tvOS on Apple TV 2/3

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mizxco, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    Just to clarify, the previous generations Apple TV will NOT be getting tvOS right?
    so no App Store, no new UI.
     
  2. Captain.Slow macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't look like it, looking at the Developer Site there is no download for the older devices, just the new one :(

    I've just downloaded the Beta thinking I could install it on mine :confused:
     
  3. oneMadRssn Suspended

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    I thought this is unclear. Deff no app store (http://www.apple.com/tv/compare/) but it seems like it might get the new UI and updates to existing "channels."

    We'll see I suppose.
     
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  5. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I doubt it. I think I'm going to order a refurb ATV3 direct from Apple just to let them know what I think of the new ATV.
     
  6. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    Surprised Apple Music won't be apple on Apple TV 3. But as long as I can access my movies, I'll only buy one of the new apple tv for my main tv area (i rent, don't own a house unfortunately) and move ATV3 to my bedroom.
     
  7. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You go girl!

    On the other hand, what? thicker and no 4K and no optical audio? WHAT?
     
  8. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    LOL Well, I don't play games and I am not subscribed to Apple Music so why would I want to pay $149 minimum for this new ATV?
     
  9. HyperliteG4 macrumors regular

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    I downloaded the beta but their install instructions say "tvOS beta supports the new Apple TV only. Earlier Apple TV models are not supported."
     
  10. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So confirmed I guess, they might get a new 'skin' but not tvOS.
     
  11. Agathon macrumors 6502a

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    That's just stupid. However, you can stream Apple Music from iPad and iPhone to Apple TV, so you can still use it.
     
  12. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Upset, I always though the Apple TV had more power than just to stream 1080p video. It just lacks storage I guess..
     
  13. Menel macrumors 603

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    It added 802.11ac. Did you notice how tall the AirportExtreme got when it got 802.11ac for antenna space.
    Thats all the size enlargement is.
     
  14. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Who needs 802.11ac to stream 1080p?? 4K live streams maybe, but we've been streaming fine with 802.11n.
     
  15. Menel macrumors 603

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    Beamforming, range. For bedrooms and such.
     
  16. triptolemus macrumors 6502

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    Who needs more than 640K? 640K ought to be enough for anybody.
     
  17. Cpt. Gilgamesh macrumors regular

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    Well it is upsetting we won't get the update, so that's no surprise. Though I'm wondering if it could potentially add access for downloadable channels from other providers. Most likely not; they'll just continue to add channels as they approve them.

    Thankfully, I pretty much use my Apple TV at this point for AirPlay and YouTube so this model will serve just fine.
     
  18. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    The only thing I wanted on a new Apple TV was a plex app..... but I'm not going to buy a new one just to get that when plex works perfectly well with airplay.

    I think the new atv might be a bit of a flop
     
  19. Menel macrumors 603

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    Plex should be able to release an app if they wish... now that appstore is an option.
     
  20. alexjholland macrumors 6502

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    A native Plex app is the main reason I want the new ATV, although I'm not in a rush.

    No app store makes sense, as ATV3 has no hard drive.

    However, not providing the new Apple Music service on the ATV3 would be unduly harsh. I pay £10.99/month for the service and my ATV3 is 18 months old (it could easily be a few days old).

    I think a fresh interface and Apple Music is a very reasonable demand for ATV3.
     
  21. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I know, but I wouldn't buy a new apple tv for just that.
     
  22. graywolf323 macrumors member

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    but the Appstore isn't coming to the ATV3 according to that comparison graph

    the new one doesn't have a HDD either, 32GB & 64GB storage are definitely flash storage

    doesn't the ATV3 have 8GB of flash storage? with a 200MB app limit for the ATV app store I don't see why the ATV3 couldn't handle it
     
  23. Menel macrumors 603

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    correct
     
  24. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    because then no-one would buy the new apple tv ;)

    I bet someone will hack it.
     

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