For once this isn't a war of Apple vs Google. You can get the Apple TV app on your Google Chromecast with Google TV - hurrah! Thanks to this app, you can watch Apple TV Plus content as well as access any movie and TV show purchases that you may have stored up in iTunes.
- Sign up now and stream get a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)
With many of the best streaming services (think giants like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu) having huge success in recent years, Apple TV Plus was somewhat of an inevitability - after all, there's not a technology company on the planet that's not going to want to cash in their share of this multi-million dollar pie.
Can you get Apple TV Plus on Chromecast?
The Apple TV app was warmly welcomed when it arrived in early 2021, allowing us all to tune into Apple TV Plus original shows like Ted Lasso and The Morning Show. If you already own a Chromecast with Google TV, you’ll be able to see Apple TV Plus shows in your personalized recommendations and search results, and use Google Assistant to operate the app with your voice.
Accessing the Apple TV app on the Chromecast with Google TV is an absolute breeze thanks to the user-friendly interface that lets you quickly and easily navigate to the "Apps" tab or head to the "For you" tab and scroll through the apps row. Within seconds, you'll be relaxing on the couch having an Apple TV Plus marathon as you immerse yourself in all those shows you've been wanting to watch for the past few years!
And while Apple TV Plus doesn't have the same variety that the best Netflix shows and best Prime Video shows offer, there's still plenty of laughs and drama to be had. Below, we walk you through how to get Apple TV Plus on your Chromecast with Google TV so you can enjoy award-winning shows brought to you by some of the world's most creative storytellers.
How to install Apple TV for Google Chromecast with Google TV
First thing’s first: you’ll need an Apple TV Plus subscription to access its content (opens in new tab), which includes a suite of original shows, films, and documentaries.
Apple TV Plus costs just $6.99 / £6.99 / AU$9.99 per month – and, if you buy an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV 4K, you'll get a 3-month subscription for free. If you’re not sure about committing to that monthly cost, you can get a seven-day free trial by simply downloading the Apple TV app.
If you already have an Apple TV Plus subscription, downloading the Apple TV app to your Chromecast with Google TV is simple:
- Head to the 'Apps' tab
- Hit 'Search For Apps'
- Type in 'Apple TV'
- Locate the app and click 'Install'
- Once its downloaded, tap on 'Open'
You can also follow our guide for how to use Google Assistant to install and hold the Assistant button down on your remote.
Alternatively, you can also install Apple TV via the Google Play Store on your smartphone or tablet and select your Chromecast device after hitting the 'Install' button.
What are the best Apple TV Plus shows?
So, you've installed Apple TV to your Google Chromecast with Google TV and it’s time to dig into the streaming service’s host of exclusive shows and movies.
Apple TV Plus doesn’t have the wealth of content like Netflix and Amazon Prime boast in their extensive catalogs, and that’s partly due to the fact that Apple doesn’t include a back catalogue of syndicated shows. You won’t find the likes of Friends or How I Met Your Mother here, but that doesn’t mean that there aren't loads of great shows to watch.
If you’re looking for a few laughs, we’d recommend tucking into Ted Lasso, which is part workplace comedy and part romantic drama. Jason Sudeikis stars in the title role as a big-deal American football coach who gets hired to coach the struggling fictional English Premier League team AFC Richmond despite having no soccer experience at all.
If drama’s your jam, check out the The Morning Show. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell in its lead roles, it follows the anchors of a popular US breakfast news show as one of its long-time hosts, played by Carrell, is fired amid a #MeToo misconduct scandal.
For cartoon fans, there’s Central Park, an animated sitcom for adults from the minds behind Bob’s Burgers, while psycho thriller Servant is there to cater to anyone who likes to get in touch with their darker side.
As we mentioned previously, it's well worth using the seven-day free trial to make sure there's enough of what you like on Apple TV Plus before committing to the monthly fee. And while you're perusing the options, check out our guide to the best Apple TV Plus shows.