Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 24th Oct 2011 20:05 UTC
Apple Appleinsider writes: "An anticipated Apple high-definition television set, complete with iOS features including Siri voice commands, FaceTime video chat and access to the App Store, would be a strong product in a massive $100 billion market, according to a new analysis." Last year I explained my vision of a smart TV too (read the comment), and my ideas were pretty much the same thing AppleInsider discusses about today. Back then I was almost laughed at by most OSNews residents for these ideas. I have the feeling that the people who then found my ideas ridiculous, they'll now find a possible Apple smart TV "natural" and "revolutionary".
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Why not
by denis.troller on Tue 25th Oct 2011 09:57 UTC
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Having Siri on the TV puts the whole idea in a different light.

I was always put off by the slow, slow, SLOW navigation that comes with smart TVs. That is why I use plex with an iPad app to browse and select my videos.

But being able to simply ask the TV to "play Castle's last episode", for example, or "Record House next Monday", or "Record every House episode", would make this TV a breeze to use.

This is what Apple is in the market for. Forget the technology, just use it. Deceptively simple, evident, but nobody's done it before in this exact way (at least nobody notoriously successfull...).

And pair it with an iPad/iPhone to enjoy some games on the big screen and touch controls in your lap...

I can see where this would go, and I'm guessing it would sell like hotcakes.

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