Apple TV app store + tvos

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Apple TV app store + tvos

Postby jeremyhanna » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:55 pm

So I had been hoping for this for a long, long time, but Apple finally introduced an app store for the Apple TV today along with tvos, which runs the new apps. I'm not sure what the process is for initiating a new platform but I'm hoping that the Mormon Channel and BYUtv (and perhaps LDS Music?) can make it on there given that it's Swift based so at least the underlying code should be similar. I would think the main difference would be the UI elements in the new OS.

For any interested:
The developer website which includes a download for the developer kit: https://developer.apple.com/tvos/
An introduction tutorial by someone outside of apple: http://www.madeupbypeople.com/blog/2015 ... le-tv-apps

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Re: Apple TV app store + tvos

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:52 pm

I don't know if Mormon Channel and BYUtv will come to Apple TV and tvOS, but the LDS Music app is unlikely until we can get more developers on the project. Right now there's only one developer and most of his time is consumed with Gospel Library for iOS.

If you're a developer, feel free to join the LDS Music for iOS project here on LDSTech and pitch in!
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Re: Apple TV app store + tvos

Postby jmarne » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:58 pm

I'm a registered apple developer. I'd be happy to chip in to get BYUtv on tvOS. I've got a little bit of experience with iOS development. Haven't looked at tvOS APIs yet but I'm sure it's fairly straightforward.

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Postby sbradshaw » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:47 pm

Note that BYUtv is not developed directly by the Church in the same way that Mormon Channel and LDS Music are. To help with a BYUtv app, you'll need to work with BYU Broadcasting.
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Re: Apple TV app store + tvos

Postby wrigjef » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:15 pm

I know this is not a church product but I wondered if anyone knows the status on this?

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Re: Apple TV app store + tvos

Postby JamesAnderson » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:36 am

The first religious content seen was at least one church and two Bible apps, both were the text, one was paid and the other free.

Thanks to slidetoplay.com I was able to see an early listing of top apps and a member built a 'LDS Sing Along' app which quickly got some early LDS users of the new Apple TV. That was because the app was categorized in the Music category. This was before the tvOS app store got a charts function, Slide to Play found a way to extract that data and by the time I saw their page, Apple had integrated charts into that app store.

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Re: Apple TV app store + tvos

Postby wrigjef » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:40 am

Thanks for the info. My hope was that since BYUTV has an app for regular IOS and on the Roku, that they would be early on the tvOS app store. Sounds like they are not there yet.

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Re: Apple TV app store + tvos

Postby chako » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:11 pm

I would love to have this app on the new Apple TV as well (4th Gen). Just adding my vote.

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Re: Apple TV app store + tvos

Postby bballrob » Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:00 am

My family will be receiving the new Apple TV for Christmas. I would also love to see the BYU TV App brought to this platform. Until then, though, there's always airplay.

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Re: Apple TV app store + tvos

Postby byulasfjazz » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:49 pm

Please I have been searching every day for s BYU TV app on the new Apple TV. Is there an update or estimate for a release date?


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