Published on March 13, 2014
The Apple Media Center Katie Floyd KatieFloyd.me @katieﬂoyd
To Watch Anything…
Reasonable Pricing Image By: Larry Jacobsen (Flickr)
Remote Control Nightmare Image By: David Joyce (Flickr)
Roku • Over 1000 Channels • USB Port to add content • Development Platform • Remote with headphone jack* • Universal Search • Multiple price points
TiVo • DVR • Cable or OTA connection* • Access to Online Content • Requires subscription ($15/m or $500 lifetime) • Remote scheduling
Connected Blu-ray Player
Streaming services $7.99/month $7.99/month $79/year $99/year
iTunes • Music • TV Shows • Movies • Podcasts • Rent or Purchase
YouTube • Movies and TV shows now available for purchase. • Lots of independent content • Educational material/tutorials
Apps • Many networks have their own apps • Some apps require cable subscriptions :( • Many apps provide delayed access to recent shows or clips.
My Cable Cutting Experience…
Rising Cost Before After
Not much good on TV
What AreYou Watching? • What do you really watch? • Where are those programs available? • What are the costs for the content?
Primary Content Sources + +
What I Miss • News/Commentary • Specialty Programing • A few sporting events
• Lost time to mindless TV watching • More control over content • An extra $100 a month What I Gained
2014 Apple TV + +
Ready To Get Started?
Here are a few questions to consider…
What do you watch?
Where is your content available?
Are there alternatives to your current service?
What equipment do you have and what does it support?
Any technology limitations?
Cost of initial investment?
Monthly costs for content?
What are your realistic monthly savings, if any?
Is everyone on board?
Is it worth the hassle?
Common Mistakes • Buying unnecessary gadgets • Spending too much on content • Getting overly complicated • Forgetting to consider the rest of the household
Thanks! http://www.katieﬂoyd.me @katieﬂoyd
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