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It's now much easier to discover new apps on the new Apple TV, after the tech giant added a 'Categories' menu to let you filter by the type of app you're searching for. Whether that's games, videos or music.

When it went on sale last week, the streaming box's tvOS software only had a 'Featured' section, which was curated by Apple.

Before Apple released the software update that brought the Categories menu, developers took to the tech giant's developer forum to vent their displeasure.

One described the lack of a Categories menu as a "slap in the face", as there would be no way to find his app without searching for it by name.

The Apple TV went on sale last week, starting at £129. It already has over 1,000 apps available, and the BBC recently promised to bring its iPlayer app to the device.

Apple will launch a TV streaming service next year to complement the device.

It was originally planned to launch this year, but has been beset with delays due to rights negotiations with TV networks.

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