With its mixed-reality Apple Vision Pro, which arrives on sale on February 2, Apple has revealed a number of entertainment options that will be accessible at launch. 150 3D movies, immersive TV shows and movies, a Travel Mode function, streaming services like Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video, and more will be available when the headgear launches.
Content from Disney+, ESPN, MLB, PGA Tour, Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime Video, Paramount+, Peacock, Pluto TV, Tubi, Fubo, Crunchyroll, Red Bull TV, IMAX, TikTok, and MUBI can be downloaded and streamed via the Vision Pro. With Safari and other browsers, users may also see videos online and in streaming format.
In addition to other 3D films, users will be able to watch “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Dune,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and “The Super Mario Bros.” Users who own or purchase movies with a 3D edition will be able to access that version on Apple Vision Pro at no additional cost. Users can access 3D versions of qualifying movies on the Apple TV app. Apple claims that a number of streaming services, such as Disney+, will make their recently released and well-liked films available in 3D on Vision Pro. At a later time, other titles—including ones that are unique to Disney+ subscribers—will be revealed.
Apple Immersive Video, a brand-new entertainment format with 180-degree 3D 8K recordings made with Spatial Audio, will also be included with the headset. At launch, Apple is providing a carefully chosen assortment of immersive TV shows and movies on the Vision Pro. The immersive television shows and movies include “Wild Life,” which brings viewers up close and personal with unusual creatures, and “Adventure,” which follows trailblazing athletes as they take on challenges. “Alicia Keys: Rehearsal Room” and “Prehistoric Planet Immersive” are further inclusions in the set.
The Vision Pro will come pre-installed with two features: “Guest Users,” which enables users to share particular apps and experiences with others, and “Travel Mode,” which stabilizes images for usage on airplanes.
“Apple Vision Pro is the ultimate entertainment device,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, in a press release. “Users can turn any place into the best seat in the house, enjoy personal concerts and adventures with Apple Immersive Video, interact with lifelike prehistoric creatures in Encounter Dinosaurs, and even land on the surface of the moon using Environments. It’s unlike anything users have ever seen before and we can’t wait for them to experience it for themselves.”
Dolby Vision, wide color, high dynamic range, and ultra-high resolution micro-OLED panels with a total of 23 million pixels are all included in the headset. Two hours of general use and up to 2.5 hours of video playback are included with the Vision Pro. The headset’s external battery must be charged with a USB-C charging connection in order to be used for the entire day.
The $3,500 headset is available for preorder starting on January 19 at 5 a.m. PT. The “more than 1 million” compatible iOS and iPadOS apps in the new Vision Pro App Store, together with experiences created especially for the headset, will be available at launch.