Apple TV App Store Adds ‘Categories’ Section

Apple TV App Store Adds ‘Categories’ Section

Apple continues to update the tvOS App Store, as they have added a new “Categories” section which should make it a bit easier for Apple TV owners to discover apps for the device. The new section currently arranges apps into two¬†sections, “Games,” and “Entertainment.”



First noted by iDownloadBlog on an Apple TV running the new 9.1 tvOS beta, the new Categories section appears to be rolling out to Apple TV users now. We were able to get the Categories feature to show up on an Apple TV running tvOS 9.0 following several device restarts.

While the new Apple TV has been praised by users and in most reviews, users have complained about the lack of decent app discovery in the tvOS store. At launch, users merely had access to a list of featured apps, leaving all of the other apps discoverable only via the store’s search function. Apple has been working to improve the store over its first week of existence, adding a Top Charts section on Monday, as well as the new Categories sections on Wednesday.