Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
I'd like to know what people think they'll accomplish selecting each letter individually with the Apple Remote as they type in a note to themselves in Notes on the Apple TV.
The Apple TV is no place for native "apps".
First you you can create notes on any device and still want to view them on the TV.
Second you can connect a Bluetooth keyboard to your aTV today.
Some folks find it really useful for navigating their iTunes library
I dont have one since other than passwords I don't enter text much on the aTV but there are also no apps that could use it. Maybe YouTube...right now I favorite a video on my phone or iPad because finding videos on the aTV YouTube is a pain in the ass otherwise. Hmmm. I'm going to get a cheap keyboard for aTV duty if that works well with my apple keyboard.
Mail would be useful on the aTV too. Folks send me links to YouTube videos all the time. I may not want to use aTV as my primary email device but being able to easily pull up email on the TV to view content would be really useful.
Folks that poo-poo native apps on the aTV simply have no imagination. The TV is the largest screen in the house capable of far more than what most families do with it. Frankly, as large as they are today I can see folks running productivity/content creation apps on the from couch distances that a decade ago would have been too small. But today 1080p on a 50"+ screen results in a highly usable screen experience IF you design your apps for it.