Well-known developer Steve Troughton-Smith continued experimenting with debugging tvOS and discovered that out of the box, the tvOS user interface features “pretty complete” folder support.
Troughton-Smith said Folders on tvOS currently work in a similar way to iOS. The developer cobbled together code, or “abused llbd” as he says, to enable the creation of app folders in the shipping version of tvOS that mimic those found in iOS. Each created folder displays on the tvOS home screen with its own title and nested app icon previews.
A user is just required to drag one app over the other to create a folder. Uers are also given the ability to rename folders. Troughton-Smith could activate the folders using the LLDB software debugger. To delete an app from a folder, users must simply press the play/pause button on the remote.
It’s unclear when or if Apple plans to activate folder support on tvOS. Folder support is possibly coming in tvOS 9.1 and simply wasn’t activated in the first beta, although it’s also possible that the feature is coming in tvOS 10.0. Or not at all.
In recent days, Apple has updated the tvOS App Store with a new Categories section, a content discovery enhancement that follows Monday’s Top Charts addition.