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Apps for Apple TV

App for Apple TV

Apple TV is a device part of the Cupertino’s company catalogue since several years already.
It’s basically a kind of set-top box to connect to the TV, able to access to several online contents (but not only), as well as to display what’s happening on iPhones and iPads display, in all comfort on your home TV. It’s one of those devices able to turn a normal TV into a smart TV (Apple-style, in this specific case). As for the access to contents, the procedure is possible with the help of appropriate apps, the standard ones but above all, the ones that can be found in the store of the device and by means of which is possible to customize the performance according to needs.

What are you saying? You found it interesting and you want to discuss it further, in order to discover the best app  for Apple TV? Well, what a godsend! With this article I want to point out to all the apps of the category that I consider to be the more interesting, the free ones (with eventual in-app purchases) and the paid ones, to carry out many and varied operations straight from your set-top box Apple-style. Moreover, I will obviously explain how to download contents of your interest, so that you might succeed without any kind of difficulties.

So? What about putting aside small-talks and getting straight to the heart of the matter? Yes? Great! Therefore, I suggest not wasting time and starting immediately to get down to it. Take a few minutes for yourself, make yourself comfortable and focus on this article of mine, completely devoted to this topic. Eventually, I’m sure you will find more than an app able to draw your attention and satisfy your necessities.


  1. How to download App for Apple TV
  2. Best apps
    2.1 Music, photos and videos
    2.2 Education and news
    2.3 Sport
    2.4 Games
    2.5 More

How to download App for Apple TV

App for Apple TV

App for Apple TV

First of all, let’s try to understand how to donwload and to install apps on the Apple TV. The procedure to follow is very simple and bears a really close resemblance to the one needed for iPhone and iPad: just log into the specific store, select the contents of interest, click on the download button and that’s it. The procedure to follow shall be identical for both the Apple Tvs currently on the market.

More specifically, all you need to do to install an app on your Apple TV is to open the App Store (the “A” icon” on a blue background, in home screen), click on the icon of the contents of your interest and then on the button “get it” (or on the button with the price, in case of a pay-app) in the screen that opens up. After the installation of an app, this one will appear in the main menu of the Apple TV and then you’ll be able to execute it by clicking on its icon.

The App Storie is divided into five sections, as following:

  1. Featured – Here you’ll find the most interesting apps and games of the moment.
  2. Top Charts – Here you’ll find the most downloaded/purchased apps from the users.
  3. Categories – Through this section you might flip through the apps following their related categories.
  4. Purchased – Here’s the list of all the purchased or downloaded apps.
  5. Search – Through this section you can search apps and games by name.

It should be noted that many apps already downloaded on iDevice, the free and the paid ones, shall appear automatically in the “purchased” section, if available for Apple Tv as well. In particular, as far as the paid apps, the purchase needs to be done just once in case this app is available for tvOS (the Apple TV operating system) and iOs, as this purchase goes for alle the devices in question.

As for the Apple TVs of generations prior to the ones above-mentioned, the App Store is unfortunately unavailable and accordingly, officially you can’t install any new apps but only use and manage the already installed ones. Then, If you use a more dated Apple TV, I’m sorry to inform you… that you won’t be able to put into practice the above-mentioned instructions. For further infos, I recommend to refer to my tutorial about the Apple TV working method.


App for Apple TV – Best Apps

App for Apple TV

Now that you have finally a clear idea about the apps downloading procedure, let’s discover which are the best ones of the moment. You can find them all listed below. Bear in mind that to download them you’ll need to take note of their name, log into the App Store as indicated in the previous rows, search the app through the appropriate section (“Search“) and download it following the instructions above.

Unfortunately, unlike the apps for iPhone and iPad, you’ll need to do it manually. Indeed, there are no direct links available, that with a clic/tap allows you to log into the store and download them. However, as you could see, it’s very simple. Have a nice download and I hope you enjoy it!


Music, photos and videos

App for Apple TV

Are you looking for new apps for Apple TV to watch videos, streaming films and to reproduce multimedial contents stored on other devices? Do you simply want to chill out? Then take a look at the following list of applications and I’m sure you’ll find something that is just right to you.

Netlifx – It’s the official Netflix App, the most popular and world-wide appreciated video streaming service, as far as films but most of all TV series are concerned. With prior creation of an account and later subscription, it allows you to watch all the contents of interest directly from the app in question. The interface is particularly organized, minimal and intuitive. The download is for free.

RaiPlay – Is the Rai official app of the Rai for television programs already played over the past few days, but also live contents. An easy Tv guide is also integrated.

YouTube – Do we really need to introduct it? I don’t think so. Indeed, we are in the presence of the official app of the most appreciated and popular service to share and display videos. YouTube. The app allows you to search among a variety of videos on the net, to watch membership videos, views history and anything else you can see and do from the web. Free.

Dailymotion – The app of one of the most succesful services for the sharing and displaying of videos, as an alternative to YouTube. Free.

Vevo – The app of the musicians, band and singers’ preferred platform for the sharing of personal videoclips. Free.

Plex – It’s the app of one of the most appreciated media center ever: Plex, precisely. The interface is well-finished and designed especially for the set-top box of the Cupertino’s company. It allows you to have access to film, TV series, photos and videos stored on your server and its use appears to be pretty intuitive. Free.

VLC for mobile – The famous multimedial player available for computers . Practically essential for those who want to display video files of all kinds on their TV. Free.

Infuse 5 – Famous video player for iOs devices in an Apple TV-style. It allows the reproduction of any type of video without any problem, allows the downloading and the streaming of the videos in the local network and downloads automatically posters and infos about films, anime and TV series. Free (but offers in-app purchases to switch to the Pro version, with additional functions).

Education and news

App for Apple TV

Are you looking for Apple TV’s apps to learn new things, deepen your knowledges in a certain field or to stay up-to-date with the news of interest? Well, I recommend to take a look at the following list of applications and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

NASA – The official NASA app, with whom is possible to display top quality images and videos directly on your TV. It is also possible to look at the earth, live-streamed from the space station, and to receive updates on ongoing missions. Free.

AccuWeather – One of the best weather services out there. Thanks to this app is possible to display AccuWeather’s weather forecasts directly on your TV, both for the current and next days, all accompained by a beautiful graphical interface. Free.

Night Sky – Is it possible to use a TV to stare at the stars? It appears to be so, thanks to this wonderful app that brings the beauty of the stars straight on Apple TV. Super recommended! Free (with in-app purchases to switch to the Premium version, with additional functions).

TED – App that allows to have access to more than 2000 TED Talk videos of some of the greatest minds, organized by topic or by mood. Science, technologies and human psycology won’t have secrets anymore. Free.

Fit Brains Trainer – Good app to keep the brain in shape by engaging it in appropriate activities. The app was developed by Rosetta Stone, one of the leader companies in the educational field. Free (in-app purchases possibles).

Twitter – The official Twitter app to follow all the news related to sport, entertainment and much more… in the form of tweets. Free.

Quiz 2017/18 – App developed in cooperation with the best driving schools to practice on the driving licence quiz. A really good support accordingly. Free (but offers in-app purchase possibilities).

Coursera – App to have access to a lot of online training courses from the Apple TV. Is allows you to take part to courses arrenged by the most prestigious universities in the world. Free (with in-app purchases)


App for Apple TV

App for Apple TV

Are you looking for an app to follow football matches or other sports on Apple TV? Here they are! In the following list I have arranged to indicate what I consider to be the best resources of the category. Get a jump on it!

Serie A TIM – The Tim Big Leagues official app for Apple TV to follow live matches of the league and for updates about your favorite football team. The download is for free, but you need to pay the service to watch the matches.

Red Bull TV – The app of the famous channel that allows to have access to videos of extreme and action sports (but non only) from Apple TV. Very interesting. Free.

NBA App – The official NBA app. A real must have for all basketball fans. Free (with in-app purchases)

Eurosport Player – The Play Entertainent Limited app for Apple TV to stream the Eurosport Channels. Free (in-app purchases possibles).

Soccer Mania – All football scores live – As the intuitive name says, it’s an app that allows to stay updated about all the matches scores of all leagues and all teams of the world. Free.

Live Soccer Serie A – Another very useful app to see live the football scores of the big leagues,

Coppa Italia, LegaPro and other leagues. Free.

Tennis TV – Live Streaming – The perfect app for tennis lovers, to watch live streaming the most compelling tennis matches. Free (in-app purchases possibles).

RugbyPass – The name says it all: it’s an app for Apple TV completely devoted to rugby fans. Free (with in-app purchases)


App for Apple TV

App for Apple TV

Transforming the Apple TV into a real console is possible. Just download the right games and that’s it. Below you will find a list of what I consider to be among the most entertaining and fascinating titles of the moment.

Strike! Ten Pin Bowling – Game all about bowling lovers. It’s one of the best out there. Free (offers in-app purchases).

Leo’s Fortune – Amazing and handcrafted graphics. Just help Leo in the hunt for the clever and mysterious thief that stole the gold. Price: € 5.49

Mr. Crab 2 – This is a sequel of Mr. Crab, one of the most appreciated titles for iPhone and iPad. The main character is a nice little crab that, togheter with his friends, has to save lost crabs through adorable and exciting landscapes, fighting at the same time against savage enemies. Free (offers in-app purchases).

Badland 2 – It’s the Badland sequel. This game is a mix between an endless running and a puzzle game; you will have to lead a flock of birds, solve puzzles and avoid the several obstacles on the routes. Price: € 4.49

Minion Rush – Endless run with the Minions, the funny yellow characters of the films “Despicable Me” and “minions”, indeed. Free (with in-app purchases)

Hit Tennis 3 – Tennis lovers will be surely happy to know that this game is available for Apple TV. Make way for compelling tennis matches by using the Apple TV Remote as a racket! Free (with in-app purchases)

Crossy Road – Nice and famous game with a retro graphics; you have to “pilot” animals and characters of various kinds along a route full of obstacles to be avoided. The aim is to make progresses safely, without accidents. Free (with in-app purchases)

Lumino City – Game with an amazing graphics, full of ambient riddles. All the scenarios and settings are not drawn but realized with real handcrafted models. Price: € 5,49


App for Apple TV

App for Apple TV

Finally, I want to recommend you all those apps that are not included in the above-mentioned categories, but still deserve to be tested at least once. They’re all here below. Speed Test – The famous speed test of house Ookla, also available for Apple TV. Essential to record the speed of your internet connection from you TV. Free (with in-app purchases)

Facebook – The official Facebook app to display the videos posted on social networks by pages and friends, whether lives or not. Free.

Tinder – The Apple TV version of one of the most popular and appreciated dating app ever. Perfect for every kind of networking (not only the amorous one) from the TV screen. Free (with in-app purchases)

Tripadvisor: hotels, restaurants – The Tripadvisor app to see hotels and restaurants reviews. Free.
Zova Workout & Fitness Trainer – App for fitness lovers: proposes exercises of various kinds to renfonce the muscle tone, lose weight and keep fit, all on your TV screen. For each exercise there’s a video and a detailed explanation. Free (in-app purchases possibles).

Relax Melodies – Beautiful app with a variety of sounds that can be played to fall asleep more easily or, generlly, to relax a little bit. Free.

Kitchen Stories – Popular app of free cooking books, by means of which you might prepare delicious dishes by following the instructions (detailed and accompained with specific videos). Free (with in-app purchases)

IKEA – As the name already says, it’s the IKEA app to flip through the products catalogue of the popular Swedish company, directly from your TV: Free.

App for Apple TV

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