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Apple Says tvOS Apps Can Now Be Up to 4GB in Size, Instead of 200MB Max

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Apple has announced to developers tvOS binaries have increased in size, with app bundles jumping from 200MB to 4GB, while apps can use On-Demand Resources “to host up to 20GB of additional content on the App Store.”

The size limit of a tvOS app bundle has increased from 200 MB to 4 GB, so you can include more media in your submission and provide a complete, rich user experience upon installation. Also, tvOS apps can use On-Demand Resources to host up to 20 GB of additional content on the App Store.

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Apple previously limited tvOS apps to be 200MB in size, with an option to download an extra 2GB of resources over-the-air. Now, it appears on-demand resources have increased too, to 20GB in size. With Apple TV 4 units available only in 32GB or 64GB capacities, on-demand resources allows developers to have apps download content on demand only when needed, and automatically purged when no longer necessary.

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