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It looks like YouTube is planning to build a Vision Pro app down the line: 'It's on our roadmap'

Tim Cook with the Apple Vision Pro at an unveiling event
Vision Pro sales have reportedly exceeded analysts' estimates.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
  • YouTube seemingly wants to create an app on Apple's Vision Pro.

  • The company previously told The Verge that access to YouTube on the headset would be via Safari.

  • On Monday, the company suggested to The Verge that a Vision Pro app was also on the cards.

YouTube has said an app for Apple's Vision Pro is "on our roadmap."

The Verge reported the news, citing a statement by company spokesperson Jessica Gibby on Monday.

In mid-January, Gibby told The Verge that users could access the service on the Vision Pro via Safari. YouTube's iPad app wouldn't support Apple's new product either, she said.

Days after the Vision Pro's launch, however, Gibby's new statement suggested YouTube was also keen on a dedicated app.

The statement issued to The Verge said, "We're excited to see Vision Pro launch and we're supporting it by ensuring YouTube users have a great experience in Safari. We do not have any specific plans to share at this time, but can confirm that a Vision Pro app is on our roadmap."

Representatives for YouTube did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider, made outside normal working hours.

Netflix and Spotify also declined to build new apps for visionOS or have their existing iPad apps supported on the platform, Bloomberg reported. Both streaming services are expected to be accessible from a web browser.

Paired with YouTube's initial focus on access via Safari rather than an app, the announcements could be seen as high-profile snubs ahead of Apple's big launch day. The tech giant has been relying on entertainment to help sell the mixed-reality headset.

While preorders for the Vision Pro reportedly exceeded analysts' estimates, some have expressed concerns about the headset's hefty price tag and niche audience.

TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who specializes in Apple's supply chain, said the Vision Pro was still "a very niche product" for now and that demand for it would likely "quickly taper off" after die-hard fans had placed orders.

Apple's Vision Pro officially launched last Friday to a buzzy reception and users have been spotted wearing the headsets around major cities.

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