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Chromecast with Google TV now supports Apple TV app, Apple TV+

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Google has rolled out support for Apple's TV app and its Apple TV+ streaming service to its Chromecast with Google TV hardware, meaning users can now watch Apple originals on the Google hardware.

The search giant said back in December that the Apple TV app would be coming to its set-top device in early 2021. On Thursday, Google announced that the Apple TV app is now globally available on its new streaming hardware.

In the U.S., Chromecast with Google TV users will be able to browse Apple original content in their recommendations and search results. Users will also be able to use Google Assistant to open the Apple TV app or play an Apple original, and can add Apple TV+ content to their Google Watchlist.

Google says those features will roll out globally "in the coming months," but didn't give an exact timeframe.

The company unveiled its $150 Chromecast with Google TV device back in September 2020. Although it features a similar set of functions to past Chromecast hardware, the new device features a new dongle-like design and comes packaged with a remote.