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Apple TV: Nifty Siri Interface, Limited Apps
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zerox203
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zerox203,
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10/31/2015 | 3:45:42 PM
Re: Apple TV
Apple TV is not typically something that's on my radar - now, I'm certainly not the target demo, being that I own no existing Apple products for it to synergize with, but even if I was, I would think twice about going with something so proprietary as a set top box. You don't know what's going to end up closed off to you, you're relying on developer interest, and in terms of functionality you're not getting much over the competitors. The siri integration is definitely a nice leap - one can envision seamless integration with your phone for some really snazzy stuff. I wonder if Amazon might go down a similar road with Echo + Kinde fire - likewise for others.
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10/31/2015 | 3:45:49 AM
Siri
Perhaps because I don't watch TV anymore, I don't share the enthusiasm of mejiac. Nonetheless, the inclusion of Siri on TV box seems to be a killer feature.
Many seem to appreciate a feature that rewinds the video by 15 seconds when asked, "What did he/she just say?"
I don't know if it is just me, but sometimes actor's words are hard to understand. I wonder how does it work. Does Siri understands the words better than us? Or it just goes online or someplace else to get the subs?
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mejiac,
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10/30/2015 | 12:54:51 PM
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Great Article,

I think the Apple TV will do to TV entertainment with the Iphone 5 did to smartphones. THe iphone 5 was the first 64 bit processor to be made available, and developers had to learn how to tap into the new horsepower...the result being the best App store in the market.

I think this will be the same for Apple TV. It has sufficient horspower for developers to really be creative and do things they either haven't tought of before and/or improve existing applications (like how Crossy Road included multiplayer capabilities).

I also think that the Apple TV will be the next best thing to HTPCs. The apple TV will be the simple "plug and play" that most consumers want. Combine that with an robust set of apps, and you have a recipy for success. Today you can achive this with Windows 10, but the process isn't straight forward for non techies.


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