six colors

by Jason Snell & Dan Moren

This week's sponsor

Six Colors Shirt! Our official (six-color) t-shirt is back on sale for a limited time.

Linked by Jason Snell

Joe Steel’s tvOS wish list (2017 edition)

Our pal Joe Steel is back with an updated list of tvOS wishes for WWDC 2017:

The only thing on that list from last year that came to pass was “Darker Interface” in the form of tvOS 11’s Dark Mode. Later in the year, Apple added TV the app but it’s not exactly the overhaul of the TV Shows app and the Movies app I wrote about, nor does it completely satisfy the quick aliases for content that I would have liked. Similarly, Single Sign-On was not the unified iCloud Keychain experience I had hoped for since it relies on a service provider which doesn’t help cord-cutters, and cord-nevers. Purchases of TV apps on other Apple platforms was also made easier in the Fall, but that wasn’t part of WWDC. In January of this year Apple also increased the storage caps on tvOS, which did theoretically differentiate the 32 GB and 64 GB models, but I still haven’t seen any real ramifications of that change.

Joe has been following this area carefully, and his criticisms are detailed and valuable. I enjoy my Apple TV but there’s no doubt that there’s plenty of room for it to improve.