How to download apps on an Apple TV

If you just bought an Apple TV, expect to be able to use it. One of the best features is that you can add applications that you can download and play. Read on to find out how to download apps on Apple TV.

This allows you to purchase apps for your Apple TV. Applications are interactive applications that you can run on your new Apple device, so you can enjoy it to its full potential.

What should I install apps?

To experience the best of what Apple TV has to offer, you need a few things. First, make sure your Apple TV is 4th generation or newer, and has either a Siri remote or a third-party remote set up properly.

You’ll also need to sign up for an Apple ID so you can download apps in the App Store. As an option, you also need a debit or credit card that you can use to purchase it.

Find Apple

Finding apps is as easy as going to the Home screen and launching the App Store app. Then you can use four different ways to find what you are looking for. The Featured Apps section has a main screen that shows you various featured apps at the top of the screen, followed by newly released apps, apps that Apple has chosen for promotion, as well as top-downloaded apps.

How to download apps on an Apple TV

Another way to look for apps is to check the Top Charts section at the top of the screen. You can then see apps based on what is most downloaded, viewed most, sold most, etc. The Categories section can also help you find what you are looking for and show you categories like News, Games, Education, etc. The the last option in the top menu is to search for the specific app or type of app you want to download.

Installing apps

You can install what you want after you find it with the following steps.

  1. Highlight the app, then click with the trackpad to see the details of that app. All free apps show an “Install” button, while paid apps show a price

  2. Begin the installation by highlighting the button and clicking on the trackpad

  3. Enter your Apple ID password at the prompt with the on-screen keyboard

  4. Wait for installation to complete

  5. Click the “Open” button. This brings you to the app you just installed, ready to use. You can also access the app through Apple TV’s home screen.