Those who want to watch YouTube TV on an Apple TV have to use AirPlay right now as there’s no native app available for Apple’s set-top box however, that’s going to change soon. Native apps have already been released for other platforms like Roku so there’s no reason why one shouldn’t be released for Apple TV. A YouTube representative has confirmed that a native YouTube TV app for the Apple TV is going to be released “very soon.”
YouTube TV is Google’s contender in the competitive standalone online TV streaming market. The service costs $35 per month and provides live access to major networks and other media outlets. YouTube TV is live in more than 80 markets across the United States currently.
The service was first launched back in April 2017 on PCs, smartphones, and tablets initially. At that point in time, those who wanted to access YouTube TV on an actual TV had to cast using their phone to a Chromecast. Now, though, native apps are available for Roku, Xbox One, Android TV, some Samsung and LG smart TVs.
With the native YouTube TV app rolling out for Roku today, people are naturally wondering if and when a similar app is going to be released for the Apple TV. A YouTube representative has now confirmed that the tvOS app is going to be released “very soon,” without confirming a precise release date. The confirmation suggests that the app will be out sooner rather than later.