Apple’s rumored Apple TV 4, a $99, Apple A4-powered, iPhone OS device focused on streaming from the Internet and/or from other computers in your home rather than local storage has TechCrunch’s MG Siegler intrigued.
Siegler writes, “The reason the Apple TV has failed to catch on: not enough content at a good price.”
“The reason there’s not enough content is likely because Hollywood is giving Apple much more push-back than the music industry did. For example, they won’t yet agree to Apple’s idea of subscription-based iTunes TV show packages,” Siegler explains. “But apps could change all of that. Apps are content, and they would immediately vault the Apple TV into must-own status. Imagine playing all those thousands of cheap games on your TV. Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony must be shitting themselves.”
“And if something like the Netflix app or the ABC app for the iPad worked on the Apple TV, the bitching about a lack of content would simmer down quickly,” Siegler explains. “Of course, there’s the issue of how you would control those apps — since you’re not about to walk up and touch your giant screen TV anytime soon. But there’s an easy solution for that: make iPhone, iPod touches, and iPads the controllers for the apps on the TV. They already have a Remote app you can use on your iPhone to control the Apple TV.”
Full article – recommended – here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Robert S.” for the heads up.]