When the new Apple TV launched last week, one notable omission in the tvOS App Store were Top Charts like we are used to seeing on iOS devices. The obvious reason for this omission seemed to be that Apple didn’t have enough data collected to populate top charts, but now that appears to have changed…
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Users of the new Apple TV have noticed a new section in the device’s App Store that lists the Top Charts for tvOS applications. Just like on iOS, the Top Charts tab breaks down the Top Paid, Top Free, and Top Grossing applications.
As we noted this morning, the Top Paid charts are heavily dominated with games, a feature new to the fourth-generation Apple TV. The first place spot is held by Beat Sports, while Earthlapse TV, Galaxy on Fire, CARROT Weather, and Lumino City round out the top 5.
The top free apps are a mix of media apps and games, as you would expect with a set-top box. Rayman Adventures clocks in at the top spot, while Nat Geo TV, HBO Now, Crossy Road, and Fox Now finish up the top 5. For top grossing, Beat Sports again leads.
As Mayo elaborated on this morning, tvOS apps are certainly on the pricier said when compared to iOS apps. It remains to be seen if this is a trend that will continue or if prices will gradually fall. Top Charts are rolling out slowly to fourth-gen Apple TV units.