Apple’s new device, the Vision Pro, has caused quite a stir in the tech industry. However, fans of popular apps like Netflix, YouTube, and Spotify may not be pleased to learn that these platforms are not included in the device’s app catalog.
In a recent interview, Netflix co-CEO Greg Peters revealed that the streaming giant currently has no plans to develop a Vision Pro app. According to Peters, the device is “so subscale” and “not particularly relevant” to most Netflix members. He emphasized the importance of resource allocation and ensuring that investments yield a return.
Despite this statement, Peters hinted that Netflix is not completely ruling out the possibility of a future Vision Pro app. Ongoing discussions with Apple suggest that there may be potential for collaboration in the future.
The Vision Pro, which comes with a hefty price tag of $3,500, is manufactured in limited quantities. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimated that around 160,000 to 180,000 units were sold during pre-orders, with only 500,000 units set to be shipped for the entire year. This limited availability adds to the device’s exclusivity, positioning it as a niche product rather than a mainstream device.
One of the notable features of the Vision Pro is its ability to seamlessly run iPad apps. However, despite this capability, Netflix has opted not to make its iPad app available on the device. As a result, Netflix subscribers will have to access the streaming service via the Vision Pro’s web browser.
While the lack of popular apps may disappoint some potential buyers, the Vision Pro still has its unique selling points. Apple enthusiasts and those seeking a high-end, exclusive experience may still be drawn to the device’s sleek design and powerful features.
Only time will tell whether Netflix and other popular app developers decide to join the Vision Pro ecosystem. For now, early adopters and tech enthusiasts will have to make do with accessing their favorite platforms through the device’s web browser.
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