December 2018

Important contract and tax information for Canada.
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

November 2018

Agreements, Tax, and Banking updates.
Improvements made to Agreements, Tax, and Banking in iTunes Connect.
Reminder: adjusted delivery deadlines.
As a reminder, we’re adjusting our deadlines for TV shows and episodes to prepare for the holiday season. If you plan on releasing new content on the iTunes Store in December 2018 or January 2019, check our updated TV delivery deadlines.

October 2018

Adjusted delivery deadlines.
To prepare for the holiday season, we’re adjusting our deadlines for TV shows and episodes. If you plan on releasing new content on the iTunes Store in December 2018 or January 2019, check our updated TV delivery deadlines.

July 2018

Edit metadata on the Episodes tab.
You can now edit the metadata from within the Episodes tab of a season in iTunes Connect.

April 2018

Updates to iTunes Package TV Spec and Parallax Exporter.
iTunes Package TV Specification 5.2.10 includes updates to production still images and source audio. The Parallax Exporter now includes support for Photoshop CC 2018 and exporting layered images.

March 2018

Single report for all currencies now available in Payments and Financial Reports.
You can now download one financial report that shows all currencies in which your movies or TV shows are sold, starting with financial data from February 2018.

October 2017

Adjusted TV delivery deadlines.
To prepare for the holiday season, we’re adjusting our deadlines for TV shows and episodes. If you plan on releasing new content on the iTunes Store in December 2017 or January 2018, check these updated TV delivery deadlines.
Updates to the iTunes Package TV Specification.
If you provide defined previews, you are now required to also provide a preview image time using the image_time attribute.
Australia ratings requirement.
As a reminder, in order to ensure compliance with legal requirements in Australia, we no longer support ratings P, C, and AV15+.
Episode subtype requirement.
As a reminder, the episode field is now required and must be included in your episode deliveries by October 23, 2017.

August 2017

New servers for content delivery.
If you deliver content from behind a firewall, you may need to add or modify firewall rules to allow outbound and return connections for the IP addresses and ports.

July 2017

Token required to access Reporter.
Starting August 10, 2017, you will no longer be able to sign in to Reporter with your Apple ID password or app-specific passwords. To continue using Reporter, generate a unique access token.

June 2017

Changes to Reporter sign in.
You can now access Reporter by generating a unique access token instead of using your Apple ID password.

April 2017

Updated iTunes Package TV Specification.
We’ve updated the iTunes Package TV Specification to make it easier to manage your TV content on the iTunes Store.
Scheduled maintenance on April 22, 2017.
Starting at 7:00 a.m., some services will be unavailable for up to eight hours.

February 2017

Ratings updates for Australia.
As a reminder, we will no longer be supporting certain ratings in Australia starting on April 1, 2017.
Art requirement updates.
We are updating our minimum art requirements for TV cover art and banner customizations. You must meet these requirements by August 1, 2017.
Introducing the new Contact Us.
We’ve redesigned Contact Us for TV, Movie, and Music partners to make getting in touch with iTunes Connect support easier than ever.

January 2017

TV news and updates.
We have made updates to supported ratings in Australia and created new help videos. As a reminder, we encourage using episode subtype tags and reviewing territory clearance deadlines.

November 2016

Adjusted TV delivery deadlines.
If you plan on releasing new content on the iTunes Store in December 2016 and January 2017, check the following TV delivery deadlines.
The Autoingestion tool will no longer be available after December 6, 2016.
After December 6, 2016, you will no longer be able to use the Autoingestion tool to download your Sales and Trends reports or your Payments and Financial reports.

October 2016

Adjusted delivery deadlines.
To prepare for the holiday season, we're adjusting our delivery deadlines for TV shows and episodes.

September 2016

New Total Bonus Episode field and clarification for specially priced episodes.
A new Total Bonus Episodes field has been added to iTunes Connect. Also, for free or specially priced episodes, the field should always be set to true.

August 2016

Get started with Reporter.
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.

July 2016

Updates to the iTunes Package TV Specification.
We've updated the iTunes Package TV Specification making it easier to manage your TV seasons and episodes on the iTunes Store. Version 5.2.6 includes enhancements and updates to preview clips and images, support for EIDR, deprecation of outdated XML schemas, and QC code revisions.

April 2016

Updated processing times for Sales and Trends.
We’re changing the way we process sales data for Asia-Pacific countries to help you get your data sooner. Now, transactions made in the territories listed will be available the next day, as opposed to two days.

February 2016

Introducing the new Payments and Financial Reports.
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.

November 2015

Additional security features for your Apple ID on iTunes Connect.
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.

October 2015

Winter TV delivery deadlines.
To prepare for the holiday season, we’re adjusting our deadlines for TV shows and episodes. If you plan on releasing new content on the iTunes Store in December 2015 and January 2016, check the following TV delivery deadlines.
New Cover Art Format Specifications and Updates to Existing Style Guide.
You can now create cover 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 iTunes Video and Audio Asset Guide.

August 2015

Introducing the new Resources and Help.
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.