Originally Posted by AppleInsider
...according to one analyst, Apple's TV hobby could go "pro" if it incorporated iOS with Siri and FaceTime into a high-definition television set.
I don't think Siri will be Apple TV's killer feature.
According to Gruber of Daring Fireball, Apple's future TV paradigm will most likely be based on the app model.
Imagine turning on your Apple TV and getting a home screen much like the iPhone: an icon grid of 16 of your favorite tv shows and a dock of 4 persistent icons to the left (because we're in landscape orientation).
The dock will have live tv, Youtube, music, and the iTunes store. The grid of 16 will be your favorite tv shows &/ films, one app for each show/film. And you can have multiple pages of these grids, like you do on the iPhone.
Because each show/film has its own app, it will allow each app to have its own unique look, function and content. But the basics are: in the app, you'll get a list of episodes broken down by season, you'll get behind-the-scenes videos & mini-games, and maybe a forum-like space to discuss topics with other viewers. And how will you enter text? Dictate to Siri.
The above is just an off-the-top-of-my-head scenario. But I do think that if Steve envisioned a very simple interface for Apple's future TV, that it will be an app-centric UI.
Looking forward to seeing Apple re-invent the tv.