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i have started considering developing an apple Tv app for my personal use so i got some questions and even tough i googled them im still not sure if i understood correctly.

  • The new TVSJ Framework or the TVML wont work on my 3rd Gen Apple TV?
  • Do i have to develop everything via IOS swift/Objective C?
  • Can i test/install my app without a paid developer membership ?

Thanks in advance , hope this was the correct place to ask.

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The new TVSJ Framework or the TVML won't work on my 3rd Gen Apple TV?

Apple said the 3rd gen Apple TV will not run tvOS when means you can't develop any app on that device. If you do want to develop, you can buy a 4th gen.

Do I have to develop everything via iOS swift/Objective-C?

Nope, Apple TV runs tvOS which have its own SDK. But the frameworks are very similar. tvOS also got some of its own SDK which iOS don't have. You do need to develop in Swift or Objective-C.

Can I test/install my app without a paid developer membership ?

Yes, Xcode 7 allows you to test app on device without paid account. Though to install app on Apple TV, you will need an USB-C cable.

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The short answer if you have a 3rd generation Apple TV.

You can't.

If you want to develop apps for an Apple TV you need the current 4th Generation Apple TV, A Mac with Xcode 7.1.1 or higher and some knowledge of Swift and/or Objective-C (probably go for Swift that's what all the cool kids are doing these days).

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