The Apple TV has come a long way since the launch of their app store. However, with so many apps coming out so quickly it can be difficult to find the great free and paid apps. If you are only thinking of cable channels, you will quickly find out most of their content requires a cable subscription.
Yet if you look around there are a ton of free ways to watch a ton of great content, but they are likely names you have never heard of. There are also many great paid services that you may not know.
So here are my top 5 free streaming services and my top 5 paid streaming services on Apple TV that you may not know about. (So dont expect well-known services such as Netflix on this list.)
Here are my top 5 FREE Apple TV Apps that everyone should try.
#1 Pluto TV
From Pluto TV:
Enjoy news, sports, movies, TV shows, viral videos, cartoons and so much more, hand-picked by people who love entertainment.
Stay informed with trusted sources like NBC News & MSNBC, Sky News, Newsy, The Young Turks and Newsmax.
Access Pluto TV only channels like The Feed for the tech obsessed, WHAT?! for binge reality tv lovers, Funny AF featuring the biggest names in comedy and Hive, the only TV channel for gamers.
Stay in for movie night with blockbuster films from Paramount.
You can add Pluto TV to your Apple TV here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pluto-tv/id751712884?mt=8
Crackle is the destination to watch free TV, movies and exclusive originals. All free, anytime, anywhere and on any device. So escape the daily grind and recharge with your favorite comedy, drama and action entertainment.
– Stream Crackle on all your devices: iOS, Apple TV and more.
– No authentication or cable subscription needed.
– Create a free account to save your place and pick up where you left off on any device.
– Make a list of your favorite movies and TV shows to watch later.
– Watch your favorite Crackle original programs: Jerry Seinfelds Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Joe Dirt 2, Sports Jeopardy!, SuperMansion, Snatch and more.
Watch your favorite Crackle original programs: Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Joe Dirt 2, Sports Jeopardy!, SuperMansion and more.
You can add Crackle to your Apple TV here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crackle-movies-tv/id377951542?mt=8
#3 Tubi TV
From Tubi TV:
Watch great movies, TV shows and next day anime releases, streaming to you for free. The videos have commercials so you get everything for free and don’t have to spend a single dollar or use your credit card.
Tubi TV is “freeing” movies and TV shows so you dont have to pay for them! Check out our variety of well-known and exclusive categories – including Not On Netflix and Highly Rated On Rotten Tomatoes – always free. Along with your favorite films and TV shows, you can also play popular Korean dramas, and new anime series the day after they air in Japan! We add new content every Wednesday, so there’s always something new!
You can add Tubi TV to your Apple TV here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tubi-tv-watch-free-movies-tv-shows/id886445756?mt=8
#4 CBS News 24/7
From CBS News:
This app features CBSN, a free 24/7 digital news channel from CBS News. CBSN has live anchored coverage, original reporting, and breaking news in an innovative interactive video experience. Watch what’s live now or use on-demand to view past segments on topics that interest you the most. No cable subscription required.
You can add CBS News 24/7 to your Apple TV here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cbs-news-watch-free-live-breaking-news/id334256223?mt=8
See whats happening in the world right now. From breaking news and entertainment, sports and politics, to big events and everyday interests. If its happening anywhere, its happening on Twitter. Get the full story as it unfolds, with all the live commentary.
You can add the Twitter app for the Apple TV here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twitter/id333903271?mt=8
Top Paid Services:
#1 Sling TV
Sling TV is A La Carte TV, the only live service that lets you pick your personalized channel lineup and save.
Start with the service best for you, then personalize with YOUR favorite genres: Sports, Comedy, Kids, News, Movies, Lifestyle, Spanish, & more.
#2 PlayStation Vue
PlayStationVue is a live streaming TV service now available on Apple TV for in-home use. With a powerful cloud DVR,* streaming on up to five devices at once,** premium channels, On Demand programming, and no annual contracts, PlayStationVue is the best way to experience TV. Download the channel and follow the activation steps to get started.
CuriosityStream is the world’s first ad-free, on-demand streaming service for quality non-fiction programs that enlighten, entertain and inspire. Dive deep into science, technology, and history commercial-free and enjoy documentaries crafted by the world’s top filmmakers. If you are not a CuriosityStream member, simply sign up at CuriosityStream.com and enjoy immediate access to our documentaries and series with our free trial.
#4 Fubo TV
Never miss a game with fuboTV live streaming right to your Apple TV. With access to international soccer leagues, NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL action, fuboTV is your home for all your favorite teams. National and Regional Sports Networks provide a comprehensive library of all the professional and collegiate games and tournaments.
#5 CBS All Access
Stream the shows you love live and on demand! Catch up on fan favorites, discover new hit shows, enjoy exclusive CBS All Access Original Series and now, watch movies! Plus, stream your local broadcast LIVE including NFL on CBS. Try it FREE today.
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