Download apps on your Apple TV

Use the App Store to find apps and games for your Apple TV. If you use an Apple TV (3rd generation), update your software to get apps.

How to download apps on your Apple TV

  1. Open the App Store app.
  2. Browse or search for the app that you want to download.
  3. Select the price or Get button. If you see the "Open" button instead of a price or Get button, you already bought or downloaded that app.

In the App Store, if an app has a Get button instead of a price, the app is free. You won't be charged for downloading a free app. Some free apps offer in-app purchases and subscriptions that you can buy. Subscriptions and in-app purchases give you access to more features, content, and more. Learn more about in-app purchases and subscriptions.

How to find apps that you bought

Apps appear on your Home screen. You can move apps around on your Home screen or hide them.

Can't find an app on the Home screen? If you use an Apple TV (3rd generation), see if the app is hidden. Go to Settings > Main Menu to choose and unhide apps.

If you can't find the App Store

The App Store isn’t available on Apple TV (3rd generation). To get new apps that you can use on your Apple TV (3rd generation), update your software.

If you're not sure which Apple TV model you have, learn how to identify your Apple TV model.

If you have an issue when you download apps

To buy apps from the App Store, you need an Apple ID and a payment method. If you’re only downloading free items, you still might need to keep a payment method on file.

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