After being revealed in Sept, the renewed Apple TV took the high road into the customers’ living spaces, besides its innovative Siri Remote addition with voice feedback and touch pad. The experts have provides a detailed look at the product’s new top box.
At the first glance, the Apple TV looks mostly the same like its forerunner, even it is a tad bigger. Other than this, it has the same smooth, black style that is perfectly integrated into the users’ rooms. On its back, the slots are tweaked: the USB-C plug is built-in for diagnostics and settings, and unfortunately, the company got rid of the optical wire.
Customers who depend on headphones without its high-end recipient, or people who used the device as their AirPlay streamer, are now missing these options.
Despite a bigger $150 price tag, the company still does not deliver an HDMI wire with its Apple TV. Even if we think about most customers have an extra wire around their house, it seems like an unusual omission for the manufacturer that takes pride in covering all consumer needs.
In the box, there is the Lightning cable to power up the Siri Distant, but the wall AC adaptor is not offered with the device. The Remote is thin, light and easy to use. Because it is linked to the Apple TV via wireless connection, the user does not need for a special to the gadget for control.
On the upper part is a touch track pad, while under it there are the home and menu control buttons. In this renewed user interface, the selection key goes back to the previous option, similar to the back key in the Android OS, while its home button key takes the user to the main screen.
Double pressing the home button, similar to the iPhone’s navigation menu, allows customers to see their open applications. They can also tap and hold its home key to put their device to sleep. In addition, it has a series of dedicated control buttons for play/pause, volume and controlling Siri. The gadget also has microphones on both sides of the product for Siri feedback.
The configuration of Apple TV is a simple one, just Connect the device to the wall and it starts immediately. Its Siri Remote will instantly be paired when people click their pad, but manual setting is also used by having a mixture of control buttons.
The company has increased the speed of the entire installation process by involving other Apple gadgets into this mix. The device will tell a person to hold the phone, with the wireless option activated, close to the TV to transmit configurations such as Wi-Fi data and iCloud profile information.
In its installation testing, the system took some time to be paired with an iPhone and the procedure had to be repeated. On the second time, with more patience, everything went well. Apple TV’s installation operation has customers to accept the regular series of options, such as location features or delivering diagnostics to the company and app developers.
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