App Store for Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by IzzyNewton, May 19, 2009.

  1. IzzyNewton macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2006
    Looking at the success the app store has been for apple and the iphone, it has to be in the cards for Apple TV as well. The same way the original iphone apps were widgets off of dashboard, the same could be easily done for apple tv. I have to imagine that at some point i will be able to use my iphone/ipod touch as a controller and my bigscreen/apple tv as a gaming console.

    Now for those of you who are more tech savy than I am, assuming I am right and an app store is coming for apple tv, would there have to be changes to the existing hardware to accommodate greater functionality? What I am trying to figure out is if I purchase Apple TV now will I have to purchase a new one if an App store is launched for the Christmas season?
  2. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    Absolutely no way to read those tea leaves. Guessing what apple may or may not do is a fools game imho.
  3. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    No - and most likely there will be no app store on x-mas
  4. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2008
    There won't be an app store - most iphone apps are things that use the built-in hardware (gps etc) or are screen-scrapers for web information and the like - no real use on an ATV. I can see Apple introducing widgets to allow overlays of information (similar to dashboard in OS X). The harware for 1080p (which will be the standard for years to come) in a low power format exists (either an Atom/Ion configuration or an custom ARM/PowerVR configuration) so Apple must be waiting on software features of maybe the mystical Apple home server (to rival the spree of Windows home servers coming out).
  5. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

    Chris Rogers

    Jul 8, 2008
    my house
    What types of apps? Games? Could you imagine using the ATV w/ an accelerometer (sp?) lol.

    Maybe a 'channel store' make more sense?
  6. Rich1963 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2008
    Apple's recent hirings of several people in both the console and graphics hardware sectors points to something, but like Dyna said, there's no way to read the tea leaves. Apple is probably cooking something up, but what it will be is anybody's guess at this point. :confused:
  7. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    awe c'mon stop quoting me. ;)
  8. kd5jos macrumors 6502


    Oct 28, 2007
    Denver, CO

    How about a wiimote? Combine the wii with AppleTV
  9. Rich1963 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2008
    But you're just such a reputable source. And my stature could use some reputability (is that even a word?)... By the way, on a local level, hot enough for you today? I thought 91 degrees on TCF tower in minneapolis was an error at first.
  10. chinarut macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2005
    I disagree. After getting AirVideo to stream videos to my iPhone and iPad - I see no reason why this app couldn't soon be ported with little to no effort to the AppleTV2 and be watching the same videos on my HDTV in my living room - or better yet, in a friend's living room.

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