Apple Rolls Out Web Previews for tvOS Apps

tvOS App Preview

Apple has started rolling out web previews for Apple TV 4 apps, thereby making it possible for users and developers to preview an app before heading over to their media player to install it. This will also make sharing of Apple TV apps and games with your friends easier.

Web previews will provide you with the complete details of an app: its size, description, screenshots, video previews (if available), and reviews.

Up until now, it was only possible to preview iOS and OS X apps on the web. Launched by Apple last year, the tvOS App Store lacks many of the basic features that are found in the iOS and OS X App Store. Apple has been slowly and steadily working on bringing back these features, and today’s change is just another step in that direction.

Apple still seems to be in the process of rolling out the feature as early tests done by MacStories point to the web preview feature only working for Apple TV-only apps. iOS apps that also feature tvOS support do not show any information about the latter in their web preview.

Unlike the iOS and Mac App Store, you still cannot purchase apps and games directly from the web preview, with the Download/Purchase buttons completely missing from the preview. Nonetheless, with Apple rolling out the feature, it is only a matter of time before the company fixes the minor issues with them.

[Via MacStories]