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  • Comcast appears to be skipping Apple TV Xfinity app in favor of Roku

    I have to laugh when people pretend Roku is better than Apple TV.

    After using the "horrible" Siri remote and Apples simple interface, going back to clicking for every damn option/gesture/letter feels like going back to a flip phone.

    Also I have a 2017 TCL TV and the Roku function is an absolute nightmare. After calling Roku and TCL all they did was blame each other and I never got the Roku part to work. Apple TV was plug and play.
    Sounds like user error to me. Mine works just fine when I want to use it. My Apple TV works the same as well. 
    applesauce007
  • Apple kills Google's enterprise development certificate because of Screenwise Meter

    Let the war begin!!

    I wonder if the media will have a frenzy over these scumbags like they did when 14 iPhones bent in 2014?
    Im not saying the bendgate thing was as big as some made it out to be, but it was a heck of a lot more than 14 iPhones. 
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • TCL, LG under pressure from customers about AirPlay 2 compatibility

    DAMN!


    Apple licenses AirPlay to a few companies and it causes a storm!!


    Airplay is the new MUST HAVE feature. Time to capitalize on this.

    A few people is not a storm just like a few people having some issues with the iPhone isn’t reason to have a recall. 
    aaronsullivanseafoxhagar
  • iTunes & AirPlay 2 coming to Samsung's 2018 and 2019 Smart Televisions [u]

    avon b7 said:
    Apple is transitioning from a premium products company to a services everywhere company. And with this and Apple Music on Echo devices they’re admitting Apple TV and HomePod are overpriced. I fully expect to see a cheap Apple TV dongle this spring, I also wouldn’t be surprised if the HomePod goes the way of the iPod HiFi and we never see a second generation. I do wonder what these moves mean for Siri. Apple Music doesn’t use Siri on Echo devices and I’m guessing this new Samsung iTunes app won’t have it either. So is Apple treating Siri as just a feature of Apple’s OSes instead of a service itself? Honestly if the company is moving to a services model and making those services cross platform they might as well do it with Siri as well. Treat Siri as it’s own product/service instead of an OS feature.



    Apple TV isn't overpriced for what you get. If you only stream content it's overkill. But if you want to play games or run other Apps it's far more powerful than anything else on the market.

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    I'm curious. Is it better than a three year old Shield TV which is also cheaper and has a good game controller available for it?

    The A10X runs circles around a Shield TV. The best part about the Shield is the GPU, but even then the A10X is superior. Anywhere from 30% (worst case) to a full 100% (best case) faster.

    On the CPU side an A10X slaughters the Shield, not surprising since it runs A57 cores. The A10X is literally more than 2X as fast single or multi core.

    This doesn’t even take into account that the Shield runs Android and thus has an inferior selection of Apps to use to take advantage of a fast processor.
    You keep saying apps, when the vast majority of people just use it for streaming media like movies and shows. 
    AppleExposed
  • iTunes & AirPlay 2 coming to Samsung's 2018 and 2019 Smart Televisions [u]

    Apple is transitioning from a premium products company to a services everywhere company. And with this and Apple Music on Echo devices they’re admitting Apple TV and HomePod are overpriced. I fully expect to see a cheap Apple TV dongle this spring, I also wouldn’t be surprised if the HomePod goes the way of the iPod HiFi and we never see a second generation. I do wonder what these moves mean for Siri. Apple Music doesn’t use Siri on Echo devices and I’m guessing this new Samsung iTunes app won’t have it either. So is Apple treating Siri as just a feature of Apple’s OSes instead of a service itself? Honestly if the company is moving to a services model and making those services cross platform they might as well do it with Siri as well. Treat Siri as it’s own product/service instead of an OS feature.

    Apple isn't admitting anything, so stop with the bullshit.

    Echo devices sound like complete garbage compared to the HomePod, so why are you even comparing them? HomePod sales should be compared to Sonos or Bose, not the Echo. Apple TV isn't overpriced for what you get. If you only stream content it's overkill. But if you want to play games or run other Apps it's far more powerful than anything else on the market.

    And your assertion that Apple is "transitioning to a services company" is also wrong. Apple is transitioning into a premium hardware AND services company. Their hardware sales aren't going anywhere and will be a $200 billion cash cow every year for many years to come. It's now going to be joined by a very profitable services company as well.
    Games are not played all that much on the AppleTV. Hardly anyone talks about gaming for it other than it really doesn’t exist. 
    entropys