App analytics group App Annie has updated its Store Stats product with support for apps for the new Apple TV. App Annie now tracks both the top free and paid apps, as well as the top grossing apps.

App Annie has also published some early insights into the favored categories of new Apple TV owners, particularly those who got their device on Christmas Day 2015. Perhaps unsurprisingly, games and entertainment apps proved to be the most popular new apps in the U.S., UK, and Japan. From App Annie:

In all three cases, Games and Entertainment accounted for a majority of the top 100 free apps by downloads, with the US being the only one where Entertainment apps outnumbered Games. Factors contributing to the disparity include the vast number of broadcasters and pay-TV providers serving the US and the relative ease of moving a video app to the tvOS platform. Stacking the deck with a cable distribution mentality, many of the early broadcast supporters of Apple TV (notably the major over-the-air networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox) have quickly added apps focusing on news or sports properties under similar branding.

As for current stats, VLC and Netflix seem to be leading the pack in free app downloads, while Riptide GP2 and Earthlapse TV take the top paid spots. The top grossing apps seem to be Hulu, HBO NOW, and Netflix. App Annie's announcement comes just a few days after Apple added tvOS app data to its own analytics tools.

You can get a full look at App Annie's initial Apple TV findings at the link below.

Source: App Annie; Via: TechCrunch