The 4 Best Apple TV Health Apps

Your TV set becomes your personal trainer with Apple TV

Apple TV comes with some pretty cool tools for staying fit. The Siri Remote contains an accelerometer and gyroscope to detect a range of motions and gestures. Apple TV can also integrate with other devices like the Apple Watch or iPhone. It also works with connected exercise equipment you may be planning to acquire for your home. 

Here are four great apps that show how Apple TV can stop you from becoming a couch potato.

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Best for Everyday Workouts: DailyBurn

DailyBurn for Apple TV


What We Like
  • Personalized assessment and workout plans.

  • Thousands of workouts in 25+ programs.

  • New Daily Burn 365 workout each day.

  • 30-day free trial.

What We Don't Like
  • Basic or Premium subscription necessary after the free trial.

  • Auto-renewing purchase after the free trial unless canceled.

  • Pricey subscriptions.

If you've used streaming workout apps before, you may have come across DailyBurn, as it's available on almost every platform. This ubiquity means you can also access the app on nearly any mobile device, but the app lacks some features other similar apps may provide.

However, DailyBurn offers so many types and levels of workouts that you will easily find the ones you want to follow. It's not just cardio and high-intensity exercises; you can also find yoga and Pilates programs. Sessions are clear and contain tips on things like posture and ways to modify each move.

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Best for Training Exercises: Streaks Workout

Streaks Workout app

Streaks App

What We Like
  • 30 equipment-free exercises and four workout lengths.

  • Tips to improve technique.

  • Built-in timer and stats.

  • Broken into brief chunks of exercise.

What We Don't Like
  • Repeats exercises randomly.

  • Animations aren't sufficient to demonstrate an exercise.

  • No stretching or yoga components.

Streaks Workout turns your television into your own personal trainer. The app lets you design your routine based on your fitness level and available equipment.

The app is clear to understand with excellent illustrations to help you exercise correctly, progress monitoring tools, and a selection of other features designed to help you live well.

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Best for Fitness and Focus: Yoga Studio

Yoga Studio workout app

Yoga Studio

What We Like
  • Videos of 190+ yoga and meditation classes.

  • Suitable for all skill levels.

  • 5- to 60-minute workouts.

  • Clear instructions.

What We Don't Like
  • Some advertisements.

  • Monthly subscription required.

Fitness isn't just about frenetic repetitive exercise; disciplined movements from yoga and Pilates can also make a big difference. Yoga Studio provides over 190 yoga and meditation classes you can complete from the comfort of your home.

These sessions come in easy-to-follow video form and range from 5 minutes to hour-long practices. Even better, the app syncs with your mobile devices, so you'll also be able to stay up-to-date with your routines wherever you happen to be.

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Best for Diet Help: Kitchen Stories

Man sitting on kitchen counter with produce and groceries

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What We Like
  • Beautiful images and videos.

  • Many how-to videos to improve cooking skills.

  • Companion iOS app generates grocery lists.

What We Don't Like
  • Need an iOS device to get ingredients and grocery lists.

  • Apple TV app doesn't supply all recipe information.

There's little point fretting over calorie counters if you live on sugary drinks and processed food. You need to make a root-and-branch change in your eating habits, which means preparing your own food. If you want to take control of what's in what you eat. this app will help you do just that—because good food starts better ingredients.

Kitchen Stories empowers you to achieve this with inspiring video recipes and step-by-step photo instructions for dishes. Special features include an auto-generated shopping list, a quantity calculator, and an integrated timer.

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