No App Store On Apple TV: How To Fix?
Apple’s answer to streaming media players such as Roku and the Amazon Fire TV Stick is called Apple TV. The Apple TV, much like other set-top streaming devices, gives its users the ability to stream paid and free services (such as Netflix and Amazon Prime), watch online TV channels, play games, and share the screen displays of other Apple devices. This Apple product line has only received four additional model updates since the initial Apple TV was made available for purchase in January of 2007. The first model was known as the Apple TV 1, and the four models that followed were referred to as the Apple TV 2, Apple TV 3, Apple TV 4, and Apple TV 4k.
App Store accessibility via Apple TV
The tvOS is an altered version of iOS that is used by more recent models of the Apple TV. The tvOS, which is approximately 70 to 80 percent similar to iOS, enables users to download, install, and run applications on an Apple TV in the same manner as they would on an iPhone or iPad. An older version of Apple’s operating system is used in the Apple TV 1, 2, and 3, which is very different from iOS. On the other hand, the only two devices that are currently compatible with the new tvOS are the Apple TV 4 and the Apple TV 4k.
The Apple App Store is supported by the tvOS operating system, which is a modified version of iOS. As a consequence of this, the Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4k are capable of running each and every paid and free application that is available on the App Store.
There is no App Store built into Apple TV.
The application that can be downloaded from the Apple TV App Store is represented by an icon that is a blue rectangular box with three white lines that form the letter “A.” There will be times when the icon for the App Store application will not be displayed at the top of the home screen on your Apple TV. It’s either a mistake that was made by a human or a function of the Apple TV software. There are a few different workarounds that you can use in order to troubleshoot the problem of the “App Store not showing,” no matter what the cause may be.
Considering that there are two primary classifications of operating systems: older versions (modified versions of macOS and iOS), and tvOS. Our troubleshooting solutions for Apple TV have been separated into two distinct categories by us.
Apple TV running tvOS
As was mentioned earlier, the only streaming devices that are compatible with Apple’s tvOS are the Apple TV 4 and the Apple TV 4k. For Apple TVs that are powered by tvOS, there is only one troubleshooting solution available, which can be summarised as follows:
The Apple App Store has been relocated.
The user interface of Apple TV allows you to drag an application all the way down from the top of the home screen to the bottom. In addition to this, the Apple TV comes pre-installed with an application known as the App Store, which cannot be removed or hidden. This indicates that someone has moved your App Store to a location further down the homepage, which prevents it from being displayed.
If you follow these steps, you will be able to relocate the App Store to its original location:
Explore each and every section of the user interface homepage for your Apple TV. Once it is located, select the icon for the App Store by pressing the selection button after the icon has been highlighted.
Keep your finger on the selection button just long enough for the App Store icon to start shaking.
You can reset the location of the App Store to its default position by using the arrow keys on the Apple TV remote.
Apple TV running an older operating system
Apologies for the inconvenience, but the App Store isn’t accessible on any Apple TVs older than those that run on tvOS. Because they are not powered by tvOS, older Apple TV models such as the Apple TV 1, 2, and 3 do not have access to the App Store. It is important to check the model of the device before cursing or replacing your Apple TV because it does not have an App Store.