If you have the URL of a streaming video, it’s easy to display on an AppleTV, even though tvOS does not have a
UIWebView (which would make it really easy). You have to use some
AVFoundation code, such as:
var src = NSUrl.FromString("https://somevideo"); var asset = AVAsset.FromUrl(src); var playerItem = new AVPlayerItem(asset); var player = new AVPlayer (playerItem); var playerLayer = AVPlayerLayer.FromPlayer (player); //Might want to modify this so that it's the same size as the source video var frame = new CGRect (0, 0, this.View.Frame.Width, this.View.Frame.Height); playerLayer.Frame = frame; this.View.Layer.AddSublayer (playerLayer); player.Play ();
Note: This won’t work with normal YouTube page URLs since the YouTube stream URLs are not directly accessible.