Like other streaming boxes, the Apple TV lets you watch your favorite shows and movies, but it stands out due to its Siri remote (for voice searching pretty much anything) and its wide range of apps. There's everything from games and fitness apps to shopping and recipe apps.
In September, Apple unveiled the latest improvement to Apple TV with the Apple TV 4K. The set-top box now supports 4K and HDR, allowing for higher resolution and more colorful content. Better yet, many of the device's best apps now support that technology.
From apps that let you binge on movies and TV shows to ones dedicated 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.
If it's fitness you're after, check out Runtastic Results, an app that gives you a personalized, 12-week fitness plan to help you get in better shape. You can do the workouts in the app without leaving home, so you can get rid of that gym membership.
Like the fourth-generation Apple TV, the Apple TV 4K is compatible with a key app that wasn't available in earlier models: YouTube. After downloading the free YouTube app, you can stream videos, movies and more. The stream quality is quite good, and the breadth of content is 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.