21 posts tagged Apple TV
I love the look of this new Apple TV concept. The fact that it is using the same kind of contour as the iPads would make it more in line with current designs from Apple.
Interesting to see Apple opening up their iAd platform. Could be a sign that Apple will eventually aim all this to Apple TV.
The Apple TV was on the market way before the iPad. Is this guy really know about the Apple TV ?
Like this design a lot. The remote is kind of a mix of an iPod touch with an Apple TV remote.
Apple’s plans for its revamped Apple TV have been scaled back compared to what the company had previously intended…
Not an easy one. Is content the only issue with the next generation of Apple TV? If Apple can think of iOS in the Car, why they cannot create something similar with iOS on TV ?
Nope, not going to happen this way.
iLounge has heard from reliable industry sources that Apple TV will soon be getting proper game support in an update, likely to come in March or earlier. We’ve heard that developers are currently working on Bluetooth controller options, and it’s expected that games could be downloaded directly to the Apple TV rather than relying on another iOS device as an intermediary.…
I wonder if Apple will make iOS for Apple TV more familiy friendly by allowing the use of accounts in order to buy stuff games, play games and post on the Game Center. The iPhone is an individual device for sure and a single Apple ID for purchases is kind of ok. The iPad a bit less and people in a family want to share it. But the Apple TV is certainly a family device… How will iOS be adapted for this reality? Using a personal and a single Apple ID to make purchases on the App Store wouldn’t do it.
Bloomberg also has plans to integrate new features into the experience that will be first of their kind on the Apple TV. Most notably, the company is planning integration with the existing push notifications it delivers as “tune-in alerts” through its iOS apps. Users will eventually be able to select preferences for notifications right within the Apple TV app that will be displayed on both the TV and mobile devices connected to the same Bloomberg account. The company didn’t say how exactly notifications would work on the TV, or if Apple is involved with the development of the feature. It’s also considering interactive ads. As an example, Okaro described a user pressing a button when viewing an interactive ad to pull up more in-depth product information. Before those features, the company will roll out an update in coming weeks that will enable playlists that sync between Apple TV and its iOS apps.
Creeping ever closer to the future of apps on Apple TV…
Apple is clearly taking a different path with the Apple TV compared to the iPhone or the iPad. I think they are actually building an SDK for it and testing it with partners. Once the tools will be ready for prime time, they will lunch it for all developers.
I love bonus content - making of, creative process, deleted scenes, bloopers, and all the rest - as much, if not sometimes much more, than the TV shows and movies themselves. It’s why Hollywood succeeded, on numerous occasions, in scamming me into buying the same movie more than once - the initial release, and then the bonus-laden special edition that followed. The idea of all that content in digital download form is incredibly enticing. Not being able to access it on the best possible device to really enjoy it, the Apple TV, is beyond frustrating.
Agreed. I’m the same way. I used to live for director commentaries on DVD but now that I rent/buy almost all my films through the Apple TV, there’s no option to get those. Ridiculous.
You are right but I think Apple must implement things on the ATV box that may require a lot of effort… I’m thinking about navigation… How do you allow a user to navigate within iTunes Extras with a remote? This is not a simple question to answer IMHO.
Apple has already streamlined the process of building its current lineup of Apple TV apps— which mostly consist of streaming video content— to the point where developers can quickly and easy build apps through an easy to use SDK
As I see it, Apple is currently using its experience with content partners in order to perfect the ATV SDK that will be available to the developer community at large. Maybe WWDC 2014.