Create view-level services for media playback, complete with user controls, chapter navigation, and support for subtitles and closed captioning.


The AVKit framework provides a high-level interface for playing video content.


Media Playback

Adopting Picture in Picture in a Standard Player

Add picture-in-picture controls to your player using a player view controller.

Adopting Picture in Picture in a Custom Player

Add picture-in-picture controls to your custom player using a picture-in-picture controller.

Working with Interstitial Content (tvOS)

Present additional content such as legal text, content warnings, or advertisements alongside your main media content.

Using AVKit in iOS

This sample code project demonstrates techniques for tracking AVPlayerViewController presentation state across multiple application scenarios, including being displayed fullscreen, embedded inline, or as Picture in Picture.

Adopting Custom Interactive Overlays, Channel Flipping, and Parental Controls in tvOS Video Playback

This sample demonstrates support for custom interactive overlays, and parental controls, using AVPlayerViewController.

Adding Information to the Info Panel (tvOS)

Add metadata information and navigation markers to the Info panel in Apple TV.

class AVPlayerViewController

An object that displays the video content from a player object along with system-supplied playback controls.

class AVPlayerView

A macOS-only object that displays the video content from a player object along with system-supplied playback controls.

class AVPictureInPictureController

A controller that responds to user-initiated playback of video in a floating, resizable window on iPad.

class AVRoutePickerView

An object that displays controls for picking playback routes.

class AVInterstitialTimeRange

A time range in an audiovisual presentation as interstitial content, such as advertisements or legal notices.

class AVNavigationMarkersGroup

A set of markers for navigating playback of an audiovisual presentation.

Up Next Content

Presenting Content Proposals (tvOS)

Display a preview of an upcoming media item at the conclusion of the currently playing media item.

class AVContentProposalViewController

A view controller used to create custom content proposal presentations.

class AVContentProposal

An object that describes the content proposed to follow the current item.

TV and Video Syncing

class AVDisplayManager

A management object that controls whether the TV switches modes to match the video's native mode.

Video Capture

class AVCaptureView

An object used to display standard user interface controls for capturing media data.


AVKit Metadata Identifiers

Additional metadata contained by an asset.