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Apple is now accepting tvOS app submissions for the new Apple TV

By dkpope
Oct 23, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2015/10/2015-10-22-image-17.jpg" /></p> <p>You can expect &ldquo;non-smart&rdquo; TVs to feel a little more inadequate starting next week: The new Apple TV (and tvOS) is coming. In preparation for this, Apple is <a href="https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=10212015a">now accepting app and game submissions</a> from developers. They provide <a href="https://developer.apple.com/app-store/submit/tvos/">guidelines so the apps and games conform</a> to important Apple TV features such as the touch-sensitive remote, and, since it is Apple we&#39;re talking about, they give picky details about how the app icon needs to look as well.</p> <p>Each submission may contain as much as 200 MB in the main bundle, and another up to 20 GB of on-demand resources. Apple reminds those working on a game or app that the tvOS products can&#39;t link against frameworks or libraries built for iOS. The company also posted an <a href="https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/tvos/documentation/General/Conceptual/AppleTV_PG/">App Programming Guide for tvOS</a> and <a href="https://forums.developer.apple.com/thread/21545">tvOS beta FAQs</a>.</p> <p>Developers have the option to make their app part of a universal bundle with iPhone or iPad counterparts. The Verge reports that shipments of the Apple TV are expected to <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/22/9591370/apple-tv-app-store-tvos-submissions">start arriving by the end of the next week</a>, so Apple didn&rsquo;t give much extra time to those getting apps ready for their TV debut.</p> <p class="grey">Image credit: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-2064383p1.html?cr=00&amp;pl=edit-00">ymgerman</a> / <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/editorial?cr=00&amp;pl=edit-00">Shutterstock.com</a></p><p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/62531-apple-now-accepting-tvos-app-submissions-new-apple.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/62531-apple-now-accepting-tvos-app-submissions-new-apple.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/62531-apple-now-accepting-tvos-app-submissions-new-apple.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]

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