Originally Posted by freckledbruh
Um, your two sports examples are available OTA so what is your point? And you still haven't named a "channel" that other streaming boxes have that Apple TV doesn't. AFAIK, Amazon Video doesn't count because it is basically the same as netflix and iTunes therefore switch service.
it was called an analogy.
And several channels have been listed
Amazon Video - Available on Roku, not available on Apple TV. this is not the same as netflix. Amazon Video has some different free content with Prime and also lets you rent other content
HBO - Available on Roku, not available on AppleTV
Ted Talks - Avalible on Roku, not available on AppleTV
Vudu - available on roku, not available on apple TV
There are others.
some of these are available on other things like smart tvs, $90 blue ray players, PS3, XBox, etc. Other Apps are available on different devices. Apple could have all of them available on the AppleTV with an app store. We have several Apple TVs in our home, but they increasingly get used less and less because the only unique thing it can stream is iTunes content and airplay. Airplay is great for work so we can put our computer displays on a big screen for meetings, but isn't the ideal way to view content at home. I used to only have digital movies on iTunes, now my digital ultraviolet collection is larger than my iTunes collection.
Why do I care? I'm an Apple shareholder. They should be dominating the set top device market. Instead they still treat is as a hobby and risk becoming irrelevant. If another year goes by without an app store, they will be irrelevant. It's a mistake to compare apple TV sales to sales of Roku, compare them instead to sales of BluRay players and TVs with apps.
And the potential of a game market with AppleTV is huge. The opportunity is being squandered.