When Apple launched the Vision Pro AR/VR headset last week it said that there were already more than 600 apps specifically built to run on it and make use of all of its features.
But some of those apps were notably absent. YouTube, alongside Netflix, Spotify, and others, decided that the Vision Pro wasn’t right for them and that they wouldn’t spend the time required to build an app for the new platform.
What’s more, they also said that they wouldn’t allow their iPad apps to run on the headset, either. But at least one of the companies appears to be having a change of heart.
In an interview with The Verge, YouTube says that it is “excited” about the Vision Pro before adding that while it doesn’t have any information to share, it does intend to launch a Vision Pro app at some point in the future. However, given Google’s history of adopting Apple features and technology, we won’t be holding our breath.
We’re excited to see Vision Pro launch and we’re supporting it by ensuring YouTube users have a great experience in Safari. We do not have any specific plans to share at this time, but can confirm that a Vision Pro app is on our roadmap.
For now, though, Apple Pro owners can use Juno to watch YouTube apps rather than resorting to using Safari. The app is available for $4.99 and offers an experience that makes YouTube look and feel right at home on visionOS.