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Apple TV begins hiding apps from the charts if you have them installed

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Charles Pete
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Instead of simply showing a list of the Top Paid, Top Free and Top Grossing apps on the platform, the charts are now hiding listings for those TV apps you already have installed.

This was bizarre, the company said, because the app is one of the most popular in the German Apple TV App Store, and had been in the Top 10 almost since its debut.

What the company soon realized was that the Apple TV was hiding apps from appearing the Top Charts after they had been installed.

It tested this with other apps, and realized this was true across the board – after installation, the next-placed app would move up into it slot.

In addition, the change affected those Featured apps on the start page – which again serves to make the App Store feel more personalized to the end user as it won t show you app suggestions for those you ve installed.

However, it is interesting because Apple s App Store for iOS has been widely criticized for failing to offer better ways to help users discover apps.

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