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App Store for Apple TV adds 450 applications each week, half of them games

The app store for Apple TV has over 2600 applications, and every week the catalogue is replenished in an average of 450. Such statistics leads the company AppFigures.

According to the study, a new platform tvOS has currently about 2624 applications. Like iOS, the most popular category in the App Store for Apple TV are games, accounting for 38% of all developments. On the second and third parts of the program from category “Entertainment” and “Education”.

Despite the fact that in the App Store for Apple TV dominated the game, often users download apps from category “Entertainment”, the second only in popularity to the “Game”, the third “news”. Moreover, in the top 50 of the most popular programs for tvOS 28 belongs to category entertainment and only 8 are games.

From the point of view of TV monetization platform different from iOS. Most developers Apple TV to offer paid apps, while Apple’s mobile platform dominated by freemium program.

A large part of software development for Apple TV free. Only 39% of the applications in the online catalog are distributed on a commercial basis, and most of the developers are asking for $2.99 or less. At the same time, there are some pictures of the consoles is $59,99.

Earlier this week Apple released tvOS 9.1 is the first major update for set-top boxes. It brought a more complete support for voice assistant Siri, in particular, now users of the gadget can ask the function to play music from Apple Music. Was also fixed several more minor bugs and partially improved interface.

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