Here’s a shocker: new research coming out of NPD has found that consumers want more access to online video services like HBO Go and other content, instead of “smart” features like social networking access on their TVs. Who ever thought tweeting from a TV was a good idea? No one uses a TV to read Twitter, let alone send a tweet. People use a TV to view content.
The research also said that a big problem is that TV owners are confused by their “Smart TVs,” because they have too much choice and it’s creating a complicated user experience.
In what many believe to be a technical glitch rather than some kind of accidental, early leak, the Apple TV briefly displayed several graphics for holiday-themed apps yesterday. The app imagery, which was found in the “Movies” section of the Apple TV navigation, advertised such sections as “Snowsports Apps & Games” and “Time Off, Game On: Deep Games for Holiday Downtime.”
The discovery, made by Mac OS Ken, certainly got my blood pumping, but alas, it seems that apps on the Apple TV aren’t meant to be — at least, not yet.
But can we expect apps in the near future?