Apple TV review: hudu-tsara streaming akwatin da aka ba su cikakken gasa

Apple TV review: fourth-generation streaming box is not fully baked
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  • The Apple TV aka ba su cikakken gasa. The video sassa ne m, amma akwai abun ciki da aka tilasta a Birtaniya. The music app ne matalauta, da m app ba ya aiki da kuma sauran ragowa ne kawai ba a shirye.

 

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The sabon Apple TV yi alkawarin canza yanayin rayuwan ka talabijin-duba kwarewa da apps, iTunes kuma Siri, amma ji sosai kamar rabin gasa farko-tsara samfur, ba a karo na hudu-tsara daya.

akwatin

The sabon Apple TV ne karamin, m baki akwatin da zaune karkashin your TV. Yana da ba quite a matsayin karamin a matsayin previous Apple TV, kamar yadda yana da wani uku dogaye, amma yana da game da wannan size kamar duk sauran streaming-kafofin watsa labarai akwatin available.

Saita

Kafa shi ne quite mai saukin ganewa. Toshe a ikon USB da kuma saro shi har zuwa your TV amfani da wani HDMI na USB. Daya ba kawota a cikin akwatin, ba shi ne wani Ethernet na USB.

Abin ba in ciki, har idan ka saya daga Apple Store, Apple TV ba ya zo pre-kaga tare da Apple ID. Amazon ya aikata wannan da wuta TV da kuma Apple ya kamata kuma.

Kana da biyu zažužžukan kafa software. Za ka iya amfani da wani iPad ko iPhone saitin da Wi-Fi da iTunes asusun, ko da hannu shigar da cikakkun bayanai da m.

Nesa tushen saitin ya saukin ganewa, amma shigar da rubutu da aka tedious. Yin amfani da wani iPad da saitin stalled da farko ma'ana na kuma na fara a duk faɗin sake. To, a lõkacin da yake aiki yana da kawai wani mai sauri tap na kwamfutar hannu ko smartphone a saman akwatin sa'an nan su bi umarnin a kan na'urar. Minti biyar kuma kana aikata.

Da zarar saitin ne yake aikata, kana a kan kansa. Babu sauri tutorial ko taimako kuma akwai quite mai yawa boye a bayan al'amuran. Misali, biyu tapping da "gida" button, wanda shi ne ainihin wanda da TV allon icon a kan shi, daukan ka zuwa menu na kwanan nan amfani apps haka za ka iya musanya tsakanin Gudun apps. Yana da wuya a faruwa a gare ku a gwada; Na aikata shi da hatsari da farko.

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The top ɓangare na m ne mai touch kushin da abubuwa a matsayin daya babban button lõkacin da guga man. M: Sama'ila Gibbs ga Guardian

Bayani dalla-dalla

  • Processor: dual-core A8
  • Ajiya: 32 ko 64GB
  • nuni: 1080p
  • sauti: Dolby Digital 7.1
  • Connections: 10/100 Ethernet, HDMI 1.4, Kebul-C, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Girma: 98 x 98 x 35mm

The m

The Siri Nesa ne sabon. Ya na da touchpad a saman cewa abubuwa a matsayin daya giant button. Sauran m yana menu, gida da kuma Siri Buttons, girma iko da ɗan hutu / play button.

Ka laifi shi da wani Walƙiya USB fãce ikon adaftan da ake ba kunshe. Zai iya ba za a caje daga Apple TV amma akwai wani haske, ko wani abu a kan m ya ce a lõkacin da aka caji.

Yana ta haɗu da Apple TV via Bluetooth, kuma yana da wani IR blaster for iko da ƙarfi a kan TV ko amp, abin da ya kamata ta atomatik kawai aiki, sai dai idan kana da hannu shirin shi kamar yadda na yi da na Sony amp.

Swiping, swiping kuma mafi swiping

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Don kewaya dubawa, Doke shi gefe, zaži app kuma latsa touch kushin saukar zuwa wuta ta sama, ko zaɓi abun ciki daga saman shiryayye. M: Sama'ila Gibbs ga Guardian

Swiping a touchpad ne kasa m fiye da amfani da directional kushin. Quick swipes gungura da bit na lokacinta, za ka iya matsa gefe daya ko wata motsa mataki daya bar, dama, sama ko ƙasa kuma danna saukar zuwa zaži. Na kiyaye fata zan iya kawai danna kuma ka riƙe a button for scrolling ta dogon lists.

The dubawa ya inertia gina-in. Matsar da yatsa a kan touchpad da movie Poster motsa a kusa da dan kadan, kamar dai shi siginan kwamfuta da aka makale a kan shi da mai zaɓin zips kashe zuwa na gaba movie tare. Yana da na gani m amma na tarar ba su yi amfani da shi wani sauki - a gaskiya, shi a zahiri hana m zabe.

Rike Siri button don fara up ikon murya. Za ka iya kaddamar da apps, tambaya mai sauki tambayoyi - kamar: "Yaya yanayin ya ke?"- Kuma search for movies da kuma TV shows, amma shi ba ya bari ka bincika music ko wani abu.

The wayo bit ne rashin lafiya na search cikin daban-daban. Alal misali, bugawa da button da cewa "m" ya kawo sama da dukan yanayi na m daga iTunes store da Netflix a Birtaniya (more ayyuka a Amurka). Yana da sauki da kuma aiki da kyau.

More m searches kamar "Pierce Brosnan movies" bi by "Abin sani kawai, nagargaru" ya nuna zurfin na ikon murya. Yake aiki da kyau.

Hannu lilo abun ciki shi ne da yawa hankali da ƙasa da gamsarwa.

Apple da uku-jam'iyyun

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The top-shiryayye nuna abun ciki daga zaba app, a cikin wannan harka daga iTunes movies, amma apps kamar Netflix iya nuna kwanan kallo tarihi. M: Apple

Content a kan Apple TV ne broadly raba abubuwa bayar da Apple da na uku-jam'iyyar kaya. A cikin Apple sansanin ne hanya zuwa ga iTunes store for movies da kuma TV shows, Apple Music ko kuma ka iCloud Music library, iCloud Photos da App Store.

Yana da matukar bayyana lokacin da ka fara amfani da Apple ta ayyuka da cewa da dama daga cikinsu akwai wanda ba a kare. Wadanda cewa Apple ya shafe lokaci da hankali a kan - da fina-finai da kuma TV shows daga iTunes store - su ne da kyau. Siri aiki da kyau, yana da slick kuma idan kana plugged cikin Apple ta yanayin kasa, yana da dama.

Amma Apple TV ta music app ne don haka na asali yana da frustrating a yi amfani da. Ya ji kamar wani abu daga 2006, scrolling ta m lists, swiping kan kuma a kan ba tare da wani hanyar da sauri tsallake ko search. Siri kawai ce ba na gode. Ina da babban music library cikin iTunes Match kuma ya kama ni, a zahiri, game da minti biyar don gungurawa daga AC / DC to ZZ Top.

Da zarar ka samu dama artist, album selection ne m, amma skipping waƙoƙi ne laborious. Select, gungura, zaži kuma. Babu daya button ko karimcin don samun ku zuwa waža ta gaba. Shi ke sanya muni domin za ka iya taka music a bango yayin da yin wasu abubuwa. Za ka iya šan tsaya da kunna, amma idan kana so ka canja hanya ka samu su yi ta tono duk hanyar da baya a cikin music app.

apps

The daya babban abu Apple TV ya je ga shi ne samu gindin iOS developer al'umma. Other kwalaye, kamar Amazon ta wuta TV, da apps amma ba sauran na da Draw cewa Apple TV bai ga developers ya halicci bespoke apps shi.

Apps Range daga YouTube, kuma Yanzu TV to Netflix - wanda integrates tare da Siri search - to shopping apps, weather apps, apps for aiki fitar da apps for hotel Bookings. The BBC iPlayer ba samuwa yet. Babu ITV Player, Duk 4, Google Play ko Amazon Prime Video.

Jerin apps ne kawai m fadada, kuma yayin da za ka iya ba ƙarasa so siyayya a kan TV, yana da kawai da tip na dutsen kankara idan iOS App Store ne wani nuni.

Wasanni

The Apple TV ne game da yadda m matsayin iPad Air 2 don haka tana goyon bayan wasannin da irin wannan matakin zana quality. Apple ya kira su "bidiyo quality"; wasu kamar Galaxy a kan wutã, duba da kyau. Wasu ne kawai cutesy wasanni.

Sarrafa su ta yin amfani da m ne ko dai a Wii-kamar kwarewa, talking da m kusa kamar baseball jemage misali, ko a swiping kuma danna al'amarinsu. Na samu ba musamman gamsarwa, so sadaukar, m Buttons for gidan kashe ahu wasanni da sauri girma gaji da wasannin motsi.

Zaka iya haša uku-jam'iyyar masu kula juya shi a cikin wani makeshift na'ura wasan bidiyo, amma ba kowane wasa na goyon bayan shi. The bakon abu ne da ka iya haɗa har zuwa uku masu kula da m, amma ba fiye da daya m, abin da ya sa Wii Tennis analogues daga question. Biyu-player da wasannin irin su Crossy Road, wanda ba ka damar amfani da wani iPad ko iPhone a matsayin na biyu mai kula, kasance abin mamaki mai kyau a wata ƙungiya.

Games yawanci download sauri, amma na sami wasu graphically m wasanni kullum ya sauke wani abu. Kafin ka fara da app, kuma a lõkacin da ka yi kokarin canja matakin. Yana da sauri samu gajiya.

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Walƙiya tashar jiragen ruwa a kasa na m aiki tare da wani iPhone 5 ko sababbin caja, amma akwai wani a cikin akwatin. M: Sama'ila Gibbs ga Guardian

Other lura a takaice dai

  • Zaka iya hašawa da wani sa na Bluetooth belun kunne kai tsaye zuwa Apple TV mai zaman kansa sauraro.
  • The screensavers - tashi-kan fim na birane da shimfidar wurare a duniya, daga London zuwa Hawaii - su ne gaske mesmerizing.
  • "Rage m Sauti" sa tsauri range matsawa, wanda matakan fitar da girma bambanci tsakanin m da m sauti da kuma ya sa nighttime sauraro mafi alhẽri a gare maƙwabtaka.
  • The Ethernet tashar jiragen ruwa fi fitar a 100mbps. Connect via Wi-Fi ga yawa sauri gudu.
  • Siri ake nufi san your location da fifiko, amma ta nace a kan bani ta weather a Fahrenheit ba Celsius for makon farko na amfani da shi.
  • The m ba ilhama. Guests ba zai iya gane shi har sai da na bayyana cewa shi ne mai touch kushin, kuma dõmin ku yi danna ba matsa shi.
  • The menu button ne mai mayar da button da kuma aiki kamar yadda ya aikata a kan Android ko Windows Phone. The home button ne daya tare da TV allon logo a kan shi.
  • The Apple Nesa app ba ya aiki da sabon Apple TV.
  • Music ne fitarwa a 5.1 kewaya sauti, ba kawai sitiriyo, idan kana da wani kewaya sauti tsarin.
  • A hannun madauri ga m yana samuwa, wanda za ka bukatar idan kana da yara da kuma wasannin motsi.
  • Babu 4K goyon bayan, wanda yake shi ne ba matsala yanzu, amma yana iya zama a cikin gaba biyu na shekaru.
  • You can scrub through a video or music by moving your finger on the remote.
  • Saying “what did he say” to Siri will skip back 10 seconds and put on subtitles for video.

Farashin

The fourth-generation Apple TV costs £129 with 32GB of storage and £169 for 64GB of storage.

Don kwatanta, the Amazon Fire TV with 4K costs £80 the Roku 3 costs £100 and the Google Chromecast £30.

Hukunci

The Apple TV aka ba su cikakken gasa. The video sassa ne m, amma akwai abun ciki da aka tilasta a Birtaniya. The music app ne matalauta, da m app ba ya aiki da kuma sauran ragowa ne kawai ba a shirye. Having waited for the best part of three years to release a new Apple TV, why is it not complete?

The remote is like marmite, people will either love it or hate it, and while the interface looks fancy, its discovery is poor and it doesn’t introduce anything particularly new.

The App Store is likely to be the Apple TV’s saviour. Whether all the streaming services will be available remains to be seen. Amazon Prime Video seems unlikely, although you can resort to streaming others over AirPlay from an iPad for instance.

The Apple TV has the potential to be really good, and most of the issues could be corrected by software updates, but right now it’s a work in progress that isn’t as good as much cheaper competitors.

Ribobi: power of the App Store, access to iTunes and Apple Music, good voice control, IR control for volume, motion gaming

Fursunoni: half-baked, music app poor, Siri can’t search music and only iTunes and Netflix, most UK streaming services missing, no HDMI cable, no remote charger

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