Amidst the hundreds of apps available on the App Store, which one should you spend your time on? Here are the 10 best apps for Apple TV that I swear by for my entertainment. Well, I am sharing my secret with you, and in turn, you need to share yours.
1. Apple TV App – An Obvious Pick
Built-in your Apple TV, the app is an excellent source of entertainment, especially after the launch of Apple TV+. At just $4.99 per month, you get access to some amazing content.
If you are still testing waters, the flagship app has enough features to keep you busy. Thanks to it, you won’t have to navigate between streaming apps. The Up Next row lists content from all the subscribed services.
Moreover, your current choice is synced between all Apple devices! So, the movie you were watching while commuting could be picked up on your TV from where you left. With curated recommendations and quick access to the library, you always have something to play.
2. YouTube – One Of The Best Entertainment App, Period
In all honesty, any device is somehow incomplete without a YouTube app. Discover new content, learn something new, stream music and videos, watch live streams, connect and share your views, YouTube allows all this and more.
One of the best platforms for content creators, YouTube is an app that simplifies video streaming, allowing companies and individuals to share their content with everyone across the globe.
You can also opt for a YouTube Premium membership for an ad-free and seamless experience, including access to all YouTube Originals.
Price: Free, (YouTube Red – $6.99)
3. Netflix – Arguably, The Best Apple TV App For Streaming
Whether you are a regular binge-watcher or an occasional one, this app needs no introduction. What makes Netflix stand out amidst the sea of its competitors is its content library.
The platform maintains an extensive array of movies and TV shows, hailing from a multitude of genres. What’s more, you’ll never run out of content as it is updated almost every day.
Moreover, you can create up to five profiles for an account, allowing every family member to have their own personalized Netflix. And thanks to a smart download option, you can watch and manage titles quite easily.
Price: Free (Streaming Plans – $8.99)
4. Disney+ – The Apple TV App To Relive Your Childhood
Is there any kid on the planet who grew up without loving one or more of Disney’s shows or movies? Whether a trip down the memory lane or fresh family-friendly content, Disney+ packs all this and more.
With a monthly subscription of $6.99, you get endless access to movies and TV series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. That means classics like The Lion King to brand-new Originals like The Mandalorian are at your fingertips.
Moreover, Disney is also rebooting and launching new episodes of some of its originals, from High School Musical to Lizzie McGuire. With unlimited downloads on up to 10 devices and simultaneous streaming on up to 4 different devices, so you can watch while relaxing or on the go.
Price: Free (Disney+ Monthly Subscription – $6.99)
5. GrubHub – Best Apple TV App If You Love Food
While you are feasting eyes on your favorite shows, your stomach also needs some feast. Interestingly, you can decide what to order and order via your Apple TV itself.
Whether you are in the mood for some Chinese, Italian, Indian, or Greek, GrubHub has you covered with its large selection of restaurants. You can avail great in-app discounts on your favorite restaurant and access ratings and reviews of the place before placing your order.
Further, GrubHub also allows you to pre-order your meals or re-order the same meal with ease. Payment terms are also quite simple; you get plenty of options, including Apple Pay, Venmo, and Grubhub gift cards.
6. Hulu – An Umbrella Streaming Service For Apple TV
Hulu boasts one of the largest streaming libraries with thousands of shows, movies, and exclusive Originals. The platform also comes with a Live TV option that allows you to watch content from over 60+ top channels, including sports and news. You can add your favorite shows, networks, and movies under My stuff section for quick access across the device.
Quite like Netflix, Hulu enables six personalized profiles so that everyone can keep track of their shows, movies, and networks. Currently only available for US customers, Hulu subscription starts at $7.99 per month, and Hulu + Live TV starts at $39.99 per month.
Price: Free, (Hulu – $5.99)
7. Kitchen Stories Recipes – Learn Cooking Easily With This Apple TV App
Cooking is a creative art, and you can learn this art from the comfort of your home. Kitchen Stories Recipes, Apple’s Design Award winner, has thousands of free recipes along with HD instructional videos that help you hone your cooking skills.
You can also activate a “cooking mode” that will guide you step-by-step through recipes. Measurement converter effortlessly converts ingredient measurements as per your serving size, and the auto-generated shopping list automatically plans your grocery list as per the viewed method. Furthermore, you can share your skills with the world by uploading your unique recipes and tips.
Price: Free, (Coffee – $2.99)
8. Daily Burn Trainer Workouts – A Great Fitness App For Apple TV
Featured in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Shape, Good Morning America, and The Today Show, the Daily Burn offers a wholesome approach to fitness. Follow along with special workout videos ranging from cardio, yoga, pilates, meditation, dance, post-natal workouts, and more on the biggest screen in your home.
Whether you are an amateur or a professional, the app designs workout sessions depending upon your current fitness and your fitness goals. Get access to personal trainers and recipes specifically planned to manage your weight loss goals and a healthy lifestyle.
Price: Free, (DailyBurn All Access – $9.99)
9. TED – Get Inspired While Watching TV
Inspiration comes in all shapes, sizes, and videos. The TED platform offers thousands of inspiring, informative, and transformational videos from the TED’s library for free. Watch trending videos from over 100 languages with subtitles.
You can add a video to watch later or download them to watch offline. Either browse by topic or chose from the curators’ picks or simply use the “Surprise Me!” feature to open your world to a curious, informed, and inspired life.
10. Real Racing 3 – Convert Apple TV Into A Gaming Station
An action-packed racing game to satiate both your inner child and adult lover of hyper-cars. Whether you are fascinated by supercars from McLaren or Aston Martin, the app has got you covered. Plus, you get a chance to race on 18 beautiful locations.
An intense full multiplayer mode will test your mettle and leave you with adrenalin high for sure. With over 4,000 events, you are never out of challenges. Amongst the best Apple TV gaming apps, you should surely give this one a try.
Price: Free, (Everyday Card – $1.99)
11. CARROT Weather – Best Weather App For Apple TV
Strewn with all its snarky sense of humor, CARROT graces the platform after winning hearts over the iOS devices. The winner of Apple’s Editor’s Choice award on the Mac App Store, CARROT, shows you short-term, hourly, and daily forecasts for the area selected.
You can store multiple locations as well as discover the weather of over 30 secret locations. With over 2,000+ hilarious dialogue and 100 + animated scenes, the CARROT Apple TV app has different themes for every possible weather condition.
12. Pandora – Music & Podcasts App For Apple TV
An app that converts your TV and Radio with custom radio stations that you will love and adore. Search for a favorite song or an artist on Pandora notes your choices. Slowly and steadily, your playlist will be tailored according to your listening choices.
Aptly named, it is a Pandora’s box for music lovers, though you will never want to shut down this box. And thanks to a new voice mode, you can search, play, pause, skip, adjust volume & thumb up music with your voice. The app is available for free with ads, or you can opt for tiered paid subscriptions.
Price: Free, (Pandora Plus – $3.99)
13. Earthlapse – Convert Apple TV Into An Art piece
Stare into the magnificent abyss of space with this unique Apple TV app, Earthlapse. Created by Jetson Creative, Earthlapse has over 18 beautifully crisp videos that show the virtual view of Earth from the International Space Station.
The stunning time-lapse photography comes with an option of 8 different soundtracks, and you can manage the speed and color filters of the video. Mesmerizing and relaxing at the same time Earthlapse is a must-have app in your Apple 4K TV.
Looking at the list above, it would not be an exaggeration to say that your Apple TV can be way more entertaining than any TV. It serves several unique functions with the help of various apps. As requested in the introduction, do share your favorite app in the comments section below.
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It is important to note that some of these apps are area-specific. Check our country-wise app list for more information on apps available in your country. Well, this is it. For now, we will be back with more new app list for your Apple devices.