“Apple has always been different. Its smartphones and tablets have far more properly good apps than rival systems,” Craig Grannell writes for Stuff Magazine. “Our hope was Apple’s future for the telly would at least involve some we actually wanted to use.”

Grannell writes, “As it turns out, there’s a lot of junk to fish through on the Apple TV App Store, but plenty of gems, too.”

Grannell writes, “Here are our favorites.”

• With its 1TB of free storage and optional automatic back-up of your photos, Flickr for iPhone is a must-have download. On Apple TV, it’s more of a sit-back experience, enabling you to enjoy your photos on the big screen, and to browse uploads by other users.

• Infuse/Infuse Pro (£Free/£7.99) FireCore’s gone all-in with Apple TV, releasing its latest Infuse update for Apple’s black box months before iOS. Whether you grab the free or paid version, you’ll be able to stream video from network storage, re-encoded on-the-fly. Artwork, catalogue sorting and metadata is all automatic, making for a gorgeous browsing experience. Pro users also get trakt.tv support, syncing progress across devices.

17 more Apple TV apps you’ll actually use here.

MacDailyNews Take: We’d trade them all for an Amazon Prime app.