Andrea James

Apple TV report 1: TV

It seems fitting to do my first report on my new Apple TV by showing how it handles TV shows.

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It comes with a remote about the size of a lighter, which I am sure I will lose at some point.

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The TV Shows option organizes shows by six options, including a search feature.

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If you pick a network, it lists all the shows and provides details and viewing options.

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Then let’s pick a random TV show.

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You can buy individual episodes, a season pass, add it to your favorites, etc.

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Most shows have a preview option as well as a list of other shows you might like.

The interface is very elegant and intuitive, as would be expected. Anyone who has used an iPhone or iTunes device will see similarities in the look and feel.

For almost all television, I will still use my DVR to record shows, but if there’s something I really want to keep, I might buy it. Rentals and purchases are deducted from your iTunes Store account on file. The two main reasons I got it was to pipe my iTunes library into the living room (which is perfect) and to rent HD movies (which is great but has limited selection). An unexpected joy has been watching YouTube videos on the huge screen, all of which I’ll discuss in upcoming reports.

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