There's been a lot of talk this week about the number of apps available within Apple Vision Pro, and it looks like third-party developers are taking on the challenge of filling the glaring gap in app selection.
According to MacRumors, developer Christian Selig has released a YouTube app specifically for the Vision Pro called Juno for YouTube. Notably, it's the only YouTube client on the headset, since Google hasn't released an official app.
Priced at $4.99, the app has many useful features, including the option to change the size and position of the playback window and darken the area around the video for a virtual cinema theater feel within mixed reality. Comes with features.
As you already know, Google has clearly stated that it has no plans to develop a YouTube app for Vision Pro at this time. Currently, the only official way to access YouTube on an Apple headset is to load YouTube through Safari.
There may be an app like that
Initial concerns about app availability on the Vision Pro were alleviated somewhat as the device launched, with news of over 600 apps coming soon (although the current selection is much smaller) .
We've already seen Adobe make the leap into mixed reality with its Firefly AI app. It allows you to create artificial intelligence-generated images from any text prompt, and the end result appears right before your eyes.
But it's not just Google, there are other notable forces like Netflix and Spotify. YouTube allows developers some access to its inner workings, but that's not the case with Netflix or Spotify, so don't expect third-party clients.
It's clear that the limited number of people who actually own an Apple Vision Pro has forced software developers to think twice about whether or not to support the hardware, but the amount of time I've used this headset is… Based on this, this headset is likely to become popular soon.