September 22, 2021
Apple’s new TV distant is nice, however solely when apps correctly assist it

Apple’s new TV distant is nice, however solely when apps correctly assist it

Customers are complaining that the Disney Plus and HBO Max Apple TV apps aren’t correctly supporting the wonderful new Siri Distant. Disney Plus has but to be up to date to utilize the distant’s useful scroll wheel scrubbing characteristic, which works on rival Netflix and Apple TV Plus apps. The HBO Max app has extra points, Display screen Instances reviews, and lacks assist for a number of of the distant’s options and voice instructions.

After we tried the HBO Max app for ourselves, we discovered it doesn’t appear to assist the brand new distant’s D-pad. As an alternative, we may solely use the distant’s touchpad circle, which is technically a component of the distant you’re supposed to have the ability to disable. Scrubbing utilizing the touchpad works, simply very badly. The reason for these issues seems to be a current app replace, which changed the usual tvOS playback UI with HBO’s personal (and apparently far much less succesful) model.

It simply goes to point out {that a} platform holder can construct a robust mixture of {hardware} and software program in assist of third-party apps and companies, nevertheless it doesn’t imply something except those self same apps and companies truly trouble so as to add assist. We’ve reached out to each Disney Plus and HBO Max to see in the event that they’re conscious of the problems, and to seek out out when customers can count on a repair.

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