Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, and some other popular apps will (probably) not be available on Vision Pro at launch

Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, and some other popular apps will (probably) not be available on Vision Pro at launch

Netflix will not offer a dedicated app for Vision Pro, nor will it allow Vision Pro users to run the iPad version of the app.

9to5 mac.com has compiled a list of programs that will and will not be available in Vision Pro.

When Vision Pro debuts, there will be two types of programs:

  • Own programs developed and optimized specifically for Vision Pro.
  • iPad apps that run in compatibility mode on Vision Pro.

By default, every iPad app will be available on Vision Pro. However, developers can opt out and block users from running their iPad apps on Vision Pro.

MacStories found that many large companies have decided to abandon Vision Pro altogether:

“When we looked at the 46 most popular apps in the App Store, we found that none of them will be available on launch day as a native app today, and just over one-third will be available in compatibility mode.”

YouTube and Spotify, for example, are two of the biggest apps that have decided to drop support for Vision Pro.

In a statement to Bloomberg, a YouTube spokesperson said:

“YouTube users will be able to use YouTube in Safari on Vision Pro at launch.”

In a statement to The Verge, a Spotify representative noted that the company “has not made any announcements about plans for Vision Pro.”

Source Bloomberg reported that Spotify “does not expect the iPad app to run on the device after launch.”

The vast majority of top social networks have already dropped support for Vision Pro. In particular, these are Instagram, Threads, Facebook, WhatsApp and TikTok.

However, you will be able to order an Uber or Uber Eats through Vision Pro.

There’s still time for that to change, as Vision Pro’s actual launch is two weeks away. In the meantime, developers can reverse their decision to prevent users from running their iPad apps on Vision Pro, or they can release native apps for Vision Pro.

Earlier we reported that Apple announced the release of Vision Pro. The VR headset will be available from February 2 in all Apple Stores in the US, as well as in the Apple online store.

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