Apple TV 4th generation necessity to fill divide

Today’s Apple TV update has awaken an old debate that looks at how there is a divide between the UK and US versions of the set-top box. What started things off once again is how Fox Now and CNBC have become available on Apple TV, which as we know are yet another two more apps to add to the US only version.

This means that Apple TV owners can now watch shows like Family Guy and Glee, as well as The Following direct from the set-top box. You will not be able to watch the shows live with Fox Now, but the day after they were aired. You can also watch the first season of certain TV shows on that channel, although you need to be a full Fox Now user.

Apple TV 4th generation necessity — There seems a burning desire for the 4th-gen version of Apple TV to come with some major changes, not only to its hardware and UI, but to the huge difference in channel numbers between the US and UK. The difference in numbers is staggering, and therefore it is completely unfair.

There are so many great TV channels in the UK, and so it would be great if Apple were able to sort out some sort of deal where they were able to supply the apps for them on their set-top box. We have heard so many times before from our UK readers that Apple TV is not overly useful to them, and so find going for another alternative a better option.

Personally, I would have to disagree with that though because I do own Apple TV, as well as Sky and it is great to have the choice between the two — although I would never say no to a few more channels. Whether this will ever happen is still up for debate.

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Written by Peter Chubb

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