Apple Increases Maximum tvOS App Size to 4GB

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Apple today announced that the size limit of a tvOS app bundle has increased from 200MB to 4GB, allowing developers to include more media in their app submissions for a "complete, rich user experience upon installation."

Previously, tvOS apps were limited in size to 200MB, but were allowed to download additional resources after being installed. This led to short initial installation times, but caused customers to have to wait for content to download after installing an app.

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Apple is also allows tvOS apps to use On-Demand Resources to host up to 20GB of additional content on the App Store. Apple recommends app developers use On-Demand Resources to enable faster downloads. On-Demand Resources allow apps to do things like download the first couple of levels of a game and update as a user progresses, deleting content that's no longer needed.

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47 months ago
Apple reversing another dumb decision (like no controller only games) that should have been in place day 1.
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47 months ago
Imagine if Apple had just developed and included a game controller for the ATV 4 and made it a core option for game devs?

Such wasted potential. :mad:
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47 months ago
Up to 4gb is a big deal.
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47 months ago

can't remember the last time i felt the need to play a game on my Apple TV.

I don't know. I recently got a Steelseries Nimbus and find that it's quite capable and makes it a lot more fun.
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47 months ago
Can't believe how poorly they have handled this product!

Now that the TV service is not going to happen, Apple is scrambling to bring games in that would generate app sales. A year later is just too late...

Such a missed opportunity for Apple...
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47 months ago

I've had the Apple TV 4 ever since it came out.
Still have to find a single useful or enjoyable app.
Somehow everything I try is less useful/entertaining than on my iPhone ir iPad.

Or is it just the interface (remote) that's hard to get used to?

Apple TV users id love to hear your feedback (and app suggestions)

The ATV is my favorite streaming device. It's easy to use, looks good, and is fast. For cable cutters it's great. It sure beats watching TV on my iPhone or iPad.
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