YouTube makes a u-turn, now developing an app for the Apple Vision Pro


A screenshot from Juno app for Vision Pro

Did you know? The Apple Vision Pro has more than 600 apps not including YouTube, Netflix, and even Google services. These three big companies have previously stated that there are no plans to develop apps for Apple's headset but it seems that YouTube has made a u-turn. 

According to The Verge, they got an email from YouTube spokesperson, Jessica Gibby regarding on developing a YouTube app for the Apple Vision Pro. Here's an excerpt from the statement:

 “We’re excited to see Vision Pro launch and we’re supporting it by ensuring YouTube users have a great experience in Safari. We do not have any specific plans to share at this time, but can confirm that a Vision Pro app is on our roadmap.”


At the moment, there's no launching date yet for the YouTube Vision Pro app version. It may look similar to the YouTube app on the iPad and if we have to guess, YouTube's u-turn could be due to Christian Selig's Juno app which is YouTube for the Vision Pro and costs $4.99 (~RM23). Perhaps it's a matter of time before Netflix and Google will follow suit. 

From a business point of view, it's understandable why Netflix and Google won't make apps optimised for visionOS. The Apple Vision Pro was just recently launched but only in the US market. We don't think we will be seeing it launching in Malaysia due to the high currency exchange value and it's not quite a global product.