Get ready for tvOS 18

Elevate the living room experience with new features that entertain, engage, and connect you with the people who matter most. Sidebar support lets you supercharge your video app with a powerful navigation experience that’s easily customized to your brand and catalog content. Continuity Camera connections can be made persistent, so your app will be ready to do everything — from capturing the latest dance moves to building video conference rooms. And you can easily port and customize your app’s interface with updates to SwiftUI and UIKit.

Get the most out of Apple TV 4K

Your tvOS apps can deliver amazing experiences with stunning picture quality through 4K resolution, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ — and immersive sound through Dolby Atmos. The A15 Bionic chip in Apple TV 4K includes a 5-core CPU with 2 performance and 3 efficiency cores and a 5-core GPU, to further enhance the realism and capabilities of your apps and games.

Build with the tvOS SDK and SwiftUI

With the tvOS SDK, you can leverage frameworks, such as UIKit, AVKit, and Metal, to create rich games and apps that look amazing on the big screen. Take advantage of system features, including AVPlayer, Sidebar, and User Management, to get the most out of your streaming media apps. And you can use SwiftUI to easily port over your iOS or iPadOS apps to tvOS.

Migrate your TVML app to SwiftUI

Get started with Xcode 16 beta

Use Xcode 16 and the tvOS 18 SDK to build the latest tvOS capabilities into your app.

Download Xcode