Apple TV Could Get Continuity Features with iOS 8 and Yosemite Soon
The latest and greatest feature of Apple’s newly unveiled iOS 8 and OSX Yosemite, Continuity, allows for true, simultaneous data continuity across all of your Apple devices: your handset, your tablet, and your computer.
But if a new report on 9to5Mac is to be believed this afternoon, then Apple TV owners might very soon be getting the very same treatment.
This report builds off the fact that iOS/Mac developers who are running the latest developer build of OSX, which would be Yosemite, are seeing notifications pop up on their Apple TVs that say Continuity is available between their Apple TV and their Mac that are on the same home network.
While the notification for functionality is certainly there, the actual mechanics to make it all work don’t seem fully finished yet. There’s also no knowing what types of media files could be passed from Macs to Apple TVs, but one would assume, at the very least, you can look forward to picking up where you left off listening to music, watching movies, or halfway through that episode of The Office you were working through.
That would mean that users can also anticipate a future where their media content (at least the licensed, iTunes purchased content) will be viewable seamlessly from iPhones to iPads, to Macbooks to televisions. The building blocks of this infrastructure were made possible by Apple-made features like Airplay, where you can share data across a network between devices, but Continuity could take it to another level.
It seems unlikely at this point that Continuity won’t come to Apple TV, and quite soon at that, especially with all of these developers piping up about the related notifications. And, with Apple constantly expanding the walls of its walled garden ecosystem to more of its devices, you can probably hedge your bets on this one coming true.
When we hear more, we’ll report back.