iTunes LP and iTunes Extras for Developers

Everything you need to know to create a rich, interactive experience for your music and movies in iTunes.

About iTunes LP and iTunes Extras

iTunes LP and iTunes Extras offer endless opportunities to create an interactive experience for albums and movies in iTunes. iTunes LP lets listeners hear an album and view lyrics, liner notes, band photos, performance videos, and more. With iTunes Extras, viewers can see cast interviews, exclusive clips, behind-the-scenes footage, and photo galleries along with a movie. An existing iTunes contract is required for submission. Your iTunes LP or iTunes Extras will be reviewed by iTunes for quality and appropriateness of content.


To create your iTunes LP and iTunes Extras, download these templates — they make it easy to get started. Just drop in your own metadata, artwork, audio files, and video files. A detailed how to-guide gives you step-by-step instructions and support along the way.

Best Practices

Before you create your iTunes LP or iTunes Extras, download these documents and learn the best practices for design and navigation on the Mac, PC, and Apple TV.

Development Guide

Our Development Guide tells you everything you need to know about the anatomy of iTunes LP and iTunes Extras and the best practices for coding using TuneKit. TuneKit provides developers with a library of resources to create iTunes LP or iTunes Extras, and as a framework that abstracts the WebKit Rich Media technology used in iTunes.

Asset Delivery

Download the iTunes audio and video delivery specifications used for encoding and preparing core assets and bonus content for iTunes LP and iTunes Extras.


With the testing resources, you can simulate your iTunes LP or iTunes Extras on a Mac, PC, or Apple TV. A testing checklist is also included to ensure that your packages work flawlessly.


Download TuneKit to jump-start your iTunes LP and iTunes Extras creations.