aTV4 improvements

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bergert, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. bergert, Nov 1, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2015

    bergert macrumors regular

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    Jun 24, 2008
    #1
    Great news:
    * remote is great: scrolling is superb
    * controls volume of HDMI attached TV
    * scrolling (scrubbing) for video and audio is great
    * finally - removed the silly screen saver (moving artwork left-right-left) needed only to avoid burn-in on plasma: not required on LED displays.


    I still recommend it over aTV3, but there are a few shortcomings:
    * no TOSLINK out (music sounds great on a surround-amp)
    * AirPlay only streams to one speaker a time (turns off TV sound; no multi-speaker)
    * Siri cannot search home sharing content (asked Siri why; answer: "because the app does not support it")
    * No Siri commands on home-sharing playlists (Music, Movies, TVshows: only for what is on the screen)
    * Siri search is iTunes Store only (always streams from store, ignores purchased content readily available on home-sharing)
    * Music display does not show the year of the album (bug!)
    * HomeSharing video/tvshows have no meta-data (description)

    Edit: updated for iOS9.1:
    * Music on home sharing: open Artist, open Album was fixed with 9.1

    summary: positive, with lots of room for improvement (great hardware, software good but not great)
     
  2. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Jun 19, 2013
    #2
    I wonder what tvOS 2.0 will bring???
     

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