TV Channel App on tvOS

November 07 2015

As an internal demo, I put together a set of RTÉ channels for tvOS - quickly thrown together using official public HD streams. It’s nice having one ‘app’/icon per channel - though switching between them is slower than channel switching on a television.

I prefer the generic chromeless approach to each network having its own crummy special snowflake portal/live TV/VOD experience. What we really need is a singular UI from Apple to switch between all available channels in an integrated streaming system with EPG. Buy channels à la carte - not limited to network bundles.

(Won’t be open-sourcing this one, is only a couple lines of code anyway and I’m sure RTÉ wants to work on their own [special snowflake? 😜] app)