AppleTv is all about the perks. With VLC, Plex, gaming and a host of other exciting features, it’s easy to understand why.
In 2007, with the release of its Iphone, the company had already tapped unexpectedly into the gaming sector. With casual, easy-going games available for its customers to play at any time Apple hit the jackpot. Since then, the mobile games industry has reached billions.
As for the Apple TV set-box, it is expected that it will further draw on this opportunity. The device, typically used for streaming tunes or music, would now turn into a light-category gaming console. Certainly not the magnitude of Sony’s PlayStation consoles or Microsoft Xbox or even Nintendo’s Wii.
Many analysts agree that Apple tapping into the gaming potential of its new Apple TV set-box is the right thing to do, gathering momentum for the creation of a new gaming category. Casual gaming, a social activity that lightens up a living room and keep this activity light, albeit captivating.
Apple doesn’t seem to be aiming to take on high-end consoles with its new product. The company is creating a new category for itself, one that does not meet the high-end requirements of Destiny or Call of Duty, but which will certainly find its fans.
After announcing that AppleTV would also dive in the world of casual gaming, making the device a fit console under the price scale of high-end consoles on the market, including VLC and Plex in the fresh product renders it a full entertainment package. AppleTV is all about the perks.
VLC and Plex open up a whole new world of possibilities for AppleTV. As VLC is a renowned media player that works across platforms, it supports a wide array of audio and video formats, as well as streaming servers.
Make your pick and play all types of files that weren’t previously supported by AppleTV seems like a good bargain. Particularly in regions of the world where access to online streaming servers isn’t really an option – see China or India – playing your own media library, carefully and thoroughly gathered in time is a treat.
Plex would also enable the streaming of images and video or audio files from the iPhone to the iPad to AppleTV to become a much easier endeavor.
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