New apps to sideload onto the Apple TV 4, Best to Apps to sideload Apple TV 4th, Gen
One of the great things Apple introduced with the Apple TV 4th gen is the ability to natively sideload apps onto devices without having to go through the App Store, without jailbreaking and without a paid Apple Developer account. This is particularly relevant for proof-of-concept software and projects that will never make it onto the App Store.
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With this method, you can install apps such as Kodi media player, SNES/Game Boy/Sega game emulators (Provenance), you can even sideload a jailbreak and a ton of other apps that Apple won’t usually allow on the tvOS App Store.
What will you need?
A Mac running OS X 10.10.5 or later.
Best new apps to sideload onto Apple TV 4
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How to install Kodi onto the new Apple TV 4
Kodi® (formerly known as XBMC™) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media centre for playing videos,
music, pictures, games, and more. Kodi runs on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android. Kodi is a powerful media player that uses add-ons to link to content all over the internet direct to your TV. There are add-ons for videos, music, TV shows and many other media sources.
Kodi is a must have app if you have an Apple TV 4 We have a post on how you can install kodi onto an Apple TV 4 if you want to give it a try.
Provenance is a multi-system emulator that supports most major 8- and 16-bit consoles and lets you play classic games like Super Mario World, Sonic the Hedgehog, Pokemon, and more on your Apple TV. It supports the Apple TV remote and controllers like the Steelseries Nimbus and Horipad Ultimate wireless game controllers. Provenance supports the Sega Genesis, Master System, MegaCD, Game Gear, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, and more!
If your into your gaming then this guide will show you how to install Provenance on your Apple TV 4
3/ Web browser
Apple does not allow Apple TV apps to have UIWebViews, so this web browser would not be approved on the tvOS App Store, but you can sideload a web browser onto your Apple TV 4 with this guide on installing a web browser onto your new Apple TV 4. This is a very basic Internet browser but will still work for light browsing or quick searches.
LiveHDNow is an app that allows you to watch Free TV on your Apple TV 4, this app has good quality links with fast loading times. You can sideload LiveHDNow onto your Apple TV 4 with this guide on installing LiveHDNow onto your new Apple TV 4.
5/ Apple TV 4 Jailbreak
At long last, the Pangu Team has an Apple TV 4 Jailbroken and have just released a jailbreak for the new Apple TV 4. The jailbreak released is limited to Apple TV 4 running tvOS 9.0 and 9.0.1 below is the Apple TV 4 Jailbreak guide, this gives the first real hopes of apps like Cydia to be added to the Apple TV 4. We have a full Jailbreak guide here.