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Apple begins notifying developers who won the Apple TV dev kit lottery


Apple has started emailing developers who won the Apple TV developer kit lottery today, according to several users on Twitter who received the message. Users who have been selected will be shipped a development model of the next-generation Apple TV to aid in the creation of their apps.

To claim the kit, developers need to login to the Developer Center by 5PM local time on Wednesday and agree to Apple’s terms and conditions. Once that’s been done, Apple will charge $1 to verify the developer’s billing address and then the device will be shipped.

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The next-gen Apple TV debuts to the public next month with an all-new operating system that supports third-party apps, a redesigned interface, and a new remote that integrates Siri voice control.


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  1. patnas - 8 years ago


  2. For the moment, I don’t see a reason yet to get rid of my $30 Amazon firestick in favor of the new AppleTV but I cannot wait to see what apps will come out of this especially in terms of 3rd party apps that might push youtube, netflix and others to improve their own awful smartTV apps.

  3. vtcajones - 8 years ago

    Both of my developer accounts were selected, Thanks Apple!

    • Hang Today (@HangToday) - 8 years ago

      your welcome to give me one :)

    • beyondthetech - 8 years ago

      Lucky! Still hoping against hope I get selected. Don’t know if it was a single blast email, or if Cupertino is still doing them in batches.

      • vtcajones - 8 years ago

        Mine were staggered about an hour apart.

    • elilabes - 8 years ago

      ah so your the reason people like me didnt get one.

      • vtcajones - 8 years ago

        Do you have apps on the store? Everyone I know who has apps on the store were picked.

  4. Alexander Voigt - 8 years ago

    Just got mine! :-)

  5. cevatkerim - 8 years ago

    ugh.. not selected again. I’ve been the unluckiest lottery participant in all of apple lotteries.

    • jerjuan (@jerjuan) - 8 years ago

      I’ve been under the impression that something nonrandom is afoot with their so called “random lotteries”, far too many of the same people win them!

  6. Mark Vd Spuy - 8 years ago

    I Got Mine :)

  7. I got selected, and my Apple TV is now “Preparing for Shipment”! Super excited!