The new smaller version of Apple TV is displayed at an Apple Special Event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts September 1, 2010 in San Francisco, California.
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October 30, 2015 1:12 PM EDT

With its latest device, Apple has made one thing clear: TV isn’t just about shows and movies anymore, it’s about apps.

The new Apple TV, which went on sale Oct. 30, is Apple’s first set top box to come with its very own App Store. This means, in addition to watching Netflix and Hulu, users can play games, view cooking recipes, and follow workout routines all through the Apple TV. There’s also a redesigned interface and revamped remote control that make using the Apple TV feel much more like using an iPhone or iPad.

The 2015 Apple TV is still new, so apps are likely to become even more useful and polished over time. And yet, a significant number of developers have created apps and games specifically designed for the new gadget. Besides the standard cord-cutting apps, here are a few picks from the new App Store that are definitely worth checking out first:

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