The time of the fully closed platforms seems to be slowly coming to an end. Microsoft is represented on several consoles. Sony is at least hesitant to open up. And Apple seems to have similar goals. Part of the plan is apparently the release of the Apple TV app on the two consoles of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S as well as on the current-gen counterparts.
Members of the Xbox Insider Program are currently reporting the possibility of participating in an initial test phase of the Apple TV app, which will at least be possible on consoles of the Xbox One family. The discovered app apparently cannot be started yet.
It is likely that Apple TV on Xbox will be the same as the TV apps available on LG and Samsung TVs in terms of features and functionality. However, the application is likely to be designed for use with an Xbox controller instead of a remote control.
The editors of 9to5Mac want to know that the Apple TV app will also make it to the latest PlayStation consoles – the PS4 and PS5. “Our anonymous source also believes HomeKit support could arrive at some point but that feature may not launch at the same time as the Apple TV app,” the publication continues.
With the help of HomeKit support including AirPlay 2, the Xbox and PlayStation systems could be integrated into the smart home ecosystem and use the wireless transmission of screen content from Apple devices.
The iPhone and iPad manufacturer is striving to bring the Apple TV app to as many devices as possible. In this context, various well-known smart TV manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, and Sony have been won over in the past few months. They agreed to support Apple TV on their devices.
Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month and provides access to Apple Originals, including series, dramas, documentaries, entertainment for children, comedies, and more. 4K resolutions and Dolby Atmos are supported on compatible end devices.