Netflix has officially announced that it will not support Apple’s Vision Pro at its launch, according to Bloomberg. This confirmation aligns with a report from last year, signaling that Netflix had no immediate plans to provide a dedicated app for Apple’s high-end virtual reality headset. Instead, Vision Pro users will be directed to access Netflix through the in-headset web browser.
The absence of a native Netflix app on the Vision Pro is a notable omission, especially considering Apple’s emphasis on the device’s entertainment capabilities. While other major streaming services, such as Amazon Prime Video, Paramount+, Peacock, and Max (U.S.-only), have been confirmed for the platform, Netflix’s decision marks a departure.
The Vision Pro offers an immersive entertainment experience with support for over 150 3D movies, including popular titles like “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Avengers: Endgame.” It also features special Disney+ integration that brings virtual recreations of characters and locations from key titles in Disney’s catalog. Apple TV+ content is readily accessible on the Vision Pro, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has mentioned watching the entire third and final season of “Ted Lasso” in the headset.
In addition to its entertainment focus, the Vision Pro provides support for more than 250 Apple Arcade titles, offering a diverse range of gaming experiences, including NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition, Sonic Dream Team, What the Golf?, and Super Fruit Ninja.
Scheduled for an exclusive U.S. launch on February 2nd at a price of $3,499 USD (approximately $4,700 CAD), the Vision Pro is expected to become available in other markets, including Canada, later in the year. Despite the absence of Netflix’s native app, the Vision Pro aims to deliver a comprehensive virtual reality experience with a mix of entertainment, productivity, and lifestyle applications, including messaging, video calls, and more.