As the highly anticipated Apple Vision Pro launch approaches, it faces app challenges with major streaming services like Netflix and YouTube opting not to develop native apps for the headset. YouTube users will have to access the platform via Safari on the Vision Pro, and Spotify may follow suit, potentially restricting users to web browser access.
Notably, out of the top 46 most popular apps on the App Store, none will have a native visionOS app at launch, as reported by MacStories. While some apps will offer Vision Pro support through existing iPhone and iPad apps, the absence of native apps, especially from Netflix and YouTube, could impact the device's appeal as a comprehensive mixed-reality media player.
Despite the hurdles, the Apple Vision Pro will launch with 3D movies from Disney Plus and support for various streaming apps, including Amazon Prime Video, Max, Paramount Plus, Pluto TV, Peacock, and others. However, the absence of dedicated Netflix and YouTube apps may influence users expecting a seamless immersive media experience on the device.