Upcoming Apps for the New Apple TV
As the launch of the new Apple TV looms, several developers have released information regarding their upcoming Apple TV applications. While this list is not at all exhaustive, it does list some of the most interesting ones.
The popular streaming app Plex, announced soon after the Apple TV event that they would be bringing their streaming client to the new set top box.
If you aren't a fan of the actual Plex client, Simplex has also announced support which will stream your Plex library with a UI far outpacing the lackluster default home sharing option.
If you've ever tried to play an oddly formatted video on your Mac or PC, you are undoubtedly familiar with VLC. The ubiquitous media player will soon have an Apple TV app added to its list.
Apple alone announced several apps from networks or other streaming sites, many featured on their website and keynote. The list includes
- CNN Go
- Fox Now
- PBS/PBS Kids
- NBC Sports Live Extra
- ABC News
- Watch ESPN
- Disney Channel
7 Minute TV Workout
This is an easy app that allows you to workout using instructions from your TV, including videos of coaches doing the different exercises. There are many 7 minute workout themed apps for iOS and this will surely not be the last.
Another quick and easy workout app that encourages you to perform at least one of the workouts every day. This should be available at launch.
One of the most popular platformers for iOS, this should be a natural fit on Apple TV.
This was also featured at Apple's keynote for the Apple TV and should be available at launch.
This popular title accrued over 15 million downloads and won an editors choice award. It should be a welcomed addition to the new platform.
This is more of a shooter game, unlike most of the others which are side scrolling platformers.
The Hundred Board - Math
Mobile Montessori will be bringing one of the first educational apps to the new Apple TV with The Hundred Board - Math. It is a simple way to help children learn their numbers and count featuring several activities.
If you have any Withings security cameras, the native Apple TV app will allow you to check in on the right from your living room.