Video Previews Now Available for Apple TV Apps

Video Previews Now Available for Apple TV Apps

Apple is really focused on improving the Apple TV software, and I'm looking forward to the upgrade that's coming (which I described in this earlier post). But even before that arrives Apple has recently added a new feature to the current version of tvOS: the ability for software developers to make a video preview available for their Apple TV apps. If you're interested in purchasing a game, for example, it really helps to have a preview that gives you a good look at it.

This preview feature has been available on the iPhone and iPad since iOS 8, but until now the Apple TV only had static images to show what an Apple TV app looks like.

9T05Mac has posted a video that lets you see how the preview function works on Apple TV.

Since this feature was only recently made available to developers, few apps have a preview, but you can expect it to be commonplace in the future.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.