Here’s how to find out Apple TV supported apps and games

Looking to get Apple TV (the physical box, and not the Apple TV app), but wondering whether your preferred apps and games are compatible with it? Well, I got you covered. Check out the easy steps below on how you can find out whether apps or games you would like to use and play are compatible with Apple TV. Also, if you finally convinced yourself to get Apple TV, I have the links below to get them, including game controller recommendation – if you are looking to use Apple TV as your Apple gaming console.

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Here’s how you can check if the app or game is compatible with Apple TV

Assuming you haven’t bought the Apple TV, you can make use of either your computer or your iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch to do the checking.


If you are using iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch

1) Open the App Store app on your device.

2) Navigate to search tab and on the search text box, type in the app or game you would like to check (E.g.: Netflix or Genshin Impact) and tap “Search” to initiate the search.

3) The result (if any) will come out. Tap on the app to see the search result.

4) Inside the app, under the “Preview” section and after the screenshot, you should find the small icons and texts showing “iPhone Apps” or “iPhone and iPad Apps” or “iPhone, iPad and Apple TV Apps” or “iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV Apps”. See below for details.

TextMeaning
iPhone AppsThe related app or game you search is NOT compatible with Apple TV since there is no “Apple TV” being mentioned / stated.
iPhone and iPad AppsThe related app or game you search is NOT compatible with Apple TV since there is no “Apple TV” being mentioned / stated.
iPhone, iPad and Apple TV AppsThe related app or game you search is compatible with Apple TV.
iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV AppsThe related app or game you search is compatible with Apple TV.

If the text includes “Apple TV”, means the app or game you searched is compatible with Apple TV.


If you are using a Computer or Android devices

1) Open the following link on Computer / Android browser: https://www.apple.com/search.

2) On the search text box, type in the app or game you would like to check (E.g.: Netflix or Genshin Impact) and press “Enter” to initiate the search.

3) The result (if any) will come out. Click on “View more” to see the search result.

4) If what you search is legit App Store app or game, clicking “View more” will redirect you to the App Store Preview page of the related app or game.

5) Inside the App Store Preview page, under the “App Store Preview”, you should be able to see this texts: “This app is available only on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV” or something similar. See below for details.

TextMeaning
This app is available only on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.The related app or game you search is compatible with Apple TV.
This app is available only on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.The related app or game you search is NOT compatible with Apple TV since there is no “Apple TV” being mentioned / stated.

If the text mention “This app is available only on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV”, means the app or game you searched is compatible with Apple TV.


Link to get Apple TV

In case now, you have convinced to get Apple TV after checking the apps and games compatibility, here’s the link where you can get it.

Apple TVDescriptionLink to get it
New Apple TV HDLatest generation
CPU: A8
Storage: 32GB
Video up to 1080p
New Apple TV HD 32GB at Amazon
New Apple TV 4KLatest generation
CPU: A12
Storage: 32GB or 64GB
Video up to 4K (2160p)
New Apple TV 4K 32GB at Amazon
New Apple TV 4K 64GB at Amazon

Note: If you buy anything from Amazon using links above, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost charged on your purchases.


Link to get the controller for playing games on Apple TV

Playing games on Apple TV is always better with controller!

While you can always use the included Siri Remote to play the games, but for greater fun and enjoyment and to ensure maximum compatibility, I would recommend you to play the games with the Controller using physical buttons. Just in case you need recommendation, here they are. I am personally using Nimbus and DualShock 4 to play the games.

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Game controllers – which side are you on? Image courtesy of Final Weapon (https://finalweapon.net)
SteelSeries Nimbus+(iPhone only)
For playing iOS games. I like it because it’s MFi certified – Made for iOS, any controller-compatible games will for sure run with this controller.

In case you need it:
Get SteelSeries Nimbus+ for iPhone on Amazon.
Get Nimbus iPhone clipper on AliExpress.
Xbox Series X|S Wireless ControllerGreat controller from Xbox compatible with your Xbox (of course!) as well as Windows PC, Android and iOS, recommended for those with big hands.

Read here for pairing Xbox Series X|S Controller with your iPhone at JILAXZONE.

In case you need it:
Get Xbox Series X|S Wireless Controller on Amazon.
Get Xbox Series X|S Wireless Controller Hard Carrying Case on AliExpress.
PS5 DualSenseAwesome controller from PlayStation compatible with your PS5 (of course!) as well as Android and iOS, recommended for those with smaller hands.

Read here for pairing PS5 DualSense Controller with your iPhone at JILAXZONE.

In case you need it:
Get PS5 DualSense on Amazon.
Get PS5 DualSense Hard Carrying Case on AliExpress.
PS4 DualShockWhile DualSense is the latest PlayStation controller, but doesn’t mean DualShock 4 is bad. DualShock 4 is indeed one of the cheaper alternative to get into gaming on your Android and iOS, recommended for those with smaller hands.

In case you need it:
Get PS4 DualShock 4 on Amazon.
Get PS4 DualShock 4 on AliExpress.
Xbox One Wireless ControllerThis is the previous generation of Xbox Controller. Although previous generation, it’s still a great controller to use with your Xbox One (of course!) as well as Windows PC, Android and iOS. This controller is recommended for those with big hands. The main controller appeal is the fact that it’s much cheaper than the Xbox Series X|S wireless controller.

In case you need it:
Get Xbox One Controller on Amazon.
Get Xbox One Controller on AliExpress.

Note: If you buy anything from Amazon / AliExpress using links above, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost charged on your purchases.

Bring it all together

So now you have learned how to find out if certain app or game is compatible with Apple TV. In case you encountered any difficulties, don’t hesitate to submit your queries on the comment section down below. I’ll be happy to help and assists.

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