Introduction to tvOS 11

New features available to developers using Xamarin for tvOS 11

Access new tvOS 11 features in Xamarin.tvOS apps:

  • Right-to-left language support
  • Focus support for SceneKit and SpriteKit
  • Safe area layout guides
  • Plain button style, which can more easily be styled
  • Layered images with support for interactive focus
  • Custom animations coordinated with focus interactions
  • Custom sounds coordinated with focus interactions
  • Machine learning with CoreML
  • Image and video feature detection
  • High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) support
  • High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) support
  • Promoting in-app purchases on the App Store
  • Light and dark images for Top Shelf extensions
  • AirPlay 2
  • Metal 2

For a complete list of changes Apple introduced in tvOS 11, see the What's New in tvOS document.