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Apps You Didn't Know You Wanted

Apps You Didn't Know You Wanted

Sometimes you hear about an app, and it just doesn't make sense why anyone would really want it ... until you try it. These big screen apps are imaginative and feel right at home on the Apple TV.

Madefire Comics & Motion Books

Digital comics and Motion Books for Apple TV

Madefire Comics & Motion Books
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For comic lovers who sometimes like to sit in front of a television.

Immerse yourself in a new space; 360 panoramic views, music, sound effects and motion transport you deep into story worlds. You control the pace at which stories unfold on-screen with the Apple TV remote.

Why we love it

Madefire Comics & Motion Books turns the ordinary into the extraordinary.

For those who...

  • Love comics.
  • Can't get enough of your favorite superheroes and villains​.
  • Looking for something new.

Not for those who...

  • You don't like comics.
  • Don't want to spend more money on your Apple TV.
  • Enough with the superheroes.
Smithsonian Earth

Nature never looked so good

Smithsonian Earth
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Nature lovers will adore this free app from Smithsonian.

For those who live the great outdoors even when inside, this is the app for you. Featuring free and commercial-free videos, Smithsonian Earth is continuously updated to bring you the best that nature and wildlife has to offer.

Why we love it

There are plenty of free video apps on the App Store. Few, however, offer commerical-free videos.

For those who...

  • You love nature
  • Like freebies
  • Respect the Smithsonian name

Not for those who...

  • You don't like nature films
  • Prefer premium content
Solar Walk 2 - Planet Explorer

Experience the secrets of our universe from your TV screen.

Solar Walk 2 - Planet Explorer
Real Time Space

For those folks who want to see the universe from various angles and with a built-in soundtrack.

Doesn't everything about life deserve its own soundtrack? With Solar Walk 2, you can experience the world around us in stunning detail with an impressive soundtrack as well. You will see the International Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope fly over the Earth in real time. Their models have been meticulously reconstructed from photographs and blueprints and you can study every detail in close-up.

Why we love it

One of the top-selling apps on the App Store, Solar Walk 2 continues to impress with each new update.

For those who...

  • You love space and exploration.
  • Are into discovery.
  • Want to know what's beyond the clouds.

Not for those who...

  • You want to keep your feet firmly planted on Earth.
  • Don't have time to experience the world.
  • Rather watch a film.
Zillow: Houses For Sale & Rent

Finding a new home has never been easier

Zillow: Houses For Sale & Rent
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For those looking for their dream home.

Explore homes near you, view your saved searches and homes, see Zestimates and watch Zillow videos designed to entertain and inspire you whether you’re buying, selling, renting, or nesting.

Why we love it

Real Estate by Zillow on Apple TV offers a no pressure way of finding a new home in your area.

For those who...

  • You are looking for a new home
  • Enjoy peeking into other homes
  • In the market to sell you home too

Not for those who...

  • You aren't buying a home
  • You aren't planning on selling your current home
  • You rather watch HGTV
Grubhub: Local Food Delivery

The food you want now

Grubhub: Local Food Delivery
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.
TV Maps

3-D maps on the big screen

TV Maps
Explore places

This tool is great for everyone, but will particularly interesting to those who enjoy aerial photos

It’s fun to look around alone, plan trips with your friends or just discover new places together with your family. And if you found directions for your next tour you can send it to your iOS Device by the click of a button and the TV Maps Companion app that is bundled free with TV Maps.

Why we love it

Apple's Maps app plays a central role on iPhone and iPad, but it has yet to come to Apple TV ... until now.

For those who...

  • People who love looking at maps
  • Want to see maps on a large screen
  • Are planning a trip

Not for those who...

  • You don't need to follow directions
  • Aren't planning a trip
  • Like your corner of the world
VidAngel

Rent new movies for just a dollar

VidAngel
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For film lovers who don't want to spend a lot of money.

With VidAngel you can rent films for as little as $1 or keep them for $20. The streaming service also gives users the freedom to filter violence, language, and/or sex/nudity out of the content they watch.

Why we love it

Renting the newest films no longer has to be expensive. With VidAngel, all you need is $1.

For those who...

  • You want to save money on films
  • You'd like to filter scenes
  • Did we mention, films for only a $1?

Not for those who...

  • This sounds too complicated
  • You don't have a credit card
  • Worried it sounds too good to be true