These Third-Party Apps Are Optimized For Apple Vision Pro So Far

Ahead of the Apple Vision Pro launching on February 2, developers are in the process of preparing their apps for the mixed reality headset. So far, over 250 apps with native support for visionOS have been submitted to Apple, according to a source.

Box Vision Pro

Box

By natively supporting visionOS, apps can take full advantage of "spatial" design elements and offer more immersive features.

In addition to some Apple apps, well-known third-party apps that will natively support visionOS at launch include Airmail, Box, CARROT Weather, Fantastical, Facades, JigSpace, MUBI, Night Sky, OmniPlan 4, Parcel, PCalc, Red Bull TV, Sky Guide, Tides, Webex, Zoom, and more, according to data compiled by app analytics firm Appfigures.

CARROT Weather App Vision Pro

CARROT Weather

Webex Vision Pro

Webex

Fantastical Vision Pro

Fantastical

Microsoft will offer a variety of native visionOS apps at launch, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Teams, based on App Store marketing images shared by developer Steve Troughton-Smith on Mastodon and @M1Astra on X/Twitter. Additional images show native apps for Crunchyroll, J.Crew, LEGO Builder's Journey, Lowe's, and others.

Microsoft PowerPoint Vision Pro

Microsoft PowerPoint

JCrew Vision Pro

J.Crew

Lowes Vision Pro

Lowe's

In addition to native apps, iPhone and iPad apps will automatically be available on the Vision Pro, unless a developer opts out using the App Store Connect tool. As a result, Apple says more than one million apps will be available for the headset at launch.

Apple last week listed some additional entertainment apps that will be available on the Vision Pro at launch, including Disney+, ESPN, NBA, MLB, PGA Tour, Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime Video, Paramount+, Peacock, Pluto TV, Tubi, Fubo, IMAX, and TikTok. Some of the apps will be native, while others will be compatible iPad apps.

Disney Plus Vision Pro 1

Disney+

Disney+ will natively support the Vision Pro at launch, and its app will offer users a selection of 3D movies to watch on the headset, such as Avatar: The Way of Water, Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Elemental, and Encanto.

"At launch, viewers can transform their space into one of four Disney+ environments, bringing them even closer to the story," said Disney, in a press release last week. "Each environment includes animations and sounds that make the space feel alive, and Easter eggs from films and franchises that will surprise and delight fans."

Some popular apps will not offer Vision Pro apps of any kind at launch, including Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube, according to Bloomberg, but users can still access these services via Safari. It's also unclear if Meta-owned apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Threads, and WhatsApp will be available on the headset at launch.

With around two weeks remaining until the Vision Pro launches, there is still time for developers to prepare their apps, so expect more to follow soon.

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Top Rated Comments

GMShadow Avatar
6 weeks ago
Impossible, people already told me the VP was doomed because it didn't have a Netflix app.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tazinlwfl Avatar
6 weeks ago
Love to see it. Can’t wait for more as the year goes on. Version 1.0 of visionOS will go by quick. Can’t wait to get my hands on Gen 1 of Apple Vision Pro and get my apps on the store!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CookItOff Avatar
6 weeks ago
The J Crew app is an interesting concept. Being able to walk around a life size 3D model representation of yourself with your exact proportions and see how their clothing will fit is going to be pretty sweet.

I work on the entertainment side of simulating clothing to characters and I can tell you that a lot of the professional digital seamstress follow the exact cutting patterns of outfits as in real life. And we as the simulation artist spend a fair amount of time making sure cotton, leather, silk, polyester, etc. drapes and moves like it would in the real world. So this type of concept could be extremely accurate. As long as a clothing company actually implements realistic physic into it.

And no it's not for games. :p Game cloth simulations are baked and inaccurate on count of needing to work well in games.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pschlampp Avatar
6 weeks ago
I think YouTube will be forced to build an app. They can't just let TikTok dominate this platform.

By the way, 2023 revenues:

YouTube: $7.9B
TikTok: $13.2B

And TikTok is growing much faster.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chuckeee Avatar
6 weeks ago
What if:

A gardening app that would show me where to prune my rose bushes and fruit trees

An app for people with color blindness the would overlay different hatch patterns over green vs red objects
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chuckeee Avatar
6 weeks ago
Well it appears some developers are willing to invest something and are assuming some sort of AVP longevity
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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