Get ready for the new Apple TV.

We’ve reimagined the TV experience with tvOS — an innovative TV platform that redefines what can be done in the living room. The new Apple TV features a built-in App Store making it more entertaining than ever. Now you can deliver incredible and immersive apps and games on the big screen using the tvOS SDK.

Creating tvOS apps with the tvOS SDK.

Create experiences that connect to and immerse users, even when the screen is across the room. Take advantage of the powerful CPU/GPU, capabilities of the 1080p display, and the new Apple TV Remote featuring a touch surface, built-in accelerometer, and gyroscope.

Leverage many of the same frameworks, technologies, and concepts that you are already familiar developing with for iOS. Use key frameworks and technologies such as Metal, UIKit, On Demand Resources, CloudKit, and Game Center to create rich games and apps that look amazing on the new Apple TV.

New templates using XML and Javascript are also available as a framework for tvOS apps, so you can use predefined layouts and Javascript APIs to quickly create beautiful apps ideal for streaming media.

tvOS and iOS work together.

Empower customers to enjoy their favorite apps on both iOS and the new Apple TV with a single purchase by enabling universal purchase for your app on the App Store.

Xcode with tvOS SDK

Download the beta version of Xcode 7.1 with tvOS SDK to start building apps for the new Apple TV.

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Developer Library

Find a comprehensive set of programming guides, reference, and sample code for tvOS.

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Developer Forums

Ask questions and discuss tvOS apps with Apple engineers and other developers.

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