The Ooyala tvOS SDK provides basic playback for HLS and MP4 assets and supports FairPlay DRM and Ooyala analytics.
These two files supply the OoyalaTVSDK.framework and OoyalaTVSkinSDK.framework libraries.
The Ooyala TVOSSampleApp demonstrates how you can integrate Apple's tvOS to run applications on Apple TV devices. To try out the sample app, visit https://github.com/ooyala/ios-sample-apps/tree/stable/PlaybackLab/TVOSSampleApp.
The Ooyala tvOS Core SDK is a direct port of the iOS Core SDK. The codebase for both SDKs is almost the same.
The tvOS Skin SDK provides a UI that was built from the ground-up specifically for the tvOS Platform. The iOS React-Native Skin SDK is not portable to tvOS because tvOS does not support react-native.
The Skin SDK is completely open-source in the native skin repo: https://github.com/ooyala/native-skin/tree/stable/sdk/tvOS. To make your own UI, fork the repo, use the Ooyala controls as a baseline, and extend the code however you like.
With the tvOS Core SDK, implementing the ViewController is significantly different from how it is done with other SDKs. Do not instantiating an OoyalaPlayer and create an OoyalaPlayerViewController as a child to the primary ViewController. Instead, extend the OOOoyalaTVPlayerViewController and segue to that new ViewController.
For example, the header file contains the following code:
#import <UIKit/UIKit.h> #import <OoyalaTVSkinSDK/OOOoyalaTVPlayerViewController.h> @interface FullscreenPlayerViewController : OOOoyalaTVPlayerViewController @end
self.pcode = self.option.pcode; self.playerDomain = self.option.domain; self.player = [[OOOoyalaPlayer alloc] initWithPcode:self.pcode domain:[[OOPlayerDomain alloc] initWithString:self.playerDomain]]; [[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] addObserver:self selector:@selector(notificationHandler:) name:nil object:self.player]; [self.player setEmbedCode:self.option.embedCode]; [self.player play];
To see more code, you can look at these sample app references on github:
Interacting with the Sample App: To interact with an Apple TV, you must use an Apple TV Remote. In Xcode, when you build and run the app in Xcode, if you run the app in an Apple TV simulator on your Mac desktop, also use.
To control the app, use the Apple TV Remote as follows:
To play or pause the video press the play/pause button, or hard-click (press) the touchpad until it depresses and clicks.
To seek forward or backward: soft-click the touchpad on either side of the remote.
While paused, to scrub forward or backward in the video, swipe left or right on the touchpad.
Avoid Using Inline Players: Although the sample app for tvOS includes one, we do not fully support "Inline Players" for the following reasons: