Apple has taken all the necessary actions on getting its TV app on the new consoles as a big mission. A few weeks after it was discovered that the Apple TV app was coming to both the PS4 and PS5, Microsoft is announcing its partnership with Apple for the new Xboxes: As of next week, the app will be available on the Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
This implies Xbox owners will be able to check out Apple TV+ original content, provided they pony up for the $5 per month subscription. In a somewhat surprising move, Apple is letting Xbox users sign up for the service directly in the Apple TV app, and there’s also the standard one-week free trial also.
Apart from Apple TV+ original content, the app additionally permits you access any movies or TV shows you have bought through Apple’s store over the years. It also links up with a variety of other apps and channels, including subscriptions from Showtime, CBS All Access, AMC+ and a bunch of others. Naturally, this will all sync from anything you’ve set up using the TV app on Apple’s other platforms.
In addition to Apple TV, Microsoft also confirmed a slew of other services that will be available from day one. The list includes Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Spotify, YouTube, YouTube TV, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, NBC Peacock, Vudu, Twitch and many more.