March 2, 2024

Apple has already launched over 600 devoted apps for Imaginative and prescient Professional, nevertheless it doesn’t embody some key apps like YouTube, Netflix, and Spotify. In January, YouTube introduced that it received’t develop any native apps for Apple’s Spatial Laptop. Additionally, it received’t enable its iPad apps to run on visionOS.

Curiously, YouTube now walked again its stance about not having native assist for visionOS. In a press release given to The Verge, YouTube says it’s excited by the Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional launch and a devoted visionOS app ‘is on the roadmap’. Nevertheless, it didn’t point out any particular timeline.

Google Takes a U-Turn, YouTube App for Vision Pro is on the Roadmap
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We’re excited to see Imaginative and prescient Professional launch and we’re supporting it by guaranteeing YouTube customers have an ideal expertise in Safari. We wouldn’t have any particular plans to share at the moment, however can verify {that a} Imaginative and prescient Professional app is on our roadmap.“- YouTube spokesperson

Everyone knows that YouTube and mother or father firm Google don’t rapidly undertake the brand new Apple options. In truth, they’ve typically taken years to embrace the adjustments. So, it isn’t clear and we are able to’t even do a guesswork on when Google will launch a YouTube app for Imaginative and prescient Professional. It’s price understanding that Apollo developer Christian Selig has already launched an app known as “Juno” for watching YouTube on the Imaginative and prescient Professional. Moreover, you can even watch YouTube movies utilizing the Safari browser.

That mentioned, neither Juno nor YouTube on the net helps the massive assortment of 360 and 3D YouTube movies. Allegedly, this 360 and VR content material might by no means work on Imaginative and prescient Professional as a result of they aren’t adequate.

An Apple spokesperson Jackie Roy informed The Verge that it’s because the content material isn’t of top of the range and will trigger movement discomfort. The content material was created for units that don’t ship a high-quality spatial expertise.

We’ve targeted our efforts on delivering one of the best spatial media expertise potential together with spatial pictures and movies, Apple Immersive Video, and 3D motion pictures accessible on Apple TV“- Apple spokesperson

Proper now, it isn’t clear if the upcoming YouTube app for Imaginative and prescient Professional will work with its 3D content material.

Apple spokesperson additional added that they’re engaged on supporting WebXR content material which might ultimately enable Imaginative and prescient Professional customers to observe YouTube VR movies on Safari. Nevertheless, it’s nonetheless a brand new customary and can take a while. WebXR doesn’t but “take full benefit of the ability, efficiency and interplay capabilities of ‌Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional‌ and visionOS,” however Apple has been actively contributing to W3C net requirements together with WebXR.

Nicely, each new platform has some new challenges. The excellent news is {that a} devoted YouTube app for Imaginative and prescient Professional is on its approach. The timeline isn’t recognized in the intervening time, however we hope to see it tremendous quickly.

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