tvOS & Apple TV Apps

Well, I just retired my 3RD GEN Apple TV and hooked up the new 4TH GEN version. It's absolutely wonderful. I really like the Bluetooth remote. It beats having to stand in front of my Apple TV with the remote, and point the thing in what you hope is the right direction, only to find out that you're clicking into the wind.

A couple of things I would like to see: On this site, I'd like to see a special place where APPS made for the Apple TV are highlighted. I know there probably aren't a lot out there yet which are accessible, but as time goes by, more should show up, and it should be easy to spot them.

I would also like to see Apple attach sounds to all those cool screen savers, so that, for instance, while my wife is admiring the nature scenes, I get to hear the birds singing and the water running down the waterfalls.

Just a couple of ideas, but I would like to hear your thoughts.



Submitted by Troy on Friday, January 1, 2016

As a brand new user to apple tv I'd also like to see a directory of accessible apps, sadly there isn't really one at this point. I'm wondering if there's not enough intrest in apple tv to create such a directory, I say this because even when I called the accessibility line the rep said that they normally don't deal with apple tv but will do their best to help with any calls about it.

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Friday, January 1, 2016

I love the idea about the screen savers giving corresponding sounds as they play; however, this would cause conflict, especially if you are an Apple Music subscriber as I am. Otherwise, it's a cool idea.

Submitted by Matt on Friday, January 1, 2016

I would also be in favor of an app directory. I think part of the problem though is Apple has not made it very intuitive to discover new apps on the app store. Whenever I browse the top apps, or categories sections, I find a lot of the same content. Additionally, I have not seen a lot of tech sites highlighting apps for the Apple TV like they do those for iOS.