Apple's Vision Pro headset will not have a dedicated Netflix app at launch, according to Report from BloombergMark Gorman. The streaming giant reportedly has no plans to launch a dedicated app for Apple's headphones, nor does it want to make its iPad app compatible with the platform.
The move means users won't be able to watch Netflix in a dedicated app – like other streaming services that have announced support for headphones, including Disney Plus, Max, Amazon Prime Video and Paramount Plus. Instead, users will have to watch content from Netflix in a web browser, which will make the movies or TV shows the wearer watches much less immersive. It will also prevent users from watching content offline and can place restrictions on resolution, such as video quality on the Netflix web app. Varies by browser.
“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 Mac,” Netflix spokeswoman Kumiko Hidaka said in a statement. the edge. Apple did not immediately respond the edgeRequest for comment.
Netflix wasn't specifically mentioned in Apple's announcement yesterday that the Vision Pro will launch with 3D movies and experiences from Disney Plus and Apple TV. The absence of Netflix from the $3,499 headset may make the device less enticing for those who want to use it as a place to stream their favorite shows and movies.
Updated January 17, 6:20 PM ET: Added statement from Netflix.
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