Published on December 27th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner0
What’s new for Apple TV, December 27th, 2018
Play some baccarat, learn your shapes and colors, and grab a clock built by flat-earthers for flat-earthers with this week’s new Apple TV apps. We’ve also got MasterClass and Just Dance updates as well as a couple apps for streaming entertainment from India.
And is too late for a new holiday screensaver? Of course not!
Prices provided below are accurate at press time. Free downloads are for the app only and may require a subscription or in-app purchases for full functionality.
New Apple TV Apps:
- Holiday Snowsaver (free) – Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still display some wintery cheer. Animated snowfall set against brightly colored backgrounds, complete with festive music.
- Baccarat – Punto Banco (free) – This is that game that James Bond always played, right? This version for Apple TV features “6 fabulous game rooms for you to play, each with unique and exclusive side bets and great payouts.”
- Flat Earth Sun & Moon Clock ($0.99) – As always, it’s best to let the flat-earthers explain it themselves: “The Flat Earth Sun & Moon Clockshowsyou where you are and where the sunand moon are on theirjourney around the face of the earthas shown on the Azimuthal Equidistant projectionmap.” Well…perhaps not.
- LooLoo Kids – Nursery Rhymes (free) – Uses your kids’ favorite nursery rhymes and songs to help them learn about numbers, shapes, colors, animals, and the alphabet.
- MaxxSouth TV by MaxxSouth (free) – Streaming video service that lets you watch your favorite local channels live, plus a variety of on-demand content.
- Trivia Fast Facts ($0.99) – Not a game. Rather, it’s a series of random 30- to 120-second educational clips. New clips are added on a continuous basis.
Updated Apple TV Apps:
- MasterClass – Learn New Skills (free) – Online classes from the world’s best artists, athletes, and professionals. Released for Apple TV earlier this month, the app has already been updated with some bug fixes.
- Just Dance Now (free) – New songs and shop updates for this popular social dancing game. Check out our full coverage for details.
- Hotstar (free) – Plenty of significant performance and interface updates to this app which lets you watch your favorite TV shows, movies, sports, and live news from India.
- Eros Now (free) – Sticking with the theme, gain access to the biggest Bollywood, Hindi, Tamil and regional Indian movies, TV shows, originals, and music videos. The update introduces the ability to view content in “snackable, bite-sized” chunks.