Mar 31, 2020 · Adding apps to Apple TV is as easy as on your iPhone or iPad. To download an app on Apple TV, you just navigate to the App store, find the app you want, and click Download. The trick is, if you have an Apple TV third-generation or older, you're limited to pre-installed apps. If you have the Apple TV 4K or the fourth-generation Apple TV, you have access to the App Store and can get apps from a ... That model number is apparently a 3rd generation Apple TV. The 3rd generation devices don't support third party apps or the app store, so they cannot get the DirecTV Now app (or any other app that is not built in). You will be limited to AirPlay to the device. Apple TV — with the Apple TV app, Apple TV+, and Apple TV 4K — puts you in control of what you watch, where you watch, and how you watch.