“Now that I’ve switched my wife’s MobileMe account over to iCloud and upgraded her iMac to Lion, I’m belatedly discovering one of the major downsides to the iCloud launch: the disappearance of MobileMe galleries,” Jon Stokes reports for Wired.
“My parents are big AppleTV [sic] users, and by far their favorite feature of the device is that it lets them subscribe to my wife’s MobileMe galleries, so that when she uploads new photos and videos of our children to MobileMe, they can view the content on their HDTV,” Stokes reports. “So my wife’s MobileMe gallery is basically my parents’ favorite ‘channel,’ and they check it every night for new content. But as of June 2012, that channel is going off the air, and I haven’t yet come up with a good replacement.”
Stokes speculates, “The only way that I’ll recover the lost AppleTV part of gallery experience is if AppleTV gets an App Store with a Facebook gallery app or (even better) a Google+ gallery app. This almost has to be where Apple is headed with this — i.e., the parts of the MobileMe experience that are currently missing can be restored by developers and third-party services when AppleTV gets iOS-style apps.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple could also be planning to beef up iCloud’s Photo Stream, allowing greater control (albums, etc.) and then anyone who subscribes to it can view it on their Apple TV or other iOS/Mac/PC devices.