Bitmovin Player now supports the latest tvOS15+ playback experience features

Hi community!

As many of you will know, Apple has recently introduced a whole bunch of new features in tvOS15+, aimed to deliver a totally new and more immersive playback experience to viewers: Apple Developer Documentation

We’re glad to announce that, since version 3.23.0 and later of our iOS/tvOS SDK, our Player started supporting most of those features, including but not limited to:

Feel free to give it a try and let us know what you think!

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We are in the process of switching to the tvOS 15 player and all of its new features.

I have noticed that there are still some missing features in the Bitmovin library, including:

  • Interstitial content (creating markers in the transport bar)
  • Livestream swipe channel change
  • And most importantly, all of the methods that are associated with the AVPlayerViewControllerDelegate - which provides callbacks for many important events in the tvOS 15 player.

If these are indeed supported already, can you point to the appropriate documentation?

Thanks,

JT

I don’t see ContextualActions integrated into Bitmovin yet. Is there any update upon that?