New smart TVs make Apple TV puck redundant

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I prefer having a standalone AppleTV box: more flexibility, I suspect better update cycles, "full OS", faster[?], and a consistent UI across all TVs regardless of brand/model. It's also portable which is pretty cool.





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These help a ton: not only making it easier to use/hold/find, but in the event it is actually dropped, they're also pretty solid protection:

I have that...along with 2 kids who love to take it out of the case. TBH, I threw it at the wall after its 238485424th shenanigan with fast forwarding to the middle of my show when the dog hopped on the couch.

Seriously, F' that remote!
 
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I have that...along with 2 kids who love to take it out of the case. TBH, I threw it at the wall after its 238485424th shenanigan with fast forwarding to the middle of my show when the dog hopped on the couch.

Seriously, F' that remote!

Hahaha, that remote belongs in the FTG thread :LOL:
 

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I’ll be the lone defender of the ATV remote. I love it! I’d put a mute button on there, though.
 

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I’ll be the lone defender of the ATV remote. I love it! I’d put a mute button on there, though.
I think I first registered on MR, to complain about the ATV remote. Some passive aggressive bloke suggested that I have an "environmental control problem" in my home, and it's not the remote...:D
 

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I’ll be the lone defender of the ATV remote. I love it! I’d put a mute button on there, though.

I honestly don't mind it, and there are moments ... <wait_for_it> ... I actually like it. o_O

COMEATMEBRO!
 

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I just use my iPhone for remote.


You know what I want? A remote app that's not just "emulating" the hardware remote, i.e., using the touch surface, showing software buttons - but one that has like a UI that kind of mirrors the AppleTV. So you would interface with the ATV, but "locally" on the iPhone or iPad vs. moving a pointer. Like running the app and Airplaying it, but it's remotely running the ATV - not unlike those programmable remotes where you can make custom icons, etc.

As you're navigating, the device and the ATV stay in sync, maybe have a "remote mode" fallback or something.

The point being: the modern interaction model is touch, not moving a remote cursor around. Think about how fast you can navigate around a touch based app vs. clicking a remote and navigating a UI on a TV 10 feet away ...
 
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