision Pro, the company’s biggest product debut since the 2015 Apple Watch, will compete with other VR and AR products in the market, including Meta’s much cheaper Quest 3 device, which is priced starting at $500.

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