Juno App Brings YouTube to Apple Vision Pro Because Google Won't

Developer Christian Selig of "Apollo for Reddit" fame has created what Google wouldn't – a dedicated YouTube app for Apple Vision Pro.

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Called Juno for YouTube, the app lets Vision Pro owners browse the YouTube platform in a cleanly refined visionOS interface without having to resort to the lackluster alternative, which is visiting the YouTube website in Safari.

The video player includes native controls for interacting with the video, including resizing to create a home theater experience in your living room, repositioning, dimming your room around the video, and more.

In addition, there's support for aspect ratio detection, and buttons to increase or decrease playback speed, toggle captions, and share videos. As you'd expect from a third-party app, no YouTube account is required to use Juno, and it won't auto-skip ads, but YouTube Premium subscribers will enjoy the benefits that accompany the tier through the app.

Selig cautions that early adopters of the app may encounter a few bugs, since he has only been able to develop and interact with it in the Vision Pro simulator. But that's unlikely to concern users who are familiar with the developer's reputation and engagement with people who use his apps. Plus, he's getting a Vision Pro headset today.

YouTube said earlier this month that it is not developing a YouTube Vision Pro app, nor will it allow the YouTube iPad app to run on the device. Netflix and Spotify have said the same thing. Netflix and Spotify will instead be accessible through Safari, similar to YouTube.

Juno for YouTube is priced at $4.99 and the app is already available on the App Store for nascent Vision Pro owners to check out.

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jwhazel Avatar
20 weeks ago

How long before this goes the way of Beeper?
Never? YouTube has a formal, well documented api with an established pricing structure. People have been building off it for many years now. iMessage never had a public api and was never intended to be used by 3rd parties.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nfl46 Avatar
20 weeks ago

Juno is stuck at 720p as max resolution tho…
Please stop the BS!

All you had to do was click on the first link in the article. https://christianselig.com/

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Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Yujenisis Avatar
20 weeks ago

How long before this goes the way of Beeper?
Or more relevant in this case, Apollo.

I’ve still not gone back to Reddit.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Samplasion Avatar
20 weeks ago

Juno is stuck at 720p as max resolution tho…
I believe that's a Google limitation
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kevcube Avatar
20 weeks ago
Christian Selig is such an amazing dev. Sees a problem and fixes it.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
douglasf13 Avatar
20 weeks ago

I'm going to wait and see. I expect this to be pulled very fast from the store. If it's still available after 30 days, I'll buy it.
I mean, if someone just spent $3500+ on a Vision Pro, I’d think “risking” $4.99 to watch YouTube wouldn’t be much of a stretch.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)