Apple TV to support iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store soon?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by darksol360, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    It wouldn't really make any sense to me.

    Anyone with an Apple TV also has a computer with iTunes somewhere else in the house.

    ...Are we really becoming that lazy?

    Besides, it would be a pain to try and search through the iTunes Store with that puny remote.
  2. SthrnCmfrtr macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    For rentals, it might not be too much of an obstacle. It seems to me that the "new releases" could be found using the ATV (as is now done for purchases), but still keep the iTMS searchable for older programs from your Mac (for purchase and download). Rentals are temporary, thus could be downloaded directly to the ATV (for an set duration; x number of days or x number of views, etc.) while purchases would still be made from one of your Macs.

    What they need to do, though, is to separate themselves from BB and NF. Give us downloadable, rentable HD content (with true 5.1 audio) and you can kiss BB and NF goodbye!

    Of course, this is all just WAG on my part...
  4. whistler72 macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2007
    i can't wait for this to come out. It's gonna be cool!
  5. MikieMikie macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Newton, MA
    Count on it

    I was going to write some long, humorous satirical post until I realized I'm just not tht funny, and don't want to bore you to tears.

    You can count on a rental/purchase upgrade to the :apple:TV software. If it benefits Apple's bottom line, you'd better believe they'll make it available.

    Just don't hold your breath for any other kind of update. :(

    We in iPhone-land, bitten by the bug of sanity, now see the kinds of updates we've been getting:
    1. Ringtones ($ for Apple)
    2. ITMS WiFi ($ for Apple)

    Get the picture?

    And for the future...
    3. Apple Store WiFi
    4. The Steve's bank account for immediate deposit...

    -- Mikie
  6. jlanuez macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2006
    And don't forget the soon to be available:

    5. STARBUCKS feature! :apple:$$$:apple:

    "Walk into a participating Starbucks with your laptop, iPhone, or iPod touch and buy whatever’s playing — along with millions of songs on iTunes — while your latte cools."

    Attached Files:

  7. PROJECT359 macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2007
    Texas, USA
    Personally, I think this would be a good idea. Browse the selection of movies from the couch, purchase, download and watch. More so with the rumors of rentals on iTunes.

    Then, like the Wi-Fi store, sync back to your main Mac connected to the AppleTV.
  8. MikieMikie macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Newton, MA
    Ain't it the truth? I remember when they actually added useful features instead of new ways to suck my bank account dry.
  9. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    They'd have to bring out some kind of keyboard so you can type your search, but then you'd have keyboard you'd only ever use once in a blue moon, I don't see the wifi store coming to the :apple:tv
  10. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    The remote can search, like with YouTube on the AppleTV, or Remote Buddy on the Mac...

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