If you have any idea of how the trend of Google and Apple relations are, then you will know very well that both Apple and Google have always been at loggerheads with each other, as far as competition is concerned.
But there are often many applications of Google that have been seen on iOS, like the Gmail app, but the idea of having the Google Play Store integrated into Apple TV is something rather revolutionary.
Think about it – on one hand we have the Google Play Store that is so full of options to make any user’s life better, be it with free apps, games or movies and music. On the other hand we have the AppleTV, one of the best when it comes to streaming devices.
The two together could actually form a killing combination, but would it be that simple really to bring them together?
It is rather difficult to answer this question right now.
If we consider the current scenario of the way the companies are moving, then they’d probably never be on the same page.
The reason behind this is the vast difference in the two platforms, Google’s and Apple’s. Apple has always been a very closed platform, making things really tough for developers to make any changes to its protocols.
The Google Play Store however, has had the habit of thriving on an open source platform where people, that is developers basically have most of the rights to develop apps freely and make changes as they like.
Play Store verifies the work done by these Android developers and puts them on the store only if they are stable.
If Apple TV were to allow integration of the Google Play Store in it, then Apple would have to make some serious changes in its policy.
It is not just enough to allow access to Google Play Store; an apple tv user would definitely want to access content. It would be fine when it comes to watching paid movies or downloading movies.
Even books can be read through ePub or kindle apps.
But the main problem would arise when the user would want to access the Android apps, or play games that are only accessible to an Android user.
Not only would it disallow downloads, but it would also prevent installations, because the Apple OS on Apple TV is a completely different ecosystem and Android Apps would not really be able to survive here.
In short, an Apple TV user would have limited access to the non executable file types only.
Perhaps if Apple could come up with an emulator for the Apple TV, like the Bluestacks that allows Android Apps to be run on Windows, then perhaps, Android Apps can be run easily on the Apple TV as well.
Only then would the integration of Google Play Store on Apple TV be justified. Until that happens, this alliance has to remain as a farfetched dystopian tech dream.