In the world of home entertainment, Apple TV is one of the most versatile set-top boxes you can buy. It has a slick interface and Siri for finding content with your voice via the remote. But what makes Apple TV really stand out is the compelling selection of apps and games.
From binging on movies and TV shows to solving puzzles, practicing yoga and shopping, these are the best Apple TV apps available.
We wish the Netflix app integrated better with Apple's TV app (which is the guide). But this service still provides access to a wide variety of compelling original shows and movies, from Stranger Things and House of Cards to Luke Cage.
Zova is one of the more interesting free fitness apps in the Apple TV App Store. It includes custom videos detailing everything from a warm-up to a cooldown, and has fitness clips focused on the different parts of the body you may be trying to target. Best of all, it communicates with your Apple Watch and will stream the heart rate data it gets from the wearable to your television.
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The fourth-generation Apple TV is compatible with a key app that you won't find in earlier models: YouTube. After downloading the free app, you can stream videos, movies and more. The stream quality is quite good, and the breadth of content is (obviously) impressive.
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Looking to stay in for the night but don't know what you want to eat? Download the free Grubhub app. From the comfort of your couch, you can comb through local restaurants in your area and order food for delivery. It's easily one of the most convenient apps for Apple TV.
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If you're an HBO subscriber, downloading the free HBO Go app is a no-brainer. The app gives you access to all current and legacy HBO content, including series, documentaries and movies. You can get your Game of Thrones or Bill Maher fix anytime.
The free Facebook Video app is pretty straightforward, putting what you'd usually watch on your phone or laptop on the big screen. Once you download the app, you need only log in to your Facebook account and check out all the video the site has to offer.
Showtime Anytime is a must-have if you're a Showtime subscriber through your cable or satellite provider. This app gives you access to all the latest hits, including Homeland and Ray Donovan, as well as older favorites like Dexter.