“Apple left the 1st Generation Apple TV behind as of May 25, 2018. You can no longer connect it directly to iTunes,” Dan Bashur writes for Low End Mac. “Even if you attempt to sync authorized content to it through an authorized Mac, it’s over.”
“Streaming, streaming, streaming,” Bashur writes. “Must be the only path forward, right? Ease of use and no need for storage anymore. The Internet must be so great now that no matter where you go, it just works. There would never be a dead zone or a place where WiFi just stinks in 2018, would there? There would never be cellular providers with data limits, would there? Just stream away like turning on the faucet. In case you didn’t read into it – this was a very sarcastic paragraph.”
“Lack of a modern single-purpose non-streaming Apple TV: This is where Apple really screwed up. There are dead zones everywhere and bad WiFi implementations today in most hotels. Data limitations from cellular providers and reception of LTE signals put you at the mercy of your signal strength and proximity of the tower from your provider and even then, you are stuck competing for a clean 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz channel wherever you go now,” Bashur writes. “Where does that leave us though as Low End Apple TV users? Well I’ll be perfectly honest – the next closest thing without going through some real trouble is using either iTunes 10 or Front Row with a Mac mini (Front Row can be found in Mac OS X Tiger through Snow Leopard).”
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MacDailyNews Take: Enjoy iTunes 10 while that lasts, too!