“With so many more channels on Apple TV, finding things has grown a bit clunky,” E. Werner Reschke writes for T-GAAP.
“For one, there is not a global ‘Find’ or ‘Search’ option,” Reschke writes. “I don’t care if what I want to watch is on Netflix, ABC News or Discovery channel. Apple TV should give me a universal way to search all content and provide me with the results in some sort of logical ranking.”
“While finding content takes some work, my second issue with the Apple TV UX is the interface itself. Big clunky icons that represent each channel. This is like using the OS X Finder in icon mode only,” Reschke writes. “Can we have a list view please? How about a category view? The current layout worked fine when there were 10 channels, but not so much for today’s Apple TV which currently offers 55 network/network apps.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Something just has to be coming, right? Apple can’t just keep adding “channels” to the thing, with no UI improvements, and not expect usability to degrade. Hopefully a brand new chapter in Apple TV looms.