ipad, smipad, I just want an Apple TV app store

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bonsaidetective, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. bonsaidetective macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
    We all know cable is on it's death bed, or at least in ICU. The future of TV will be streaming video (Hulu, Netflix) & download on demand (iTunes, Amazon). With a innovative remote (possibly based on the Magic Mouse) most of the apps for the iphone would port over. Just give me an Apple TV app store then I can complain to Hulu & Netflix for lack of apps. I don't play enough games to warrant a specialty console but I would buy a few simple games if Apple TV let me. I gave up cable two years ago hoping Apple would keep improving Apple TV. Now I'm stuck switching back and forth between Apple TV and my iMac just to watch Hulu and Netflix. Pandora, news, weather, games, media, internet, and social networking all in one box. Is that too much to ask?

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  2. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    The AppleTV might see applications at some point, but I'll bet a lot of money that it'll be a cold day in hell before Apple allows any streaming applications onto the AppleTV.

    That is probably why we'll never see an App Store for the AppleTV. The first, only, and last applications everyone would ever talk about would be streaming video.
  3. tdmac macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2008
    The reason we won't see an App store soon is that the apps would look like crap scaled up on the larger screen. Quality just scaling current apps 2x on the iPad affects image quality. I think moving to the iPad and enlarging and scaling apps is a step in this direction though.

    I can't see the big deal about running other apps on the Apple TV from a content standpoint since you can circumvent the iTunes store. Apple approves all sorts of Apps that play non-itunes content that you can play on on the iPhone, iPod Touch and soon in larger format in the iPad due to Apps.
  4. bonsaidetective thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
    I've imported iPhone screenshots onto my appletv to check this theory. The portrait orientated screenshots look fine, except for the large black bars on each side. They look like a movie in standard def instead of high def. The landscape screenshots are noticeably blurry but within my range of acceptability til the updated versions are made available. Scaling apps for the iPad would probably make most apps appearance on appletv acceptable to me.

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