TMO’s Apple TV App Roundup

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The new Apple TV is here, and that means we can finally start using third-party apps on our fancy little streaming entertainment boxes. The Mac Observer poked around and found several apps to get you started, but there are plenty more for you to try out. Read on to find some cool games, utilities, and more for your Apple TV.

Apple TV supports third-party apps. Finally.Apple TV supports third-party apps. Finally.


Alto's Adventure This endless side scrolling snowboarder game has beautiful graphics, and has been wildly popular on the iPhone and iPad. It syncs your game play across devices via iCloud, which is great because for US$2.99 you can play on your iPhone, iPad, ,iPod touch, and Apple TV.

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Crossy Road Playing Crossy Road is a lot like playing Frogger and if you don't know what that means, get off my lawn. It's a 2015 Apple Design Award winner that lets you guide chickens, goats, and other animals across busy highway traffic lanes. Crossy Road is free and available for the iPhone, iPad, and soon Apple TV.

Mr Jump This platform jumper is making the leap from the small screen to the big screen with its Apple TV debut. Your TV screen doesn't make it easier to play, but you do have farther to fall. Mr Jump is a free download at Apple's App Store.

Nanosaur 2 Time traveling pterodactyls are cool on the iPhone, and they're even cooler on your TV. Pangea updated the popular game for Apple TV, and it supports 3DTV, too. The company also updated its other game titles for Apple TV. Nanosaur 2 is priced at $3.99 on Apple's iTunes-based App Store.

Rayman Adventures Rayman needs to save the incrediballs, and he needs your Apple TV to do it. Ubisoft is releasing its latest Rayman game for Apple's streaming entertainment box first, and on the iPhone and iPad soon. It's available now on the App Store.

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SketchParty TV Test your drawing skills with SketchParty TV. It's a multiplayer game where you try to guess what other players are drawing. It works with the iPhone and iPad versions of the game over Wi-Fi, so be sure to keep your iOS devices handy. It'll be available soon for $6.99.

Sing! Karaoke Now you don't have to go out to show off your mad karaoke skillz because Smule's Sing! Karaoke lets you sing along with your Apple TV. Over 100,000 songs are available, you can record your masterpieces, add audio effects, and use your iPhone as a microphone. The app is free and includes in-app purchases.

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