tvOS 12: What do you want to see?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jclo, May 17, 2018.

  1. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    Fix the App Store category section. It currently does NOT list all available apps by category. And the strange part is the app icons appear in the landing page scroll but not when you open it. Stupid, stupid, stupid!
  2. JeffPerrin, May 22, 2018
    Last edited: May 22, 2018

    JeffPerrin macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2014
    +1000!! And keep in mind these are just Apple's editorial picks (with many categories rarely updated).

    Nothing more frustrating to a developer than working hard to push an app to tvOS only to find there's no easy way for people to discover your app! o_O
  3. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    New England
    I think in general Apple has to really improve app their app stores. tvOS is a great example, but the problems extend much further.

    My number one complaint is the lack of forgivability in search. If you don't spell an app name exactly right, it might not show up in the results.

    Searching for keywords seems to mine the descriptions of the app, which is abused by some developers. It's like the search engines of 1990s searching only <meta> html tag of websites. Basically, finding the right app or the best app is nearly impossible without going online and researching the options on a computer.
  4. vertical smile macrumors 68030

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    1. Safari, or some type of web browser

    This should have been added at day 1.

    2. Better support for multiple users

    The TV App and universal search are basically useless if multiple people are using it. If my wife was the last person using Hulu, and I want to use the universal search to watch something in Hulu, it almost always loads it into the last person on Hulu. Multiple user support would also be nice for game center related stuff.

    3. Games, better quality and maybe some good ports

    This may not be something Apple can directly do with a new version of tvOS, but maybe they could do some behind the scenes type stuff to get some momentive going for game development.

    It would be nice if Apple and Nintendo would get together to bring a virtual console app to the ATV.
  5. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    Web browser on TV have been tried many times before and they have all failed.
  6. vertical smile macrumors 68030

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    Examples? Why did they fail?

    At least for me, the web browser worked well on the Wii. I haven't tried any other web browser on the TV other than a Mac Mini.
  7. IscariotJ macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2004
    Home App - I'd like the return of continuous play of tv episodes when watching a series ( used to work prior to tvOS10 ), and for tv episodes to be marked as watched when they're in a playlist ( used to work prior to tvOS11 ).
  8. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Look at Ninteno Wii... see why its a failure.

    However, today we all have over scans pop-ups up on smart TV's, tweeting at the same time in split screen on overlay transparency type dialog boxes, while also watching our favorite footy match, and DVR type stuff.. in picture in picture type views.

    Could be do-able as long as it is NOT full screen.. No interruptions. We have our phone for web browsing, but since more and more of this stuff is on smart TV type devices because users want it. it would also make sense for Apple TV to do it. as long as there is the option as well to turn it off in Settings.

    The only thing really stopping a web browser is the remote.. But since we've switch to the Siri remote now anyway, that should close the gap more.
  9. tomyun macrumors newbie


    Oct 26, 2017
    iCloud Keychain and Touch/Face ID integration. It doesn't feel alright that I have to always look up my iPhone to type in weird password strings one letter by one whenever signing-in for the apps including app store.
  10. HMFIC03 macrumors regular


    Jan 19, 2011

    Wow!! I hope Apple see your post!
  11. signull macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2018
  12. leonkoum macrumors newbie


    Dec 6, 2015
  13. davcole macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2017
    Now this would be the game breaker!!
  14. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    That's why there is a search option.. Actually, luckily there is one because it wouldn't be discovered otherwise.

    Perhaps this was why Apple implemented a search option in the first place, so they can host apps front and center to their own liking, and as long as users know the name of the app they can search for, everything will be ok.

    I do like Apple's way :p It definitely goes together well with their slogan "Think different" ..It's about as different as you can get,
  15. JeffPerrin, May 26, 2018
    Last edited: May 26, 2018

    JeffPerrin macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2014
    The problem is the search algorithm is very poor, and easily manipulated. For example, it took a long, long time of doing my own marketing before my iOS apps would even become visible in search results for directly related terms. Even though I have some of the only surround sound apps in the iOS app store! For a long time they were buried deep in the search results under apps that had very little, or even nothing to do with the search terms. (thanks to keyword stuffing and the like)
  16. marvin_h macrumors newbie


    Aug 6, 2015
    Where did Apple promise this?

    There was one unofficial comment from an Apple person who misspoke about how Siri works in the same quote, in the Verge, when the ATV4K was released and everyone keeps quoting that dubious comment as some kind of promise.

    But no one at Apple will confirm it. Doesn’t feel like a promise. Feels like a wish. And I wish it were true, too.
  17. Dunk the Lunk macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2007
    Like others have said. MULTIUSER SUPPORT. I don’t mind not having it on an iPhone or even an iPad but you really need it on ATV
  18. Donfor39 macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2012
    Lanarkshire Scotland
    I wish a proper ap4k t.v. App for ipad inc iCloud integration.
  19. NMF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2011

    DTS passthrough, including DTS-X.

    Apple needs to get its audio support out of the dark ages if they really want to be high end.
  20. davcole macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2017
  21. Hildy macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2011
    I’d like to see @TV extend mesh networks, they are typically positioned throughout the home and could dedicate bandwidth to their streaming activity as part of the network.

    Further convergence would be nice, I think someone suggested adding a hard drive and making them the NAS server housing a family’s iTunes library. I wish you could replace Time Capsule backups and all of that old functionality with a meshed device. Rather than forcing customers to a monthly iCloud storage solution which for some is sub-optimal.

    Perhaps Atmos and some of the sound enhancing or pass through solutions are being held back to promote an Apple solution using multiple Homepods... Homepods should add to a mesh network too by the way.
  22. Andrewtst, May 29, 2018
    Last edited: May 29, 2018

    Andrewtst macrumors 6502


    Oct 28, 2016
    - Dolby ATMOS
    - Safari web browser

    I not stay at USA or UK, so I hope below is available.
    I do have iTunes USA and UK account but I prefer my country local account as it is easier for me to buy content in local account.
    - "TV" apps for all country
    - "Siri" for all country
    - "TV Shows" for all country
    - 4K titles is equally same in all country
  23. seastar, May 29, 2018
    Last edited: May 29, 2018

    seastar macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2018
    YCbCr4:4:4 support for 4k resolution
    10-bit color support that can be selected by user
    HDR10+ support
    YouTube 4k support
  24. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
    This would be unnecessary since there isn't any content in that format anyway.
  25. seastar macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2018
    This is not related to content, it is related to color space format.

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