View Full Version : Music Searching!

Jan 28, 2008, 08:40 PM
I've had my Apple TV for almost a year now and I love it. I use it on a daily basis to play music through my home theater and to play tv shows on the tv. The youtube feature is great and even better is you can search for videos letter by letter. What really puzzles me is: why on earth can you not search for songs when playing music. I mean on an ipod sure you can just whip through the letters but when you have thousands of songs on your mac running on the apple tv like I do a friend who comes over for example that only remembers the title of a song will spend 10 minutes scrolling down the list no matter how fast it does go. Wouldn't a search be almost a no brainer here?

Jan 29, 2008, 09:43 AM
Amen, brother (or sister). That's the missing feature I want most.

Jan 29, 2008, 10:05 AM
I'm hoping too that this feature is in the new 2.0 software update-surely it can't be that hard to implement it?

Although I'm not holding out to much hope-looking at the keynote the only screens that had search seemed to be directly related to the itunes store.

Jan 29, 2008, 10:12 AM
I would very much like to see a music search. for those of us with large music library's, it gets very annoying to have to scroll forever.

Jan 29, 2008, 11:08 AM
I think it'd be great to at least have the option of a wireless keyboard.

I got Airport Express and AirTunes set up almost right when they came out and I loved it.. the only real complaint I have about the AppleTV model is that I don't have an option for flexible searchlists and playlist setup from the AppleTV menu.

I know I wouldn't want that, from a business standpoint, to be the default mode as many average users would find it not nearly as simple, elegant and user friendly... but it would be a great option in the future.

It could be enabled, theoretically, by enabling the USB port to support a bluetooth attachment on existing models, and then incorporating it inside the box in future models.

Jan 29, 2008, 11:50 AM
Wireless keyboard would be even better haha. I emailed apples product feedback section for the AppleTV last night with my little snippit of advice. Maby if a few other people do and they actually read them we may get our wish haha.