The surprising thing is how much they cost
The new Apple TV is out, along with its own app store featuring games and other downloads. But what’s more interesting than the titles is how much they cost.
Steve Troughton-Smith, a developer who builds apps for Apple devices, posted a list of the most popular apps available on the tvOS App Store, according to 9to5Mac. Most of them, unsurprisingly, are games, but they’re generally more expensive than iPhone and iPad apps, which typically run around 99¢. The most popular tvOS apps are ranging on up to $10.
Here’s Troughton-Smith’s list of the top paid apps in the U.S., as of Sunday:
- Beat Sports ($9.99)
- SimpleX ($2.99)
- Galaxy On Fire ($5.99)
- Lumina City ($4.99)
- Alto’s Adventure ($2.99)
- Does not Commute ($2.99)
- Battle Supremacy ($4.99)
- Geometry Wars 3 ($9.99)
- Shoot The Zombies ($0.99)
- Oceanhorn $(8.99)
As 9to5Mac notes, similar pricing occurred with the launch of the iOS App Store in 2008. At that time, most apps cost around $9.99. With added competition over the years, however, prices have been pushed down to less than a dollar or free.
Here’s what reviewers are saying about the Apple TV, which costs $149.