Do you think other streamers will copy the upcoming Apple TV remote?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by LIVEFRMNYC, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I would love if Amazon and Roku implements the touchpad feature like on the new Apple TV remotes. I'm really not a voice control type of person, but being able to scroll and input with touch would be nice. We can basically do this with mobile apps, but I want this on the remote and don't plan on getting an Apple TV.
     
  2. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    I don't see the real benefit over the previous model. The biggest problem with the old remote is the difficultly entering text/numbers and the small touchpad doesn't solve that problem. If anything, the new remote will probably be easier to break considering it has a glass touchpad. If it's anything like using your iPhone, the navigation gestures can be finicky as hell.
     
  3. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 603

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    You might be right about that.

    But the mobile apps touch input is pretty smooth with Amazon, so I don't see how the actual remote will be finicky.

    Will have to wait to see the Apple TV reviews.
     

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