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Must-Have Apps for Your Apple TV: 5 Best Non-Streaming Apps

Alex Moore

| 2 hours ago


Like any other Apple device, Apple TV is highly personalizable. With a wide variety of Apple TV apps, we compiled a shortlist of the best, must-have non-streaming apps to check out.

Although Apple TV is known mostly for streaming shows and movies, your Apple TV can do so much more. Apple 4K TV and Apple HD TD allows you to download apps to your console directly from the Apple App Store.

Here are five free apps to download that aren’t streaming services to enhance your Apple TV experience., or now known as Linkedin Learning, is an online education platform.

The digital learning platform gives you access to courses about software development, web development, business, design and photography. It also gives you access to offline viewing when you download the courses.

Although you need a paid subscription to access Lynda’s vast catalog, many public libraries grant you access to with your library card.

Price: Free with In-App Purchases


Stay curious, informed and inspired with the TED app on your Apple TV.

If you are familiar with TED Talks then the TED app is a no-brainer to add to your Apple TV Home screen. With curated playlists, themes, or the ability to browse, there is always something to watch.

With Apple 4K TV or Apple HD TV it feels like you’re at the conference, too. Free to download and view Talks, you can watch countless videos to keep you inspired.

Price: Free with In-App Purchases

Kitchen Stories

Whether you're a cooking novice or you consider yourself a savvy home cook, Kitchen Stories is a must download for any level of chef.

Find and keep all your favorite recipes in one place with Kitchen Stories cookbook collections. The easy-to-follow recipes guide novice chefs and open more opportunities for learning new cuisines for the home cook in your family.

With thousands of free recipes and HD instructional videos, Kitchen Stories will motivate you to turn off your TV and start cooking. Streaming this app on your Apple 4K TV or Apple HD TV will sure make you hungry.

Price: Free with In-App Purchases

Alo Moves

Channel your inner yogi with Alo Moves.

From yoga, fitness, to mindfulness Alo Moves’ offers a wide array of courses. With HD videos, it feels like you’re actually practicing in-person.

Take advantage of Alo Moves’ 2 weeks of free, unlimited access to yoga, fitness, and mindfulness courses to elevate and optimize your day by focusing on you and your body first.

Alo Moves is a subscription-based service that also works on your iPhone and iPad. You can learn new skills in flexibility, mobility, backbends, as well as strength, HIIT, pilates, and guided or visual meditations to reach your fitness goals.

Price: Free with In-App Purchases

JackBox Games

Do you always have company over? Do you want to spice up game nights? JackBox Games has fun, interactive multiplayer games that cater to all ages.

There are currently six JackBox Game party packs available for purchase, including Quiplash, Fibbage XL, The Jackbox Party Pack, and Drawful 2.

Another option is to download some of their most popular games directly to your Apple TV. Just hit play on your Apple TV, log-in to the game with any mobile device, and start having fun!

Price: Free for some games

Products Covered

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Apple TV
Release Date
September 2017


• 32GB / 64GB
• A10X Fusion Chip with 64-Bit Architecture
• HD & UHD TVs with HDMI & Bluetooth Keyboards
• HD & UHD TVs with HDMI & Bluetooth Keyboards
• HDMI 2.0a, 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO; Simultaneous Dual Band


When it comes to streaming, Apple TV has got your back. A small, compact device that'll connect to your TV seamlessly, you can download a variety of apps for your entertainment on the Apple TV. With apps for Apple TV+, Netflix, YouTube, and more, watch all your favorite content in one place: Apple TV.

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