mac_128 wrote: »
"Hey Siri" is great ... but about 3x an hour Siri currently activates on my iPhone due to a similar combination of words broadcast over the TV when my iPhone is near it. So that doesn't seem to be an ideal controller for a TV unless they do a LOT of work on Siri between now and then.
wood1208 wrote: »
More powerfull Apple-TV set-top box was expected last year when Apple had 64-bit custom processor with better graphics support. Whole idea of Homekit in-line to be center of home hub is not only to connect and control home appliances, lights, security, gadgets, streaming video but also becomes decent gaming platform. It seems time is right for 2015 fall line up for updated Apple-Tv
digitalclips wrote: »
... mine already nearly floats on the end of a stiff HDMI cable! LOL
The thing about a stick is it works well mechanically because it just plugs in and stays there. Great for mounting TVs on the wall. The term set-top-box has been looking for a replacement for several years now because you can't really put anything on top of a TV. ?TV just isn't the right form factor in my opinion.
I've never used a stick. Does the remote still work well even though it is not in the line of sight?
dbolander wrote: »
Even a broken clock is right twice a day...
dick applebaum wrote: »
I suspect a new AppleTV is closer to summer than fall ... Tied into a major push of HomeKit accessories -- with the AppleTV as the monitor/controller hub ... and a few, initial, blockbuster games!
But...but....but....you can Airplay it already....
so why update it?
And app versions for iPhone apps that already exist i.e. Amazon Prime. In other words open it already.
Apple has to accept the fact the iTunes video is never going to compete against Netflix , Amazon, Hulu etc.
iTunes lost that battle months ago by not providing any unique content whatsoever. Well they do have WWDC and product refresh Keynotes." src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />
Well they certainly don't want a watch as the market research has pointed to as well as the Android failures point to.
Apple has a lot of convincing to do.
BTW Smart TVs as selling very well these days as in addition many are 4K.
So i hear all about 4k and i would like to see it available on the ATV but can the current infrastructure even support streaming 4k? I have decently fast internet and every once and a while i get buffering or the resolution drops for a few seconds.
Both Amazon Prime and Netflix currently support UHD (4K). I just finished both Mozart in the Jungle and Transparent (Best Comedy Golden Globe winner) - both Amazon produced shows. The quality is excellent. And the content superb.
And Sony (which I have) -I would never buy Samsung. The Sony 4K is a beautiful thing.
Hopefully the new Apple Tv is an actual TV as Steve Jobs envisioned.