Effective January 1, 2019, the portion of the agreement(s) that covers distribution of your music or video content into Canada will be assigned from Apple Inc., a United States entity, to Apple Canada Inc., a Canadian entity. Apple may require you to provide additional tax information in order to minimize any impact or disruption
As a reminder, we’re adjusting our deadlines for movie deliveries to prepare for the holiday season. If you plan on releasing movies on the iTunes Store in December 2018 or January 2019, check our updated movie delivery deadlines.
To prepare for the holiday season, we’re adjusting our deadlines for movie deliveries. If you plan on releasing movies on the iTunes Store in December 2018 or January 2019, check our updated movie delivery deadlines.
We have the following updates for your movie content: iTunes Package Film Specification 5.2.20, iTunes Extras Package Specification 5.2.8, iTunes multiple language support update, 4K availability in iTunes Connect, film pricing catalog report update, Brazil ratings reminder, Minimum Storefront Requirements reminder.
The iTunes Package Film Specifiction has been updated to include new tags for 4K and HDR. You can also now specify a frame to use for the production still image that will be displayed on the product page for a movie.
To prepare for the holiday season, we’re adjusting our deadlines for movie deliveries. If you plan on releasing movies on the iTunes Store in December 2017 or January 2018, check our updated movie delivery deadlines.
Download your Sales and Trends reports and your Payments and Financial reports using Reporter, a command-line tool introduced last fall. We recommend switching to Reporter, as the Autoingestion tool will no longer be available at the end of November 2016.
We've updated the iTunes Package Film Specification to make it easier to manage your movies on the iTunes Store. Version 5.2.11 includes enhancements and updates to preview and chapter art images, support for EIDR, and QC code revisions.
An Audio Description (AD) file allows visually-impaired customers to follow the film with audio that describes the plot and what is being displayed visually on the screen. These can now be delivered as a role for the full asset.
We’re changing the way we process sales data for Asia-Pacific countries and regions to help you get your data sooner. Now, transactions made in the countries and regions listed will be available the next day, as opposed to two days.
iTunes package film specification has been updated with new requirements for localized synopsis and title, component previews clarification, and minimum storefront requirements. Refer to the Movies User and Style guides for instructions.
To comply with legal requirements in the following countries, we will no longer be supporting ratings A, D, and R for Indonesia, and 7, 11, and Kun registert for Norway. Make sure to update current titles with these ratings.
You can now update your movie's price tiers across multiple territories at once. See the updated Movies User Guide for information on how to download the template and to find instructions on making batch updates.
The new video copy feature allows you to reuse source files already sent with the core feature film, as part of your Extras package. The iTunes Extras Best Practices guide details the process of creating Extras, and outlines best practices in delivering them to iTunes.
Payments and Financial Reports on iTunes Connect has been redesigned to make it easier to view and download your monthly financial data. We’ve consolidated all the data to a single page, and you can now download several financial reports at once.
You can now exclude assets from particular territories by adding the end date to the territory_exclusion tag. Also, film previews can now be defined by clipping a continuous segment of a film's video and audio.
You can now use two-step verification or two-factor authentication with your Apple ID on iTunes Connect. Take advantage of these security features to prevent anyone from accessing or using your Apple ID, even if they know your password.
To prepare for the winter season, we’re adjusting our deadlines for movie deliveries. If you plan on releasing new movies on the iTunes Store in November and December 2015, and January 2016, check the following delivery deadlines.
You can now create poster art that takes advantage of the Apple TV’s interactive layered effect. In addition to the new LSR files for Apple TV, we’re also updating the dimensions for JPG and PNG. To acclimate yourself to these changes check out the updated asset and style guides.
We've completely redesigned Resources and Help. Now, it’s even easier to find answers to your questions and stay up-to-date. Search for answers across all of our online guides, FAQ, news, and video tutorials.