The Best Apple TV apps

Getting the best experience from devices in the current day isn’t as simple as purchasing them and powering them up. Smart TVs are no exception as their expanding collection of available third-party apps provide a seemingly never-ending library of media.

Spoiler alert; there are a lot of them, so we will take you through the list of the best apps you can get on your Apple TV. This list will include a variety of gem apps that include both 4K and regular resolution programmes.

Related: Apple Airplay 2

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Apple TV App

The standard app that comes along with the Apple TV is quite simply their TV app. This is like a hub for all your content that you stream on your Apple TV and an easy access point to start watching where you left off without having to open up the individual app. This service doesn’t necessarily work with all the apps, so in some cases, you will have to go open it up there. It also allows you to browse a wide range of content that may be live like a sporting event.



The king of online streaming subscriptions, Netflix has made its way onto Apple TVs app list (unsurprisingly). For a relatively cheap monthly subscription from $7.99 up to $13.99, you get instant access to stream any of their Films and TV shows they have listed. This changes on a constant basis and involves 4K UHD on the most expensive subscription package.

Amazon Prime Video


Amazon Prime Video has been one of the strongest responses to Netflix and comes included in an Amazon Prime subscription. If you already have Amazon Prime you may have already been notified of their Video services. If you don’t have any other streaming services subscription then this is the perfect place to start.



Pandora is an internet radio giant is currently available in the states for Apple TV.  The music choices are driven by a user feedback system which involved giving a thumbs up or a thumbs down to the song playing. The service then uses the feedback to inform its selection of futures songs. The outcome is a playlist of music that is delicately tailored to the tastes of the user. This is a freemium service with adverts that also have paid options for $5 or $10 a month.

Reciever Radio

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A small one of payment of $3.99 with this app grants you the ability to tap into over 40,000 radio stations and 25,000 podcasts. This simple idea builds upon a long-established technology to present endless additional opportunities for you.

Smule Sing! Karaoke


Sing! Karaoke gives a different musical twist for your Apple TV. This singalong experience provides lyrics from a growing library of over 100,000 songs. There is no need to purchase a microphone as you can download the Sing! smartphone app and use your phones mic.



If your a big fan of sports you will be pleased to know that the ESPN+ app works with Apple TV. For just $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year, you can access t live streams of games, updated scores and follow all of your favorite teams around the world. You can also get access to some exclusive access to shows like ESPN FC & Kobe:Detail.

Streaks Workout

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Streaks Workout is the perfect choice of personal training app for anyone wanting quick workouts with new ideas all in the comfort of your home. A small one of fee gives you access to a library of 30 exercises and 4 workouts to motivate and give you new options.

Zova Yoga Workout

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The Zova Yoga Workout is an equivalent app to Streaks Workout. You pay for a subscription to get access to a weekly programme with an included three live personalized workouts delivered every week. Each session is accompanied by awesome soundtracks to get you going as well as daily health and fitnes tips.


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Youtube the video-based social media giant is available on Apple TV. Unlike with Amazon and its Firestick, Google is providing Apple users with Youtube as the two are working amicably. Get all your favorite vloggers content and trending videos with ease as per standard with Youtube, just on your Apple TV.

CARROT Weather

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CARROT weather is an incredibly detailed award winning weather app. Although it is typically used on a smartphone interface it can be also accessed via Apple TV. Viewing weather forecasts and updates on a TV isn’t the most useful application but that said it offers another interface.



Earthlapse is a gimmicky but unique app that shows views from the International Space Station in real time. There are a few interactive presets too which allow you to control the earth remotely, with 4K options!



Plex is the go-to app for anyone wishing to transfer their own media to their TV for viewing. The app is widely integrated with many devices working with it, with Apple TV being no exception. This works with personal media including photos and videos, although there is a monthly fee of $4.99 or an annual price of $39.99.

Rupert Pople

Rupert is the founder of this website and a smart home tech enthusiast fascinated by the power of connected devices. Within his Business Management (BSc) degree at the University of Nottingham, he studied the technological impact of the Internet of Things.

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