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Learning Apple tvOS App Development

via LinkedIn Learning


Discover how to develop an app for Apple TV. Learn how to use Apple frameworks and technologies to start and complete your first app on the Apple tvOS platform.

What makes tvOS special? How can you make an app that leverages unique Apply TV features and provides an enjoyable experience for the user? This course shows how to develop an Apple tvOS app, using Apple frameworks and technologies. Learn how to use simple UIKit components, like UIButtons. See how to work with components and views to display data. Gain an understanding of the Apple TV focus model that goes hand in hand with using the Siri remote. The course also covers video playback, the usage of layered images for an immersive user experience, and a lot more.


  • Create immersive experiences for tvOS
  • What you should know
  • Using the exercise files
1. Introducing tvOS Development
  • What makes tvOS special?
  • The Siri remote and the focus model
  • A light and dark Hello World
2. Your First tvOS App: Build the UI
  • What you are going to create
  • Set up the ViewController hierarchy
  • Understand UISplitViewController
  • Add video assets and imagery
  • Add different UIKit components
  • Set up a TableViewController
  • Connect the UI with your code
3. Your First tvOS App: Add the Logic
  • Demo API and some helpers
  • A video background
  • Set up location services
  • Handle location updates
  • Get weather data for the user's location
  • Update the UI with weather data
  • Forecast for more than one day
  • Text entry on tvOS: Search for locations
  • TableViews on tvOS
  • UISplitViewController in action
4. Multipeer Connectivity
  • Search for locations with your iPhone
  • Integrate Multipeer Connectivity
  • Advertise and browse for devices nearby
  • Send data from an iPhone to Apple TV
5. Final Touches
  • Understand the top shelf
  • Enable the top shelf and layered images
  • Set up shortcuts
  • Communicate with URL schemes
  • Add a layered app icon
  • Next steps

Taught by

Brian Advent

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