Apple TV is one of the most famous and a bit costlier cord cutters of all the streaming media players. With the latest Apple TVs, you can download and stream various apps from the App Store if you have enough storage space. Although Apple App Store is not the biggest of the Play Store, there is no shortage of apps. We have got a vast number of apps on the App Store for Apple TV for varied purposes. Of all, this section has listed 36 best apps for Apple TV under different categories. You can help yourself to find the one you are looking for from our handpicked recommendations of Apple TV apps.

Best Apps for Apple TV

The apps are classified under 9 different categories choose the one that best suits you.

1. Streaming Apps
Netflix
YouTube TV
Amazon Prime
Disney Plus
Hulu
Apple TV plus
2. Sports, Health and Fitness
Twitch
Calm
Yoga Studio
White Noise
Cody / Alo Moves
3. Learning
Kitchen Stories
TED
Udemy
NASA
MasterClass
4. TV Service Providers
HBO Max
ESPN
Sling TV
5. Games
Rayman Adventures
Asphalt 8
Crossy Road
Pac-Man
Sayonara
6. Lifestyle
HGTV
The Cooking channel
Carrot Weather
7. Music Streaming
Pandora
Apple Music
Spotify
8. Kids
Play Kids
Endless Learning Academy
iBooks Story Time
9. Social Media
Facebook Watch
Twitter

1. Streaming Apps

1.1 Netflix

Cost: Basic – $8.99/month for 1 device, Standard – $12.99/month for 2 devices, Premium – $15.99/month for 5 devices

Whenever you hear streaming services, Netflix will come into your head just like that. Netflix stands for itself, and we don’t have to describe it. Watching programs on Netflix on Apple TV is quite a unique experience as two of the bests go hand in hand.

Netflix - Best Apps for Apple TV
Netflix

Netflix offers movies, series, documentaries, few original shows, TV shows, etc. It is available in almost all countries and is ruling the streaming world as a crownless king. It topped the list when we thought of writing about the best apps for Apple TV.

1.2 YouTube TV

Cost: $64.99/month with 14 days free trial and 3 simultaneous streaming. You can also buy and rent movies of your choice.

YouTube has become one of the most important part and parcel of our life. YouTube TV app has got more benefits. It offers more than that a normal YouTube app can give. You are getting more than 80 channels or Live TV parse with this application on your Apple TV.

YouTube TV - Best Apps for Apple TV
YouTube TV

Other than that, you can get contents, including on-demand videos, TV shows, and other movies related stuff, in this app. Watching YouTube on a bigger screen is just a pleasure. Hence this app appears on our list of best apps for Apple TV.

1.3 Amazon Prime

Cost: $12.99/month and $119/year

Amazon Prime is the second biggest Over the Top platform next to Netflix. Just like Netflix, it offers you various content like movies, TV shows, documentaries, etc. Live TV is not yet an option is being the only limitation. It offers on-demand content in high-quality videos.

Amazon Prime Video - Best Apps for Apple TV
Amazon Prime Video

The most famous shows on Amazon Prime includes The Big Bang Theory, Legacies, The forgotten army, Inside Edge, AII American. Moreover, with Amazon Prime, you are getting more and more of the benefits from the Amazon app as well. So it is better in one way or the other.

1.4 Disney Plus

Cost: $6.99/month and $69.99/year with 7-days free trial.

Disney comes up with its own standalone streaming application called Disney Plus. It features the contents of Disney and Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and National Geography. There are lots of free content featuring too.

Disney Plus - Best Apps for Apple TV
Disney Plus

Many of us have grown watching Disney. Moreover, you can get lots and lots of contents to entertain your child with the best parent controlling features. Having the Disney+ on Apple TV will be more exciting. Imagine watching the Snow White or Marvel movies in 4K streaming!

1.5 Hulu

Cost: Basic plan – $5.99/month, Ad-free premium plan – $11.99/month, Basic + Live TV – $54.99/month, Ad-free premium + Live TV – $60.99/month

Hulu is yet another on the list of best streaming apps for Apple TV. It offers a plethora of on-demand videos, TV shows, movies, etc., just like YouTube. But it doesn’t offer any free content, yet we can get more exciting videos along with the live TVs.

Hulu - Best Apps for Apple TV
Hulu

With paying more, you can get a live TV option in Spotify that offers more than 80 channels that are US-based. Having this app on Apple TV is definitely a bigger advantage to access various contents in one place. Moreover, it has got its own original content as well.

1.6 Apple TV Plus

Cost: $4.99/month and $49.99/year

The best streaming app on Apple TV would be Apple TV Plus. The name itself implies that it is more of a native Apple TV application that is preinstalled. It is a gadget’s competitor for other streaming apps. Though Apple TV Plus app don’t have a wider portfolio, they are enriching it.

Apple TV plus
Apple TV plus

On launch, it offered a year-long free trial, which is now reduced to 3 months for new users. Above all, the app is totally ad-free, like Netflix. The service is not a separate app, and you can find it inside Apple’s TV app. Still, it does not have a wealthy and attention dragging content portfolio.

2. Games, Health and Fitness

2.1 Twitch

Cost: Free, premium plan costs $9.99/month and $24.99/month

Broadcasting video games is becoming a trend nowadays. Twitch is an online game streaming application. When you are an expert in video games, you can create your own channel in Twitch and start streaming games so that others could learn them.

Twitch - Best Apps for Apple TV
Twitch

Millions of streamers and viewers can interact with each other and share their creative content on the Twitch app. Not only games but also it offers cooking, Q and A sessions, etc. Having this app on your Apple TV will help you streaming while playing on your phone.

2.2 Calm

Cost: $12.99/month, $59.99/year and $299.99 a life time subscription cost.

This app is mainly meant for relaxation, sleep, and meditation purposes. Calm in Apple TV will help you to reduce stress, anxiety and gives you better sleep. There are huge collections of guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music.

Calm - Best Apps for Apple TV
Calm

Several mindfulness topics include deep sleep, calming anxiety, happiness, gratitude, self-esteem, etc. It also includes a daily 10-minute calm program, 7-21 days mindfulness programs, music, soundscapes. Track progress with daily streaks and mindful minutes.

2.3 Yoga Studio

Cost: Free, In-app purchases ranging from $5-$24/month.

It is one of the health and fitness apps for Apple TV. Yoga Studio is a one-stop point for meditation and, of course, yoga. There are more than 200 ready-made video tutorials and more coming daily. And you can download the classes offline.

Yoga Studio
Yoga Studio

The app offers a vast library of poses with detailed instructions. The featured collection includes yoga for weight management, mental health, fertility connection to the core, etc. There are also instructions for some hard yoga. You can customize your schedule and classes to stay fit.

2.4 White Noise

Cost: Free

In this era, we are all fatal to insomnia. Moreover, the environment is also not so peace offering one. White noise will help you get your sleep under peaceful circumstances. If you want silent, it would be silent, or AC noise, campfire, water running, rain, fan, etc., are some of the noises in this app.

White Noise - Best Apps for Apple TV
White Noise

It helps you to get adequate sleep by veiling distractions and relax and release the stress. It also helps you to pacify crying babies. White noises will increase focus and enhance privacy, soothes headaches and migraines. Moreover, it masks tinnitus that is ringing in the ear.

2.5 Cody / Alo Moves

Cost: $20/month and $119/year with 14 days free trial.

If you are so much into yoga and meditation, then here is your home trainer. With Cody/Alo Moves, you get 2 weeks free trial of yoga, mindfulness, etc. This app provides at-home training and workouts, expert instructions, and personalized class recommendations to your fitness.

Cody or Alo Moves - Best Apps for Apple TV
Cody or Alo Moves

You get 1000s of high-quality yoga, skill development, mindfulness, and fitness videos. The subcategories include yoga for beginners, kundalini, meditation, Nidra, inversions, arm balance, cardio, core workouts, etc. You can track your recordings with the Apple health app.

3. Learning

3.1 Kitchen Stories

Cost: Free and offers in-app purchases

Are you a chef or foodie, then here is your app for the Apple TV. You can 1000s of recipes, HD instructional videos, and articles about cooking. Moreover, you can publish your own recipes in this application. And the app is easy to use and very intuitive.

Kitchen Stories - Best Apps for Apple TV
Kitchen Stories

The app will help with creating an automatic grocery list based on what you are cooking. This app offers all our cooking needs in one place and indeed one of the best Apple TV apps under education. There are lots and lots of filters and search types to search for what you are looking for.

3.2 TED

Cost: Free

If you are a fan of talk shows, then TED will be your favorite app. The app has got more than 3000 TED talks from renowned people on various topics. Moreover, the app also provides subtitles in 100+ languages. And you can also get audios of TED podcasts.

TED
TED

You can listen to the TED radio hour podcast that is coproduced by TED and NPR. You can sync the talks on all devices by logging in, bookmark, and customize the app. Above all, you can download videos and audios for playing them offline later.

3.3 Udemy

Cost: Free, Individual classes based fee, and $360 for team subscription for 20 people.

It is another online learning site with a variety of video courses under a wide range of topics. Udemy is a spot for personal and professional development that offers courses in management training, software tutorial, programming courses, etc.

Udemy - Best Apps for Apple TV
Udemy

They broadly classified contents into 13 broad categories. Then they divided them into various subcategories. Udemy offers online classes and necessary course materials along with the notes. And yeah, watching online classes on TV is worthwhile for learning and educating yourself.

3.4 NASA

Cost: Free

NASA has rolled out their app for the Apple TV. The app is a way for people to enjoy space excitements and explorations. You can enjoy remarkable images, videos, mission information, NASA television, etc., on a bigger TV screen. The app has got various other features too.

NASA
NASA

Get a real-time view of the Earth from the international space station. It has over 15000+ images continuously in the slideshow. And it also offers NASA related on-demand videos, views 2-D and 3-D maps, listen to internet streaming radio, etc. It is the best learning app for Apple TV.

3.5 MasterClass

Cost – Free, $180 for All Access Pass, Single course costs $90

MasterClass app is a US-based online learning platform. There are various celebrities, instructors, and world-renowned instructors in various fields like writing, music, art, filmmaking, directing, gardening, photography, advertising, etc.

MasterClass
MasterClass

We got our chef Gordon Ramsay to handle MasterClass for cooking and stuff. A course would have 5- 0 minutes long 25 videos. Moreover, you are allowed to create a community of the same interests. So this app gives you classes from the experts whom we cannot access.

4. TV Service Providers

4.1 HBO Max

Cost – Free, $15/month with 7-days free trial.

HBO had their standalone streaming services like HBO Now and HBO Go. They rolled out the advanced version app called HBO Max that offers more than the other two apps. Current HBO customers get HBO Max for free, and it comes with enticed content than the HBO channel.

HBO Max - Best Apps for Apple TV
HBO Max

The HBO Max is planning to become an OTT platform soon. They are planning to release movies that are originally intended to release in the theaters. Moreover, the app also offers podcasts and offers various new and original shows and series.

4.2 ESPN

Cost: Free, $5.99/month or $49.99/year, And it comes with a bundle Hulu + Disney Plus + ESPN – $12.99/month

All ardent sports fans will look out for the ESPN channel. ESPN offers unlimited sports and live games, original and premium articles related to the games, and more. With the latest update in the ESPN app, you can play or watch three games or channels at a time.

ESPN
ESPN

The app will help you to keep updated on the live games with scores and leaderboards. Above all, along with the ESPN channel, you can stream ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ESPNU, SECN, etc. And also stream live sports events from UFL, MLS, NHL, and ESPN exclusive shows too.

4.3 Sling TV

Cost: Free, Orange – $30/month with 32 channels, Blue – $30/month with 47 channels and Combined pack – $45/month for 52 channels.

Sling TV one of the best and the cheapest streaming service providers. You can get umpteen number of movies, TV shows, series and above all nearly 200 Live TV channels. It offers 80000+ on-demand videos for free and paid versions.

Sling TV - Best Apps for Apple TV
Sling TV

Sling Orange package offers channels including AMC, CNN, ESPN, Food Network, TBS, etc. The Blue package offers channels like USA, FX, EI Rey, Viceland, etc. In a combined pack, you can get Comedy Central, History, NFL, IFC network, etc. As said, this is the best cord-cutting option if you are budget-concerned.

5. Games

5.1 Rayman Adventures

Cost: Free, In-app purchase for few game items.

Apple TV is not just meant for streaming, but you can also use it for gaming and stuff. Rayman and his friends have been looking to rescue the ancient eggs to bring new life to the sacred tree scattered around the world. You need to help Rayman on an amazing adventure through legendary worlds.

Rayman Adventures
Rayman Adventures

This game is perfect for all age groups. The app is very intuitive, with 55+ playable characters. 200+ gorgeous levels in which you can run, leap, jump, swim and hover. You can explore the world and meet various Incredibles in haunted medieval castles or the mythical world of Olympus.

5.2 Asphalt 9

Cost: Free, In-app purchase for few game items.

Who wouldn’t love car racing games? They are adventurous. Asphalt is a well-known car racing game that offers quite a thrilling experience. You get to drive various hypercars include Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, and W Motors. It is more of a hyper-realistic arcade game.

Asphalt 9 - Best Apps for Apple TV
Asphalt 9

The cars are selected based on the performance, and you can customize your car. It does have an online multiplayer mode. Moreover, you can create your own online community to share your gaming experience. Complete 6 seasons and 800 events, compete with 7 rivals to become asphalt racer.

5.3 Crossy Road

Cost: Free, In-app purchase for few game items.

Crossy Road has got millions of downloads, and it is a big hit of Hipster Whale. This game is so simple and innovative. Moreover, the game is suited for children. It offers 150 retro-styled pop, art-inspired characters and you can dodge traffics in Candy wonderland with an Android robot.

Crossy Road
Crossy Road

It is indeed one of the time killer best gaming apps for Apple TV. You can download the app for free. But the game will seek some permissions, including your location. There are ads, and also, the game does offer multiplayer mode on a single device.

5.4 Pac-Man

Cost: Free, In-app purchase for few game items.

Pac-Man has been going around for nearly 40 years. One way or the other, we have been exposed to this game. You need to guide the Pac-Man through the maze to all fruits and dots and escaping from the ghosts. It is more like a retro-arcade game with classic 8-bit arcade action.

Pac-Man
Pac-Man

The app is very intuitive and a pixel-perfect one. You can get various new mazes to pass, daily missions, and tournaments that will help you enjoy the game. The game gives you tokens and rewards along with the leaderboard. It is one of the best Apple TV apps.

5.5 Sayonara

Cost: Free, In-app purchase for few game items.

It is a dreamy arcade game for riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers, wielding swords, and breaking hearts are 200mph. The story of the game is so interesting a heart-broken woman dreams of transporting herself into a fool.

Sayonara
Sayonara

She is taken to an alternative universe that she has to save. The girl needs to fight and save the universe by riding motorcycles or skating. The fight involves weapons like swords and lasers. So that’s how this game goes on. The fool will extract hearts of dancing devils, howling moons, etc.

6. Lifestyle

6.1 HGTV

Cost: Free, Comes under Pay-TV subscription.

HGTV stands for Home and Garden Television. The app features modeling, remodeling houses and gardens, interior and exterior designing, etc. It is more of a lifestyle based application. You can get content related to gardening, decorations, landscape, architecture, etc.

HGTV
HGTV

Sometimes you can get content related to real estate and stuff. The app is available in the name of HGTV Go. You can get 10,000 episodes from TV and 150 series from superstar experts. Moreover, we can get the episodes instantly, so no need to wait until the next day.

6.2 The Cooking Channel

Cost: Free, Comes under Pay-TV subscription.

An ardent cook and foodies will love to have this channel on their Apple TV. This app offers all the shows that run on the Cooking channel. Moreover, the app offers recipes for various dishes. The featured programs include “Man Vs. Food” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”

The Cooking channel
The Cooking channel

The app stream live cooking channel so you can get instant new episodes. Above all, you can get access to the show premieres. The popular shows include Carnival Eats, Man Fire Food, and Cheap Eats, etc. It is indeed the best app for your Apple TV.

6.3 Carrot Weather

Cost: Free, Tire 1 – $3.99/year, Tire 2 – $9.99/year, Tire 3 – $24.99/year.

The app received Editor’s choice awards. Carrot Weather is an intuitive and minimalistic weather app. It provides super accurate weather data, precipitations, alerts, lightning strikes, storms, daily summaries, etc. With Carrot Weather, you get astronomy notifications.

Carrot Weather
Carrot Weather

It does feature maps of both radar and satellite along with the weather data. You can also upgrade the app to use other providers include AccuWeather, ClimaCell, MeteoGroup as the data sources. The app notifies its premium subscribers of each minute change in the weather. Check out the best weather apps for iPhone.

7. Music Streaming

7.1 Pandora

Cost: Free, Premium $9.99/month or 109.89/year for on device. Family plan at $14.99/month or $164.89/year for 6 devices. And a student plan costs $4.99/month, and a military plan costs $t.99/month.

Not only videos Apple TV can help you to stream online music too. With the Pandora app, you can listen to the best-handpicked songs and uninterrupted radios and podcasts. Moreover, the app offers you a personalized music experience, and it evolves your tastes. It is one of the best Apple TV apps.

Pandora
Pandora

We can get more features for station experience, discover songs, and it offers the least and most heard options. With premium, you can get ad-free music in high quality, create playlists, unlimited skips, and replays. Above all, you can download the music for offline hearing.

7.2 Apple Music

Cost: Free, $99/year and $9.99/month for individual, $14.99/month.

Apple Music is another best app for your Apple TV. You can get millions of songs and podcasts that too ad-free. This features over 70 million songs along with the time-synced lyrics. And you can download and play songs offline, and also you can create your own playlists.

Apple Music
Apple Music

Moreover, the app offers podcasts and live radio stations. And also, you can create a profile and follow your friends they have got in their library. Also, new members can get three months free trial. With the family sharing plan, 6 members of the family can use the app.

7.3 Spotify

Cost: Free, $9.99/month for sn individual, $12.99/month for 2 devices, $14.99/month for 6 accounts, and Student plan at $4.99/month.

Spotify is yet another online music streaming application. It offers millions of music and podcasts in multiple languages. You can choose the genre of the podcasts and listen to them. And moreover, there are lots of music streaming for free in the application.

Spotify
Spotify

You can search and find music, then add them to your playlists. You can choose the music based on your mode, like searching for party playlists and so on. So Spotify is indeed one of the best apps for Apple TV. Download and start creating your own customized playlists.

8. Kids

8.1 Play Kids

Cost: Free, $8.99/month

We all wanted the best for our kids. Play Kids offers Kids’ favorite shows, cartoons, rhymes, and learning games. You get all this in this particular application. Moreover, it is ad-free. The app offers free content, and the subscription will unlock books, games, series, lullabies, etc.

Play Kids - Best Apps for Apple TV
Play Kids

The app is suitable for toddlers. With this app, they can learn science, technology, mathematics. Moreover, the app is developed and monitored by pediatrics psychiatrist and covers literacy, music, meditation, motor co-ordination arts, and logic,

8.2 Endless Learning Academy

Cost: Free, $7.99/month, and $89.99 a lifetime purchase.

It is yet another interactive application that helps you to prepare your munchkins for Kindergarten. The app is developed based on proven classroom learning techniques. Moreover, it covers all the basics and video lessons that a kid would learn in pre-school.

Endless Learning Academy
Endless Learning Academy

The curriculum includes basic language alphabets, vocabulary, reading, spelling, number and basic math, coloring, etc. It covers all the basic kid’s lessons and completely ad-free. It offers 1000s of video lessons all are customizable according to your need and convenience.

8.4 iBooks Story Time

Cost: Free, In-App book purchases

Kids are always fond of bedtime stories. Kids can find a plethora of storybooks in this application. With read-aloud narration and beautiful illustrations, this app is easy to use and intuitive. The page will flip as you read.

iBooks Story Time
iBooks Story Time

The app is compatible with the Siri remote making it easy to use on the Apple TV. Any read-aloud book purchased on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac can be found here. Moreover, the app has got books in 20+ languages that make it indeed one of the best apps for Apple TV.

9. Social Media

9.1 Facebook Watch

Cost: Free

Facebook Watch is just like your YouTube that offers various on-demand videos based on your Facebook page’s interest. It is a completely free service offered by Facebook monetized based on the ads. You can find this inside the FB app itself.

Facebook Watch
Facebook Watch

Moreover, you can also upload videos to Facebook Watch if you have a page. There is a feature called Watch Together that is just like the Watch Party feature. You can watch the videos via Messenger video chats or Messenger Rooms.

9.2 Twitter

Cost: Free

Twitter, as we all know, is one of the traditional social media applications. Luckily it is one of the best apps for Apple TV. You can download the app from the Apple TV App Store. Twitter is now started broadcasting. We can expect lots and lots of features in the future.

Twitter
Twitter

Now having it on an Apple TV is very useful for sports fans. You can watch the NFL games. They are planning to get into wider genres and categories shortly. The app is very intuitive, crisp, clear, and very easy to use. Above all, the app is remote-friendly.

That’s the end of this session. We hope you got this section useful and interesting. Let us know your choice of apps in every category in the comment section below.