While Apple's event on September 12 should be packed with new iPhones and a new Apple Watch, rumors don't point to a new Apple TV. Nope, no Apple TV 8K, not even any Fortnite.I hope Apple doesn't ignore it completely, however. The Apple TV 4K is one of my favorite streaming devices already, thanks to its industry-leading format support, superb polish and useful Siri voice options. The non-4K version is just as slick, but both could be better.Beyond 4K YouTube -- which I doubt will ever be available on the current 4K box, because it lacks YouTube 4K's required VP9 video decoding -- here are a few things I'd like to see Apple roll out for its venerable streamer.Dolby Atmos support beyond iTunes for Apple TV 4KWe already know the next Apple TV operating system, TVOS 12, will add support for Dolby's best surround sound format to Apple TV 4K when it comes later this year. Apple says its iTunes service will have the world's largest library of Atmos titles, and that if a user owns a … [Read more...] about Apple TV wishlist: 5 things we’d like to see on Sept. 12
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source Dave Smith/Business Insider YouTube updated its Apple TV app on August 30. The update fixed some issues, but created a new problem. Your home screen is now limited to five categories, which you can’t choose or change, effectively making discovery more difficult than it was before. YouTube must have read my recent complaints about its Apple TV app because the newest update, which dropped last week, fixes a handful of issues I brought up. Unfortunately, the new YouTube update introduces a new problem that wasn’t there before. Some of the problems that were fixed: – Scrolling is now much better. The YouTube app now uses inertial scrolling, which is one of the best features of the Apple TV remote: It can act like your iPhone’s touchscreen, so the faster you flick your finger, the faster you scroll. – The user interface is slightly better. The toolbar on the left side, which has buttons for Search and Subscriptions, is no … [Read more...] about The YouTube app for Apple TV just took another step in the wrong direction
YouTube TV is a relatively new streaming service having been launched by Google back in April. Still, the service's coverage has been expanded to more than a dozen cities in the United States in the last couple of months, which proves Google is committed to bringing YouTube TV to as many consumers as possible.In that regard, the search giant announced a new YouTube TV app is now available for the big screen. The application that was initially available for smartphone, tablet, and computer, will now be accessible to Android TV owners.In the next few days, YouTube TV subscribers will be able to stream live TV through the new app on Android TV devices such as NVIDIA Shield and TVs with Android TV built-in, including Sony, as well as on the Xbox One family of devices (Xbox One, Xbox One S, and soon Xbox One X).Also, for those who don't have any of the Android TV devices mentioned earlier, Google announced the new app will be available on Smart TVs, such as LG, Samsung, Sony, along with … [Read more...] about Google announces YouTube TV app for Android TV devices, coming soon to Apple TV
App attack By Nilay Patel "The future of TV is here." It is not the world’s most understated tagline for a new product, especially one from Apple. If you want to set sky-high expectations around a new TV product after years of rumors and sly winks and shelved plans, well, that’s exactly how to do it. You say that you’ve invented the future of TV, and that it is here. You say it while knowing full well that Steve Jobs set the stage for a radical new TV from Apple in 2011 by directly telling his biographer that he’d "finally cracked it," and that he wanted to create "an integrated television set that is completely easy to use," with "the simplest user interface you could imagine." You say that the future of TV is here even though every attempt to place a computer at the center of the living room experience has bombed catastrophically for nearly two decades, and that rivals like Microsoft and Google have each been floored by the challenges of television. You take … [Read more...] about Apple TV review: is this the future?
It doesn’t light up all of the lights. Listeners of The Vergecast know that I’ve been ridiculously excited about the new Apple TV 4K for weeks now, because there isn’t a great standalone streaming device that supports Dolby Vision 4K HDR and the new Dolby Atmos surround sound format. I just haven’t been able to use the full capabilities of my home theater — lighting up both the Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos lights on my receiver and TV — and I was excited for Apple to put out a polished, high-end product that got me there. Apple is firmly at the high end of the market: the Apple TV 4K starts at $179, much more than competing 4K HDR-capable devices like the $89 Roku Premiere+ or the $69 Google Chromecast Ultra. I was really expecting — hoping! — this thing would blow me away. But the new Apple TV doesn’t support Atmos. And it doesn’t support YouTube in 4K HDR. And it doesn’t have Disney or Marvel movies in 4K HDR. And it … [Read more...] about Apple TV 4K review: so close, so far