Apple is lastly including full net previews for tvOS apps

Apple is finally adding full web previews for tvOS apps

Apple is lastly getting round to including net previews for tvOS apps — correcting this somewhat baffling and extended omission. The addition was first observed by Slide to Play’s Jeff Scott, who, having a tvOS app himself, was certainly thrilled on the information.

Hey, take a look at that, Apple TV apps now displaying up in net preview pages: When did that begin? cc:@mhafez @AfterPad

— Jeff Scott (@TheAppivore) April 19, 2016

Net hyperlinks for tvOS apps have been beforehand sort of accessible in case you knew the place to look, however they have been restricted in performance: no screenshots, no metadata, no obtain hyperlink. And there nonetheless isn’t a obtain hyperlink on the newly activated pages.

For now it seems to be solely tvOS native apps that present up like this; common apps with tvOS variations (Netflix, as an example) nonetheless don’t present screenshots in Apple TV format. Kevin MacLeod, creator of third-celebration net app browser AfterPad, informed MacStories that the API is returning comparable knowledge.

This could make it a lot simpler to browse apps in your Apple TV from… nicely, someplace aside from your Apple TV. You possibly can in all probability anticipate a extra full rollout of the brand new app pages over the subsequent few weeks; we’ve requested Apple for extra info.