Download apps on your Apple TV

You can download apps and games from the App Store on your Apple TV. If you have an Apple TV (3rd generation), you can only update the built-in apps.

How to download apps for 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 the Get button, then the app has already been downloaded.
    The Get button in an App Store app

In the App Store, if an app has a Get button instead of a price, the app is free. Some free apps offer in-app purchases and subscriptions that give you access to extra features, content and more. Find out more about in-app purchases and subscriptions.

How to find apps that you've bought

Apps will 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're using an Apple TV (3rd generation), check if the app is hidden. To choose and unhide apps, go to Settings > Main Menu.

If you can't find the App Store

The App Store isn't available on Apple TV (3rd generation). If you have this model, you can't download new apps, but you can update your software to update your built-in apps.

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

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