Apple TV awotẹlẹ: kẹrin-iran sisanwọle apoti ti wa ni ko ni kikun ndin

Apple TV review: fourth-generation streaming box is not fully baked
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  • The Apple TV ni ko ni kikun ndin. Awọn fidio awọn ẹya ara wa o tayọ, ṣugbọn awọn wa akoonu ti wa ni si rọ ni UK. Awọn music app ti ko dara, awọn latọna app ko ṣiṣẹ ati awọn miiran die-die wa ni o kan ko setan.

 

Agbara nipasẹ Guardian.co.ukYi article ti akole “Apple TV awotẹlẹ: kẹrin-iran sisanwọle apoti ti wa ni ko ni kikun ndin” a ti kọ nipa Samuel Gibbs, fun theguardian.com on Tuesday 24 th November 2015 07.00 UTC

Awọn titun Apple TV ileri lati mú ìyípadà rẹ tẹlifisiọnu-nwo iriri pẹlu apps, iTunes ati Siri, sugbon kan lara gidigidi bi a idaji-ndin akọkọ-iran ọja, ko kan kẹrin-iran kan.

apoti

Awọn titun Apple TV ni kekere kan, didan dudu apoti ti o joko labẹ rẹ TV. O ni ko oyimbo bi kekere bi išaaju Apple TV, bi o ti ni a kẹta taller, sugbon o ni nipa awọn iwọn kanna bi gbogbo miiran sisanwọle-media apoti wa.

Ṣeto

Eto ti o soke ni oyimbo qna. Pulọọgi ninu agbara USB ati kio o soke si rẹ TV lilo ohun HDMI USB. Ọkan ti wa ni ko pese ninu apoti, bẹni jẹ ẹya àjọlò USB.

ibanuje, paapa ti o ba ti o ra lati awọn Apple itaja, awọn Apple TV ko ni wa lai-ni tunto pẹlu rẹ Apple ID. Amazon wo ni yi pẹlu awọn Fire TV ati Apple yẹ ju.

O ni meji awọn aṣayan lati ṣeto soke ni software. O le lo ohun iPad tabi iPhone to setup awọn Wi-Fi ki o si iTunes àpamọ, tabi ọwọ tẹ awọn alaye rẹ pẹlu awọn latọna.

Latọna-orisun setup wà qna, ṣugbọn titẹ ọrọ je tedious. Lilo ohun iPad oso stalled ni igba akọkọ afipamo ni mo ni lati bẹrẹ gbogbo lori lẹẹkansi. Sugbon nigba ti o ṣiṣẹ o ni nìkan awọn ọna kan tẹ ni kia kia ti awọn tabulẹti tabi foonuiyara lori oke ti apoti ki o si tẹle awọn ilana loju ẹrọ. Iṣẹju marun ati awọn ti o ba ti ṣetan.

Lọgan ti setup ti wa ni ṣe, ti o ba lori ara rẹ. Nibẹ ni ko si ọna tutorial tabi iranlọwọ ati nibẹ ni oyimbo kan Pupo pamọ sile awọn sile. Fun apere, ė kia kia awọn "ile" bọtini, eyi ti o jẹ kosi ni ọkan pẹlu kan TV iboju aami lori o, gba o si akojọ ti laipe lo apps ki o le siwopu laarin yen apps. O ni išẹlẹ ti lati waye si o lati gbiyanju o; Mo ti ṣe ti o nipa ijamba igba akọkọ.

apple tv latọna
Awọn oke apa ti awọn latọna jẹ a ifọwọkan pad ati ki o ìgbésẹ bi ọkan ti o tobi bọtini nigba ti e. Aworan: Samuel Gibbs fun awọn Guardian

Ni pato

  • Isise: meji-mojuto A8
  • Ibi ipamọ: 32 tabi 64GB
  • àpapọ: 1080p
  • dun: Dolby Digital 7.1
  • awọn isopọ: 10/100 àjọlò, HDMI 1.4, USB-C, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Mefa: 98 x 98 x 35mm

awọn latọna

The Siri jijin jẹ titun. O ni o ni a touchpad ni oke ti o ìgbésẹ bi ọkan omiran bọtini. Awọn iyokù ti awọn latọna jijin ni o ni akojọ, ile ati Siri awọn bọtini, iwọn didun iṣakoso ati a duro / play bọtini.

O gba agbara ti o pẹlu a Monomono USB ṣugbọn a oluyipada agbara ti ko ba to wa. O le ko wa ni agbara lati Apple TV sugbon nibẹ ni ko si imọlẹ tabi ohunkohun lori awọn latọna lati sọ nigba ti o ti wa ni gbigba agbara.

O sopọ si Apple TV nipasẹ Bluetooth ati ki o ni ohun IR blaster fun akoso iwọn didun lori rẹ TV tabi amupu, eyi ti o yẹ laifọwọyi kan ṣiṣẹ, ayafi ti o ba ni lati ọwọ eto ti o bi mo ti ṣe pẹlu mi Sony amupu.

swiping, swiping ati siwaju sii swiping

apple tv latọna
Lati lilö kiri ni ni wiwo, ra, yan awọn app ki o si tẹ ifọwọkan pad si isalẹ lati sana o soke, tabi yan akoonu lati oke selifu. Aworan: Samuel Gibbs fun awọn Guardian

Swiping lori touchpad jẹ kere daradara ju lilo a itọnisọna pad. Awọn ọna swipes yi lọ pẹlu kan bit ti ipa, o le tẹ ọkan ninu awọn ẹgbẹ tabi miiran lati gbe igbese kan osi, ọtun, soke tabi isalẹ ki o si tẹ mọlẹ lati yan. Mo ti ń edun okan mo ti le o kan tẹ ki o si mu a bọtini fun lọ nipasẹ gun akojọ.

Awọn ni wiwo ti inertia-itumọ ti ni. Gbe ika re lori touchpad ati ki o kan movie panini rare ni ayika die-die bi ti o ba kọsọ ni di lori o ṣaaju ki o to selector zips si pa si awọn tókàn movie pẹlú. O ni oju wuni sugbon mo ri o kò ṣe lilo ti o eyikeyi rọrun - ni o daju, o si gangan inhibited awọn ọna aṣayan.

Mu awọn Siri bọtini lati bẹrẹ soke iṣakoso ohun. O le lọlẹ apps, beere awọn ibeere - bi: "Bawo ni oju ojo se ri?"- ati àwárí fun sinima ati TV fihan, sugbon o ko ni jẹ ki o wa fun music tabi ohunkohun miiran.

The clever bit is the breakdown of search into different types. Fun apẹẹrẹ, hitting the button and saying “Archer” brings up all seasons of Archer from the iTunes store and Netflix in the UK (more services in the US). It’s simple and works well.

More advanced searches such as “Pierce Brosnan movies” followed by “Only the good ones” shows the depths of the voice control. O ṣiṣẹ daradara.

Manually browsing content is a lot slower and less satisfying.

Apple plus third-parties

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The top-shelf displays content from the selected app, in this case from iTunes movies, but apps such as Netflix can show your recently watched history. Aworan: Apu

Content on the Apple TV is broadly divided into things provided by Apple and third-party stuff. In the Apple camp is access to the iTunes store for movies and TV shows, Apple Music or your iCloud Music library, iCloud Photos and the App Store.

It’s very clear when you start using Apple’s services that many of them are unfinished. Those that Apple has spent time and attention on – the movies and TV shows from the iTunes store – are very good. Siri works well, it’s slick and if you’re plugged into Apple’s ecosystem, it’s fantastic.

But the Apple TV’s music app is so basic it’s frustrating to use. It feels like something from 2006, scrolling through massive lists, swiping over and over with no way to quickly skip or search. Siri just says no thank you. I have a large music library within iTunes Match and it took me, gangan, about five minutes to scroll from AC/DC to ZZ Top.

Once you’ve got to the right artist, album selection is fine, but skipping tracks is laborious. Select, scroll, select again. There’s no one button or gesture to get you to the next track. It’s made worse because you can play music in the background while doing other things. You can pause and play, but if you want to change the track you’ve got to dig all the way back into the music app.

Apps

The one big thing the Apple TV has going for it is the entrenched iOS developer community. Other boxes, such as Amazon’s Fire TV, have apps but no other has the draw that the Apple TV does for developers to create bespoke apps for it.

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, Gbogbo 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.

Ere

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, wo ti o dara. 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. Aworan: Samuel Gibbs fun awọn 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 surround sound, 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.

Price

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

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

Idajo

The Apple TV ni ko ni kikun ndin. Awọn fidio awọn ẹya ara wa o tayọ, ṣugbọn awọn wa akoonu ti wa ni si rọ ni UK. Awọn music app ti ko dara, awọn latọna app ko ṣiṣẹ ati awọn miiran die-die wa ni o kan ko setan. 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.

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

Konsi: 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

Miiran agbeyewo

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