Apple TV mapitio: nne ya kizazi Streaming sanduku si kikamilifu Motoni

Apple TV review: fourth-generation streaming box is not fully baked
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  • TV Apple si kikamilifu Motoni. sehemu za video ni bora, lakini maudhui inapatikana unakabiliwa nchini Uingereza. programu muziki ni maskini, programu kijijini hana kazi na bits nyingine ni tu si tayari.

 

Powered by Guardian.co.ukMakala hii yenye jina “Apple TV mapitio: nne ya kizazi Streaming sanduku si kikamilifu Motoni” iliandikwa na Samuel Gibbs, kwa theguardian.com Jumanne Novemba 24 2015 07.00 UTC

mpya Apple TV ahadi ya kuleta mapinduzi televisheni-viewing yako uzoefu na programu, iTunes na Siri, lakini anahisi sana kama nusu-Motoni kizazi cha kwanza bidhaa, si ya nne ya kizazi moja.

sanduku

mpya Apple TV ni ndogo, glossy nyeusi sanduku kwamba yapo chini ya TV yako. Siyo kabisa ndogo kama Apple TV uliopita, kama ni mirefu ya tatu, lakini ni kuhusu ukubwa sawa na kila mmoja Streaming vyombo vya habari sanduku inapatikana.

Anzisha

Kuiandaa ni kabisa moja kwa moja. Kuziba katika cable nguvu na kunasa it up kwa TV yako kwa kutumia HDMI cable. Moja ni si zinazotolewa katika sanduku, wala ni ethernet cable.

Cha kusikitisha, hata kama wewe kununua kutoka Hifadhi Apple, Apple TV haina kuja kabla ya kimeundwa na ID yako Apple. Amazon gani hii na moto TV na Apple lazima pia.

Una chaguzi mbili ya kuanzisha programu. Unaweza kutumia iPad au iPhone kuanzisha Wi-Fi na iTunes akaunti, au manually kuingia maelezo yako na kijijini.

Kijijini makao kuanzisha ilikuwa moja kwa moja, lakini kuingia Nakala ilikuwa tedious. Kwa kutumia iPad kuanzisha umesitishwa mara ya kwanza kwa maana ya mimi alikuwa na kuanza tena. Lakini wakati kazi ni tu bomba ya haraka ya kibao au smartphone juu ya sanduku kisha kufuata maelekezo kwenye kifaa. Dakika tano na wewe ni kosa.

Mara baada ya kuanzisha ni kufanyika, uko juu yako mwenyewe. Hakuna mafunzo ya haraka au msaada na kuna mengi kabisa siri nyuma ya pazia. Kwa mfano, mara mbili tapping "nyumbani" kifungo, ambayo ni kweli moja kwa TV screen icon juu yake, inachukua wewe orodha ya programu hivi karibuni kutumika hivyo unaweza wabadilishane kati ya programu mbio. Ni uwezekano wa kutokea kwa wewe kujaribu; Mimi alifanya hivyo kwa ajali mara ya kwanza.

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sehemu ya juu ya kijijini ni pedi kugusa na vitendo kama kifungo moja kubwa wakati taabu. Picha: Samuel Gibbs kwa Guardian

Specifications

  • Processor: dual-msingi A8
  • Uhifadhi: 32 au 64GB
  • kuonyesha: 1080p
  • sauti: Dolby Digital 7.1
  • connections: 10/100 ethernet, HDMI 1.4, USB-C, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Vipimo: 98 x 98 x 35mm

kijijini

Siri Remote ni mpya. Ina touchpad utafutaji juu kuwa vitendo kama kifungo moja kubwa. mapumziko ya kijijini ina orodha, nyumbani na Siri vifungo, kiasi kudhibiti na pause / kucheza kifungo.

You malipo yake kwa cable Umeme lakini ADAPTER nguvu si ni pamoja na. Ni haiwezi kushtakiwa kutoka Apple TV lakini hakuna mwanga au kitu chochote juu ya kijijini kusema wakati ni kumshutumu.

Ni unajumuisha na Apple TV kupitia Bluetooth na ina IR Blaster kwa ajili ya kudhibiti kiasi juu ya TV yako au amp, ambayo lazima moja kwa moja tu kazi, isipokuwa kama una manually mpango ni kama mimi na Sony amp yangu.

swiping, swiping na zaidi swiping

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Navigate interface, swipe, kuchagua programu na waandishi wa habari pedi kugusa chini kwa moto it up, au kuchagua bidhaa kutoka rafu ya juu. Picha: Samuel Gibbs kwa Guardian

Swiping juu ya touchpad ni chini ya ufanisi zaidi kuliko kutumia pedi directional. swipes haraka kitabu na kidogo ya kasi, unaweza bomba upande mmoja au mwingine kwenda hatua moja kushoto, haki, juu au chini na waandishi wa habari chini ya kuchagua. Mimi naendelea wanaotaka mimi naweza vyombo vya habari tu na kushikilia kifungo kwa scrolling kupitia orodha ndefu.

interface ina hali kujengwa katika. Hoja kidole yako juu ya touchpad na movie bango hatua karibu kidogo kana kwamba mshale ni kukwama juu yake kabla ya zips selector mbali na movie ijayo pamoja. Ni kuibua kuvutia lakini nimeona ni hakufanya kutumia rahisi yoyote - kwa kweli, ni kweli imezuiliwa uchaguzi haraka.

Kushikilia kifungo Siri kuanzisha kudhibiti sauti. Unaweza kuzindua programu, kuuliza maswali rahisi - kama vile: "Nini hali ya hewa kama?"- Na search kwa ajili ya sinema na inaonyesha TV, lakini haina basi wewe kutafuta kwa ajili ya muziki au kitu kingine chochote.

kidogo wajanja ni kuvunjika kwa search katika aina tofauti. Kwa mfano, kupiga kifungo na kusema "Archer" huleta juu misimu yote ya Archer kutoka duka iTunes na Netflix nchini Uingereza (Huduma zaidi katika Marekani). Ni rahisi na kazi vizuri.

misako zaidi ya juu kama vile "Pierce Brosnan sinema" ikifuatiwa na "Tu watu wema" inaonyesha kina cha kudhibiti sauti. Ni kazi vizuri.

Manually kuvinjari maudhui ni mengi polepole na kidogo ya kuridhisha.

Apple plus-upande wa tatu

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juu ya rafu maonyesho maudhui kutoka kwa programu kuchaguliwa, katika kesi hii kutoka sinema iTunes, lakini programu kama vile Netflix wanaweza kuonyesha historia yako hivi karibuni watched. Picha: Apple

Yaliyomo kwenye Apple TV ni stort umegawanyika katika mambo zinazotolewa na Apple na mambo ya tatu. Katika kambi Apple ni upatikanaji wa kuhifadhi iTunes kwa sinema na inaonyesha TV, Apple Music au maktaba yako iCloud Music, iCloud Picha na Hifadhi App.

Ni wazi sana wakati wa kuanza kutumia huduma Apple kwamba wengi wao ni unfinished. Wale ambao Apple imetumia muda na makini juu ya - sinema na inaonyesha TV kutoka duka iTunes - ni nzuri sana. Siri kazi vizuri, ni mjanja sana na kama wewe ni plugged katika mazingira Apple, ni ajabu.

Lakini Apple TV muziki programu ni hivyo msingi ni frustrating kutumia. Ni anahisi kama kitu kutoka 2006, scrolling kupitia orodha mkubwa, swiping juu na juu na hakuna njia ya haraka ruka au search. Siri tu anasema hakuna asante. Nina kubwa maktaba ya muziki ndani ya iTunes mechi na ilinichukua, literally, muda wa dakika tano na kitabu kutoka AC / DC kwa ZZ Top.

Mara baada ya nimepata kwa msanii wa kulia, albamu uteuzi ni mzuri, lakini tracks kuruka ni utumishi. Kuchagua, kitabu, teua tena. Hakuna kifungo moja au ishara kupata wewe kufuatilia ijayo. Ni alifanya mbaya zaidi kwa sababu unaweza kucheza muziki katika background wakati akifanya mambo mengine. Unaweza pause na kucheza, lakini kama unataka mabadiliko ya kufuatilia nimepata kuchimba njia yote nyuma katika programu muziki.

Apps

jambo moja kubwa Apple TV ina kwenda kwa ajili yake ni unakamilika kikamilifu iOS developer jamii. masanduku mengine, kama vile Amazon Fire TV, wana programu lakini hakuna mwingine ina sare kwamba Apple TV haina kwa watengenezaji kuunda programu bespoke kwa ajili yake.

Apps range from YouTube and Now TV to Netflix – which integrates with Siri search – to shopping apps, weather apps, apps for working out and apps for hotel bookings. The BBC iPlayer isn’t available yet. There’s no ITV Player, Wote 4, Google Play or Amazon Prime Video.

The list of apps is only likely to expand, and while you might not end up wanting to shop on your TV, it’s just the tip of the iceberg if the iOS App Store is any indication.

Michezo

The Apple TV is about as powerful as an iPad Air 2 and so supports games with a similar level of graphical quality. Apple calls them “console quality”; some such as Galaxy on Fire, kuangalia vizuri. Others are simply cutesy games.

Controlling them using the remote is either a Wii-like experience, swinging the remote around like a baseball bat for example, or a swiping and clicking affair. I found neither particularly satisfying, wanting dedicated, responsive buttons for arcade games and quickly growing tired of motion games.

You can connect third-party controllers to turn it into a makeshift console, but not every game supports it. The strange thing is you can connect up to three controllers and a remote, but not more than one remote, which makes Wii Tennis analogues out of the question. Two-player games such as Crossy Road, which allows you to use an iPad or iPhone as a second controller, were surprisingly good at a party.

Games typically download quickly, but I found some graphically intensive games constantly had to download something. Before you start the app, again when you try to change level. It quickly got tiring.

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The Lightning port on the bottom of the remote works with any iPhone 5 or newer charger, but there is one in the box. Picha: Samuel Gibbs kwa Guardian

Other observations in brief

  • You can connect a set of Bluetooth headphones directly to the Apple TV for private listening.
  • The screensavers – fly-over footage of cities and landscapes around the world, from London to Hawaii – are genuinely mesmerising.
  • “Reduce Loud Sounds” enables dynamic range compression, which levels out the volume difference between loud and quiet sounds and makes nighttime listening better for your neighbours.
  • The ethernet port tops out at 100mbps. Connect via Wi-Fi for much faster speeds.
  • Siri is meant to know your location and preferences, but insisted on giving me my weather in Fahrenheit not Celsius for the first week of using it.
  • The remote is not intuitive. Guests couldn’t figure it out until I explained that it was a touch pad and that you had to press not tap it.
  • The menu button is a back button and works as it does on Android or Windows Phone. The home button is the one with the TV screen logo on it.
  • The Apple Remote app doesn’t work with the new Apple TV.
  • Music is output in 5.1 sauti ya mzunguko, not just stereo, if you have a surround sound system.
  • A hand strap for the remote is available, which you will need if you have kids and motion games.
  • There’s no 4K support, which isn’t a problem now, but may be in the next couple of years.
  • 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.

Bei

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

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

Uamuzi

TV Apple si kikamilifu Motoni. sehemu za video ni bora, lakini maudhui inapatikana unakabiliwa nchini Uingereza. programu muziki ni maskini, programu kijijini hana kazi na bits nyingine ni tu si tayari. 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.

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

Africa: 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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