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Apple TV and other streaming apps will be available on Xbox Series X, S starting November 10

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Apple TV on Xbox (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV is coming to Xbox on November 10.
  • Additionally, some apps will support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
  • The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are set to be released on November 10, 2020.

While the next generation of gaming consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, are primarily designed for playing games, multimedia support for different kinds of entertainment is also a major use. Today, Microsoft announced via Xbox Wire (opens in new tab) that Apple TV and other streaming apps will be available on Xbox consoles starting November 10, confirming a prior leak.

Through the Apple TV app, players can access movies and TV shows purchased via Apple, or subscribed to Apple TV+, granting access to Apple Originals like Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet or The Morning Show. You'll be able to subscribe directly to Apple TV+ through the Apple TV app for $4.99 per month.

In addition to Apple TV, there's a long list of entertainment apps that'll be supported on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S from day one. The list includes but is not limited to the following platforms:

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Disney+
  • FandangoNow
  • HBO Max
  • Hulu
  • NBC Peacock
  • NOW TV
  • Netflix
  • Sky Go
  • Sky Ticket
  • Spotify
  • Twitch
  • Vudu
  • YouTube
  • YouTube TV

Additionally, if you're viewing Netflix, Disney+ or Vudu on Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, you'll be able to enjoy them with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

14 Comments
  • Great move on Apple and Microsoft part. I'm assuming the One X is a no?
  • Yes, it'll be coming to Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X and the next gen Xboxes
  • Well, it is a good thing that Microsoft isn't punishing their customers by blocking a certain streaming app.
  • Yeah, maybe this will open the floodgates to Apple revising their outdated policies. At least Microsoft won't be held responsible for locking out the competition from their closed ecosystem.
  • I don't think Apple will, Microsoft always show better will than Apple, both with them and Google.
  • Apple have successfull mindshare, they can do what they want with very little ripple, people will even applaud them.
    Microsoft are don't have that kind of positive mindshare so if they tried that same move they will be dragged through the mud, dirt, coal, and barbed wire. Thusly they have to be friendly.
  • I don't think it's ever been Microsoft's intent to punish its customers by preventing streaming or other apps. It's been the opposite.
  • Microsoft just needs to add terms to its Xbox and Microsoft Stores that apply only to companies publishing apps and games that also have their own app stores. The term basically would state, any terms in their stores that are more restrictive than Microsoft's terms for its stores will also be in effect and applied to the other companies apps and games in Microsoft's stores. So, Apple wants Microsoft to list every game (media contain) in the Apple Store, than Apple would have to list all Movies and TV shows (media contain) in the Xbox Store and Microsoft Store. Netflix would not have to do so because Netflix does not have an app store with more restrictive terms that Microsoft uses. I would love it if Microsoft did this!
  • RIP stand alone Apple TV devices.
  • People still use those?
  • I know of at least one person.
  • True. 😂 Apple TV for $199 is effectively killed and will be only liked by fanboys. Get Xbox Series S even for entertainment purposes it is a beast device that is significantly more powerful than Nvidia shield Pro and also gives more than 100 games for $10/month if you don't need xcloud specifically.
  • I still think Microsoft needed to release an Xbox Steaming device that is only powerful enough for Xbox One games, can stream music, video, and games. It should come with a TV style remote and no disk drive. Maybe not even a game controller. It should be sold as an entertainment device for the family. And yes Microsoft needs to buy some studios that make E games as well. If they keep the price at $99, they sell a ton of these devices that add to Xbox game pass subscriptions and later PC, Series S, and Series X sales. It is too big of an opportunity not to do so. The apps are already there.
  • Do they ask apple to validate each video before publishing ?