Apple asks developers for tvOS app submissions

Apple has emailed developers asking for tvOS app submissions tested on the latest golden master seed of the operating system for the upcoming Apple TV. tvOS is the new operating system for the set-top box.

Apple provides a tvOS SDK [software development kit] with tools and APIs [application programming interfaces] for developers to build apps for the living room in the the same way they created a global app phenomenon for the iPhone and iPad. Since Apple will introduce an Apple TV App Store with the next Apple TV, developers can develop games and applications for tvOS.

The fourth get Apple TV will go on sale Monday, Oct. 26, and will ship the same week. It features the Apple-designed A8 chip for even better performance. Its operating system (tvOS) supports key iOS technologies including Metal, for detailed graphics, complex visual effects and Game Center, to play and share games with friends.

The new Siri Remote lets you use a glass touch surface that handles both small, accurate movements as well as big, sweeping ones, according to Apple. With Siri, you can use your voice to search TV shows and movies by title, genre, cast, crew, rating or popularity by speaking things such as “Find the best funny movies from the ‘80s,” “Find movies with Jason Bateman” and “Find popular TV shows for kids.” Apple TV will search iTunes and popular apps from Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Showtime, displaying all the ways the resulting TV shows and movies can be played. Siri also offers playback control and on-screen navigation, as well as quick access to sports, stock and weather information.