Google is making an effort to get Apple to make apps for its Android TV service, according to sources.
The move is part of a larger effort by Google to make its Android platform more attractive to Apple, the sources said.
Google and Apple are trying to figure out a way to work together to make a more seamless transition for Android users.
That could include a partnership for a software developer who would work on apps for Apple’s platform.
A similar deal between Apple and Microsoft is also being considered.
Google will not comment on the sources’ speculation, but sources have told Recode that the Google partnership would likely include Apple paying Google for licensing of iOS apps.
The Google deal could also involve paying for Apple to take control of its mobile app development efforts.
Apple’s mobile platform has struggled to gain traction with users as the Apple Watch became the first Android Wear device to reach the market.