How to add or delete apps on Apple TV [Guide]

If you own an Apple Device, you might have heard of Apple TV and maybe you are already using it. It is an Apple device for streaming music, movies and TV shows. Apple TV connects your mobile phone with your TV and thanks to its pre-installed apps you have a full pack of features right away. However, if you are wondering how to add or delete apps on Apple TV, the answer is not simple.

But, as always, we’re here to help you out. Firstly, you need to answer a few simple questions:

Which generation of the Apple TV do you have?

If you have the 4th and the 5th generation of Apple TV we have good news for you. You can add apps to Apple TV easily.

How to Install Apps on Apple TV

In addition to default apps that are installed on your Apple TV, you can go to the app store and install new apps. The process of installing apps on Apple TV is pretty straightforward, but a bit different from installing apps on mobile phones. Depending on the apps you have installed on your iPhone, you can also install them on your Apple TV. Simply go to the Purchased menu option on the App Store, and tap on Not on This Apple TV and check the list of apps you can download.

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Another way is to simply browse the app store for Apple TV and download new applications. If the app is free there will be a Get button against the respective app, and if the app is paid, you will see the option to buy.

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But what if you have already purchased an app on your iPhone and you want it on the Apple TV? Well, you can simply download the app without paying for it again.

Unfortunately, the older generations of the Apple TV (1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen) do not have an App Store.

If you have an older generation of Apple TV, you may not see an App Store on it. But there are workarounds for that as well.

  1. Use AirPlay to stream the apps you have on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Jailbreak your Apple TV (warning: jailbreaking can turn really dirty if you are not skilled enough to do it and your device may become unusable)

How to Update Apps on Apple TV

Apart from adding new applications to Apple TV, you can also update the old ones. Usually, the default settings on your Apple TV updates the Apps automatically, but if you for whatever reason had turned off that option, you can always update apps manually.

As with other Apple devices, you just need to find the app you want to update in the app store and see if there’s an update available for it. If yes, you can simply tap on the Update button to update the app.

How to Delete Apps on Apple TV

If for some reason, you want to remove an app from your Apple TV, select the app and hover on it until an option menu appears on the screen.

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Then, simple click on the Delete button to remove the app. Have in mind that all information related to that particular app will also be deleted alongside the app.

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That’s it. We hope this article provides you with all the information you need to know about your Apple TV.

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Shaikh Adil

Adil is a writer at ytechb. He started caring about technology after he got his first iPhone. He likes to help others by posting tips & tricks and providing solutions regarding iOS problems. When not at work, he enjoys playing football, watching movies, watching tech videos on YouTube, listening to music and podcasts and playing video games.

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