tvOS 9.1 beta 3 released

tvOS 9.1 Beta 3 provides support for developing tvOS apps. It’s packaged with a complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating apps for tvOS. These tools include the Xcode IDE and the Instruments analysis tool, among many others.

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tvOS SDK 9.1 Beta 3 hightlights:

AVKit

  • On tvOS, AVPlayerViewController automatically resumes playback when video playback stalls. This will prevent clients from programmatically pausing playback, as a programmatic pause will appear to be a stall and playback will immediately resume. A future update to allow application control of the autoresume behavior is planned.

Networking

  • Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) is now enabled by default on Ethernet and Wi-Fi. This is designed to reduce network delays and reduce packet loss. The ability to synthesize NAT64 IPv6 addresses from IPv4 literals was added to getaddrinfo.

Setup

  • After reading the tvOS Terms and Conditions, press MENU to return to the App Analytics screen. Then press Continue and then Accept to complete setup.

StoreKit

  • StoreKit (that is, In-App Purchase) does not work in Simulator.

UIKit

  • When a scroll view is scrolled due to a focus change, the run loop mode will be set to UITrackingRunLoopMode. When the scrolling ends, the mode will return to the default mode. This is a change from past behavior: Previously, the run loop mode would not change.

 
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