Live Streaming Apps on your Apple TV 
What are the best options?

Live Streaming Apps on your AppleTV

Here at Function101, we are obviously big fans of Apple TV. While streaming platforms on Apple TV such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney + offer vast library of streaming content, there are a growing slate of platforms to choose from when it comes to live streaming.

What’s important with live streaming is the ability to get local channels, core cable networks, and DVR capabilities. Live sports seem to be a key driver along with local channels and news.

We identified 5 companies that let you get the most out of your Apple TV when it comes to live TV. The great thing about all of them is they have a free trial so you can see what works best for you and your family. What we have noticed is that most of these providers have continued to raise prices each year, so keep an eye out for your bill.  

Top Live Streaming Apps for your Apple TV

DirecTV Stream
$70 per month for 65-plus channels (Free Trial Available)

Hulu Plus Live TV
$70 per month for 70-plus channels

Sling TV
$35 per month for 30-plus channels or 40+ channels (Free Trial Available)

YouTube TV
$65 per month for 85-plus channels (Free Trial Available)

FuboTV
$70 per month for 65-plus channels (Free Trial Available)

What's the best Apple TV Live Streaming App for you?

When we launched the Button Remote for Apple TV back in 2020, we had the opportunity to test out a wide range of streaming apps to see how it interacted with the top streaming apps.

What we found overall, is the native streaming apps like YouTubeTV and Hulu seemed to have the best overall user experience on Apple TV, especially with the Button Remote. Carrier and Cable operator apps we found to be a few steps behind.

Ultimately you want to find the best streaming app that works for your content consumption appetite.

Our staff pick for live streaming is YouTube TV with its ease of navigation, the breath of channels, and streaming quality.

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Button Remote for Apple TV - Function101
Button Remote for Apple TV - Function101
Button Remote for Apple TV - Function101
Button Remote for Apple TV - Function101
Button Remote for Apple TV - Function101
Button Remote for Apple TV - Function101
Button Remote for Apple TV / Apple TV 4K
Button Remote for Apple TV - Function101
Button Remote for Apple TV - Function101
Button Remote for Apple TV - Function101
Button Remote for Apple TV - Function101
Button Remote for Apple TV - Function101
Button Remote for Apple TV - Function101
Button Remote for Apple TV / Apple TV 4K

Button Remote for Apple TV / Apple TV 4K

$29.95

* 1 Year Warranty * 30-Day Returns *

The perfect choice for those looking for a traditional INFRARED remote control or replacement remote control for your Apple TV.

Easy way of getting started with Apple TV 

Designed with traditional remote control buttons customers are used to, navigating Apple TV with the Function101 Button Remote is easy.

Compatible with Apple TV and Apple TV 4K

Access Apple TV Home Button functionality such as Apple TV Control Center and Media Center to be able to control multiple audio devices including the volume of AirPod and HomePod devices.

App Switching

Access App Switching via the Pv (P down button) and close unresponsive apps by double tapping the UP arrow.

Programmed to work with Apple TV and Apple TV 4K out of the box. 

Compatible with most TV sets, soundbars, and receivers

The infrared technology (IR) will allow you to synchronize the remote control with your TV, soundbar, or receiver in just seconds to control power, volume, and mute functions.

Supports Apple TV Model Numbers: A2169, A1842, A1625, A1427, A1469, A1378

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