When will app store include apps for apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by topp3, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. topp3 macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2013

    I'm new to this forum and my question may already being discussed previously, however if I don't ask, I don't get the answers.

    So what are the perspective for downloading apps for apple tv?

    I miss apps from a lot of other content providers than the few american ones Apple have chosen for us a this time.


  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    They'll definitely be announced at the next apple event.
    (Come back for the same answer after the next event if they aren't announced)

    Every time there's an event there's rumors that they will be announced.
    No one knows outside of apple.
  3. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Not even Apple knows. At this point I think they are working on 1 content deal at a time. Very frustrating for us and probably Apple as well.
  4. theautopilot macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2010
    I don't think its as simple as most people think. Apart from Apple wanting complete control, and the financial rewards, from brokering the content deals themselves it's probably not viable with the current hardware. It would need more ram, faster processor and more storage for apps. To support a large app ecosystem that they would be happy with anyway. At the moment Apple code the apps and they are very simple, if people want games and such like it will be hard for apple to produce a device capable for under $99. But I hope I'm wrong, there is so much potential.
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I'd be happy if they would just allow amazon instant video...
  6. Jeremy.Black macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2008
    Apps for Apple TV

    I'd also be happy with that change and even more happy to see a native Plex app. I really want to start building apps for the AppleTV and think that they could really do a lot with even the current hardware if it was open to developers.

    I wrote about this and how Apple could really benefit from getting this out now in a blog post here - http://www.blackfrogguitars.com/?p=290
  7. Darien Red Sox macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2010
    CT, USA
    Now that they have PBS, give me BYU TV and I would be happy to cut the cord. EWTN and ISPN would also be nice to see. With these all I would need to do is scribe to Hulu Plus.
  8. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    The Apple TV, as we now know it, will never get "apps" as we now know them.
    Even the existing apps aren't really apps. They're just URLs to other providers' servers.
  9. kds1 Suspended


    Feb 17, 2013
    New York, New York
    Just say NO to religious channels on the :apple:TV

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