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Apple TV 4K official

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Sam Posten, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Johnny Angell

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    I imagine most of you use your phone as a remote instead of the pathetic little remote the ATV comes with. Is there a technique to ensure that the full remote screen pops up with a screen tap? After the initial activation, of course.
     
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    I've never used my phone as a remote. Love the ATV remote, honestly...

    But if that's what you like - from lock screen pull down control center, long press on the now playing pane in upper right corner, and select the TV you are currently playing. That will make the controls stay on your lock screen.
     
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    I use the harmony remote for most apps.
    I use my iPhone or iPad to type info in.
    It pops up in those each time I need to type in a password or search for something.

    I use the Atv remote for the mlb app. For some reason I can’t get the Harmony to work with that app.
     
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    Love the small ATV remote.

    I can also use my LG magic remote and my Yamaha receiver remote to control my ATV.
     
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    Has there been any change related to this issue or is Prime still problematic?
     
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    It's more hit and miss now. More shows are now in 4K/HDR while some others remain non-HDR. Jack Ryan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Absentia won't play in 4K/HDR while others like Hanna, The Boys and Good Omens do play in 4K/HDR. Now, more episodes of Mad Dog play in 4K/HDR, but there are still 3-4 episodes that won't play in 4K/UDR. TBH, it might be the same with those other shows too in which some episodes are fine while other episodes won't play in 4K/HDR.
     
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    Apple released TVOS 12.4.1 today (and iOS 12.4.1 too). Wouldn't you know it, I just updated my infrequently used iPad Mini (only use it with my Mavic Pro drone) to iOS 12.4 just last night. Now I'll have a new round of nag nag nag from Apple to get me to update. I HATE that we can't permanently turn off Apple's nagging to update.

    Mark
     
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    Just turn on automatic updates. It will just do it and not nag you about it...
     
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    This latest point update is highly recommended to download asap. Closes security hole.
     
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    Yeah, like the first jailbreak that has worked in 2 years LOL.
     
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    Isn’t the reason for a jailbrake to enable loading of unauthorized apps? What’s the point in doing that?
     
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    That is the point for doing a jailbreak.

    Also being able to fully customize the phone in ways that Apple will never allow you to do otherwise.
     
  13. Johnny Angell

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    Oh, you’re referring to the phone not the ATV. What kinds of customization do you refer to?
     
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    Yeah but it would be the same on Atv. Wouldn’t it?
     
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    Yup.
     
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    Why would I want to jailbreak my ATV?
     
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    I have a couple of older apps that might stop working on some newer iOS. Automatic updates could make those apps reach EOL before I'm ready.

    Mark
     
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    Being a tvOS 13 beta user I get used to occasional weird bugs but this one is quite... interesting...

    2719F5EC-2E96-4487-B443-EF79F33A8D9E.
     
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    I took the plunge this weekend and purchased an Apple TV 4K. I really need to get a handle on this remote. Looks good, but it is not very intuitive and I keep hitting the wrong button and getting out to the search page. All of the apps are soooo much quicker than on my TiVo, and easier to backup and go forward. I'm using the Amazon Prime app, the Vudu app, and I've loaded up and subscribed to Vue as a replacement for cable, since I have no cable option at my new home.

    Any advice, tips and tricks for this newbie?
     

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