Apple TV is Now a Part of the Suite of Entertainment Apps Available on Xbox Series X/S at Launch

Home consoles have grown in profound ways since their first launch back in the day. These devices have now become gaming home entertainment systems. Microsoft heavily marketed the Xbox One console as a home entertainment system that can play games as well. It backfired and resulted in a huge loss of initial sales since the primary concern for most buyers was how well it played games.

Microsoft has rectified almost all of the mistakes it made during the Xbox One era. The Series X/S consoles are marketed as gaming consoles that happen to have entertainment systems baked into them. Up until now, Microsoft has scarcely talked about the entertainment applications on its Series console. But today, in a blog post, Microsoft talked about the streaming applications available to everyone at launch and announced that Apple TV is coming to Xbox.

All of the streaming applications available on the Xbox One consoles will be on the new consoles. These include Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Max, Spotify, YouTube, YouTube TV, NBC Peacock, and many more. In addition to these, the Apple TV will also be a part of the launch lineup. It seems Microsoft and Apple are finally on the same page.

Apple TV will come with thousands of channels, Apple originals, brand new movies, and its proprietary recommendation system based on user choices. Apple TV also allows its users to subscribe to channels like CBS All Access and AMC+ via the console. You can also subscribe to Apple TV on the console at only $4.99 per month. There will also be a week-long free trial exclusively for Xbox users starting November 10th.

Lastly, the changes in the Xbox UI have also made it easier to navigate between different movies easily.

Mohsin Naeem


Mohsin is a budding writer who has a thing for PC hardware and gaming. He has been building computers according to the need of his clients and is well versed in the area. He is an economics major and the analytical skills he learned from his academics adds to his writing and gives him a unique way to observe the tech industry.