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A Siri-controlled Apple TV may be on the way

Discussion in 'IPTV Hardware' started by Athlon646464, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    A Siri-controlled Apple TV may be on the way

    Soon you might be able to simply ask your Apple TV to start playing 'House of Cards' rather than fumbling through a series menus. Code found in iOS 7.1's software development kit indicates that Siri is one its way to a new device, likely Apple's set-top box. ...

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  2. billsharpe

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    I don't think Apple TV or its remote includes a microphone to question Siri. Typing text into Apple TV is not an easy task. The only way I can see it might work easily would be through an IPhone, iPod Touch or iPad app.
     
  3. sigma1914

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    They could make a remote with it like Amazon's box.
     
  4. Athlon646464

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    My wife yells at the TV all the time. It will be very interesting when someday it finally understands her. :grin:
     
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  5. TBoneit

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    So You tell the Apple TV to play a show and You don't know the episode number so then it has to display all the episodes on the TV screen and ask You to choose. This is better.

    Or You decide You want to watch something but want to see a listing of content so You can decide what to watch. Yup Siri would be better for that, Not.

    I think I'll stay with the DVR and the WD TV Live Hub Media Center. And keep using the Remote.
     
  6. archer75

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    I can talk to my phone to have it do stuff but I don't. I just type what I want. I don't know anyone who talks at their phone other than maybe text to speech while texting. I really think yelling at your tv isn't the way to go.
     
  7. Athlon646464

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    I have a Nexus 7 Tablet (2013 version) and I use voice search on it all the time. It works great - quick and easy.
     
  8. Skyboss

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    AppleTV needs just a couple things to take over the world:

    App support for VUDU, Flixter, Amazon and any other of these "we can't make up our mind" digital streaming services. Don't need to support all apps, just streaming related apps.
    Ability to serve as a DirecTV RVU client.
    External storage or a unit with a 1TB drive in it.

    AirDrop comes close, but it can be buggy.
     
  9. peds48

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    AirDrop on Apple TV? Perhaps you mean AirPlay....


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  10. peds48

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    you can jailbreak Apple TV2 an play from your NAS or networked PC


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  11. inkahauts

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    I see them maybe allowing you to stream movies recorded on a hard drive via a app, maybe even from your computer, kind of like how you can do with music in your iTunes.
     
  12. billsharpe

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    Apple has apps for the iPod Touch and iPad that will let you stream Amazon Instant Videos to your HD TV through the Apple TV. I can also stream most online videos to my HD TV using the Safari browser on my iOS devices.
     

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