“Having spent some time using one of the new Apple TV units, it’s clear that Friday was the start of the story, not the triumphant finish,” Jason Snell writes for iMore. “This is a 1.0 take on an entirely new, open Apple TV—and it’s got many gaps and room for improvement.”
“tvOS itself is still a work in progress,” Snell writes. “There’s no new iOS Remote app that adds easy text input and emulates the hardware remote. I appreciate the fact that I was able to link my Apple TV to my Apple ID via my iPhone, but I still had to re-enter all my service user names and passwords—which wasn’t any fun, and it’s an area that could benefit from extra attention. Additionally, iCloud Photo Library isn’t supported beyond your shared albums, and that’s not cool.”
“A future version would also need to support 4K video, of course,” Snell writes. “A whole generation is growing up watching YouTube on their phones and tablets and laptops rather than on a big television set. Will the market for the television set itself wane? … It’s too early to tell how this will all play out: It’s the first week of what’s essentially a 1.0 product.”
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