Friday, March 23, 2007

Apple TV's Blurry Future

This is the title of an article written in "Business Week" (which you can read here). The article states:
The best thing about Apple TV is that it tries to do for video what the iPod has done for music. The worst thing about Apple TV isthat it tries to do for video what the iPod has done for music.
The reason for this paradox: Apple's laudable effort to simplify video downloads by running everything through iTunes leaves too much good content out in the cold.

And, I have to say that I agree with him. Living in Canada, I don't have access to any of the TV Shows or movies that iTunes is currently offering. So, as a Canadian if I was interested in watching movies or TV shows, then the Apple TV wouldn't be something that I would buy.

The article goes on to talk about the poor quality of the Movies and TV shows in iTunes (which I will not comment on). But, one thing that he seems to have left out of his article is the ability to watch Podcasts on the Apple TV. This could be the only saving grace for the Apple TV. I would love to watch my Podcasts on my TV, but I don't have anything to watch it on. If the Apple TV can deliver on this maybe I will pick one up.

I would like to know what you guys think of this. Please leave your thoughts in the comment sections.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure if it would be financially a good thing to introduce given the quality of the programming as well as the over all available content to market something specifically catering to a pod cast. Then again..they said that about the Ipod didn't they..