December 01, 2021
Updated artwork requirements, Now Playing Info, and app integration tests
We recently updated several specifications and guides to help you better manage your Apple TV content.
New artwork requirements
Updated artwork requirements for use on the Apple TV app include:
- Vector version of your partner logo in white
- Hexadecimal color to be used as background for the white logo
Sending Now Playing Info updates
The Apple TV App and Universal Search Guide has been updated to provide proper guidance on implementing Now Playing Info with interstitial content. If your content contains interstitial content, set the Playback Rate to 0 and do not update the Elapsed Time during interstitial content playback. Once interstitial content playback is complete, resume updating Now Playing Info as applicable for your asset.
Adding private entitlements to provisioning profile
There’s a new way to add private entitlements to your provisioning profile. See Developer Account Help for more details.
iOS and tvOS 15 integration tests
We recommend that you test and verify your Apple TV app integration with your existing and forthcoming apps against the new iOS and tvOS 15 release. As a best practice, you should always test your apps with every app or operating system update, including dot releases. For details on how to run a set of regressions tests, visit the Apple TV App and Universal Search Guide.