We are in the process of developing app for Apple TV, are there any guidelines that app should be either a video playing or gaming app, can I submit app with just readonly content like an iOS app and still it will be get approved by apple?

  • Have you reviewed the Apple TV developer documents? That's your first place to look for developer-related questions. – fsb Aug 20 '20 at 18:48

From this link I found the following about the Human Interface Guidelines. There is more info at the link.

Apple TV apps should feel natural and intuitive. Users should instinctively know what to do and where they are at all times. Use the provided layout grids, keep the text legible at a distance, and avoid cluttering your interface with unnecessary visual adornments.

Apple TV uses a focus model for navigation. People use the remote to move through interface elements such as movie posters, apps, or buttons, highlighting each item as they come to it. An element is considered focused or in focus when the user highlights the item but has not clicked it. Make it clear at a distance when something is in focus. Implement expected button behavior so it’s impossible to get lost during navigation—clicking an item with the remote takes you deeper into an app’s hierarchy, pressing Menu always takes you back.

There is much more info at the link above.

  • Ok thanks for the details, I'll go through this link. – prasad Aug 21 '20 at 6:14
  • i sure hope it helps you. – Natsfan Aug 21 '20 at 14:53

There’s so much documentation it’s hard to choose. I like the developer app and watching some WWDC videos to get my bearings. Then dive in to the official documentation.

  • Ok thanks I'll go through these links. – prasad Aug 21 '20 at 6:14

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