ATV4 UI: Folder names in tvOS 9.2 not always displayed

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by daio, Apr 18, 2016.


Would you like to have the ability to always display folder names on the tvOS home screen?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. daio macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2011
    I am not sure if this is intended or whether it only affects my setup. I will assume the former.

    Since installing tvOS 9.2, I have created quite a number of folders to make navigation and location of apps that I have forgotten the name of that much easier... well, that was the plan anyway.

    The problem is, unless the folders are selected, there is no way to see the name of them. I have sorted them alphabetically to give me a chance to find them a little quicker but this is not good enough.

    Perhaps is this _is_ the way folders will be shown, then could they not add an Accessibility setting so that people like me could turn on "Always display folder names" on the home screen?

    Does everyone have this 'feature'? Does anyone else find the fact that you cannot see folder names also annoying?

    Note: I have contacted apple to tell them about this problem/wish. No answer yet.

    Example of my folder names:
    • American TV
    • Australian TV
    • British TV
    • Education
    • Films on demand
    • Food & Drink
    • Games
    • German TV
    • IPTV international
    • Kids TV
    • Network
    • News
    • Utilities
    • ... etc etc
  2. daio thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2011
    Still disappointed by the lack of this feature, amazed it was not in TVoS 10 beta1
  3. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    isn't this kind of a introducing a problem ? if u have a folder name, then it must display correctly in full even if u are just glancing at it...

    Maybe a shortnered name could be a "hint" but that would still be not good, since u would have to hover over something just to see the rest of the name.

    May have to get a 4th gen to try this .

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