- May 14, 2012
What, No love for my old KDF Sony TV from 2006? Oh wait Apple TV still works.
Yep - this is a trojan horse that the TV set industry is setting up, and I'm a bit surprised Apple is playing along with it.Have a separate AppleTV box and keep your smart tv off the internet.
It’s better for your privacy this way.
Wow, they want to know my watching habbits - shock horror!!Once you connect your "smart" TV to the Internet to get that sweet sweet HomeKit and Airplay2, well, your data will start leaking at a horrendous rate.
Most manufacturers are running at razor-thin margins, and the revenue from collecting your data - which then then sell off - is what keeps many afloat.
While I generally agree with that, Homekit support is a little bit more than just adding an Apple TV.The moral of this story is...buy whatever model TV you want + an Apple TV.
I would argue it's embarrassing because a little company like Vizio can backport this to almost every TV they've sold in the last several years.How exactly is it embarrassing? TVs should never be bought for future updates. Buy the TV for the specs at time of purchase, anything else is a gift.
Agreed. Smart TVs are really not an alternative. They stop receiving software updates after one or two years, don't have anywhere near the same selection of apps, their UIs aren't as good, and they have been caught violating their customer's privacy.Or just buy an Apple TV...
While the news was fake, Apple TV app coming to more platforms is not. From Apple's press release:I’m sceptical, this might be another fake news article... remember the Apple TV app that arrived on Sony TVs?
Apple told the press end of 2019 availability, but aside from Samsung, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku, Apple TV app remains missing on LG, Sony, and VIZIO.Subscribers can watch Apple TV+ originals both online and offline, ad-free and on demand, on the Apple TV app, which comes pre-installed on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iPod touch and will soon be on Mac with macOS Catalina. The Apple TV app is also available on select Samsung smart TVs, and will come to Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and VIZIO platforms in the future. Customers can also sign up and watch Apple TV+ originals on the web at tv.apple.com.
I bought the same XBR 900 FNo love for the X900F I bought last year?
Don't they have weaker processors though?Nope, 9005 and 900F don’t deserve the love in the eyes of Sony.
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nope me and @seanf87 have the same tv from late 2018. We won’t get the update either.
How do you not see how a dedicated hardware device would be more capable than the menu of your display?It’s kind of disappointing and embarrassing on Sony’s part, I have a 2018 Sony AF8/A8F which isn’t included but an Amazon Fire TV Stick has had these features added, how is a fire tv stick more capable?
This is why I hate the smart TV trend. Not only do devices lose support way too soon but they're also throwing advertising at us in addition to spying on our viewing habits.This trend of not supporting TV's that are only a year or so old needs to stop. TV's are not something you buy and replace every year. Most people keep them for years. If my C8 doesn't get decent support during my ownership, I will be looking elsewhere for the next TV.
Yup, LG is the only manufacturer to add AirPlay support that *WON'T* be adding it to 2018 models. (Frickin' Vizio is adding it to TVs as far back as 2016 models! Vizio!) I hope that Apple at least adds an AppleTV app to LG's "app store" the way Disney just did, since Apple is planning on adding it to various non-AppleTV-devices soon.Mine is a 2018 model with ThinQ and AirPlay isn't supported.