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last updated: 2016-06

Learn how to install Xamarin support for tvOS and quickly get started in tvOS development.

Getting Started with Xamarin.tvOS

Xamarin.tvOS allows us to create native tvOS apps using the same UI controls we would in Objective-C or Swift and Xcode, except with the flexibility and elegance of the modern C# language, the power of the .NET Base Class Library (BCL), and the first-class Visual Studio for Mac IDE.

This series introduces the basics of Xamarin.tvOS development. It will take us from installing tvOS support to starting, designing, coding and running our first app. Along the way, it teaches the skills and toolset that will be required to work on any Xamarin.tvOS app. Let's get started!

Installing tvOS Support

If you would like to get started developing apps for the new tvOS platform using Xamarin, you can install Xamarin.iOS (with support for tvOS 9.0 and watchOS 2.0) from the stable update channel.

Hello, tvOS Quick Start Guide

This article provides a quick start to developing apps for tvOS with Visual Studio for Mac by creating a simple Hello, tvOS app. It covers the basics of tvOS device provisioning, interface creation, coding for tvOS and testing on both the tvOS simulator and on real tvOS hardware.

Xamarin Workbook

If it's not already installed, install the Xamarin Workbooks app first. The workbook file should download automatically, but if it doesn't, just click to start the workbook download manually.