Introduction to Apple TV Introduction to Apple TV

Introduction to Apple TV

Zype's Apple TV app builder template makes it easy for you to build, customize, and distribute your content to your audience while providing the best possible user experience. This section provides recommendations to help you structure and monetize your content to best reach your video business goals. You'll also find guidelines to successfully test and submit your app to the Apple Store.  


Prerequisites for Zype 

If you are building an app for the first time, visit our Introduction to Applications and Distribution to get started.

To successfully test and submit your Apple TV app there are a few requirements you need to make sure to complete in the Zype platform. Before you can build and submit your app to the Apple for approval you must do the following:

1. Import your content into your Zype library

2. Add video details to content


3. Organize your videos into playlists

4. Create playlist relationships 


The resulting playlist structure within your Apple TV: 

If you plan to make money from your content through Apple TV, visit our Monetization section to learn about all the types of monetization Zype supports.

*Note - setting up monetization for your content is not required to submit your app.

Prerequisites for Apple TV

The Apple Store has separate requirements to approve submitted applications. 

1. Create a Developer Account

2. Review design requirements 

4. Review content structure requirements

Testing your app: Overview

Once you've successfully organized your content, customized settings, and built your app, you need to test it out to make sure it works the way you expect. You'll need to complete the following to test your app:

1. Review app settings for monetization and feature options 

2. Download latest version of Xcode

3. Obtain Apple TV device

4. Review Apple testing documentation

Submitting your app: Overview

After you have tested your app and satisfied with the result, it's time to submit it for approval through the Apple Store. The approval process timeline depends on how fast Apple can test your app and if any issues are discovered during the QA process. For a detailed breakdown of the submission process, visit the Apple TV submission guidelines page.