Apple TV users should notice several new App Store categories when browsing for new content on tvOS. After initially launching without a dedicated categories section live in late October, Apple pushed the new section to new Apple TVs without a software update earlier this month. The latest expansion brings the total number of tvOS app categories to seven, up from five initially, which should further improve new app discovery. Apple first added two categories in early November: Games and Entertainment. The additional categories (via iDownloadBlog) gained since include Education, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News, and Sports.
Apple highlights a collection of quality tvOS apps under each category. The education section, for instance, features the educational Noggin channel as well as the Star Walk Kids astronomy app and TED Talks. Health and fitness apps include Yoga Studio, 7 Minute TV Workout, and similar apps for exercising and getting fit. Other sections include a fair mix of apps previously available on Apple TVs and new apps totally new to the platform.
Viewing new App Store categories shouldn’t require a software update but may require a reboot.