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Topic # 179028 23-Aug-2015 17:21
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This is an edited quote from MacRumors: The most recent rumours have suggested that the next step for the Apple TV is a new set-top box that's accompanied by a web-based streaming television service. The updated Apple TV is said to include a slimmer design, an A8 processor, additional storage, Siri support, a touch-based remote, and a full app store for downloading apps and games. Apple is also developing a "TVKit" SDK for developers, allowing them to create apps for the set-top box... Previous rumours have confirmed that the Apple TV will serve as a home automation hub for HomeKit devices when they launch...

What will a new Apple TV mean for us Kiwi's?, will it bring better content or just the same as we get now from our local streaming services?, will its SVOD be cheaper or will Apple charge their normal percentage fee like they do for iTunes music & movies?.

I look forward to what the App developers will bring to the unit especially for home automation.

I wonder if the likes of unblock-US, UnoTelly, etc will develope App’s and if so will Apple approve them.

For myself I have been hanging out for a couple years for an Apple TV box upgrade that I can connect into my Apple centric household. I look forward to being able to stream my iTunes music, photos & movies seamlessly to my 50” smart Pannie without having to run it from my office iMac either via cable or the household Apple WiFi network. At the moment I have a mix and match of an old HT 7:1 sound setup (no HDMI) connected to an Apple Express with Pannie TV & PVR connected via cat6 cable. Not the best and a bit messy.

What are forum members expectations and views?




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  Reply # 1372612 23-Aug-2015 18:07
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It will have all sorts of streaming features which will ensure high profile mentions on tv and media but none of which will apply to New Zealand.

All rights etc belong to the pre existing media companies here in nz so it will be a disappointment.

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  Reply # 1372619 23-Aug-2015 18:21
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Holding out for it. I mean, what else could we get here in NZ? 

 

TVNZ and most of the other similar on demand apps refuse to work with Air Play for various reasons, I doubt they'll run on this new version too for those same reasons. 
Current one has Netflix, iTunes and YouTube which is probably as far as we'll get .




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  Reply # 1372658 23-Aug-2015 19:39
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Not me, I love my pre-loved FireTV. Kodi and Netflix has all my bases covered.




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  Reply # 1372673 23-Aug-2015 20:15
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If I can get native plex and Netflix and Trev possibility of local developed apps (tvnz/tv3 etc) then yes if probably get one




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  Reply # 1372714 23-Aug-2015 22:19
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I probably get 3 to upgrade from the current ATV2s and ATV3.




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  Reply # 1372774 24-Aug-2015 05:33
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I'll get one just for the bigger remote!





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  Reply # 1372787 24-Aug-2015 07:46
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tardtasticx: Holding out for it. I mean, what else could we get here in NZ?  TVNZ and most of the other similar on demand apps refuse to work with Air Play for various reasons, I doubt they'll run on this new version too for those same reasons. 
Current one has Netflix, iTunes and YouTube which is probably as far as we'll get .

Apparently the current one has no "public" developer programme; you need to be invited by Apple. Rumour has it that the new one will be a bit more "open" so there's the possibility of more local services. I personally wouldn't buy one on lunch day though; I'd rather see which services actually come, rather than which are simply rumoured to come.

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  Reply # 1373275 24-Aug-2015 17:53
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PoHq: I'll get one just for the bigger remote!


Agree! Although I tend to just use the iOS app.



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  Reply # 1373291 24-Aug-2015 18:36
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SheriffNZ:
PoHq: I'll get one just for the bigger remote!


Agree! Although I tend to just use the iOS app.


All those may be superfluous if they include and you active Siri.




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  Reply # 1373295 24-Aug-2015 18:49
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SheriffNZ:
PoHq: I'll get one just for the bigger remote!


Agree! Although I tend to just use the iOS app.


I just wish Apple would stop being so pig headed and allow an Android and Windows phone control app for the Apple TV..




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  Reply # 1373298 24-Aug-2015 18:55
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old3eyes:
SheriffNZ:
PoHq: I'll get one just for the bigger remote!


Agree! Although I tend to just use the iOS app.


I just wish Apple would stop being so pig headed and allow an Android and Windows phone control app for the Apple TV..
there are various apps. I will be getting the new one. I have had 1,2 and 3.

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  Reply # 1373305 24-Aug-2015 19:18
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I expect more streaming content, how much of that we can have , doubtful.

My hope is the rumoured App Store. ATV is iOS and iOS is always first kid off the block for apps. I'd like ONE streaming STB.

No idea why NZ TV SVOD are not allowed to Airplay. They seemingly don't want Apple users to see it on a TV?

If the app store if one happens is as open as the iOS app store, could be good.

I can see me being hopeful on the announcement and that fading away during it.

I don't get why NZ TV SVOD isn't allowed Airplay? Why? 

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  Reply # 1373316 24-Aug-2015 20:08
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tdgeek: I don't get why NZ TV SVOD isn't allowed Airplay? Why? 


Probably the agreements they have with their content providers limits the devices SVOD can be seen on. Ie computers, phones and tablets with they're small screens are ok but if you want the full experience you have to watch on a TV (with ads)).

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  Reply # 1373513 25-Aug-2015 09:25
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old3eyes:
SheriffNZ:
PoHq: I'll get one just for the bigger remote!


Agree! Although I tend to just use the iOS app.


I just wish Apple would stop being so pig headed and allow an Android and Windows phone control app for the Apple TV..
there are various apps. I will be getting the new one. I have had 1,2 and 3.


What are the names of the Android apps??




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  Reply # 1373558 25-Aug-2015 09:53
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Will wait to see whats new and what will work over a VPN but even if most of it doesn't work will probably get one as its bound to be faster and have a nice new interface. 




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