Creating apps for Apple TV

We’ve reimagined the TV experience with tvOS — an innovative TV platform that redefines what can be done in the living room. Apple TV features a built-in App Store, making it more entertaining than ever. And with Picture in Picture, multiuser, and game controller support, you can create even more engaging gaming and interactive experiences on the big screen.


Leverage many of the same frameworks, technologies, and concepts as iOS. Frameworks and technologies, such as Metal, UIKit, CloudKit, and Game Center, let you create rich games and apps that look amazing on Apple TV. TVMLKit templates using XML and JavaScript are available as a framework for tvOS apps and let you use predefined layouts and JavaScript APIs to quickly create beautiful apps ideal for streaming media. And you can use SwiftUI to customize your app interfaces and provide even more functionality.

Beta test your tvOS apps

Invite people to test your apps and games on Apple TV to get valuable feedback before publishing on the App Store.

Learn about TestFlight

Submit your tvOS apps

The App Store for Apple TV is available to customers around the world. Submit your tvOS apps and games.

Learn how to prepare your apps

What’s new for Apple platforms

Get details on all the new and updated technologies that power your apps on Apple platforms. Find out what’s new in augmented reality, machine learning, SwiftUI, in-app purchase, and more.

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