tvOS 11.0

This article summarizes the key developer-related features introduced in tvOS 11.0, which runs on currently shipping tvOS devices. The article also lists the documents that describe new features in more detail.

For late-breaking news and information about known issues, see Release Notes at

For the complete list of new APIs, choose Show API Changes from the dropdown at the top of any page of the API Reference documentation.

To learn about what’s new in Swift, see Swift Language and The Swift Programming Language (Swift 4).


App Frameworks

Graphics and Games

Metal 2

Metal 2 contains significant additions and updates to Metal, the Metal Shading Language, and the Metal Performance Shaders framework. Items below indicate where the updates occur:

  – MTL: An update in the Metal framework.

  – MSL: An update in the Metal Shading Language.

  – MPS: An update in the Metal Performance Shaders framework.

App Services

Media and Web