Big, dumb, Apple TV question...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rexone, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. rexone macrumors regular

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    Interacting with ATV is a pain. Using the remote to scroll around etc.
    Rather than Apple developing an actual ATV TV why don't they just create an iOS app for iPad & iPhone that mirrors what's on the TV screen and allow control from your iDevice with pop-up keyboard etc?
    And yes, I'm aware of the Apple Remote app.
     
  2. flux73 macrumors 65816

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  3. rexone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well there you go, thanks flux73.
    Just seems to me to be infinitely more logical to be able to use a tiny ATV device & an app plugged into any TV to make it an 'Apple TV' rather than going the fixed hardware option of a big screen ATV.
    Sort of fluid versus static solutions if you get what I mean.
     
  4. sodapop1 Suspended

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    I'm looking forward to an enhanced iDevice UI from Apple but do you realize that the Apple Remote app does have a pop-up keyboard feature?
     
  5. rexone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks sodapop1, yes, do realise that but it's still a very clunky interface.
    It would be so much more usable if it was just a touch-screen mirror of the ATV interface.
     
  6. sodapop1 Suspended

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    Agreed, let's hope that Apple implements such an interface soon.
     
  7. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    No sh**!! Thanks for the link.. That is the most obvious thing that Apple could do amongst many other opportunities just staring Apple in the face with the Apple TV - if only they would choose to open their eyes..
     

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