Latest 1.1.1
License MIT
Platforms tvos 9.0

📺 A tvOS button which truncates long text with ‘… More’.

The TvOSMoreButton is a simple view which aims to mirror the behavior of Apple’s "… More" button; as seen in the Movie App.


If the text is too long to fit with in the button bounds then the text will be truncated and ‘… More’ will be appended.

If the text fits with in the bounds of the button then the button is not focusable.

When the button is focused, pressing select on the Apple TV remote will trigger a callback.

The majority of the UI properties are configurable; like

  • the button text
  • ellipse text; defaults to ‘…’
  • trailing text; defaults to "More"
  • trailing text color and font
  • the button text color and font
  • shadows and radius
  • and More 😉


  • tvOS 9.0+
  • Xcode 9



CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Cocoa projects. You can install it with the following command:

$ gem install cocoapods

To integrate TvOSMoreButton into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

source ''
platform :tvos, '9.0'

target '<Your Target Name>' do
    pod 'TvOSMoreButton', '~> 1.1.1'

Then, run the following command:

$ pod install


Carthage is a decentralized dependency manager that builds your dependencies and provides you with binary frameworks.

You can install Carthage with Homebrew using the following command:

$ brew update
$ brew install carthage

To integrate TvOSMoreButton into your Xcode project using Carthage, specify it in your Cartfile:

github "cgoldsby/TvOSMoreButton" ~> 1.1.0

Run carthage update to build the framework and drag the built TvOSMoreButton.framework into your Xcode project.

Usage example

Please check out the Example workspace for more details.

    import TvOSMoreButton

    private func setUpUI() {
        tvOSMoreButton.text = // Super long text
        tvOSMoreButton.buttonWasPressed = moreButtonWasPressed

    private func moreButtonWasPressed(text: String?) -> Void {
        // Do something. May I suggest using TvOSTextViewerViewController
        // to display the text in a full screen view!
        let viewController = TvOSTextViewerViewController()
        viewController.text = text
        viewController.textColor = .white
        viewController.textEdgeInsets = UIEdgeInsets(top: 100, left: 250, bottom: 100, right: 250)
        present(viewController, animated: true)

If you would like to display a fullscreen view with just the text then definitely check out @dcordero‘s awesome TvOSTextViewer. So good!


We would love for you to contribute to TvOSMoreButton, check the LICENSE file for more info. Feel free to submit any issues or PRs. ❤️


Special thanks @mona-zsh for her fantastic article on String Truncation.

Chris Goldsby – @goldsbychris

Distributed under the MIT license. See LICENSE for more information.

Latest podspec

    "name": "TvOSMoreButton",
    "authors": {
        "Chris Goldsby": "[email protected]"
    "version": "1.1.1",
    "license": "MIT",
    "summary": "tvOS '... More' Button",
    "homepage": "",
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "1.1.1"
    "platforms": {
        "tvos": "9.0"
    "source_files": "Source/**/*.swift",
    "resource_bundles": {
        "TvOSMoreButton": [
    "pushed_with_swift_version": "4.0"

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