The new Apple TV


#484

Thanks for that. Makes it easier to decide.


#485

So it seems SBS ondemand no longer works on apple TV4. Rebooted the device and the app. SBS say it will take a while to fix which I interpret pessimistically.
Other streaming devices don’t seem to have this problem with SBS.


#486

I have had issues with SBS ondemand app and ABC iView that have some commonality:

SBS ondemand has a tendency to stop after a few minutes (goes back to show/episode launch screen). That said, I have long had issues with the app on iOS with it seeming to get stuck in the transition from ad back into tv show/movie. I have noticed this starting to happen on tvOS following the recent update.

ABC iView seems to put tvOS to sleep after a few minutes (atv goes to screensaver).

Without actually measuring, the amount of time for both seems similar… Something changed in tvOS?


#487

I’ve had no problems at all. But, when ATV just wanted to update, I told it to do it later because I really wanted to see if both these were currently screwed. They are working, so I am going to delay the update for a while. Currently watching Minuscule: The Movie on SBS :slight_smile:


#488

Avolve I’m having exactly the same issues with SBS and ABC apps on my Apple TV. I’ve had to turn off the screensaver.


#489

good to know its not just me…


#490

I think its the recent update. I had that crash back to the home screen thing (within SBS app) after updating. I had never had it before.


#491

Just realised that tvOS 10 solves my biggest complaint. When I play a video from the iTunes Store it’s now smart enough to downscale to accommodate for my crappy internet connection.


#492

Not sure if new to iOS 10 or not. A video being airplayed can be controlled via the AppleTV remote (play, pause, etc).

It’s the small things that make big UX differences…


#493

Not new. :slight_smile: I’ve even doing that since my AppleTV 3.


#494

I’m waiting for ATV5


#495

Also found out the iPhone volume buttons when using the remote app control the Apple TV volume… unless you have an older stereo receiver (like mine)


#496

RIP ATV3


#497

Hopefully that means an ATV5 is imminent with 4K and the ability to read locally NAS stored content.


#498

I’m sure something like this will be available eventually, but I highly doubt will see it this year.

Now you’re definitely dreaming. Take a look at infuse if you want that kind of functionality.


#499

Yes, reckon you might be right there😞


#500

I don’t think we see another Apple T`V refresh until late 2017.

They axed the 3 because it doesn’t fit into the ATV strategy anymore.

Edu customers might be sad, but at this point they’re either on board or moved to Chrome Casts


#501

SBS still a dud, and to get round the iView problems I have turned off the screensaver. Bit of a bummer having to switch to the horrendously slow samsung blu-ray player for SBS. Think I need to airplay instead.


#502

There is an update to the SBS iOS app. Need to create an account/in in.

I am going to try airplay as the tvOS app still quits after a few minutes…


#503

Hopefully the ‘Live Tune-in’ feature will come here, along with the Freeview apps supporting it.

ATM, it’s only available in the US with app support…

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/10/26/how-to-use-live-tune-in-feature-on-apple-tv/