Additionally, Munster goes on to predict an Apple-branded, all-in-one television. I'm not convinced that an actual Apple television is on the drawing board, but it seems that an interactive guide could be added to the Apple TV without too much trouble. As we've seen, it's running the iOS. Apple's developers could probably write an app to make use of Rovi's data.
And what a mountain of data they have. According to the Rovi website, they've got about 111 million subscribers and a unique catalog of more than 1.2 million TV series episodes (going back to 1954) and over than 1.8 million music albums. Add to that nearly 500,000 movies, and it's an impressive collection.
Here's to an update we'd love to see on the Apple TV. Hopefully it won't be too hard for mom.
[Via Macsimum News]
- Key specs
- Reviews • 112
- Type Audio / video player
- Video services iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, Other
- Audio services iTunes
- Video codec support h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, Quicktime
- Audio codec support AAC, MP3, WAV
- Video outputs HDMI (1 outputs)
- Audio outputs via HDMI, TOSLINK (optical)
- Released 2012-03-16