The product will likely still need a lot of tweaking, but the new Apple TV is getting media app VLC and Plex in order to make the viewing pleasure of customers much easier. It seems the company is striving to fix the issues and fill in the gaps of the previous generation of the Apple TV.
And that is to be expected, after numerous news on how their newest version will be much improved and might even tackle the world of casual gaming. This will make the new Apple TV as the full package of entertainment, to be enjoyed by the entire family with a varied number and types of service.
VLC is a cross-platform media player that is highly popular among users due to its ability to support different video and audio formats, and a functioning streaming server. It’s essentially able to play any type of file out there, and this incredible capability has made it one of the most powerful pieces of media software currently on the market.
According to the developers, both VLC and Plex will undoubtedly be offered on the new Apple TV, which adds them to the list of third-party apps that will become available on the smart device. It was an expected addition, as there have been several issues for former Apple TV users in relying on online streaming services.
This will be especially useful for customers in countries where they don’t have access to streaming platforms, such as Netflix, in India or China.
Apple TV’s competitors, such as most Android devices or Amazon Fire have already been enabled to use the software in order to improve on their streaming services, so the upcoming product is simply catching up on a well needed feature.
With the help of Plex, music, videos and photos alike will be easily streamed from your computer to your iPad, and now, your Apple TV, which means that you will be able to pick and choose from your own library of downloads (even illegally downloaded movies or music).
It will offer far more liberty for those who have already gathered a collection for themselves, or who are not fans of relying on an internet connection to stream their favorite series or movies. It’s a much more stable and controlled environment when the media is already stored on your computer.
The developers have stated that their apps are still in the works, but will definitely make an appearance on the Apple TV once the product launches in October. It will allow customers to connect their high-end and high-tech smart device with other gadgets in your house.
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