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tvOS 13 Release Notes

Update your apps to use new features, and test your apps against API changes.

Overview

The tvOS 13 SDK provides support for developing tvOS apps for Apple TV devices running tvOS 13. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 11 available from the Mac App Store. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 11, see Xcode 11 Release Notes.

AuthenticationServices

Known Issues

AVFoundation

New Features

  • AVFoundation now supports encoding video with alpha channels using HEVC. Videos encoded in this manner are broadly supported in AVFoundation APIs, and by Safari within web pages. Technical details of the format can be found in the Interoperability Profile specification. (8045917)

MapKit

Known Issues

  • MKMarkerAnnotationView doesn’t render the default glyph image. (52143655)

    Workaround: Set the glyphImage property on MKMarkerAnnotationView instances.

  • MKMarkerAnnotationView doesn’t render the markers for annotations using the default tint color. (51908728)

    Workaround: Set the markerTintColor property on MKMarkerAnnotationView instances.

Networking

Known Issues

Deprecations

  • Removed support for FTP and File URL schemes for Proxy Automatic Configuration (PAC). HTTP and HTTPS are the only supported URL schemes for PAC. This affects all PAC configurations including, but not limited to, configurations set using Settings, System Preferences, Profiles, and URLSession APIs such as connectionProxyDictionary and CFNetworkExecuteProxyAutoConfigurationURL(_:_:_:_:). (28578280)

  • The URLSession and NSURLConnection APIs no longer support SPDY. Servers should use HTTP 2 or HTTP 1.1. (43391641)

SwiftUI

New Features

Known Issues

Deprecations

UIKit

Known Issues

Xcode

New Features

See Also

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