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Can Apple make a better Web TV?

12/27/2011 07:08 PM EST
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krisi
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krisi   1/3/2012 6:47:46 PM
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Sounds intriguing Mattie but making dinner reservation and building grocery lists seem to be going too far...I like variety in food, I doubt Siri will help me deciding what to eat and where...Kris

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mattie b   1/3/2012 6:18:43 PM
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How about this?? Siri... but in your home. Starts with something more than a convenient interface to your home entertainment system... it gets smart about what you like to watch and recommends things for you... as more things get connected, thermostat, fridge, this becomes more like a personal valet. Builds a grocery list.. keeps the house comfortable... Makes you dinner reservations...

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krisi   1/3/2012 4:03:54 PM
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As Bert says the technology is already here (wwiTV for example) but a quick look shows you that there is little interesting content there so I would not watch it...my kids though (in their late 20ies) don't want to pay for cable so they watch only what is available on the net, most of their peers do the same...so it is only the question of time for webTV to take over...whether the Apple makes enough content deals to make this happen would be interesting to see and give a good prediction of post-Jobs era for them....Kris

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Bert22306   12/31/2011 6:42:00 PM
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Honestly, what I can't figure out is, why don't the individual TV manufacturers differentiate themselves by independently coming up with clever TV-related software for their connected TVs? Or for that matter, why don't independent software houses do this for PCs and Macs? Why should the major brands all glom onto the same Google (or what have you) solution? This makes no sense to me. The TV manufacturers can use their choice of browser, they can use their choice of search engine, and they can use their software gurus to tweak the package to provide better features than the competition. Apple isn't the only game in town by any stretch of the imagination.

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phoenixdave   12/30/2011 3:45:10 PM
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Google tried this and was stifled by the roadblocks created by the major networks. What makes Apple think they can be any more successful?

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wilber_xbox   12/30/2011 9:58:44 AM
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Its amazing to note that TV in its traditional form has survived till this new web-age. Most of other form of entertainment has either perished or lost significance. The TV content is still majorly selected by studios and channels. Only TRPs decide the fate of a show.

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wilber_xbox   12/30/2011 9:53:14 AM
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I think that Apple can bring the needed momentum to the live TV if Apple move into this domain. Its true that many others have failed to gather any momentum but Apple can create a niche for itself just like it did with Tablet.

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Bert22306   12/29/2011 10:35:59 PM
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Thing is, live TV is already available online. It's not Apple's decision to make it available or not to. It's the content owners' decisions. Check out this site: http://wwitv.com/portal.htm Live TV from a huge list of countries, just like being there. I don't need Apple to provide this. If anything, it's the US TV networks that would decide to make it happen.

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chanj0   12/29/2011 5:11:54 PM
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As far as my observation goes, Apple fans buy Apple TV anyway. I agree that Apple has to make the product more compelling to non-Apple fans.

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t.alex   12/29/2011 3:00:25 PM
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Apple probably wont make TV after all.

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