Apple TV 4K apps
While the Apple TV 4K starts with only eight preloaded apps, the Apple App Store has a virtually endless supply. Curate everything from streaming services to music and podcasts to games—your Apple TV 4K can be the ultimate entertainment box.
Apple TV app
With help from the TV app on Apple TV 4K, you can find every show and movie available through your streaming services in one place. And when you bookmark a show, it automatically pulls up at the top of the home screen.
Think of all the minutes you’ll save without having to hunt down the shows your coworker Bill suggests. Just ask Siri to show you CNN’s United Shades of America (or whatever Bill’s on about this week), and you’re good to go.
Live TV streaming services
Apple TV 4K has apps for most live TV streaming services. It’s missing Philo, but so is every company besides Roku, so at least that’s par for the course.
If you don’t have a streaming service yet, check out the ones Apple TV 4K supports to find the best one for you:
On-demand streaming apps
Any on-demand streaming app you have on your iPhone will also work on your Apple TV 4K.
Here are some on-demand streaming services you might check out to level up your streaming capabilities:
Other streaming apps
The Apple TV 4K comes preloaded with apps for streaming and buying TV shows, movies, and music. You can open your iCloud photos to enjoy a nice slideshow or get your favorite podcast playing.
Beyond these apps, you’ve also got the entire App Store at your fingertips. You can load up with games, home automation, finance, education, food and drink. Heck, you could order GrubHub from your TV, so don’t ever worry about leaving your couch again.
App and channel guide user experience
Apple TV 4K’s streaming quality is frankly beautiful. The interface is easy to get around in, and Apple users will feel at home with the slick main menu.
With the Siri remote’s touch surface, it’s easy to scroll through all your apps. There’s a sci-fi-esque “boop-boop” noise as you move between apps, and we found the sound effect a little unnerving. But that’s probably a personal problem.
And if you’re ever lost, don’t forget you can just ask Siri for directions. You could be watching an awesome movie about as fast as you could say, “Hey Siri, find Captain Marvel.”
Apple TV 4K’s main screen
Look at that classic Apple app style.