Make an Apple TV App for Streaming Video with VidType

So you want to know how to make an Apple TV app.

Do you code? Well, great! If you’re adept with making iOS apps with Swift, you’ll be make an Apple TV app for tvOS too. One of the main challenges is instead of programming for a touch-screen interface like iOS, tvOS is controlled via a remote “focus”.

Another obvious constraint is users will be locked to landscape orientation.

If you’re ready to get your hands dirty, Apple does a great job with their documentation for tvOS developers.

If you’re not quite ready to dive in, but you’re interested in learning to code, Ray Wenderlich is an excellent instructor and has made some great courses for learning tvOS.

Don’t have the time to learn to code?

Believe me, we get it. We’re developers and it’s taken us years to build our platform to its current state. Many things must come into consideration when developing an app, and in particular a Smart TV app.

If you’re the do it yourself type and want to take the bull by the horns, by all means, we support you. But if you’d like a HUGE head start, in fact, a complete end-to-end solution, we’re happy to sign you up and make an Apple TV app for you.

We’ll make an Apple TV App with the features you’d expect, and then some

At VidType we’ve reimagined the streaming video channel from the ground up. The architecture and video delivery infrastructure that supports our channels is bedrock solid.

Our designs are fully responsive for all screens, with extreme attention paid to all viewing experiences, TV, tablet and smart phone. Our platform’s elastic backbone will scale to power even the most demanding video channels.

What do I need to make an Apple TV app with VidType?

As a video platform owner, your main responsibility is managing your videos.

We’ll help get you set up with an Apple Developer account. this is $100 per year and is good for as many apps on iOS or tvOS as you like.

You’ll also need a video hosting account to suit your needs. This way, you only pay for what you use. To give you an idea, video hosting typically costs less than a few hundred dollars per year.

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Once your accounts are set up, all you really need to do is upload your videos, name and categorize them. Thumbnails are automatically pulled from the video, or upload your own screenshot.

You can also upload a logo for each category of videos. This logo can be used as a watermark, placed in any corner of your video player.

We’ll create all types of apps for you

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