Apple TV App Store gets new categories

By , Feb 25, 2016

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Apple began adding several new app categories to its Apple TV App Store on Thursday. As noted by Afterpad, the new categories are being rolled out to Apple TV 4 owners at a staggered pace, so they may not be available to everyone just yet.

The new categories include Catalogs and Utilities, and should help ease what has been a pain point for early ATV 4 adopters. Since the device launched last fall, App Store browsing and discovery has been a prominent complaint among users.

Here are the new categories:

  • Business Apps
  • Weather Apps
  • Utilities
  • Travel Apps
  • Social Networking Apps
  • Reference Apps
  • Productivity Apps
  • Music Apps
  • Finance Apps
  • Book Apps
  • Medical Apps
  • Catalogs

If you’re not seeing the new categories, check out the Purchased tab—we’re seeing them there on our own ATVs, and it seems like this is a prelude for seeing them in the App Store. If you’re not seeing them anywhere, try restarting your Apple TV.

Source: Afterpad

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  • Kenneth Delgado

    Just checked a few hours ago, do I have to force close the app from the App Switcher and re-open the App Store in order to see the chances in the categories section?