Any iOS 5 love for ATV2?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by The Doop, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. The Doop macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2007
    I sure hope's definitely time for some new features and functionality!
  2. powerman macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2010
  3. MacRy macrumors 601


    Apr 2, 2004
    I'd just like to be able to rent movies on it without receiving random "An error occurred loading this content" messages!
  4. The Doop thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2007
    Can't say I've had that happen yet. App support and Hulu Plus are on my wishlist.
  5. yancey47 macrumors regular

    May 21, 2008
  6. JonHimself macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    This would be nice. I bought a couple of the LPs and they're interesting. I don't see it taking off, unfortunately, but it would be a nice way to view them.
  7. Panch0 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2010
    I'm sure the ATV will be getting some love, but probably not today. The only thing that would really make sense to announce at a dev conference would be an upcoming App Store for ATV. Well, in addition to whatever iCloud has for it of course.

    For any new features specific to ATV, as in new built in content, I think the usual fall music/media event is a more likely venue. Of course, they might just get added silently at any time.
  8. aduteau macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2007
    Yeah the WWDC would be the best time to announce a SDK for AppleTV
    and then open up the store for the fall music event with maybe a new AppleTV with a A5 processor.

    Apps on the AppleTV that would let us get access to websites with media content on them would be a blast !!! I guess that would put it in competition with the Boxee Box, Google TV (they already announced an app store in the works).

    They need to step it up for apps !
  9. edddeduck macrumors 68020


    Mar 26, 2004
    Being able to have third party applications from the AV companies would be great. I would love AppleTV to have iPlayer, ElGato EyeTV and even a version of mobile safari for loading subscription streaming video sites.

    For example I have a motogp subscription but I cannot use AirVideo to send to AppleTV but if I could load the page directly that would sole the problem.

    I don't think any of this will be on the keynote but who knows!

  10. powerman macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2010
    From what I see iOS 5 has a lot to do with notifications. I am wondering if it will do a little twitter/fb stuff for the atv. For me it is not a very big deal, but some may want to have this on there big screen. Maybe a notification bar on the screen but then disapper and you check it on your mac or idevice well still watching your show. Probably not though.
  11. aduteau macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2007
    if an SDK finally makes an appearance for AppleTV for iOS5 then this is the future I see:

    Apps will be the new channels for TV.
    Lets say that you start the PBS App, that will let you watch PBS archived episodes, and maybe with a subscription TV Networks will let you LIVE stream the channel + let you use archived shows.

    This will be a sort of "a la carte" TV model, with us subscribing to apps and not being tied down to cable contracts.

    The app store will be the new way to hand out TV channels, and having a in app purchase or subscription will keep TV broadcasters happy and a new way of making money and all this helping slow down piracy if the price is right !
  12. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    Never had that happen with bought or rented content. HAVE Had it happen with some random podcasts though.

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