Whether you are a fan of Apple TV or not, it shouldn’t surprise any of us that the new Apple TV already has over 2,600 apps. We are talking Apple after all. We knew this would be a winner. Even though Apple helped to launch the entire app industry, it did arrive way late to the streaming-media box app store. However, according to data collected by appFigures, tvOS is on its way to becoming another popular platform for developers to build on.
The data tells us that the number one type of app available for the Apple TV are games. 38 percent in fact.
Maybe these apps aim to make the device a gaming console, but, users are going in another direction. That’s because the top 10 apps are all from major streaming companies like Netflix and Hulu. etc. In fact, 28 of the top 50 apps are entertainment with only eight games games in that list. People are mainly using it to stream their movies and TV shows. And since it is easier to build a game than to become a major content provider, we can expect more games for the box. The question, will it become a gaming box or remain a way for users to just watch shows?