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Must-Have Apps on your Smart TVs: Editor’s Choice List

by Felix Omondi

Streaming Apps

  1. Netflix

Description: The leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies, featuring a vast library of original content, movies, and TV shows.

Key Features: Personalized recommendations, multiple user profiles, offline viewing.

  1. Amazon Prime Video

Description: Amazon’s streaming service offering a wide range of movies, TV shows, and original content.

Key Features: Prime Originals, X-Ray for in-depth content info, offline downloads.

  1. Disney+

Description: Home to Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic content.

Key Features: Extensive kids’ content, exclusive series, bundled with Hulu and ESPN+.

  1. Hulu

Description: Streaming service offering a vast library of TV shows, movies, and original content, plus live TV options.

Key Features: Next-day access to current TV shows, original content, live TV add-on.

  1. Apple TV+

Description: Apple’s streaming service featuring original TV shows and movies.

Key Features: Ad-free, downloadable content, family sharing.

  1. YouTube

Description: The go-to platform for user-generated videos, music videos, and original content.

Key Features: Wide variety of content, YouTube Originals, personalized recommendations.

Gaming Apps

  1. Twitch

Description: The leading live streaming platform for gamers and the gaming community.

Key Features: Live gameplay streaming, chat feature, esports events.

  1. Nvidia GeForce Now

Description: Cloud gaming service that lets you play PC games on your smart TV.

Key Features: High-performance gaming, large game library, cross-device sync.

  1. Google Stadia

Description: Cloud gaming service from Google that allows you to play games without a console.

Key Features: Instant play, no downloads, access to a growing library of games.

  1. Apple Arcade

Description: Subscription-based gaming service offering a variety of ad-free games.

Key Features: Exclusive games, no ads, offline play.

Fitness Apps

  1. Peloton

Description: Offers live and on-demand fitness classes including cycling, running, strength, and yoga.

Key Features: Leaderboards, variety of class types, progress tracking.

  1. FitOn

Description: Free fitness app providing on-demand workout videos across multiple categories.

Key Features: Celebrity trainers, personalized plans, social features.

  1. Daily Burn

Description: Offers a wide range of workouts including strength training, cardio, and yoga.

Key Features: New daily workouts, personalized plans, community support.

  1. Beachbody On Demand

Description: Provides access to popular fitness programs like P90X, Insanity, and 21 Day Fix.

Key Features: Comprehensive workout programs, nutrition plans, progress tracking.

News Apps

  1. CNN

Description: Live news coverage and on-demand videos from CNN.

Key Features: Breaking news alerts, live TV, video clips.

  1. BBC News

Description: International news, features, and analysis from the BBC.

Key Features: Live streaming, personalized news feed, in-depth analysis.

  1. NBC News

Description: Live and on-demand news content from NBC.

Key Features: Live streaming, full episodes of NBC News programs, breaking news alerts.

  1. Al Jazeera

Description: Global news coverage with a focus on developing countries.

Key Features: Live streaming, documentaries, in-depth reports.

Productivity Apps

  1. Plex

Description: Media server app that organizes your personal media and streams it to your smart TV.

Key Features: Media organization, remote access, live TV and DVR.

  1. Zoom

Description: Video conferencing app that allows you to join meetings from your TV.

Key Features: High-quality video and audio, screen sharing, meeting recording.

  1. Google Drive

Description: Cloud storage service that lets you access your files and documents on your TV.

Key Features: File sharing, collaborative editing, large storage space.

  1. Dropbox

Description: Cloud storage service for accessing and sharing files on your TV.

Key Features: Easy file sharing, automatic photo backup, document scanning.

  1. Evernote

Description: Note-taking app that helps you organize your thoughts and access them on your TV.

Key Features: Cross-platform sync, rich text formatting, collaborative notes.


These must-have apps enhance the versatility of smart TVs, catering to diverse needs from entertainment and gaming to fitness, news, and productivity. By installing these apps, you can transform your smart TV into a comprehensive hub for all your digital activities.

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