Apple already in talks with media companies for Apple TV

By on December 19, 2011
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Just the basic list of features that could be.

Apple may not have officially revealed anything about their TV, with only hints dropped as of yet, but that hasn’t stopped media companies to start worrying over it. As Wall Street Journal reported today, many media company executives wanted to meet with Apple in order to determine whether investing into that product will be beneficial for them in the future, or at least, get some information on it.

Looking at the Apple TV streaming box, one thing was obvious, the new TV from Apple will have streaming capabilities from mobile devices directly to the TV. But it extends to more than just that, with the media being compatible between all Apple devices, steaming videos will be synced up, so you can resume a TV show or movie on your iPhone right where you left it off on your TV at home.

Controlling the Apple TV will, of course, not be limited to just a remote control, with the TV being operable through almost all iOS devices. Not only that, but audio can be played to any AirPlay compatible device as well. This is also where voice control comes into play, with Microsoft’s Kinect like ability to search content and control channels by just speaking to the TV. And what better program than Siri?

Lastly, iCloud may be used to store your rented or purchased content, which can then be accessed and synced across all your Apple products so you don’t have to download the content multiple times.

All of these are obviously hints at the full functionality of the final product Apple will release. More concrete details will be confirmed later on, but the mass media will most likely not hear about it until some Apple event, if Apple’s secretive history is anything to go by.

 


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  • http://www.nystedt.org Magnus Nystedt

    If anyone can revamp the good old TV, it’s Apple.

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