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Apple TV Apps for Techies

Apple TV Apps for Techies

After a long day at the office pounding away at the keyboard, here are some great Apple TV apps to use from the comfort of your couch.

When You Need to Take A Break

Thanks to the new Apple TV, cord cutting is even easier. When you're ready to unwind, here's some great ways to catch up on your favorite TV show or watch the latest movie.

STARZ

Get Big Entertainment Without Cable

STARZ
Entertainment your way

For anyone who enjoys STARZ programming.

STARZ is a premium cable channel that now has their own standalone app. You can use the app with a cable subscription or just subscribe through the app itself. You'll get full access to the STARZ library, which includes some interesting original content, full-length movies, and even full downloads so you can watch anything without having a data connection. New content is added every week, so you're guaranteed to find something fresh and exciting each time you check the app.

Why we love it

STARZ is home to some great original series and movies, so we love being able to access the content without necessarily having a cable subscription, even though the app works with that too. Plus full downloads is a rather nice feature that the other services don't offer.

For those who...

  • You like STARZ programming
  • You want full downloads of shows and movies

Not for those who...

  • You don't care for STARZ programming
  • You have HBO NOW or Showtime and don't need another premium channel sub
Netflix

The quintessential app for binge-watching

Netflix
The best

For anyone who want to catch up on popular telelvision series and movies.

Everyone has heard of Netflix — it's the leading Internet streaming service for most of the hot shows and movies that you can't miss. A subscription for streaming starts at just $7.99 a month, with some pricier options if you have a 4K television and want higher quality streams. You can even go above that and get the DVD/Blu-Ray rental too, but it's optional. Netflix streaming has a lot of popular shows as well as original series that are worth watching. Plus, you can always find a decent movie to watch when it's movie night.

Why we love it

Netflix is the best way to pass the time as you binge-watch on original series or catch up on movies.

For those who...

  • You want original programming
  • You want to catch up on shows
  • You want Netflix and Chill

Not for those who...

  • You don't care for Netflix original programming
  • You don't like the library of shows and movies on Netflix streaming
  • You are tired of hearing "Netflix and Chill"

Fuel Your Techie Brain

When it's time to eat, there's no need to slave in the kitchen or even pickup a takeout menu. With these apps, you can order some grub without getting up from the couch.

Papa John's Pizza

Keep your feet kicked up and still get your favorite Papa John’s pizza delivered.

Papa John's Pizza
Find your favorite pizza

For those Apple TV users that enjoy Papa John’s pizza.

You are all relaxed on the couch watching an awesome movie or playing an exciting game on Apple TV when hunger strikes. With the Papa John’s Pizza app, you can now just pause what you are doing, order a fresh, tasty pizza, and get right back to the fun.

Why we love it

The Papa John’s Pizza app on Apple TV just makes sense. You can look at the menu with everything from pizzas to drinks to desserts, order favorites you have saved, check out easily with a click, and never leave the couch, well, not until your tasty pie arrives of course.

For those who...

  • Own an Apple TV and enjoy Papa John’s pizza
  • Love the idea of ordering delivery right from their TV

Not for those who...

  • Dislike Papa John’s pizza
  • Prefer to order their delivery by calling the location
Grubhub Food Delivery & Takeout

The food you want now

Grubhub Food Delivery & Takeout
Pick the perfect meal

Fill your hunger with the GrubHub app.

GrubHub Food Delivery & Takeout is something true couch potatoes have been dreaming about. Order your favorite foods with an Apple Remote and then watch your favorite show or film from the same screen. Not included: the walk to the door.

Why we love it

Just imagine ordering your favorite foods from your television. Yes, the future is here.

For those who...

  • You love food.
  • Are a true couch potato.
  • You want the total home entertainment experience.

Not for those who...

  • You like going out for dinner.
  • You rather use a phone for takeout.
  • You wish it was 1999.

Escape and Burn Off Some Energy

And at the end of the long day, it is always great too kick your feet up on the couch and escape with a fun game that will keep your mind sharp.

Calvino Noir

A 1930s-era mystery to unravel

Calvino Noir
Deluxe Story With Choices

For those who like story driven games and film noir style.

Calvino Noir takes you through architecture from the 1930s as you sneak, explore, and conspire. With seven levels across three acts, you will coordinate multiple characters with varying skills. Use force when necessary and solve the mystery behind this film noir adventure.

Why we love it

This unique adventure is a good option for those who enjoy games with mystery, intrigue, and a rich story. With simple controls and a dark atmosphere, Calvino Noir provides an interesting gaming experience.

For those who...

  • Enjoy intense action games.
  • Like simple puzzlers.

Not for those who...

  • Enjoy mystery adventures.
  • Like story-based games.

Find All Your Tech News on Apple TV

From the latest iPhone rumor, to the hottest startup, and more, use these apps to keep up to date on the ever-changing technology industry.

TWiT on TV

Chat and watch at the same time

TWiT on TV
Get your chat on

For TWiT fans who want to chat with fellow viewers while watching.

Along with being able to view recorded content, the live view offers a fun feature. You can view a live chat overlay and comment with the onscreen keyboard, the Remote app keyboard, or a Bluetooth keyboard. You can skip and scrub through shows with the Siri Remote’s touchpad or your voice.

Why we love it

While you'll need to spend just a bit, TWiT on TV is worth it. The live chat overlay is fun and adds new level of community to the network. It's also great to be able to choose a stream quality for recorded shows. When live, the app will use an adaptive bitrate to deliver the highest quality video.

For those who...

  • Looking for a full-featured way to view content from the network.
  • Want to chat with fellow viewers while watching.

Not for those who...

  • Don't want to pay for a TWiT Apple TV app.
TWiT Network

Never miss a second of TWiT programming

TWiT Network
All-in-one

For anyone looking for a simple way to view their favorite TWiT shows.

Along with a chatroom, the app allows you to quickly find what's on live or recorded episodes of all your favorite shows.

Why we love it

This is another great choice for TWiT fans. The standout feature is the schedule that should always help you catch the programs live. It's also well designed and easy to use.

For those who...

  • Looking for a free way to view TWiT content on their Apple TV.
  • Want a quick way to view the complete network's schedule.

Not for those who...

  • Aren't into technology and would enjoy the network's programming.