34 apps to try out on your brand new Apple TV


Apple TV 4 brings iOS apps to the big screen.
Apple TV 4 brings iOS apps to the big screen.
Photo: Apple

When Apple TV units finally ship tomorrow, they will bring iOS apps to the big screen for the first time.

Some of the best apps from your iPhone are making the jump, including Periscope, Zillow and Airbnb. And of course all the old Apple TV apps like Netflix, HBO Now, Hulu and Showtime will still be available.

Now that the new Apple TV’s arrival is imminent, developers are ready to flood the device with a tons of apps focusing on everything from cooking and exercising to gaming and news.

Here’s a list of new apps available on Apple TV:

  • Periscope
  • Zillow
  • Airbnb
  • MLB.TV
  • Houzz
  • Zova
  • Craftsy
  • Streaks Workout
  • QVC
  • Gilt
  • Kitchen Stories Cookbook
  • Yummly
  • Sketch Party TV
  • Gaia
  • Storehouse
  • Madefire Motion Books
  • Newsy: Video News
  • 7 Minute TV Workout
  • WATCH Disney Junior
  • Simplex
  • Sing! Karoke
  • Words Galore!
  • Manticore Rising
  • Rayman Adventures
  • Beat Sports
  • Galaxy on Fire
  • Oceanhorn
  • Duet Game
  • Withings Home
  • Mr. Crab
  • Mr. Jump
  • SweetLand — Family Board Game
  • Alto’s Adventure

Via: TechInsider

  • Charlie Currie

    The lesson learned is: no reason to buy one until the app store fills out. There is currently better content on the ATV 3, and that’s saying something.

    • BusterH

      not true. ATV 4 has all the same content and channels as ATV 3, plus all the apps.

      • Charlie Currie

        Ah. I understood your article to mean that these were the 34 available on the device today and the ATV 3 has a few that are not on the list, WATCH ESPN for example.

      • Grahame Dawes

        Youtube? NowTv ? I dont think so , but give it a few weeks.

      • dan

        There’s Youtube but I’m not seeing NowTv on the 4.

      • ph0ust

        Actually, it doesn’t. The old built-in radio app had radio stations the new one does not have apps for.

      • dfjdejulio

        This is still not true today. There’s content available on ATV3 that’s not on ATV4, including the Podcasts app and the non-iTunes internet radio app (ie. the one you use to stream the live broadcasts from college radio stations).

  • Matt

    Is Plex on there?

    • BusterH

      yep. The app is called SimPlex

      • Matt

        Is it made by Plex, or a third party?

      • lowtolerance

        It’s a third party app. Plex is working on something official.

      • Matt

        Oh :(

      • Pat

        Official Plex App got rejected 2 times, it’s in the approval process again and should be available very shortly

      • Matt

        Great news!

      • AaronD12

        That’s great news… and the reason I still have Roku boxes around my house.

  • Anth

    It’s a shame that Amazon has spat it’s dummy out and won’t make an app. Such a childish decision

    • Jonathan R Wegner

      You can still AirPlay to iTV via your phone / iPad … still, it would have been nice.

  • TJ

    No crossy road?

    • bandar Altuwairqi

      No Does not commute?

  • R Shev

    Search for 7 Minute TV Workout teaser on YouTube!

  • Sven Mertens

    I just hope some developers will revive some of the classic two player games that made the C64 so great. We loved to play stuff like Bubble Bobble, Babarian, IK+, Wizball and Gauntlet. But please – no retro Pixel-Artwork on HD-TVs

  • Mark Bridges

    Ball Breaker is also on there

  • Grahame Dawes

    After trying a few games, Netflix and vevo out here are my thoughts.

    Entering your password using the on screen keyboard with the siri remote every time you purchase an app is awful. Finger print reader is needed on the remote.
    (Though could I dictate my password)

    I would like a Netflix style user selector. If my kids want to download an app using their account I want to approve it. I don’t want them using the device as me which seems to be the default and only setting.

    App prices seem to be higher and cost a more than ios .
    There are free apps available.

    Image output is very high quality .

    Crossy road looks great on a tv.

    Siri could not tell me “whats on tv tonight”

    Although updated hardware when downloading apps the user interface was sluggish.

    No YouTube app yet.

    No nowtv app yet.

    Iplayer is promised.

    Supports mfi certified game pads and controllers.

    Kids verdict later after they try a few games.

    No built in dlna support to tvos,

  • Jeff Bowen

    If you’ve got elementary school-aged kids, download GoNoodle on your Apple TV. It features videos that get kids dancing, jumping, running, doing yoga, and more (not sitting in front of the TV). The GoNoodle web app is already used in 75% of U.S. elementary school so there’s a good chance your kids are already familiar with it. Just ask them if they know “Pop See Ko”, one of the most popular videos. Disclaimer, I helped them build their Apple TV app. Hoping to spread the word as I’m wondering how quickly people will discover it since there are not yet categories to browse by on the Apple TV App Store.

  • Marmelo

    Not many music apps…
    I like myTuner Radio. A great radio streaming app for the Apple TV!