Our Top 10 Apple TV Apps That All Cord Cutters Should Try (Updated September 2019)




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We often get asked what apps Apple TV users should try, so today we are going to look at some apps other than the big three of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon that we would suggest you try out. Here are our top 10 Apple TV apps that you may or may not know about for September 2019.

Do you have one you want to suggest for the list? Leave a comment to let us know!

*Note: this list includes both free and paid apps.

Apple TV App

First up is the Apple TV app. Launched in May, the app has already seen some updates in both features and content. Within the app, you’ll find included channels, along with the ability to subscribe to premium channels. Look for curated recommendations based on your watch history and easy access to your purchased content.

Movies Anywhere

With no subscription fee, the Movies Anywhere app is a great option for storing your purchased shows and movies from other locations, all in one convenient spot. The app allows you to sync your digital accounts with iTunes, Prime Video, VUDU, Xfinity, Google Play, Microsoft, and Fandango Now. You can also purchase movies directly through the app.


Parents, take note. Hopster is a free app with the best preschool kids’ TV shows and educational games. This is an app that’s safe to turn on and let kids explore. You’ll find content from Sesame Street, Bob the Builder, Earth to Luna, and more, as well as math and language games.

Kitchen Stories

If you love to cook, this is an app you need to try. The app is filled with recipes and cooking videos that will walk you through the process of creating each dish, step by step. Add the app to your iPhone or iPad as well to use the social aspect where users upload their favorite recipes and photos of what they’ve made.

CARROT Weather

This weather app, with the full name CARROT Weather: Talking Forecast Robot, brings some humor to the normal weather forecast. The app offers quick access to 24 hour and 7 day forecasts, along with detailed information about what’s happening with the weather. You’ll also get spoken updates and animated scenes from the app’s characters.

Reuters TV

This free app has live feeds, on-demand content, and up to date coverage on news stories. With on-demand news programming and live, unbiased coverage of the world’s great events, Reuters TV is your daily personalized news show, straight from the source. Reuters TV is powered by more than 2,500 journalists in 200 locations.


You can find a huge library of TED talks on the TED app for Apple TV. Learn about everything from technology to activism to health from the app’s collection of talks from experts in every field. You can browse by category, check out curated playlists, and get personalized recommendations based on what you’ve watched.

Criterion Channel

This is an app made for film buffs. The app offers a constantly refreshed selections of Hollywood, international, art-house, and independent movies, plus access to Criterion’s entire streaming library of more than 1,000 important classic and contemporary films. Be sure to check out the additional features, including commentary, interviews, and more.

Dash Radio

There are many radio apps available, but most require paid subscriptions. Dash Radio is 100% free music with zero commercials or ads.  Dash Radio features the biggest DJ’s, personalities, and curators in the world on 75+ original & exclusive stations in every genre (with more added weekly).

Haystack TV Local & World News

For trending news stories, check out the free app for Haystack TV. Start by choosing the topics you’re interested in, then let Haystack find the stories you’ll want to see each day in your daily newscast. Look for world news, business & finance, science & technology, gaming news, entertainment, and sports news from featured news partners.

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