As with all hardware, the Apple Vision Pro will live and die based on the software available on it. To convince even more developers to throw their support for it, Apple announced that more than 600 apps and games launched with the Vision Pro on February 2nd.
What are the most important Apple Vision Pro apps available? For most people, it’s probably the streaming apps, and the good news is that most major players have thrown their support on it. Still, scroll on for some really cool projects, because Apple Vision Pro does have some nice surprises.
So far, we have confirmed Disney+, Max, Amazon Prime Video, , Paramount+, Peacock, Pluto TV, Tubi, Fubo, Crunchyroll, Red Bull TV, IMAX, and MUBI. Yes, it seems Netflix and Apple Vision Pro aren’t a match just yet but it’s hard to imagine Netflix won’t support Apple’s new device.
In the announcement, the company focused on the Warner Bros Discovery’ Max app (now that’s a mouthful!), which will have IMAX content, 4K streaming and Dolby Atmos spatial audio.
As for the Apple Vision Pro games, the list is not that long yet, as developers haven’t really had a chance to jump on board the new platform.
Apple says Vision Pro will work with Playstation’s Dualsense and Xbox’s wireless controllers seamlessly, and you’ll have a game catalog of more than 250 games on the Apple Arcade – with no ads in them.
The Apple Vision Pro games available on Apple Arcade revealed so far are these:
- NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition
- Sonic Dream Team
- TMNT Splintered Fate
- LEGO Builder’s Journey
- Super Fruit Ninja (what a blast from the past!)
- Synth Riders
- Cut the Rope 3
- Jetpack Joyride 2
- Bloons TD 6+
- Game Room
- What the golf?
- Wylde Flowers
While this list is short and full of casual titles, Apple Vision Pro owners will be able to play more traditional, AAA games like Baldur’s Gate 3 using the Mac Virtual Display on platforms like Steam.
However, what I’m most excited about and what I think more people should experience is the educational side of the Apple Vision Pro.
The headset actually offers a virtual visit to the London Natural History Museum featuring none other than David Attenborough, plus a very nice surprise for trekkies.
“Entirely new experiences designed for spatial computing help Apple Vision Pro users discover places in incredible ways. Hold the World transports users to London’s Natural History Museum with Sir David Attenborough to explore rare specimens from its world-famous collection, and The Archive takes users to a different place to explore immersive locations, artifacts, and spatial media from the beloved mythology of Star Trek’s Gene Roddenberry and other legendary creators. Apps like Voyager by ForeFlight give spatial context to the coordinated nature of air traffic control, creating the ultimate playground for aviation enthusiasts, and CARROT Weather uses 3D weather maps to deliver hilariously twisted forecasts,” wrote the company in the announcement.
To be honest though, Apple Vision Pro makes the most sense for sports fans, as spatial computing has reached a point where it can offer the immersive experience of a stadium. Of course, Apple knows this, so the Apple Vision Pro sports apps line-up is also stacked.
The company highlighted PGA TOUR Vision, the first golf app developed for Apple Vision Pro, which lets spectators actually be ‘there’ on the course. They also talked about the NBA app, which can stream up to five broadcasts live or on demand with Multiview, as well as show real-time stats for that match and others.
The rest of Apple Vision Pro’s sports apps include soccer streaming through MLS Season pass, compatible apps from Charter Spectrum, Comcast Xfinity, Verizon Fios, Cox Contour and Sling TV.
You also have the usual suspects for sports broadcasters, from the UFC to ESPN, NBC, NBC Sports, CBS, Paramount PLus, Peacock and Fox Sports.
Is it enough of a launch line-up? Would it convince you to get an Apple Vision Pro?