//Review: Why Apple TV Over the Normal Television?

Review: Why Apple TV Over the Normal Television?

An array of accessibility visages helps in getting the best out of this new Apple TV. In case you have low vision, or you’re blind or are hard of hearing or are deaf, you can very easily find and take pleasure in your entertainment. How is that? Well, the latest Apple TV is designed with deep-seated assistive technologies which allow the disabled people to experience the TV fully.  The easy-to-access, yet powerful accessibility features, aid in spending less time for adjusting the TV controls and more time in enjoying it.

Interfaces and Ports:


Given below is the list of ports and interfaces offered by Apple TV:

  • 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet
  • IR receiver
  • 4^3
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless tech
  • Built-in power supply
  • USB-C for support and service

The processor of Apple TV is an A8 chip with 64-bit architecture.

System Requirements:

Purchasing home sharing and renting of iTunes requires an iTune store account. The system needs 802.11 wireless, broadband internet access or Ethernet network. The wireless video streaming requires 802.11 a, b, g, n or ac.

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The acceptance of software license known as aaple.com/legal/sla is required. The system also needs an HDMI cable which is sold individually.

The supportable photo formats are: TIFF, GIF, and JPEG



Apple TV holds compatibility with HD TVs with HDMI3. The remote of Apple TV is compatible with 4th generation Apple TV, and the remote loop is suitable for Apple TV Remote. Apple TV is compatible with the Bluetooth keyboards.

Visual Support

For the people who have low vision or are blind, the new Apple TV supports an array of features like Zoom and Voiceover for helping them to experience the complete advantage of all the entertainment that the TV has to offer.

Voice Over

Voice over is the Apple’s screen reader supported by the new Apple TV. It is available in more than 28 languages that convey you the exact things on the TV screen. This feature also helps you in choosing the commands.

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The tvOS version includes a number of Voice over gestures which you are already friendly with- including the taps, flicks, and the rotor. Hence, using it is intuitive and straightforward. For activating the VoiceOver straight from the box, all you need to do is simply triple-click on the Menu button and the Apple TV will guide you through the starting setup.


Zoom is an ingrained magnifier which works anywhere on the Apple TV. It has magnification which can be adjusted up to 15X the natural size. It can help the users with various vision challenges. The zoom can be navigated with the support of the TV remote through magnified screen content.

Bold Text

Select the Bold Text for making the text easier to read across the elements of TV Interface.

Increase Contrast

You can increase the screen contrast by reducing the clarity of the background elements in the menu tabs, film pages, etc. You can turn on the high contrast cursor too to better lay out the focused content.

Reduce Motion

On turning on the reduce motion, some of the screen actions like launching apps and moving between the apps icons on the home screen- are visually simpler.

In short, Apple TV has made a revolutionary change in the digital media and it’ll gain more popularity in the upcoming days like the other Apple products.

By | 2016-10-21T00:29:53+00:00 |Apple|Comments Off on Review: Why Apple TV Over the Normal Television?

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