What can we expect in the future for the apple tv 2?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Che Castro, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    I know you guys dont work for apple but you can guess right


    Apple AppStore ?

    Im thinking some thing like this

    You open a racing game on the iphone , you hit the airplay button

    Image appears on the appletv, you use your iphone as a controller

    By moving the iphone around like the wii control

    Would this be possible in a future software update?

    And how about more content?

    Does amazon & apple have beef?
    Why wouldn't amazon want there content on apple tv , more money for them

    Also hulu

    And channels like the roku
     
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  3. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 603

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    I think the problem with the shyness is that this thread has been started about 50 times since the :apple:TV2 came out. Topic is beat to death. If you look back through thread history, you'll probably find what you are seeking. Maybe copy & paste the best of those ideas into this one?
     
  4. maturola macrumors 68040

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    I'll see the followings

    Yes, Apple AppStore (once the A5 hit it)

    Some must app form the App Store:

    Hulu+
    ABC PLayer
    BBC PLayer
    TWCable Player
    Dish Network or DirecTV
    HBO player
    Games - <Your Fav game here>

    Once MobileMe Online Locker is release you can stream all your library anywhere.

    Integrated search like GoogleTV
     
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  6. kingtj macrumors 68020

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    Yeah....

    When ATV2 first hit, I really expected we'd quickly see some kind of "App Store" for it, allowing users to download and "plug in" add-on modules for things like Hulu+, or maybe some basic games that you could play via the Apple remote (checkers or othello or chess ... things like that).

    Now, I'm not so sure anymore. I think maybe, the device wasn't really equipped with enough unused flash memory/storage to do much of that, so Apple would rather just roll any new additions out as firmware updates -- so they know exactly how much space they're using up vs. what's in the device.

    It seems a little bit odd they didn't add some of the "low hanging fruit" like BBC Player or a tool to view the free content on Comedy Central's web site, or ABC Player? Again, I'm starting to wonder if they're worried about filling up the flash storage with all that stuff and missing out on an opportunity to put something else in that's more profitable for them? I suspect Hulu+ is still absent because they can't come to an agreement on its use on the platform.... (I think at one time, there was some kind of spat about "If you give people Netflix on the device, we're going to keep you from getting Hulu+"?)


     
  7. kingtj macrumors 68020

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    Yeah....

    When ATV2 first hit, I really expected we'd quickly see some kind of "App Store" for it, allowing users to download and "plug in" add-on modules for things like Hulu+, or maybe some basic games that you could play via the Apple remote (checkers or othello or chess ... things like that).

    Now, I'm not so sure anymore. I think maybe, the device wasn't really equipped with enough unused flash memory/storage to do much of that, so Apple would rather just roll any new additions out as firmware updates -- so they know exactly how much space they're using up vs. what's in the device.

    It seems a little bit odd they didn't add some of the "low hanging fruit" like BBC Player or a tool to view the free content on Comedy Central's web site, or ABC Player? Again, I'm starting to wonder if they're worried about filling up the flash storage with all that stuff and missing out on an opportunity to put something else in that's more profitable for them? I suspect Hulu+ is still absent because they can't come to an agreement on its use on the platform.... (I think at one time, there was some kind of spat about "If you give people Netflix on the device, we're going to keep you from getting Hulu+"?)


     
  8. Hastings101, Apr 1, 2011
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    We can expect it to be replaced by an Apple TV 3... which might have games?
     
  9. shameem007 macrumors newbie

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    I think the problem with the shyness is that this thread has been started about 50 times since the TV2 came out. Topic is beat to death. If you look back through thread history, you'll probably find what you are seeking. Maybe copy & paste the best of those ideas into this one?
     

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