Swipe up doesn't work with AVPlayerViewController on tvOS 14

Number:rdar://FB8673300 Date Originated:September 11, 2020
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:tvOS Product Version:14.0 (18J5370e)
Classification:Incorrect/Unexpected Behavior Reproducible:Yes
Upon migrating to tvOS 14, we noticed in our reference app that our UISwipeGestureRecognizer with up direction stopped working. After looking into it, it turned out that a gesture of private type “AVFocusTensionGestureRecognizer” somehow prevents our gesture recognizer from handling the swipes. The same works fine on all prior versions of tvOS.

Xcode Version: 12.0 beta 6 (12A8189n)
tvOS Version: 14.0 (18J5370e)
Apple TV Model: Apple TV 4K (at 1080p) Simulator

Steps to reproduce:
1) Open a subclass AVPlayerViewController with a UISwipeGestureRecognizer attached to its root view
2) Swipe up on the remote

Expected result:
Target action is invoked

Actual result:
Nothing happens


I didn't get any resolution on this ticket yet, but an Apple engineer responded in relevant thread on Apple forum here - https://developer.apple.com/forums/thread/659711 and it looks like this behavior is not a bug. It is kind of expected

By aleksandr.medvedev.epam at Sept. 18, 2020, 7:22 a.m. (reply...)

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