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Apple’s tvOS already has 2,600 apps, including over 1,000 games

It’s been a little under six weeks since the fourth-generation Apple TV, packed with the new tvOS software, arrived on the scene and the platform is already teaming with third-party apps.

New research claims there are more than 2,600 titles sitting within the App Store, a figure that’ll almost double in the next month.

“With a pretty steady rate of growth so far, we estimate the store will
be hitting 5,000 apps in about a month and 10,000 apps in early 2016,” the researchers from appFigures wrote.

The site’s data showed 38 per cent of those apps (1,002) are games, with developers flocking to the new platform in droves.

However, only 8 games feature in the top 50 apps, 28 of which are entertainment apps. The top ten is entirely comprised by titles from the major streaming firms.

The ease of discovering games has recently been aided by the addition of new categories, while more and more developers are porting their iOS titles over to the big screen.

More high profile games are also landing on the platform in the form of Disney Infinity 3.0 and Guitar Hero Live, although both require additional gameplay accessories.

Apple executive Eddy Cue addressed games on Apple TV in an interview with Buzzfeed this week.

Cue said: “What we’re seeing with the new Apple TV is to me very similar to what happened with gaming on the iPhone,” he said.

“When we first announced the iPhone, we didn’t tout it as a gaming device. But games became a huge part of iPhone, because it turns out that a lot more people than just hardcore gamers love games. We expanded the market.”

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