Anything new in store for us AppleTV owners?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by opticalserenity, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

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    Its not been too long I suppose since we got the youtube update. But, I'd really like to see more.

    Any ideas? I hope they don't forget about us thanks to the iPhone. I have both ,but I use my AppleTV everyday as well.
     
  2. hotinplaya macrumors member

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    I would really like to see Joost streamed to the apple TV
     
  3. pjac macrumors regular

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    For those of us in the UK (with a TV licence), a deal with the BBC for watching recent TV would be great :)

    In fact, having BBC content on iTMS would be great too - all over the world.
     
  4. opticalserenity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It just seems sometimes that the Apple TV gets put on a back burner.
     
  5. gkarris macrumors 604

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    iPhone...
     
  6. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    I think S Jobs said already that the AppleTV has not been given the attention that it needs. He also said that it would soon. We all just have to wait and see what they do with it.

    I want to know what is in store for the USB port on it. Currently it does absolutely nothing. They didn't put that on there for looks. It is there for a reason. A couple of uses could be... an external USB drive, a USB tuner (that would be awesome).
     
  7. OldSkoolNJ macrumors 6502

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    It is there for diagnostics. This has been said mamny of times. There is no reason it would have to be otherwise. People just expect it to be. Using a common port for many reasons is very normal. I have a TV and also we sell many different brand TVs at work that use a USB port for diagnostics. SO it is not out of the realm of possibilities that is just that. However it is not out of the realm of possibilities that it can changed. I wouldnt mind seeing a Keyboard for using the search functions of you tube. However I would hope for something wireless.

    Kevin
     
  8. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    i would like to see:

    RSS feed
    E-mails
    Joost
    Internet (Maybe)
    Alarm Clock
     
  9. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    All of that is easy and possible. Probably by the end of the year we'll have all of that plus some stuff we didn't even know we wanted yet.
     
  10. localoid macrumors 68020

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    My wish list:

    1. Holodeck
    2. Replicator
    3. Warp Drive
    4. Tricorder
    5. Phaser
    6. Easy integration and full compatibility with Flying Car
     
  11. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    I hope so, bicuase apple abandoned the apple tv and put all resources on the iphone. :mad: :mad:
     
  12. imlucid macrumors 6502

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    How can you say that? The Apple TV just came out a few months ago and put out an update a couple of weeks ago.
    Did you expect Apple to put out a 2.0 version of the product already?
    :confused:

    Kevin
     
  13. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    Well, they aredy have introduced an 160GB version, also its been out for 5 months and all they have done is added Youtube. hope more things will come, its such a great device.
     
  14. Sir Hobos macrumors newbie

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    just my last 2 cents

    Remember all those rumors of the mac mini being discontinued? Well...
    What if, and this may be a big IF, they move the mac mini into the living room like many have done before? And by this I mean they sell a bluetooth/dvd/hd dvd/blueray/all of those in one device to connect to the apple TV? With this you would be able to utilize the apple TV like a striped down computer; surf the internet, check mail, purchase and edit your iTunes account, play old school games, etc. All of this could be done with the bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Don't expect to be doing photoshop with this little thing though, the 256MB of ram is limiting it from doing anything a G4 could do. They could save memory by redesigning the os that is on the iPhone for the apple TV. OMG why don't they allow the iPhone and apple TV to talk together via WiFi? your iPhone could be the keyboard and mouse!
     
  15. SamMiller0 macrumors member

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    I would like to see some better integration with Bonjour networking, especially with the iPhone available now. It would be cool if my Apple TV could detect my iPhone and allow it to stream music.

    It would also be nice if you could control the Apple TV with an iPhone via bluetooth, though I'm not sure how practical that is.
     
  16. rwdebes macrumors 6502

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    i like this wish list.. :p
     
  17. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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  18. kjr39 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I am in wait-and-see mode at the moment to see how well this device gets supported. I have had .mac for awhile now and it is always a "there will be more soon" attitude towards it. I am hoping that the AppleTV is not the same...
     
  19. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    Exactly that the "things will come" attitude.
     
  20. Scarpad macrumors 68000

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    Yes a Legitimate way to Get Dr. Who and Torchwood would be nice.
     
  21. Vanilla macrumors 6502a

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    I would LOVE to see Joost on AppleTV, that would be perfect.
    Vanilla
     
  22. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    Yes, that would be the best. but i dont think it will come.
     
  23. TuckBodi macrumors 6502

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    Huh? It's already almost here:
    http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Joost

    Stopping Joost only seems to be the issue right now which I'm sure Apple could figure out.
     
  24. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    Hope apple will add joost, it would make the :apple: TV even better.
     

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