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Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by daveplotty, Dec 14, 2016.
So is it just me or can I not find anything they have updated on this version for us in the UK?
They've updated the stability for better functionality of the nothing new to be even more stable for the future nothing new for its UK users.
I think I might just try and flog it. It is getting more and more useless.
If I didn't have loads of film and TV purchases I'd probably flog mine and all.
I'm very surprised there is no All 4 app, and find it disappointing that the BBC iPlayer app seems to have significantly less to watch than iPlayer on my Samsung TV/You View/iOS App versions. If I didn't have 331 movies in my iTunes, I'd be thinking about flogging mine too.
And when oh when will Apple TV do 4K HDR ?
I should add that I do use it for Kodi too which is its main use. Although for me the thing that has bugged me recently is the inability to watch 3D. I don't understand what they needed to do to add that.
Apple TV 4 definitely disappointing. Should be much better than it is. Maybe they waited too long to give it an App Store, everyone has lost interest and moved on.
Apple should be doing more to persuade the British broadcasters to release catch-up apps, they all have iOS apps so shouldn't be too hard to produce a TV one, but only the BBC have done it.
Big missed opportunity.
Although the apple TV is, and always has been quite useful, I am really disappointed at how we in the UK are seriously left behind with features that were big sales points when the Apple TV 4 was released.
I seem to recall that we were supposed to be getting universal search across apps in the UK early 2016 but yet again we have been left out here.
Its almost galling to keep seeng how many USA based apps have integrated, and watching more and more added almost monthly.
Siri search for us is rubbish... nothing like what was promised.
I wouldn't mind being a little behind the USA, but its over a year now and NO CHANGE for us. No new content apps that integrate into universal search.
iPlayer at the very least should have done this at time of the app release. As someone just said, we are also missing the ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5 apps. WHY?? The AppleTV 4 is well over a year old now.
Of course, we have also missed out on the USA only 'TV' app.... now given the lack of content apps we have here its no surprise as theres nothing really for us to use it with.
Anyone remember when iTunes launched its free streaming 'stations'.... we were promised a UK release within a few months but it NEVER arrived.. in fact the stations then got absorbed in the paid for Apple music service.... and thats how we finally ended up getting them but only as a part of the Apple music subscription and well over a year later.
So, given that, i wonder if we will EVER get universal search over a number of useful content apps, or whether we just have to carry on watching the USA get all the good stuff and functionality whilst our Apple TV 4s just stagnate and dont live up to the originally promised experience that we were promised when we purchased them in the UK.
I have a feeling we will NEVER get the TV app functionality.
I know we have a few streaming services in the UK, but a bare minimum would have to include:
Amazon Prime (some hopes there!!)
... imagine then how useful it would be.
My whinge here is that we were promised functionality that has never materialised. Plus, theres absolutely no reason why after 14 months that ITV hub, All 4 and demand 5 aren't there!!
I upgraded from a 3 to the 4 just to get the Plex app as my entire DVD collection is ripped to m4v and iTunes is such an abysmal experience with ENDLESS scrolling through big libraries. Other than that though there's nothing about the 4 that impresses me over the 3. The App store is full of junk so much that I never visit it, development of it is entirely US centric and I seem to get constant problems with sound sync.
I'm contemplating adding a Neo 8 Android box to see how I get on with it and see what it does better, especially with apps for international TV etc. I'll then look at what else it can do that I use the Apple TV for. If it does the lot I think I'll ditch the ATVs.
I certainly don't by anything at all from iTunes as I don't want to be locked into Apple. I'd far rather buy DVD / CD and rip it or buy from non propietary download sites so I don't have to keep Apple gear because of iTunes investment.
I was so impressed with the Apple TV 4, that I bought a Chromecast. Still got the Apple TV 3, but I hardly use it.
Thanks for reconfirming guys that i made the right decision to go with chromecast
The ATV4 was so enticing at launch but something told me to hold off and wait for the appstore to develop as that was the main draw for me. Clearly nothing's changed
I love the Apple TV 4 - it does everything I need it to. I don't care about catch up TV for the UK terrestrial channels, I have a Sky box for that (not that I actually watch anything other than Sports). There's another log running thread about this, if you want to discuss it further and find out where you can feed back to the providers.
I own a lot of iTunes movies, and the Infuse app is brilliant for streaming the TV shows I have downloaded to my external HD. I have no problems with Siri and the TV app just isn't appropriate for us in the UK on the whole.
I think thats the point, the Apple TV isn no good on it's own, it's an add-on device. It has the potential to be a device that does all you would need, and the obvious device to buy if you want a streaming device for your telly, but it's not. Apple never really proved it or developed it properly, when I mention it to people many haven't heard of it. That was never the case with the iPod, iPhone or iPad.
I like my Apple TV, but it should be so much better. It should be the the first thing people want to plug into a telly, instead it's a niche product and an over priced one at that.