One of the most anticipated products that has been discussed about Apple in recent months, is the Apple TV. It started from the idea that Apple would start developing an actual TV, but moved more into the 4th generation Apple TV product. With the announcement last month that the Apple TV would have apps and more, developers have been discussing the product, and reviewers getting antsy about the product. The final Apple TV products are arriving on Store shelves this weekend, and many of the reviews, haven’t been that great.
Perhaps the biggest improvements of the Apple TV is the addition of apps, but many reviews have had mixed reviews about the slowness of the product, and its clumsy new OS. But, reviewers have had positive news to report about the new Siri Remote, which allows for users to pinpoint moments and ask questions about TV shows, movies, and more. This type of verbal remote could change the TV experience on the Apple TV, and lead to more innovation as the product sells more. Note though, Siri feature on the new Remote is not yet available in Singapore.
The hurdle though for now is the apps on the Apple TV. The tvOS apps for now, have been reported as large iPhone apps, and developers are still looking for ways to take advantage of the Apple TV and tvOS that Apple has given to them. But, with the iPhone and iOS 9.1, users get the full experience of Apple TV, and have a great remote and interface to use. Apps will grow as the Apple TV sells, and developers get to figure out what exactly they are working with on their end.
The Apple TV is arriving and users will get the final answer on the units. It’s been a hobby for Apple, but this is the biggest gamble from Apple on their hobby. Hopefully users like the new units, and even with a costlier price, will get them to plug into Apple’s TV dreams.