• Apple's Vision Pro headset is now available for consumers but lacks a dedicated YouTube app.
  • Developer Christian Selig creates Juno, a YouTube app specifically for Vision Pro, priced at $5.
  • Apple announces 600 apps optimized for Vision Pro, with notable exclusions like Netflix, YouTube, and Spotify at launch.

Apple's Vision Pro headset is now available for consumers, but YouTube does not have a dedicated app for it. To address this, Christian Selig, the developer of Apollo for Reddit, has created a YouTube app called Juno specifically for Vision Pro.

Juno is priced at $5 for a one-time purchase and does not have any recurring revenue model. Selig explained on his blog that the app utilizes YouTube's embed API, which loads videos in a web view and provides playback controls.

Juno offers features such as resizable windows, pinch drag to scrub through videos, double pinch on the sides to skip forward or backward by 10 seconds, and the ability to dim the surroundings for better video focus.

Currently, Juno only supports one window, but Selig plans to introduce multi-view support to take advantage of Vision Pro's ability to display multiple spatial windows. Other planned features for Juno include the ability to view comments, explore new immersive environments, and control captions.

Apple announced earlier this week that there will be 600 apps specifically optimized for Vision Pro. While Netflix, YouTube, and Spotify are not available at launch, users can still access content through platforms like Disney+, Max, ESPN, CBS, Paramount+, NBC, NBC Sports, Peacock, FOX Sports, and the UFC.

Edited by Shruti Thapa